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Point/Counterpoint: Is the Lockout hurting or helping the league?

Welcome to the newest edition of “Point/Counterpoint,” where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes present both sides of one particular issue with their own unique view and flair. This week, Kim P. and Craig F. debate whether the NHL lockout will hurt or help the league in the long term. Point: Kim P. Let’s face it: despite the fact that the fans are absolutely furious (and some even apathetic at this point) over the lockout, the National Hockey League doesn’t seem to be suffering very much. If they were, these recent talks would have happened earlier than this past week. There will still …

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Point/Counterpoint: Puck possession versus dump and chase

Welcome to the newest edition of “Point/Counterpoint,” where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes present both sides of one particular issue with their own unique view and flair. This week, Kevin C and…Kevin C… debate the more effective style of play, puck possession or dump and chase. The Hobbit is coming out soon and I recently saw Andy Serkis on Colbert, and I thought, “I’m going to debate with myself; Gollum versus Smeagol style”. So I hope you’re prepared for some absurdity as I take on my alter ego from my college roller hockey days….Lloyd. Point – Lloyd: Puck possession is everything in hockey. So maybe …

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Point/Counterpoint: Holmgren’s best move to date

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, Kevin C and Steve J debate what has been Paul Holmgren’s best move during his tenure as General Manager. Point, Kevin: The signing of Claude Giroux to his current three year $11.25 million is Paul Holmgren’s best move to date. It’s probably an unconventional choice. I’d expect that most people would pick the flashy acquisitions: Pronger, Hartnell and Timonen, Briere, Voracek, Couturier and Cousins. I get it, they are the sexy picks. I, however, am a risk averse …

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Point/Counterpoint: Team defense and its effect on goaltending

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 our resident goaltenders, and co-authors of Crashing the Crease, Kevin A and Justin B take on the issue of team defense and how it might affect goaltending. Point: The Flyers trying and failing to upgrade their defense, which has arguably gotten worse this summer, is going to be a bad thing for Ilya Bryzgalov.  by Kevin A The new defense will have a tough learning curve early in the year especially with the loss of their best puck mover …

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Point/Counterpoint: Expectations on offense

Welcome to the newest edition of “Point/Counterpoint,” where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes present both sides of one particular issue with their own unique view and flair. This week Nina G and Kevin C debate on what to expect from the Flyers offense next season. Point: The offense has taken a step backwards By Nina G The Flyers offensive depth went from a strength to a possible question mark with their moves this offseason. The Flyers lost a potential  30 goals from last year’s total when they traded James van Riemsdyk and let Jaromir Jagr walk. If you remove …