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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 …

Dustin Byfuglien

Point/Counterpoint: Dustin Byfuglien

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 Pavialax and Marcello D debate the positives and negatives of defenseman Dustin Byfuglien. Point By Pavialax Has a serious appetite for competition His name is easy to pronounce for the novice hockey fan Now that he’s a Jet, he’s hoping to change his number to 747 In case of a lockout, he’s lined up a second source of income as a spokesman for Weight Watchers alongside Charles Barkley in order …

Is it Giroux's time to be captain?

Point/Counterpoint: Is it Giroux’s time to be captain?

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, Kim P and Craig F discuss the possibility of the Flyers naming Claude Giroux their new captain. Point: Kim P. If the chatter surrounding the Flyers isn’t about their goaltending issues, it’s something about the captaincy. As of right now, Chris Pronger is still the official team captain. But it doesn’t look like he’ll be returning, still recovering from the after-effects of  a gruesome injury suffered last October, and the Flyers world is abuzz over who will …

Does the salary floor force teams to flush money down the toilet?

Point/Counterpoint: The merits of a salary cap floor

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, Kim Q and our own Fearless Leader Marcello D take on the issue of the salary cap floor. Point: The cap floor has kept its promise of parity by Kim Q At first thought, the salary floor is the yin to the yang of the salary cap. The salary cap serves an important purpose in leveling the playing field for some of the lower revenue teams and keep the higher revenue teams spending in …

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Point/Counterpoint: Parise and Suter

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 Dain S. and Jim H. debate whether the Flyers’ are better off with or without Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. Dain starts it off with the argument against Parise and Suter. Zach Parise and Ryan Suter were two of the marquee free agents in the NHL this offseason. Many of the top teams in the league tried to sign them, including the Red Wings, Penguins, Wild and of course the Flyers.  Minnesota ended up …

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