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CBA 101 Part 3: Slide Contracts

Per the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, every NHL team is permitted to have 50 players under contract in their entire organization; including players that are not with the parent club. This was the reason that the Flyers were required to include Jon Kalinski in the trade for Pavel Kubina. The Flyers already had 50 contracts, so they could not acquire Kubina without shedding a contract first. However, it is possible to have more than 50 players under contract if you have what are called “slide contracts,” as they do not count towards the 50-contract limit. In the event that an 18 …

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CBA 101 Part 2: 35+ Contracts – The Chris Pronger Story

One aspect of the Collective Bargaining Agreement which is near and dear to the Flyers’ heart is the 35-plus contract; which we’ll cover here in Part 2 of CBA 101. A 35-plus contract is a contract of greater than 1 year, in which the player is 35 years or older when the contract takes effect. So what’s the big deal, right? The stipulation with this kind of pact is that no matter what happens, you can’t be rid of the player’s cap hit unless he is traded or claimed on waivers. Even if you were to send a player on …

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CBA 101 Part 1: Waivers and Re-Entry Waivers

I know some people care about the rules and regulations within the CBA more than others. One thing is for sure though, these rules and regulations directly impact the team that can be put on the ice. To me, that makes it fascinating! Some of the topics are quite simple, while others are very complex. Heck, Paul Holmgren doesn’t even seem to understand it all. So throughout the off-season, I plan to put together a series of CBA related posts to help paint a clearer picture. It will also allow us to reference these articles when writing about other topics, …

Slap on the Wrist

Five Questions: What changes would you most like to see in the next CBA? Which proposed changes would you least like to see?

Flyers Faithful is pleased to have Lyle Richardson, Paul Kukla, Jesse Spector, and Tyler Altmose to partake in our Five Questions series on the CBA. This is the last of a five-part series. What changes would you most like to see in the next CBA? Which proposed changes would you least like to see? Lyle Richardson: Ideally, I’d like to see the owners give up this misguided perception that continually slashing the players share of revenue is the cure-all to their woes. They tried it in this CBA, and it didn’t work. Slashing it again won’t change the result. Instead, I believe …

Quebec Nordiques

Five Questions: Given the strength of the Canadian dollar and the growing interest for more teams in Canada, do you foresee plans for any struggling, revenue-sharing teams such as the Coyotes to be moved North? If so, what impact, if any, would that have on the CBA?

Flyers Faithful is pleased to have Lyle Richardson, Paul Kukla, Jesse Spector, and Tyler Altemose to partake in our Five Questions series on the CBA. This is the fourth of a five-part series. Given the strength of the Canadian dollar and the growing interest for more teams in Canada, do you foresee plans for any struggling, revenue-sharing teams such as the Coyotes to be moved North? If so, what impact, if any, would that have on the CBA? Lyle Richardson: We already know Pierre-Karl Peladeau, the owner of media giant Quebecor, is interested in purchasing an NHL franchise and moving it to Quebec …