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Another week, another blunder by the NHL

Well, the National Hockey League has done it again! On Wednesday morning, reports began to surface about the league allowing team management personnel to speak one-on-one to their players regarding the NHL’s latest offer in an attempt to sway them towards agreeing to it. This allowance comes after the owners and general managers were forbidden from speaking to their players, and were threatened with heavy fines if they were to do so — including a $1 million penalty for offering any thoughts about the ongoing Collective Bargaining Agreement mess. Think about this: back in September, Scott Hartnell held his charity …

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Podcast: Episode 43, Lockout Lobotomy

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal discuss Claude Giroux and Danny Briere’s dominance in Germany, Deadspin’s NHL PR research, the NHL and NHLPA’s latest proposals, and veer off into madness. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 43 Steve and Hal also appeared on the All The King’s Men podcast to discuss all things Flyers and their west coast cousins. You can check it out here! You can also download the Flyers Faithful Podcast 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 …

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Around the Net 10.23.2012

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Euro Watch 2012 An update on all the Flyers playing overseas in Europe and Russia: [Philly.com] [Hockeybuzz] [Broad Street Hockey] [CSN Philly] Glimmer of hope? There are rumors of a meeting Wednesday in NY: [Eklund] Moment of G Watch Claude and be amazed:[Broad Street Hockey] That’s all for this week, join me next week for more links from around the web on the Flyers and the NHL.       

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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. The moment of truth has arrived as the NHL has submitted a new proposal with a 50/50 HRR split. Today at 2:30 PM, the NHLPA is supposed to respond and hopefully either accept the new deal or give a counter offer that will seal the deal. [Toronto Sun] [Philly.com] [Kuklas Korner][ESPN] Check back here after 2:30, as I will update the status of the talks after the NHLPA …

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NHL Manipulators (Mount Up!)

On Monday, Deadspin revealed that the National Hockey League had hired a PR team to lead focus groups with the intention of skewing the public’s image of the league and team owners in a positive direction. Now, the idea of a company employing this tactic isn’t anything new. Every organization wants to be painted in the best light possible, and would pay good money to make that happen. But that really isn’t the biggest issue that lies within this action taken by the league. The issue is, among others, that the NHL spent an arm and a leg for this …