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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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Frequent Flyer Miles: Syvret traded to New York, Fedotenko and Kane leave for KHL, Nodl out in Carolina

There weren’t a lot of noteworthy former Philadelphia Flyers involved in transactions this week, but there were several lesser known former Flyers that moved and a lengthy list of former Phantoms that signed with different teams. The biggest news could surround the tandem of Jaromir Jagr and Danny Briere. Jagr, who was told by Peter Chiarelli and the Boston Bruins last week he wouldn’t return to the team for next season, could return to the 2013 Eastern Conference champions, as Chiarelli said it’s possible they could contact the veteran forward for his services if need be. As for Briere, the …

2013 Year In Review: Ruslan Fedotenko

Ruslan Fedotenko, in his second tour of duty with the Flyers, voiced his displeasure with how he was used this year. Amongst his biggest gripes was the lack of ice time he saw, including time on the power play. Rusty Feds, as the Flyers Faithful have come to calling him, was brought into Philadelphia to fill the role of bottom-six forward and strengthen the penalty kill. Fedotenko’s role was also to provide a strong veteran presence in a locker room filled with youth. Fedotenko came back to Philadelphia after a strong campaign in the KHL during the lockout. He played …

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Vincent Lecavalier: A love poem

By now, we have all heard the news about Vincent Lecavalier’s decision to take his talents to Broad Street. Like many of you, I found the initial announcement completely shocking; but after letting it sink in, I can’t help but fall in love with the decision to bring in Vinny Lecavalier through free agency. I know what you’re thinking: this is the Flyers throwing in the towel on the youth movement to amuse their regular free agent infatuation. This time, something is different: this match actually makes sense. A lot of sense. So much sense, that this love story might …