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Point/Counterpoint: Who’s to blame — owners or players?

  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 Dain S and Jim H debate whether the looming NHL lockout is the players fault or the owners fault. Point, Jim: Defending the players…Make no mistake, no matter what happens as a result of this lockout, nobody wins. Not the fans and certainly not the entirety of the National Hockey League (players and owners), that has built a strong foundation since their last lockout, almost 10 years ago. The Winter Classic, and surrounding hoopla …

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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. This week all things were quiet until Wednesday when the heads of the two families, err sides, met briefly and then promptly cancelled the afternoon session. They agreed to meet this morning. Then, this happened:[Kuklas Korner] [ESPN] [Sports Illustrated] [Hockeybuzz] [Broad Street Hockey] So basically, there was no movement except into the two trenches that both sides have dug. A lockout looks to be all but certain. Trenton Titans, …

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Restless

Waiting for hockey season is becoming intolerable. I was fine for the first couple months, really. Time to take a break from all the outpouring of emotions every game, including the half-excitement, half-bitterness that came with watching Los Angeles hoist the cup. August seems to be when I get itchy for hockey. I think it has to do with the school year starting, so it feels like everything should be beginning. Bought new set of pencils? Check. Bought tickets for Flyers game? Check. Of course this time, it’s even more intolerable because I’m holding off on getting tickets (Flyers are …

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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, we came into this week with some hopeful optimism, as the NHLPA put together a proposal and they shared it with the owners on Tuesday. The answer seemed fair and more level-headed than the owners’ first salvo, so we thought maybe progress would be made. [NHL.com] [Kuklas Korner] [Hockeybuzz] [Puck Daddy] Well, Gary Bettman killed that idea. Apparently, he thinks he can break the union again like they …

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Around the Net 08.14.2012

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL.Sorry for the late post today,but i have a bit of the pink eye, so I flying mostly blind. On to the news… The summer of discontent continues… Another Flyer defenseman will miss the start of the season, this time it’s Andreas Lilja: [The Checking Line] [Philly.com] It’s not all bad news… Marc-Andre Bourdon and Scott Laughton sign new contracts:[Broad Street Hockey] [The Checking Line] Let them play! The NHLPA has a counter proposal for the owners:[Broad Street Hockey] [The …