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CBA 101: Mailbag questions while you’re stuck inside

Is anyone reading this? Does anyone have power? Is the world over? Hurricane Sandy is here after all, and we are quickly approaching the end of the world on December 21, 2012. If you didn’t see our Tim McManus’ article last week on mailbags, you should definitely check it out. With that said, it’s time for some mailbag questions of my own! From reader Mike Tomon, “Why do I see a cap hit of $100,000 for Oskars Bartulis for the Flyers?”. This is good question Mike, and one I expect other fans will wonder if/when we ever have hockey again and …

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CBA 101: What is Hockey Related Revenue (HRR)?

Last week I was inspired by one of the team names at our Second Annual Flyers Pub Quiz. Perhaps it’s the Collective Bargaining Agreement geek in me, but it was my favorite team name of the night; “WTF is Hockey Related Revenue?”. So I thought I’d touch on defining HRR per the last CBA for those people that may be unaware. The definition of HRR, and what is and isn’t included, has been one of the biggest discussion topics during the CBA negotiations thus far. Recently the NHL and NHLPA came to an agreement to maintain the current definition of HRR. As defined in …

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CBA 101: Why isn’t Matt Read playing with the Phantoms?

I’ve opened up CBA 101 to mailbag questions as I had more or less covered the critical topics with respect to the, now expired, Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). I had received a question about NHL player eligibility for the AHL during the lockout from reader Will Heineman, and then more specifically, from reader Tom Ciaverelli, “why isn’t Matt Read playing with the Phantoms?” The answer ultimately comes back to waiver eligibility, which I covered in my very first CBA 101 article. Without re-hashing the entire contents of my article on waiver eligibility, the crux of the topic comes down to A) when a player …

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CBA 101: Could the lockout result in additional 35+ contracts?

Last week I opened up CBA 101 to mailbag questions as I had more or less covered the critical topics with respect to the, now expired, Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Flyers Faithful’s own Marcello submitted a question. Let’s say a player signs a contract extension set to kick in during the ’13 season, when he turns 34. If there is no season and the contract does not start until he’s 35, is it now considered a 35+ contract? This is a very interesting question, and to be honest, I didn’t definitively know the answer. So I took some time to …

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CBA 101: Mailbag

Over the past 16 weeks I’ve covered what I believed to be the most critical aspects of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). The timing worked out quite well as it seems to have coincided with the lockout (unfortunately). So rather than continue to delve into more mundane topics — for the six or so of you that don’t find them all mundane — in a CBA that is no longer relevant, I thought that it would make more sense to cease CBA 101 in its current form. However, for the foreseeable future I’d be more than happy to take any and all …

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