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Gary Bettman: The Lightning Rod

As a public service to those fans simply not interested in hunting down stories about the lockout across the continent on the weekend, Flyers Faithful is pleased to reprint portions of a Friday piece from the Globe and Mail, profiling NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. This week in New York, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman sat down for a Q and A with Globe and Mail columnist Roy MacGregor to answer questions on the league’s lockout of players. Q: Does the court of public opinion matter? A: Ultimately it does. What our fans want, what our fans believe, what our fans are …

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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. Well, here we are after another week of not meeting and not negotiating. The NHL wants the NHLPA to submit another proposal,while the NHLPA wants the owners to meet them closer to the middle. This could be a long work stoppage. [Toronto Sun] [ESPN] [CSN Philly] Adam Proteau has a one-on-one with Donald Fehr:[The Hockey News] Danny Briere and Claude Giroux are going to Germany:[CSN Philly] That’s all for this …

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Point/Counterpoint: Shut up and do something!

Welcome to another edition of Point/Counterpoint, where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes square off, debating an issue with their own unique style and flair. This week, Bob H and Nick D find some common ground, though with different voices, over how we should feel now that the NHL is in the throes of another lockout. Point, Nick: I grew up watching hockey. This city became enamored with the way the Broad Street Bullies played the game: grind it out, blue-collar, arrive in ill-humor type stuff. They won by outworking other teams. It is an incredible spectacle. Even now, with much of …

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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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Around the Net 09.18.2012

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Go east, young man Well, the NHL lockout is upon us and Jake Voracek is going to the KHL, as is Ruslan Fedotenko:[Philly.com] [Hockeybuzz] Well, the AHL is still playing,right? If only Glens Falls was closer:[CSN Philly] [Philly.com] [The Hockey News] First Bank of the Philadelphia Flyers You will get interest for your money if you let the Flyers hold on to your ticket money:[CSN Philly] If you are a Minnesota Wild fan, you can get rich on the …

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