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Bad Look

from Paul Lukas of ESPN Page 2,

After weeks of diligent research in this highly controlled environment, Uni Watch is proud to present the eight ‘80s-est uniforms of the ‘80s: some good, some bad, but all representative of their era. And since the ‘80s were also the decade of MTV, Uni Watch has provided an appropriate 1980s music video to accompany each uni design.

3. Philadelphia Flyers, 1982-83 and Hartford Whalers, 1982-83
Yes, Virginia, it’s true: For one very strange season, two NHL teams wore long pants. Officially known as Cooperalls, they looked sort of like snow pants. Hartford’s were striped; Philly’s were sometimes striped, sometimes not. Either way, they looked like crap and were banned by the league after two seasons.

7. Vancouver Canucks, 1978-85
Although officially unveiled in the late 1970s, this design really hit its stride in the ‘80s, as the Canucks reached their first Stanley Cup finals and could no longer be ignored by American hockey fans. Home or road, the overall effect was the same: It looked like the team was wearing orange safety vests.

more teams but these were the only NHL teams mentioned…

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Pronger Contract Talk

I know this was a hot topic on the web yesterday and now it looks like we have an answer…

Elliotte Friedman of HNIC and co-hosting Fan590 morning show this week contacted Bill Daly this morning. Daly said even if Pronger retires before his contract expires, his cap figure will remain on the books for the Flyers.

Check out Elliotte’s Twitter for a bit more…

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Pronger Signs Extension With Flyers

from Sportsnet,

The agent for Chris Pronger told Sportsnet that his client has signed a seven-year contract extension that will likely see the defenceman finish his career in Philadelphia.

The confirmation will come down later Tuesday.

The extension is front-loaded to lower the salary cap hit, and is rumoured to be worth $35 million, or five million per season.

continued

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Flyers Take A Chance With Pronger Signing

from Bob Ford of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

The Flyers prefer to characterize the draft-day move as the opportunity to add a future Hall of Fame player who will solidify the back line for seasons to come. That might be exactly how it will turn out, too, but the stakes and the measuring stick for the Flyers remains as always: Cup or nothing.

And with that, the clock is ticking.

It is ticking because the Flyers paid an enormous price to acquire him, sending away two first-round picks, and - by including talented 19-year-old defenseman Luca Sbisa - the equivalent of a third first-rounder.

Three years from now, if the Pronger acquisition has not produced a Stanley Cup, the talent gap left by dealing those three top picks has the potential to leave some holes on the roster.

As it is, there are a few holes the Flyers will have to plug in the short term, too. Losing Joffrey Lupul in the trade and forward Mike Knuble because the team couldn’t afford to keep him will provide for some challenges on the scoring lines, particularly at right wing.

But those are the chances the Flyers have taken, with the future and with the present. And, for all the right reasons, those were the correct chances to take.

read on

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Flyers May Have Interest In Shanahan

via Chuck Gormley of Flyer Files at the Courier Post,

There is an intriguing goal-scoring winger still waiting for a contract offer and his name is Brendan Shanahan. The Devils have not offered a contract to the 40-year-old winger and Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren is looking to add some more Stanley Cup experience to his club.

Holmgren’s other options include Chris Gratton and Mike Sillinger. Stay tuned.

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Watch Pronger

Heck, a very slow news day so far, so why not watch Chris Pronger live today?

via PhiladelphiaFlyers.com,

Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger will meet with the media today at noon. The press conference will be streamed live here on philadelphiaflyers.com. Also taking part will be Ed Snider, Peter Luukko and Paul Holmgren.

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Pronger Too Good To Pass Up

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

So what happened in three years to make the Flyers change Ed Snider’s philosophy and mortgage the future for soon-to-be-35-year-old Chris Pronger?...

“If it was just a normal veteran, we would not have given up youth for that,” Snider said the other night. “But it was Pronger.”

Snider, 76, said it with the reverence usually saved for a Sinatra, a Streep, or a Springsteen.

“He’s not a typical veteran,” Snider added. “He’s one of the greatest players of all time, and we could not turn it down because we needed him desperately.”

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Ian Laperriere Signs with the Flyers

According to RDS (French), Ian Laperrière has been signed by the Philadelphia Flyers for 3 years, $3.5 million.

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Flyers Sign Brian Boucher, 2 Years

According to Sportsnet, the Philadelphia Flyers have signed Brian Boucher for 2 years, at $925,000 per year.

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Flyers Talk

via Chuck Gormley of Flyer Files at the Courier Post,

With Wednesday’s free agency period looming, the Flyers and Mike Knuble continue contract talks today.

The Flyers are believed to be offering an incentive-based one-year dea with a base salary in the $1 million range. Knuble likely is seeking a two-year agreement with a higher base salary, probably in the $2 million range.

Look for the Flyers to land a goalie on Wednesday, perhaps veteran Brian Boucher or Scott Clemmenson or Ty Conklin and wait until later to sign a veteran free-agent center for the NHL minimum.

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