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To amnesty, or not to amnesty: and who, is the question

Last week, Larry Brooks reported that the NHL and NHLPA were discussing the possibility of allowing an amnesty clause. For those that may be unaware, an amnesty clause would allow an NHL team from buying out a player without any salary cap repercussion; effectively eliminating a bad contract. It’s been discussed in many hockey circles for some time; in fact it was something we asked in an older iteration of our Five Questions series. However, I don’t intend to rehash the argument for or against the amnesty clause. For my purposes, let’s speculate what might make sense for the Flyers …

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Point/Counterpoint: Secret Negotiations

Welcome to another edition of Point/Counterpoint, where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes square off about all things hockey related. This week, Kim P. and Craig F. will discuss the pros and cons of the NHL and NHLPA’s recent “secret” negotiations. Point: Kim P. The latest round of talks between the National Hockey League and its players’ union have been rather secretive, at least compared to previous meetings. The two sides have met recently in undisclosed locations, and any information from those meetings that have been made public have been very, very brief. Keeping things private is a smart move for both the …

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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. Forward Well, things are looking up or at least moving forward as today will be the third straight day of “secret ” talks between the NHL and the NHLPA. There is careful optimism as both sides seem to finally be getting down to serious discussions after the cancellation of the Winter Classic. [CSN Philly] [Philly.com] [The Hockey News] [Eklund] [Toronto Sun] Word on Twitter is December 1st is the tentative start date for the …

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Positive Vibes

I apologize for my absence last week. Hurricane Sandy left my house powerless for a few days, and I know many of us had far greater things to worry about than the sport of hockey. I hope everyone made out safely and securely, and wish nothing but the best to those who may have been affected by the tragedy that struck our Northeast community. – The NHL and NHLPA met for almost a full working day yesterday. They are also doing so today. After canceling the crown jewel of the NHL regular season in the Winter Classic, it’s about time there were …

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Around the Net 11.06.2012

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Well, it’s Election Day, so go vote for your favorite candidate and hope the lockout ends soon. The Eagles are killing me, so I need the NHL to come back soon I or I might go insane. More talks scheduled Keeping it low key might work: [Philly.com] [Kuklas Korner] [Toronto Sun] [CSN Philly] Cousins pretrial hearing scheduled Nick Cousins legal issues move forward: [Broad Street Hockey] That’s all for this week, join me next week for more links from around the web …

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