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Dazzlers and Duds: the most loved and hated Flyers of the past decade

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 …

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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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CBA 101: No-trade and no-movement clauses

The standard player contract (SPC) of a Group 3 unrestricted free agent can contain a specific clause which prevents the player from being involuntarily moved from their current team. There are two types of clauses, the no-trade clause and the no-movement clause. As you might imagine, the no-trade clause prevents a player from being traded to another team without their express permission. A no-movement clause not only prevents the player from being traded, but also prevents their relocation by loan or waivers as well. So a player with a no-movement clause could not be sent down to the AHL without agreeing (which, …

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Lucky Luke: Schenn’s second chance

Before I begin, I want to take this opportunity to say how excited I am to join the Flyers Faithful family. I’m looking forward to talking all things Flyers hockey, and I welcome any and all feedback in any fashion you might see fit. Simply put, my goal here is to dive deep into all the things that make this team tick on a daily basis and provide as much insight as I can. Care to join me? I would like to quickly offer this lone disclaimer: just as there is no “right” way to win a Cup, there are …

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The ILL-uminati

Sometimes you choose the path, other times it chooses you. It’s time to lift the veil, open your eyes and perceive the flawed world in your 180-degree field of vision for what it really is. Something is rotten in the sport of hockey, in a place far, far to the West of Denmark. The Philadelphia Flyers mysteriously failed to materialize Ryan Suter, and Zach Parise, and then coveted restricted free agent and super amazing defenseman Shea Weber. The Flyers don’t miss out on guys like this. My nose is to the air and it smells like the wind is blowing …