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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. The NHL has returned! Now that the owners have ratified the new CBA [CSNPhilly], the players are expected to vote their approval on Friday or Saturday, allowing training camps to commence on Sunday around the league. What is in the new CBA, you may ask? Lets find out what we know so far: [CBC] [Puck Daddy] So who plays who when? The schedule is still sort of up …

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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. Tick tock, tick tock… Both sides continue to talk and some progress has been made. This lockout might actually end. [Kukla's Korner] [CSN Philly] [The Hockey News] [Toronto Sun] Teemu looks for the lockout to end soon Like, Monday soon. I hope he’s right. [Puck Daddy] That’s all for now, here’s to hoping for a resolution to this lockout drama.

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NHL lockout from a European Perspective

Obviously, every NHL fan wants a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, but what about hockey fans in Europe? It probably comes as no surprise, but many hockey fans on the continent are satisfied with the “all-quiet-on-NHL-front“ status. As a Flyers fan in the Czech Republic, I can attest to this very thing. On September 15 the old CBA expired and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman ordered a lockout. At the time, a lot of European born players started seeking a “short-term“ solution back at their respective home countries. They went back to Finland, Sweden, Russia, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, and the Slovak …

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Point/Counterpoint: Is the Lockout hurting or helping the league?

Welcome to the newest edition of “Point/Counterpoint,” where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes present both sides of one particular issue with their own unique view and flair. This week, Kim P. and Craig F. debate whether the NHL lockout will hurt or help the league in the long term. Point: Kim P. Let’s face it: despite the fact that the fans are absolutely furious (and some even apathetic at this point) over the lockout, the National Hockey League doesn’t seem to be suffering very much. If they were, these recent talks would have happened earlier than this past week. There will still …

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