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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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Flyers Sign Steve Mason to 3-Year Extension

According to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun, the Flyers have reached an agreement on an extension for goaltender Steve Mason, announced by the team today. The deal is reported to be for 3-years, $12.3 million. Mason will receive a nice raise from his current one-year, $1.5-million dollar deal he signed last year after being acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets for Michael Leighton and a third-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. His AAV equals out to just over $4 million a year ($4.1M). However, unlike previous contracts handed out to players, the Flyers aren’t in bad shape from a years-standpoint, as according to …

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Around the Net January 17,2014: Flyers fall in shootout, host Isles tomorrow night

Welcome to Around the Net, a bi-weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Flyers fall in shootout The Flyers rallied from another 3rd period deficit, but lost in the skills competition: [Philly.com-Sam Carchidi] [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] [Flyerdelphia.com-Kevin Durso] Hartnell not down Scott Hartnell is dealing with a sore foot: [Philly.com-Frank Seravalli] Raffl gets robbed Seriously, he should have scored: [Puck Daddy] NHL Capsules A look at last night’s games: [The Hockey News] I’ll be at the Flyers game tomorrow night, will you be? Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for this week, join …

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Josi, Weber lead Predators past Flyers for shootout win

Roman Josi grabbed the extra point for Nashville in the seventh round of the shootout and Shea Weber had three points tonight, as the Predators edged out the Philadelphia Flyers by the score of 4-3 in a shootout. Former Adirondack Phantom Carter Hutton stopped 27 shots in regulation and overtime before he helped to keep five of the seven Flyers to shoot in the shootout from converting, while David Legwand had a goal and an assist in the victory. As for the hosts, Wayne Simmonds produced the game-tying goal with 1:24 left in regulation to grab a point for Philly, …

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Game 48 Preview: Nashville Predators @ Philadelphia Flyers

Nashville Predators (20-21-7) @ Philadelphia Flyers (24-19-4), 7:00pm, CSN-Philly/FS-TN After missing the last two games due to being a healthy scratch, Steve Downie is back in the lineup as the Philadelphia Flyers host the Nashville Predators tonight. Whether Crag Berube’s decision to bench the forward will help his value to the team or not will be seen tonight, as Downie is expected to be on the fourth line with Chris VandeVelde and Adam Hall. Downie had little impact in the Flyers’ 6-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, as he was called for two minor penalties and posted …