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Point/Counterpoint: Secret Negotiations

Welcome to another edition of Point/Counterpoint, where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes square off about all things hockey related. This week, Kim P. and Craig F. will discuss the pros and cons of the NHL and NHLPA’s recent “secret” negotiations. Point: Kim P. The latest round of talks between the National Hockey League and its players’ union have been rather secretive, at least compared to previous meetings. The two sides have met recently in undisclosed locations, and any information from those meetings that have been made public have been very, very brief. Keeping things private is a smart move for both the …

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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. Breaking news: Bettman says there will be a lockout if no new agreement by 9/15 [SB Nation]  The Players Association seems poised to make a counter proposal the owners. [Defending Big D]. Scott Harnell is a player rep for the Flyers and he gives his thoughts on the negotiations:[CSN Philly] Changes might be in store for supplementary discipline in the next CBA. [Sporting News] [ESPN] For up to the minute updates on the CBA …

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CBA Chatter

Everything you wanted to know about the CBA but were afraid to ask Here is your weekly update on how the labor negotiations are going:[Kuklas Korner] [Globe and Mail] [Spectors Hockey] [The Hockey News] [CSN Philly] For info on the current Collective Bargaining Agreement or player contracts, visit Cap Geek, scroll to the bottom for the CBA documents.