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NHL: Philadelphia Flyers' Claude Giroux Agrees to 8-Year Extension
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NHL: Philadelphia Flyers' Claude Giroux Agrees to 8-Year Extension

Jul 4 2013, 8:48pm CDT | by

Philadelphia Flyers center and captain Claude Giroux reportedly agreed to an eight-year extension on Thursday worth $64 million.

Claude Giroux will be a Philadelphia Flyer for at least eight more years.  Giroux, the Flyers' center and captain, agreed to an eight-year extension valued at $64 million on Thursday, per the...

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NHL: Philadelphia Flyers' Claude Giroux Agrees to 8-Year Extension

Jul 4 2013, 8:48pm CDT | by

Philadelphia Flyers center and captain Claude Giroux reportedly agreed to an eight-year extension on Thursday worth $64 million.

Claude Giroux will be a Philadelphia Flyer for at least eight more years. 

Giroux, the Flyers' center and captain, agreed to an eight-year extension valued at $64 million on Thursday, per the Associated Press. The report cited a person who has knowledge of the situation and who spoke on the condition of anonymity because Giroux has yet to sign the contract and the Flyers have not divulged the extension publicly. 

Prior to the agreement, the 25-year-old Giroux had a year remaining in his current contract which comes with a cap hit of $3.75 million, according to NBC Sports' Jason Brough. 

USA Today Sports' Randy Miller notes Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren and Giroux's agent Pat Brisson worked extensively on the deal this week. 

After scoring 28 goals and 93 points in the 2011-12 NHL season, Giroux mustered 13 goals and 35 assists for 48 points in a lockout-shortened season. Philadelphia coach Peter Laviolette said Grioux's terrific leadership qualities carried him through a tough first year as Flyers captain.

"It was a tough year for a first-year captain, and I think he did a really good job. He has terrific leadership qualities. He's driven. He is an excellent teammate." 

Right after the Flyers missed last season's playoffs, Giroux suited up for Team Canada in the world championships. For the offseason, he said he will "go lift some weights and try to get faster and stronger. That's what the game's all about, how fast you can be and how strong you can be."

The development comes just a day after former Tampa Bay Lightning center Vincent Lecavalier agreed to a reported five-year contract worth $22.5 million with the Flyers. 

 
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This or That? Avs’ Varlamov vs. Bolts’ Bishop

Sep 3 2014 12:24pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

This or That? is an ongoing feature at Sportsnet.ca that pits two players with obvious—and sometimes, not-so-obvious—ties and attempts to answer the basic question, “Who would you rather have?” Readers can offer their two cents by answering the poll at the bottom. They were the masked men driving two of last season’s biggest surprise teams. The Colorado Avalanche finished with the NHL’s third-highest points ...
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This or That? Avs’ Varlamov vs. Bolts’ Bishop

Sep 3 2014 12:24pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

This or That? is an ongoing feature at Sportsnet.ca that pits two players with obvious—and sometimes, not-so-obvious—ties and attempts to answer the basic question, “Who would you rather have?” Readers can offer their two cents by answering the poll at the bottom. They were the masked men driving two of last season’s biggest surprise teams. The Colorado Avalanche finished with the NHL’s third-highest points total during ...
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This or That? Avs’ Varlamov vs. Bolts’ Bishop

Sep 3 2014 12:24pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

This or That? is an ongoing feature at Sportsnet.ca that pits two players with obvious—and sometimes, not-so-obvious—ties and attempts to answer the basic question, “Who would you rather have?” Readers can offer their two cents by answering the poll at the bottom. They were the masked men driving two of last season’s biggest surprise teams. The Colorado Avalanche finished with the NHL’s third-highest points total during the 2013-14 campaign despite the fact the team’s goalie, Semyon Varlam ...
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Sidney Crosby wasn't arrested by police in Ottawa. He's not even in Ottawa. He's not even in Canada. Remember the time, way back in 2008, when the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch reported that Evgeni Malkin was on the verge of being traded to the Los Angeles Kings? His name and that  of his paper have now become synonymous with that fabled rumor, but they’ve outdone themselves on this one. The same paper published a story early Wednesday mo ...
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