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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, it doesn’t look good. There are no plans for formal talks to resume ,so we are left to sort out who is to blame and what the future holds.[TSN.ca] [Toronto Sun] [Star Tribune] [ESPN] Eklund reports there might be a slim chance at a resolution, but slim is leaving town very soon. [Hockeybuzz] Some tweets from @KatieStrangESPN this morning about the ongoing labor situation:   That’s all …

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Podcast: Episode 38…99 problems but Bryz ain’t one

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal discuss Hal’s humangous big weekend, the looming NHL lockout, their most loved and most hated Flyers of the past decade, and ask you for your all time most hated Flyers! Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 38 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 there’s any other way you listen to podcasts that the Flyers Faithful Podcast isn’t available …

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Point/Counterpoint: Are the fans enabling another lockout?

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 Kevin C and penaltykiller debate whether the fans are enabling another lockout. Point, Kevin: The fans are enabling the lockout and Gary Bettman has said as much. A few weeks back, Bettman said “We recovered last time because we have the world’s greatest fans.” I take that as essentially saying “It doesn’t matter if we lock out because you guys will come back no matter what,” and you know what, he’s entirely right. Hockey …

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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, time is ticking away and the owners and players are slowly moving towards common ground. Will a lockout be averted?[Hockeybuzz] [Puck Daddy] On Tuesday, the two sides met briefly and agreed to meet on Wednesday. On Wednesday, the NHL gave the players a new proposal to mull over and the NHLPA is reading it through. [Kuklas Korner] [Sports Illustrated] [CSN Philly] [USA Today] There is supposed to be a …

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Lockout Lamentations

One of the things that I love most about living in Philadelphia is the instant bond you form with someone when you discover you’re both fans of a particular team, or player. I love that no matter where you go, you can strike up a conversation about local sports with a stranger and feel like you’re talking to an old friend. I always smile when I catch someone wearing a Flyers shirt, especially in the middle of the summer, when hockey is only on the minds of few. The idea of losing Flyers hockey for a season is a pretty …