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Analyzing the Steve Mason extension

The Philadelphia Flyers signed Steve Mason to a three-year $12.1 million contract on Saturday, resulting in a $4.1 million cap hit for the club. Since being acquired from Columbus late in the 2013 season, Mason has been a bit of a lightning rod. After winning the Calder Trophy in his rookie campaign, Mason followed it up with three and a half years of very poor play. However, after joining the Flyers he played exceptionally well. It led to some fervent debates about whether Mason had turned over a new leaf. When judging a contract, I firmly believe you need to …

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Hockey Hilarity: Luongo Looking Out For Lundqvist

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players, media personnel, and broadcast botches. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! This week, one of the biggest stories in the NHL was the New York Rangers‘ signing of impending unrestricted free agent goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. Lundqvist has played every single game of his career in the NHL with the Rangers and made it clear that he wanted to stay in New York. The two sides came to terms on a 7-year deal worth a reported $59.5 million dollars. That’s a lot of …

Flyers 8/30 conference call transcript

James van Riemsdyk conference call – August 30, 2011 Q: On signing his extension “I couldn’t be happier, obviously.  Over the two years I’ve been here, and even prior to that when I was with the organization,  I’ve seen how well they treat their players and how highly everyone around it talks about it.  Even before I signed, Jim Dowd was actually telling me how lucky I was to be coming to the Flyers and how well they treat their players, and I’ve seen that first-hand.  When these talks of an extension started to come up, that was in the …

Flyers reward Holmgren with three-year extension

Sometimes good news just can’t wait. Although earlier reports indicated that the club was going to wait until Thursday to make the announcement, the Philadelphia Flyers and general manager Paul Holmgren agreed to a three-year contract extension on Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the Delaware County Times reported earlier in the day that it will be worth approximately $4.5 million. Holmgren’s current contract was set to expire at the conclusion of the current campaign. “I’m particularly proud of the job Paul Holmgren has done with our hockey club and excited to offer him this three-year extension,” …