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Streit officially in, so who’s out?

Beating the free-agency deadline by one week, the Philadelphia Flyers officially announced the signing of defenseman Mark Streit to a multi-year contract on Friday evening. No terms of the new pact were disclosed, but previous reports stated it is for $21 million over four years. According to Darren Dreger from TSN of Canada, the breakdown is $5 million next season, $6 million for 2014-15 and 2015-16, then $4 million in 2016-17. TSN’s Ryan Rishaug and others also reported earlier on Friday that defenseman Braydon Coburn is now “in play”  and has drawn interest from both the Carolina Hurricanes and Edmonton …

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Hockey Hilarity: TSN Hangover

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! I don’t know about you, but the first Hangover movie was pretty enjoyable and while the second was pretty much the same thing, it still had it’s moments. With the third one slated to come out later this month, most of the hockey personalities from TSN and some of the guys from the Los Angeles Kings got together and made this skit based around the idea of a “Stanley Cup …

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Hockey Hilarity: Why?

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players and media personnel. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! In an age where just about everything and anything is taken out of context or an innuendo is even remotely implied, word choice has become all too important. With all of the CBA talk this week, it seemed appropriately inappropriate that this feature look at a real bad misstep by our northern neighbors’ hockey news headquarters: TSN. Guess the NHL really is shooting for the moon with this year’s Bridgestone Winter Classic. …

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Simmonds signs multi-year extension

The Philadelphia Flyers and winger Wayne Simmonds agreed to a multi-year contract extension on Thursday. No terms of the deal were disclosed, but according to a report from TSN’s Bob McKenzie late Wednesday night, the pact is in the neighborhood of $4 million per year over six seasons. “We are pleased to announce that we have agreed to a multi-year extension with Wayne Simmonds,” Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said.  “Wayne plays the game with courage and honor and we believe he will continue to be a very good winger for our organization.” Acquired on June 23, 2011 as part of …

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On Competing and Conceiting: Trade Deadline thoughts

Blame it on the fact that what I do for my bread and butter is sit for 40 hours a week in front of a 13″ TV and digest a constant stream of information. This was not a national holiday for me, and its responsibilities no different from any other. The reality of days like today is that it is nothing more than a last-ditch opportunity for clubs teetering on the brink of something to appear like they are doing everything to tip the scales in their favor. So when Paul Holmgren or any man in charge of the other …

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