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Podcast: Episode 42; Life, The Universe, and Everything

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal discuss the locked out Flyers’  continued exploits in Europe, including Claude Giroux, Danny Briere, and Wayne Simmonds in Germany and Jakub Voracek and Ilya Bryzgalov in the KHL. Steve also recaps the Flyers Faithful pub quiz and the guys discuss Dominick Hasek’s very relevant retirement. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 42 You can also download it from iTunes here!  If you’re enjoying the show via iTunes we would very much appreciate it if you could rate it and leave a review on there! We’re also on Stitcher if that’s how you listen to your podcasts! If …

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European Updates: Voracek injures knee, Simmonds fights

Extraliga Martin Ruzicka isn’t well-known in the NHL but he’s a hell of a forward in the Czech Extraliga as well as in the KHL where he spent his previous season. This season Martin returned to Trinec and he has scored in the first 9 games of the Extraliga. In the 10th game he had no goals and Ocelari Trinec (Trinec Steelers) lost to Zlin 2:3. Trinec is now 3rd behind last year’s finalist Kometa Brno (Comet Brno) and PSG Zlin (PSG is a plastic window manufacturer and head sponsor of Zlin). Jagr’s Kladno is in fifth, one point behind HC Skoda …

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CBA Chatter

Everything you wanted to know about the CBA but were afraid to ask Here are your updates from the past week on the ongoing collective bargaining agreement talks from around the Web. Well, here we are after another week of not meeting and not negotiating. The NHL wants the NHLPA to submit another proposal,while the NHLPA wants the owners to meet them closer to the middle. This could be a long work stoppage. [Toronto Sun] [ESPN] [CSN Philly] Adam Proteau has a one-on-one with Donald Fehr:[The Hockey News] Danny Briere and Claude Giroux are going to Germany:[CSN Philly] That’s all for this …

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CBA Chatter

Everything you wanted to know about the CBA but were afraid to ask Here are your updates from the past week on the ongoing collective bargaining agreement talks from around the Web. Will Friday’s meeting lead to more talks? [Kuklas Korner] [Toronto Sun]  Money is the root of all lockouts [Toronto Sun] [The Hockey News] Briere rips Bettman [Philly.com] Yakupov gets Nailed [ESPN] [Edmontonsun.com] That’s all for this week, join me next week as we look at the ongoing labor situation.  

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Lockedupations

You know those polls at sporting events that they put up on the jumbotron where they ask the athletes what they’d do if they weren’t an athlete? We all laugh with glee at the thought of alternate universe Bernie Parent hosting a variety show or Dan Carcillo as a high school janitor. With a lockout looming on the horizon, Kim and Steve have speculated what the current Flyers will end up doing with no hockey to play. Scott Hartnell & Kimmo Timonen: Fighting crime as The Orange Hartnell and Kimmo When Scott Hartnell decides to take the law into his …