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Scottie Do: Flyers give Hartnell multi-year extension

Another domino falls in the Flyers’ direction. Following on the heels of Wayne Simmonds’ six-year contract extension, Scott Hartnell has been signed to a six-year contract extension on Monday. Tim Panaccio reports the contract is for $28.5 million over the six years, which results in a cap hit of only $4.75 million; a very modest raise over his current $4.2 million cap hit. “We are pleased to announce that we have agreed with Scott on a multi-year extension,” said Flyers GM Paul Holmgren. “Scott has been a very good player for us over the last five seasons and we look …

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CBA 101: No-trade and no-movement clauses

The standard player contract (SPC) of a Group 3 unrestricted free agent can contain a specific clause which prevents the player from being involuntarily moved from their current team. There are two types of clauses, the no-trade clause and the no-movement clause. As you might imagine, the no-trade clause prevents a player from being traded to another team without their express permission. A no-movement clause not only prevents the player from being traded, but also prevents their relocation by loan or waivers as well. So a player with a no-movement clause could not be sent down to the AHL without agreeing (which, …

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The Flyers as Assets: Part I

If you care about the Flyers enough to be scouring the web for Philly-centric hockey news in the dog days of Summer, then you’re already well aware of the lack of available free agents that can significantly impact this team going forward. With few guys left to choose from in the open market, it would seem that any big changes to the roster will have to come via trade. When James van Riemsdyk was traded earlier in the off-season, the public response varied immensely based on each person’s individual assessment of him as an asset to the team. Some regarded …

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Phantoms release 2012-13 schedule

Just in case of that thing we all wish wouldn’t happen, does, in fact, happen and interrupt the natural course of the National Hockey League, the American Hockey League and its member clubs released their respective schedules for the upcoming year. Below is the full listing for our own farm club, once again playing out of Glens Falls, New York. Go here for the full release from the Phantoms, and here for the AHL’s. 10/13/12     Sat    7:00 PM    Portland 10/14/12     Sun  3:00 PM    @ Springfield 10/19/12     Fri     6:30 PM …

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Hockey Hilarity: Why?

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! In an age where just about everything and anything is taken out of context or an innuendo is even remotely implied, word choice has become all too important. With all of the CBA talk this week, it seemed appropriately inappropriate that this feature look at a real bad misstep by our northern neighbors’ hockey news headquarters: TSN. Guess the NHL really is shooting for the moon with this year’s Bridgestone Winter Classic. …