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Modest proposals for the next CBA

As National Hockey League owners and the NHLPA work towards creating a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, some wonder if the two sides will find a middle ground before the league enters its third lockout in 18 years. While this author would never claim to be a CBA expert and fully admits that countless others are more well versed on the matter, he would still like to provide some suggestions. In the most recent iterations of the NFL and NBA’s CBA, the two leagues adopted a 10-year model. The CBA for these two leagues will expire in 2021. The NHL would …

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Around the Net 08.07.2012

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Random news and notes It’s August and the dog days of summer mean there isn’t a lot of hockey news, just a lot of waiting for hockey news: [The Hockey Writers] A look at the Flyers’ play at even strength last season. [Broad Street Hockey] Rob Zombie fills us in on his vision for the “Broad Street Bullies” film he is directing. [The Checking Line] Shane Doan apparently is closer to a decision, but only time will tell. [CSN …

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And All The Other Boys Try To Chase Me

The Lulz feature was originally inspired by the lolcats site but features hockey pictures with funny, quirky, ironic or just plain mean captions. This feature should run weekly on Fridays; TGIFWL (Thank Goodness It’s Friday With Lulz).

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Flyers re-sign Voracek

The Philadelphia Flyers finally made it official on Thursday afternoon, revealing that winger and restricted free agent Jakub Voracek was signed to a multi-year contract extension. This morning, the Czech website, iSport, reported that the pact was worth $17 million over four years, meaning an annual cap hit of $4.25 million. The 22-year-old from Kladno recorded a career high 18 goals to go with 31 assists in 78 games during his first season with the Orange and Black. He added two goals — including an overtime winner in Game 1 of the Eastern Quarterfinals in Pittsburgh and eight helpers in …

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Shea It Ain’t So!

The Philadelphia Flyers tried to add one of the best defensemen in the NHL to the roster by signing restricted free agent Shea Weber to a 14 year, $110 million offer sheet. Their hopes were dashed on Tuesday when the Nashville Predators announced their decision to match the Flyers’ offer. The Predators had until 11:30 pm Wednesday to match the Flyers’ offer. If they had decided against it, they would have received four first-round draft picks as compensation. It was speculated that, had they not elected to match, they could have arranged a trade with the Flyers using those draft …