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NHL proposal, as is, hurts Flyers

On Tuesday, the NHL made a new proposal to the NHLPA in which they offered a 50/50 split of Hockey Related Revenue, down from their initial proposal of 57/43. It was seen by many to be the first step towards some real progress in coming to an agreement on a new CBA, and saving an 82-game season. Yesterday, NHLPA Executive Director Don Fehr sent a letter to all players and agents in which he explains why he is less than thrilled with the proposal. Personally, I’m not the least bit surprised by the response. In fact, I think anyone who …

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The NHL’s Day of Atonement

In case you missed it, the Jewish Holiday Yom Kippur passed on Tuesday night. As many of you know, I am Jewish. On Yom Kippur, my fellow Jews and I sit in synagogue, fast, and pray for atonement for our sins for the past year. Furthermore, we, as a people and individually need to apologize to those we have hurt. Yom Kippur got me thinking not just about who I may have caused harm to (namely my fantastic editor Kim Pollock with the random times I e-mail her my weekly piece), but what I would be apologizing for if I …

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Podcast: Episode 38…99 problems but Bryz ain’t one

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal discuss Hal’s humangous big weekend, the looming NHL lockout, their most loved and most hated Flyers of the past decade, and ask you for your all time most hated Flyers! Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 38 You can also download it from iTunes here!  If you’re enjoying the show via iTunes we would very much appreciate it if you could rate it and leave a review on there! We’re also on Stitcher if that’s how you listen to your podcasts! If there’s any other way you listen to podcasts that the Flyers Faithful Podcast isn’t available …

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Around the Net 09.04.2012

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Clarke among the best  Bobby Clarke ranks number 6 all time among NHL captains, according to NHL.com. [CSN Philly] High hopes or long odds Someone seems to think the local squad might be a bit overrated:[The Hockey Writers] If they do play, it might look like this Bill Meltzer takes a look at possible defense pairings:[Hockeybuzz] The greatest series ever played A look back at the 1972 Summit Series, 40 years later: [NHL.com] [KelownaCapNews.com] [CBC.ca] That’s all for this …

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Dazzlers and Duds: Pronger v. Desjardins and Carcillo v. Briere

Several weeks back, we asked our beloved Twitter followers who were their most loved and hated Flyers of the past decade. It led to some great names and some great discussion. Well it got us thinking. In the doldrums that is August in the hockey world — not to mention the impending doom of a lockout —  we decided to put together a tournament; poll style! We’ve compiled the responses for both the Loved and Hated categories, and seeded them according to our whims and wishes. What you see before you is the result of our efforts. While we may …