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MacLeish family (and surprise visitor) survives hurricane

Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 12:08 PM
The wife of former Flyers star Rick MacLeish reported that she, her husband and their dog, Gus, survived Hurricane Sandy on Monday - and even had a visit from a fish. Rick MacLeish and his wife, Charlene, are year-round residents of Ocean City, N.J., and they disregarded Gov. Christie's orders to... Read more

Simmonds the target of another slur

Monday, October 29, 2012, 7:17 PM
UPDATE: Wayne Simmonds scored two goals Tuesday in Liberec 3-2 win over Brno. * * * * Just when you are inspired by the human spirit and the work of volunteers connected to Hurricane Sandy, you hear sickening reports that Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds has been the victim of racism. Again. First... Read more

NHL cancels November games

Friday, October 26, 2012, 12:00 PM
The NHL on Friday canceled its November schedule because of the labor dispute. League-wide, 326 games _ 26.5 percent of the season _ have been scrapped. The Flyers have had 22 of their 82 games canceled. The earliest they could play is Dec. 1 at Flordia, provided the schedule isn't changed. Using... Read more

Obama, the NHL and a new target date

Thursday, October 25, 2012, 11:37 AM
President Barack Obama on Wednesday night pleaded with the NHL and the players' union to create labor peace because "the fans deserve it." Appearing on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Obama was asked if he could pull strings to end the NHL lockout. After the appaluse ended, Obama said, "You know... Read more

NHL 'negotiations' provide laughs

Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 11:19 PM
All along, I have been insisting that the NHL and the players' union should hire a mediator to help solve their ugly labor dispute. But after developments late Tuesday, I think someone else is needed. A divorce lawyer. Both sides can't even agree to have a meeting Wednesday, one day before the NHL's... Read more

Comcast, NBC and the NHL lockout

Monday, October 22, 2012, 5:26 PM
In a way, the owner-imposed NHL lockout is being partially funded by Comcast, the Flyers’ parent company. The NBC Sports Group, a subsidiary of Comcast, is paying the league about $180 million in rights fees this season -- and a network spokesman said on Monday that the NHL will receive all... Read more

A way to help NHL labor talks; more games scrapped

Friday, October 19, 2012, 1:09 PM
The NHL and the players’ union get more childish by the day. They lashed out in a war of words after the league quickly dismissed the NHLPA’s counter-proposal for a new collective bargaining agreement Thursday in Toronto. The league says it has offered a 50/50 split of hockey-related... Read more

Will NHLPA response lead to settlement? (Ha!)

Thursday, October 18, 2012, 3:14 PM
The NHL Players’ Association, trying to save the season, made counteroffers that the NHL dismissed during an unproductive, one-hour meeting in Toronto on Thursday. "We're not speaking the same language," said Gary Bettman, the NHL's commissioner. He said the NHLPA presented three proposals... Read more

NHL releases its CBA proposal

Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 10:31 AM
As provided by the NHL, below is the league's offer for a new collective-bargaining agreement. The NHLPA didn't embrace it, saying it needs lots of work. In making the document public, the NHL said while its "original intention was not to release the details of the offer publicly, not surprisingly... Read more

NHL awaits players' answer to offer

Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 3:09 PM
The NHL on Tuesday offered the players’ union a 50/50 split on hockey-related revenue, provided an 82-game season starts on Nov. 2. The season was originally slated to begin Oct. 11, but it has been shut down because of a labor dispute. “We very much want to preserve an 82-game season... Read more
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