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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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7 weeks ago

Stamkos, Lightning hold off Flyers

Oct 30 2014 9:12pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos had two goals and an assist, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 on Thursday night. Vladislav Namestnikov and Jason Garrison scored the other Lightning goals. Tampa Bay has beaten the Flyers seven straight times at home, dating to February 2011. Wayne Simmonds, Jakub Voracek and Michael Raffl netted goals for the Flyers, who had won three in a row. After Stamkos gave Tampa Bay a 3-1 lea ...
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7 weeks ago

Stamkos, Lightning hold off Flyers

Oct 30 2014 9:12pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos had two goals and an assist, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 on Thursday night. Vladislav Namestnikov and Jason Garrison scored the other Lightning goals. Tampa Bay has beaten the Flyers seven straight times at home, dating to February 2011. Wayne Simmonds, Jakub Voracek and Michael Raffl netted goals for the Flyers, who had won three in a row. After Stamkos gave ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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7 weeks ago

Stamkos, Lightning hold off Flyers

Oct 30 2014 9:12pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos had two goals and an assist, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 on Thursday night. Vladislav Namestnikov and Jason Garrison scored the other Lightning goals. Tampa Bay has beaten the Flyers seven straight times at home, dating to February 2011. Wayne Simmonds, Jakub Voracek and Michael Raffl netted goals for the Flyers, who had won three in a row. After Stamkos gave Tampa Bay a 3-1 lead with his eighth goal ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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7 weeks ago

Stamkos, Lightning hold off Flyers

Oct 30 2014 9:12pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos had two goals and an assist, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 on Thursday night. Vladislav Namestnikov and Jason Garrison scored the other Lightning goals. Tampa Bay has beaten the Flyers seven straight times at home, dating to February 2011. Wayne Simmonds, Jakub Voracek and Michael Raffl netted goals for the Flyers, who had won three in a row. ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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8 weeks ago

NHL Trade Rumors: Dissecting Latest Gossip Around the League

Oct 23 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

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 ...
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8 weeks ago

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 Jaw. To stand in ...
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8 weeks 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 stand in this arena was to feel warmth on a cold ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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8 weeks 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 stand in this arena was to fee ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
 


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