Poll: Who should the Flyers exercise their compliance buyouts on?

As part of the tentatively agreed to CBA agreement between the NHL and NHLPA each team has two compliance buyouts they can use over the next two summers. Compliance buyouts would not impact the team’s salary cap. I’ve included the obvious candidates as well as, for the sake of being thorough, the other long-term contracts on the roster. *One thing to note, currently, like in the expired CBA, teams cannot buy out injured players. That could throw a wrench in any plans for the Flyers to buy out Chris Pronger. Feel free to explain your reasoning in the comments!

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NHL Budges on CBA Terms and Jeopardizes Bryzgalov’s Future

Word broke during the first period of the U.S. – Russia World Junior Championship game that the NHL has made a new proposal to the NHLPA, confirming Tweets made by Eklund last night on the topic I am told by a reliable source the NHL and NHLPA will be meeting Friday. — Hockey Buzz Eklund (@Eklund) December 28, 2012 More info regarding the latest new proposal here>… — Hockey Buzz Eklund (@Eklund) December 28, 2012     Pierre LeBrun of ESPN broke the new proposal down in greater detail. The key points are as follows: NHL now proposing 6-year limit on contracts, …

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New sked for New Year? NHL cancels slate through December 30

In a move that should come as no surprise, the National Hockey League decided to blow out 99 percent of December games, this time in a 15-day block between the 15th and 30th, making the announcement on Monday afternoon. Despite the work done by the NHL and NHLPA this past week in New York to close significant gaps in philosophy and how billions of dollars should be divided, a new Collective Bargaining Agreement has not been struck, but is closer than ever to being fashioned. With games only wiped out through December 14th, it was inevitable that a lack of …

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Hockey Hilarity: #Podium

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! There really wasn’t anything funny about the way the collective bargaining agreement talks broke down last night. It was just the latest turn in this maddeningly ridiculously frustratingly stupidly ludicrous lockout. One thing that was kinda funny though, was that the hash tag “podium” (for the NHL press podium) trended on twitter and it even got it’s own twitter account. To relieve some of the huge migraine you’re suffering from right now, …