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Estebombs: Flyers Flight Night

Talkin’ ‘bout practice I went to the Flyers open practice on Thursday and it was an odd experience. 15,000+ people showed up at the Wells Fargo Center for PRACTICE (not a game). I’m not sure what I expected going in, perhaps Scott Hartnell’s version of Cirque du Soleil? A magic show from Jody Shelley? But no, it was actually just cut and dry practice. Shooting drills, odd man rushes, all of that jazz. Per Captain Claude himself: “It’s a little weird, they’re kind of there and you’re waiting for an answer from a teammate or something and you’ve got to …

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Around The Net 01.18.13

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. In case you missed it NBC is trying to rewrite history: [] [Puck Daddy] “Practice? We talking about practice!” The Flyers had a practice and 15,000 people showed up: [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] [CSNPhilly] Of course, Scott Hartnell and the boys had some fun with Claude Giroux: [The 700 Level] 5 Game audition? Scott Laughton has earned a spot on the roster, but for how long? [CSNPhilly] [The 700 Level] Previews Who doesn’t love a preview? [The Hockey News] [ESPN] …

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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 NHL has returned! Now that the owners have ratified the new CBA [CSNPhilly], the players are expected to vote their approval on Friday or Saturday, allowing training camps to commence on Sunday around the league. What is in the new CBA, you may ask? Lets find out what we know so far: [CBC] [Puck Daddy] So who plays who when? The schedule is still sort of up …

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Taking Stock: Offense

There were many things to hate about the lockout. One hundred and thirteen days later, the rest of the hockey world attuned only to the National Hockey League was suddenly asked to move along as if nothing happened, and pick up where it left off. Wait; where did it leave off? With the lockout dominating the conversation for so long, it is difficult to even remember what faces will be occupying the bench come January 19. Now training camp (you know, that one practice) is around the corner, and all eyes will be on the ice. The question is: what …


Poll: Who should the Flyers exercise their compliance buyouts on?

As part of the tentatively agreed to CBA agreement between the NHL and NHLPA each team has two compliance buyouts they can use over the next two summers. Compliance buyouts would not impact the team’s salary cap. I’ve included the obvious candidates as well as, for the sake of being thorough, the other long-term contracts on the roster. *One thing to note, currently, like in the expired CBA, teams cannot buy out injured players. That could throw a wrench in any plans for the Flyers to buy out Chris Pronger. Feel free to explain your reasoning in the comments!