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Giroux Gets Paid: $66.2 million for eight years

In yet another case of “monkey see, monkey do,” the Philadelphia Flyers have provided center and team captain Claude Giroux with a monumental new contract. It’s an eight-year extension which, according to multiple sources including CSNPhilly.com, will pay the 25-year-old $66.2 million for the duration. “We are pleased to announce that we have agreed to an eight-year contract extension with Claude Giroux,” Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said. “Claude is a high-quality young man that over the past few years has blossomed into our best player and also one of the top players in the league. We look forward to more …

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Hall returns on one-year contract

In a minor move Thursday, the Flyers brought back unrestricted free agent center Adam Hall on a one-year contract.   Claimed off waivers from Tampa Bay on April 3 upon the news that Max Talbot sustained a season-ending leg injury, he appeared in 11 games for the Orange and Black last season and didn’t register a point. However, Hall proved more than adequate in the face-off circle, winning 141-of-354 in the dot for a 56.2-percent success rate. Over 10 seasons in the NHL, including stints with the Predators, Rangers, Wild, Penguins, Lightning and Hurricanes, Hall has totaled 65 goals and …

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Flyers win Le Sweepstakes, sign Lecavalier

Less than an hour after the Pittsburgh Penguins locked up defenseman Kris Letang with an eight-year contract extension, the Philadelphia Flyers stole back that spotlight by snagging high-profile unrestricted free agent Vincent Lecavalier to a multi-year contract. No terms were disclosed, but multiple reports out of Canada state it’s a five-year deal worth $4.5 million per season. Additional reports cite a full no-movement clause was included. Lecavalier finished his 14th NHL campaign with 10 goals and 32 points over 39 games for the Tampa Bay Lightning. He passed over several clubs, including the Dallas Stars and Montreal Canadiens, to hook …

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Fedotenko leaves Flyers, returns to Ukraine

Farewell to the second-longest tenured Russian/Soviet born player in Flyers history. On Tuesday, pending unresrticted free agent Ruslan Fedotenko returned to his native Ukraine courtesy of a three-year contract with Donbass Donetsk of the Kontinental Hockey League. Run it through Google Translate, will ya? The 34-year-old winger returned to Philadelphia following the lockout and posted four goals and nine assists in 47 games. That was after his initial stint with Donbass, during which he contributed eight goals and 18 points for the club in 33 appearances. A two-time Stanley Cup winner with Tampa Bay (2004) and Pittsburgh (2009), Fedotenko racked …

Syvret moved to Rangers for Newbury

Bid adieu once more to defenseman Danny Syvret, as he was dealt to the New York Rangers on Monday afternoon in exchange for Kris Newbury. American Hockey League fans should be familiar with the 31-year-old winger, alternately described as a “power forward” and “enforcer.” Newbury picked up 20 goals and 62 points, along with 127 penalty minutes in 70 games for the Connecticut Whale a season ago, right on the heels of a 25-goal season in Hartford the year before. Here’s video of the two things Newbury apparently does best at the AHL level: Syvret, who totaled six goals and …