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419, or how the Flyers engaged in a record-breaking brawl which wasn’t their fault

When is a Friday night hockey game more than just a Friday night hockey game? When the two teams you’re watching erupt into three separate acts of a massive line brawl near the end of the contest that result in a still-standing NHL record for combined penalty minutes with 419, and cause the re-shaping of the rules regarding fisticuffs as the league attempts to reformulate its image after a lockout. Martin Havlat should be able to tell you the answer to that question in full. After all, it was his ability to run around one week earlier, shoving his stick …

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Draft Eligibles 2013: Prince Albert’s Josh Morrissey could be a fit for Flyers

The Prince Albert Raiders don’t get the same type of fanfare as their Western Hockey League counterparts in Portland, Edmonton, and Kelowna largely because they are so far north in the prairies of Saskatchewan. The Raider’s though are quietly having a solid year and currently sit fifth place in the WHL’s Eastern Conference. Last year, Prince Albert finished dead last in all of the WHL. One reason for the team’s turnaround this year is the emergence of defenseman Josh Morrissey. The 6-foot, 175-pound blueliner started of the season with 14 points in 16 games and currently has 15 goals, 28 …

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Podcast Episode 55: Dave Isaac

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal talk to Dave Isaac from the Courier Post and 97.3 ESPN Radio about the state of the Flyers, the addition of Simon Gagne, Jakub Voracek’s stellar play, Erik Gustafsson, Ilya Bryzgalov, and more. The guys also talk about trade possibilities for the Flyers, the Blackhawks streak without a regulation loss, recap the Flyers’ wins over the Washington Capitals and Ottawa Senators, and find out which Atlantic Division rivals you’d like to take on in a fight. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 55 You can listen to the episode by following the link above, or …

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Around the Net March 5, 2013:Tye McGinn update; Flyers-Rangers preview, more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. In case you missed it… Tye McGinn is not in good shape at the moment: [Broad Street Hockey] Harry Z got four games for his demolition of Mike Lundin: [The Checking Line] Flyers are finally getting healthy: [Philly.com] Flyers face a tough week, starting with the Rangers tonight: [The 700 Level] [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] [CSNPhilly] Go on a road trip, get some Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for today, join me Friday for more links from around the web on the Flyers …

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CBA Explained: Cap Advantage Recapture penalty

This week CBA Explained will dive into one of the more unique aspects of the new collective bargaining agreement; the “Cap Advantage Recapture” provision. It is designed to penalize teams for signing players to “back-diving” contracts that serve to reduce a player’s cap hit. It has the potential to haunt teams that signed players to these cap circumventing deals, even if those players were traded away. This led to some worry for Flyers fans in the cases of Mike Richards and Jeff Carter. As stated in the summary of terms: “For all existing SPCs with terms in excess of six (6) …