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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 [] Yakupov gets Nailed [ESPN] [] That’s all for this week, join me next week as we look at the ongoing labor situation.  

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Around the Net 09.25.12

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Wayne Train goes to Germany Wayne Simmonds will play in Germany during the lockout:[] [CSN Philly] Phantoms are back in town,sort of The Phantoms will hold their training camp in Voorhees:[Broad Street Hockey] The lockout drags on Both sides meet to discuss HRR and not much else:[CSN Philly] [Toronto Sun] [The Hockey News] [] Seattle Oilers? A really rich guy wants a free arena:[Puck Daddy] [The Hockey News] [] That’s all for this week, join me next week for …

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Then and Now: Triston Grant

Jannik Hansen hasn’t missed a single game for the Vancouver Canucks since the start of the 2010-2011 campaign. After he posted 16 goals and 23 assists in the 2011-2012 regular season, Hansen notched a goal in Vancouver’s Western Conference Quarterfinals’ match-up with the Los Angeles Kings before they were dismissed in five games. Hansen was picked 287th overall by the Canucks in the ninth round of the 2004 NHL Draft, one slot after the Philadelphia Flyers selected left winger Triston Grant. After his final season with the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League, Grant signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Flyers’ organization …

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Hockey Hilarity: Nice Hands

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players and media personnel. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! This week’s hockey hilarity is just your basic puck up on Twitter courtesy of one silky smooth stickhandler, but not-so-terrific-Tweeter Jordan Eberle of the Edmonton Oilers. Here’s the original tweet that I’m positive Mr. Eberle meant to send: Who was he planning to address? What was he going to say? Was it something important? Was it a profound, life-altering statement? Was it the secret of the universe? The meaning of life? Or …

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Then and Now: Luke Richardson

Defenseman Luke Richardson joined the Philadelphia Flyers in the summer of 1997, as he signed a five-year contract where he earned $2.5 million in the first four years and $2.6 million in his final season. After reaching the postseason just twice with the Edmonton Oilers in his six-year span with the club from 1991-97, Richardson helped the Flyers reach the playoffs each of the five seasons he was in Philly. In his initial campaign, the Flyers finished third in the Eastern Conference with 95 points, as only the New Jersey Devils and Pittsburgh Penguins finished with more. Richardson played in …