Coburn gets multi-year extension

The Flyers announced this morning that they have given defenseman Braydon Coburn a multi-year contract extension. It has been reported that a league source revealed the pact to be worth $18 million over four seasons. The average annual cap hit will be $4.5 million per year for the duration — an increase of $1.3 mil from his previous extension. In his fifth season with the organization, Coburn has totaled three assists in 14 games with 19 PIM and a plus-one rating. A former first-round pick of the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2003 draft, the 26-year-old Calgary native has totaled 26 …

A short list…

Per Anthony SanFilippo of the Delco Times, here are some players who have confirmed their appearance at the Alumni Game on December 31. Mark Recchi Brian Propp Dave Poulin Bobby Clarke Orest Kindrachuk Kjell Samuelsson Bill Barber Reggie Leach Chris Therien Eric Desjardins Derian Hatcher Mark Laforest – Ed. note (?) and some other guys named Eric Lindros and John LeClair, too. As for the Rangers, the reports are scarce, though ASF says they’re trying to get as many players from the ’94 Cup winners to participate. While that may be a great trip of recent nostalgia for Blueshirts fans, …

NBC Sports allies itself with college hockey

And in a move that will make this Boston College graduate drool like Homer over a plate of pork chops… NEW YORK – The Hockey East Association and NBC Sports Network announced on Tuesday a multi-year deal to broadcast Hockey East games live, including the 2012 Hockey East Tournament at the TD Garden in Boston, Mass. The Hockey East regular-season schedule will begin on NBC Sports Network with two games hosted by the University of Vermont on February 10 against Boston College at Gutterson Fieldhouse and February 24 vs. Boston University. NBC will also broadcast a Hockey East quarterfinal game on Friday, March …

A “Propp”er hockey show coming to Philly

In a move which will no doubt make our fearless Leader Marcello D ecstatic… PHILADELPHIA, PA – (NOVEMBER 1, 2011) – WMCN44 is pleased to announce another new addition to its original programming line-up with “Propper Hockey,” featuring NHL legend Brian Propp and hosted by local sportscaster Lou Tilley. Brian and Lou team up to analyze and entertain as they “check” the Flyers with their weekly guests, including current and former players.  The hour-long show will air on WMCN44 on Wednesday nights at 9:00pm throughout the NHL’s regular season. “We’re thrilled to offer our viewers this new show that will …

Point/Counterpoint: Brendan Shanahan and the new definition of justice

Point/Counterpoint is a new series which argues both sides of a topic relevant to the Philadelphia Flyers.  As always, the potential for a member of the Orange and Black to have a face-to-face meeting in New York City after a bout of gritty “Flyers hockey: exists constantly. This week, Nick D and Bob H ”debate” whether or not the new system of determining what is an illegal hit and how NHL discipline czar Brendan Shanahan handles any suspensions is working. Nick D (Point): The NHL has a new sheriff in town and his name is Brendan Shanahan. Shanahan has brought credibility, transparency, and consistency to the …