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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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If you thought the fact that the NHL season is less than three weeks old would mean there would be no rumors flying around already, guess again.  As teams begin to evaluate what they have on the ice in the early going and injuries mount up, there are sure to be moves between now and the trade deadline. While they may take some time, the accompanying rumors have already begun. With that in mind, here is a look at some of the la ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
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Oct 23 2014 7:36am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PITTSBURGH — They stood and they sang in unison and I’m not even sure they needed the lyrics that were splashed across the Consol Energy Center scoreboard. Somewhere else, on a day unlike this one, it would have been the most normal thing in the world. But this was not normal. This isn’t normal. Here we had 18,661 buoyant souls — Americans, virtually one and all — belting out “O Canada” as if they were from Flin Flon or Moose Jaw. To s ...
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4 days ago

Finding warmth on a cold, dreadful day

Oct 23 2014 7:36am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PITTSBURGH — They stood and they sang in unison and I’m not even sure they needed the lyrics that were splashed across the Consol Energy Center scoreboard. Somewhere else, on a day unlike this one, it would have been the most normal thing in the world. But this was not normal. This isn’t normal. Here we had 18,661 buoyant souls — Americans, virtually one and all — belting out “O Canada” as if they were from Flin Flon or Moose Jaw. To stan ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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Pittsburgh lends support on a cold, dreadful day

Oct 23 2014 7:36am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PITTSBURGH — They stood and they sang in unison and I’m not even sure they needed the lyrics that were splashed across the Consol Energy Center scoreboard. Somewhere else, on a day unlike this one, it would have been the most normal thing in the world. But this was not normal. This isn’t normal. Here we had 18,661 buoyant souls — Americans, virtually one and all — belting out “O Canada” as if they were from Flin Flon or Moose J ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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Twitter reaction: Crisis in Ottawa

Oct 22 2014 11:51am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The hockey world is responding to the tragedy that Ottawa this morning as a soldier was shot and killed at the War Memorial on Parliament Hill. (Please check Citynews.ca for full coverage of the events.) The Toronto Maple Leafs are in Ottawa as they are scheduled to renew their provincial rivalry with the Senators this evening at the Canadian Tire Centre in Kanata. The visiting hockey team, whose hotel is located a short ...
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5 days ago

Hockey twitter reacts to crisis in Ottawa

Oct 22 2014 11:26am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The hockey world is responding to the tragedy that Ottawa this morning as a soldier was reportedly shot at the War Memorial on Parliament Hill. (Please check Citynews.ca for full coverage of the events.) The Toronto Maple Leafs are in Ottawa as they are scheduled to renew their provincial rivalry with the Senators this evening at the Canadian Tire Centre in Kanata. The visiting hockey team, whose hotel is located a short distance from Pa ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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Raanta, Blackhawks shut out Flyers

Oct 21 2014 10:20pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CHICAGO — Antti Raanta made 32 saves to earn a shutout in his first start of the season, and Patrick Kane scored two power-play goals to lead the Chicago Blackhawks past the Philadelphia Flyers 4-0 on Tuesday night. Chicago’s Brandon Saad and Bryan Bickell scored along with Kane in a 2:06 flurry late in the first period. Raanta was sharp as he stepped in for Corey Crawford — Chicago’s No. 1 goalie who is out day-to-day with an upper-body injury ...
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6 days ago

Raanta, Blackhawks shut out Flyers

Oct 21 2014 10:20pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CHICAGO — Antti Raanta made 32 saves to earn a shutout in his first start of the season, and Patrick Kane scored two power-play goals to lead the Chicago Blackhawks past the Philadelphia Flyers 4-0 on Tuesday night. Chicago’s Brandon Saad and Bryan Bickell scored along with Kane in a 2:06 flurry late in the first period. Raanta was sharp as he stepped in for Corey Crawford — Chicago’s No. 1 goalie who is out da ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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6 days ago

Raanta, Blackhawks shut out Flyers

Oct 21 2014 10:20pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CHICAGO — Antti Raanta made 32 saves to earn a shutout in his first start of the season, and Patrick Kane scored two power-play goals to lead the Chicago Blackhawks past the Philadelphia Flyers 4-0 on Tuesday night. Chicago’s Brandon Saad and Bryan Bickell scored along with Kane in a 2:06 flurry late in the first period. Raanta was sharp as he stepped in for Corey Crawford — Chicago’s No. 1 goalie who is out day-to-day with an ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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6 days ago

NHL Rumors: Latest Trade Buzz Surrounding Brayden Schenn, Chris Stewart and More

Oct 21 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Though the 2014-15 NHL season is only two weeks old, the relatively stratified nature of the league means that some teams are already established sellers on the trade market.  The actual trade deadline sits months away, likely demurring any immediate activity, but seeds are already being planted for potential deals. Teams in the middle are more likely to consider a wider range of possibilities at this stage of ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 

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