Ian Laperrière participates in the IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant Half Marathon in preparation for the IRONMAN North American Championship.

IRON Lappy Competes for Charity

Former Flyers forward – and current Director of Player Development – Ian Laperrière is taking part in the IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant North American Championship in Quebec on August 18. He spoke with Flyers Faithful about the event, his training, this year’s Flyers development camp, and the team’s chances this coming season. Kim Pollock: Could you explain what exactly the IRONMAN competition is? Ian Laperrière: An IRONMAN is an ultra triathalon that consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and concludes with a full marathon (26.2 miles). KP: What inspired you to get involved? IL: In my career, I crossed paths with triatheletes, and I …

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Frequent Flyer Miles: Jagr joins the Devils, Delmore retires and becomes assistant coach, Riopel to play in Denmark

It was a slow week in terms of the movement of former Philadelphia Flyers and Philly’s draft picks, as only three former players and two draft picks switched clubs. The most notable move was Jaromir Jagr joining the New Jersey Devils. Jagr was a member of the Flyers in 2011-2012, where he posted 53 points in 73 tilts and eight points in 11 contests during the 2012 postseason. He played with HC Kladno in the Czech’s Tipsport Extraliga during the lockout before playing for the Dallas Stars and Boston Bruins this past season. Jagr failed to score a goal in …

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Then and Now: Daniel Lacroix

After spending time with the New York Rangers and the Boston Bruins in his first three years in the NHL, Daniel Lacroix became a Philadelphia Flyer in the summer of 1996. The pugilist experienced all of 188 regular season games in the NHL, 130 of which came with the Orange and Black in 1996-1997 and 1997-1998. Lacroix totaled all of five points in his time with the Rangers and Bruins before he recorded eight in 74 games for Philly in 1996-1997. The enforcer registered seven goals and one helper, as he also posted a rare two-point game on October 27th, …

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Around The Net: Couturier signs extension; The Jagr World tour continues; Olympic news

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Coots sign extension Sean Couturier signs a 2 year extension: [Broad Street Hockey] [The Checking Line] Jagr signs with NJ Devils The World tour continues in Newark: [Puck Daddy] [Philly.com] Bill Meltzer chimes in:[Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Olympic news The US and Canadian Olympic rosters are announced: [The Hockey News] [Kukla's Korner] You want to get out? Go get some Philadelphia Phillies tickets here. That’s all for this week, join me next week for more links from around the web on the Flyers …

Couturier nets 2-year extension

One of the hottest names on the trade rumor circuit appears to be wiped off the board. On Saturday afternoon, the Flyers announced a two-year contract extension for Sean Couturier. Couturier is due $925,000 for the upcoming season, after which he’d have become a restricted free agent. But with this new pact, he’ll earn $3.5 million, with an average annual value of $1.75M per season. The 20-year-old, like most of the roster, stumbled this past season, collecting just four goals and 15 points and a minus-8 rating in 46 games. A defensive-minded center, Couturier won only 43.9 percent of his …