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Hartnell Extended By Flyers

from the Philadelphia Flyers website,

The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have re-signed 6-2, 210-lb left wing Scott Hartnell to a multi-year contract extension, according to General Manager Paul Holmgren.

“We are pleased to announce that we have agreed with Scott on a multi-year extension,” said Holmgren. “Scott has been a very good player for us over the last five seasons and we look forward to many more good years to come.”

“I am very happy to be staying in Philly to continue my career playing in front of the best fans in the NHL,” said Hartnell. “I would like to thank Mr. Snider and the entire Flyers organization.”


Numerous reports state the contract is for six years.

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6 yr / 33 Million

I guess Snider and Bettman are not on the same page.

Posted by FlyersFan on 08/20/12 at 06:43 PM ET


4.75 cap hit. Looks like Giroux going to be sign long term.

Posted by FlyersFan on 08/20/12 at 06:51 PM ET

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Posted by FlyersFan on 08/20/12 at 04:43 PM ET

The timing, duration and length of the contracts handed to Simmonds and Hartnell are interesting.  Given how much stake the Flyers ownership has in the NHL, I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re approaching these deals with a decent understanding of what the league is going to look like coming out of these negotiations.

Posted by Leo_Racicot on 08/20/12 at 07:01 PM ET


Philadelphia must have a really nice work environment or something, because their track record of loyalty to the employers is horrendous, but these guys keep signing long-term deal, even after the last guy who did has been, almost invariably, traded immediately.

Posted by larry from pitt on 08/20/12 at 07:37 PM ET


“loyalty to the employers”


Posted by larry from pitt on 08/20/12 at 07:38 PM ET


Homlgren unlike clarke actually believes in this core of players.  It’s shaping up pretty good core. He’s a very aggressive gm who is willing to trade a important piece of the puzzle if it brings back something.

To save everyone’s time, Carter and Richards were traded because of personal issues, not hockey related issues.

Posted by FlyersFan on 08/20/12 at 08:53 PM ET


To save everyone’s time, Carter and Richards were traded because of personal issues, not hockey related issues.

Posted by FlyersFan on 08/20/12 at 06:53 PM ET

Neither Carter nor JVR were signed with the intention of them remaining Flyers. Both players were the subject of trade discussions to the parties they were ultimately traded to, for the pieces that were discussed prior to negotiating extensions with the Flyers.

I doubt Hartnell is actually going anywhere. If the Flyers traded him, say, out west, you can damn well bet he’d quickly end up back in the Atlantic with Pitt or the Rangers. Holmgren does some bizarre things, but there’s no way he wouldn’t see that coming and there’s no way he can let that happen.

But Simmonds? If I’m Simmonds, I have no idea if the Flyers intend to keep me for another six years or just lock me up at a favorable number so they can sell high next offseason and use me as a piece to acquire the D they desperately, desperately need.

Posted by larry from pitt on 08/21/12 at 03:29 AM ET

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