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

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

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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: []
  • 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: []
  • Don't celebrate the 50/50 proposal, but don't give up yet either: []
  • 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: []
  • 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] [] [Puck Daddy]