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CBA 101: Why isn’t Matt Read playing with the Phantoms?

I’ve opened up CBA 101 to mailbag questions as I had more or less covered the critical topics with respect to the, now expired, Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). I had received a question about NHL player eligibility for the AHL during the lockout from reader Will Heineman, and then more specifically, from reader Tom Ciaverelli, “why isn’t Matt Read playing with the Phantoms?” The answer ultimately comes back to waiver eligibility, which I covered in my very first CBA 101 article. Without re-hashing the entire contents of my article on waiver eligibility, the crux of the topic comes down to A) when a player …

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Podcast: Episode 37, Riley Cote

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal talk to former Flyer and current Phantoms assistant coach Riley Cote about his playing career, Scott Hartnell’s new contract, the transition to coaching, young Flyers and Phantoms, and his healthy lifestyle awareness efforts. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 37 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 …

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Around the Net 08.14.2012

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL.Sorry for the late post today,but i have a bit of the pink eye, so I flying mostly blind. On to the news… The summer of discontent continues… Another Flyer defenseman will miss the start of the season, this time it’s Andreas Lilja: [The Checking Line] [Philly.com] It’s not all bad news… Marc-Andre Bourdon and Scott Laughton sign new contracts:[Broad Street Hockey] [The Checking Line] Let them play! The NHLPA has a counter proposal for the owners:[Broad Street Hockey] [The …

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Podcast: Episode 35, A Big Old Mesz

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal discuss Andrej Meszaros’ Achilles injury, the current state of the defense, the possibility of Erik Gustafsson and Marc-Andre Bourdon stepping up, Bourdon and Scott Laughton’s new contracts, and hamburgers with bacon and peanut butter on them. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 35 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 …

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Flyers System Inventory: Defensemen

I would like to spend the next several weeks examining the Flyers farm system to take stock of what type of prospects they actually have so we can look for areas of strength and need. This will help give us an idea of what they need to focus on in future drafts. We kick it off this week by taking a look at the defensemen on the farm. Pros (AHL/ECHL): Marc-Andre Bourdon , 22, drafted 3rd round of 2008 entry draft. 2011-2012:  45gp  4g  3a  7pts  +4  (NHL) Bourdon was an offensive defenseman in juniors, but settled into a defensive …