Thursday Morning Fly By: Time for the players to get on the table

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Lots of negative reaction on the NHL's proposal and they all require you to learn what "escrow" really means.

Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers-related news and notes...

  • The NHLPA is expected to offer a counter proposal today: [SBNation.com]
  • Don Fehr sent a letter to all players and agents Tuesday night showing the NHL's proposal was not met with great enthusiasm: [TSN]
  • James Mirtle with another fantastic post detailing why the players' will not accept this deal, and the reason is simple - escrow: [The Globe and Mail]
  • Travis breaks down the financial sticking points in a less nerdy way: [SBNation.com]
  • Don't celebrate the 50/50 proposal, but don't give up yet either: [SBNation.com]
  • I take a turn writing again, explaining why the 50/50 split is unacceptable and why a luxury tax is the way to go: [SB Nation Philly]
  • The Flyers say they lost just 12 season ticket holders so far, so Dave Strehle and I were asked if we're all just suckers: [SB Nation Philly]
  • Using AHL Equivalencies from the last lockout, Eric asks what Zac Rinaldo will have to do to prove he can be a scorer: [NHLNumbers.com]
  • AUTOPLAY OF DEATH talking with Justin Williams and Jody Shelley on the proposal finally being a legit starting point for negotiations: [CSNPhilly]
  • Doc Emrick will call figure skating during the lockout: [Deadspin]
  • The Edmonton City Council voted unanimously to end negotiations with Oilers owner Daryl Katz: [The Copper & Blue] [SBNation.com] [Puck Daddy]
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