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Epic Preseason brawl between the Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs!



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Matt Read signs a four year extension with the Flyers!



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The Philadelphia Flyers on Friday signed forward Matt Read to a four-year contract extension that takes effect at the start of the 2014-15 season.

The contract is worth $14.5 million, an average annual value of $3.625 million. Read is entering the final season of his entry-level contract, which will pay him $900,000 in 2013-14.

“We’re excited and happy we finally got it done,” general manager Paul Holmgren said in a statement. “He’s one of the young core players on our team. We’re happy to have him under contract for the next five years with this extension.”

Read signed with the Flyers as a free agent on March 24, 2011, after playing four seasons of college hockey at Bemidji State, where he had 43 goals and 108 points in 110 games.

The 27-year-old scored 24 goals and finished with 47 points in 79 games as a rookie in 2011-12. He scored 11 goals and finished with 24 points in 42 games last season.

“I’m very happy about it,” Read said of the extension. “My first two years have been very overwhelming for me. It’s still crazy to me to think I’m playing in the National Hockey League. So to sign my second contract with the Philadelphia Flyers is a dream come true. I couldn’t be happier with being with this organization, and I’m glad to be here for a couple more years.”



The great Nick Lidstrom will play in the Winter Classic alumni game!


nicklas lidstrom 200802 ap The great Nick Lidstrom will play in the Winter Classic alumni game!

No. 5 will return to the Detroit Red Wings lineup for one night this season — well, the Red Wings’ alumni team lineup.

Defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom, who retired following the 2011-12 season, will play for the Red Wings team at the 2013 Maple Leafs vs. Red Wings Alumni Showdown on Dec. 31 at Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers, as part of the festivities surrounding the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic.

“I will be part of that game,” Lidstrom told the Red Wings’ website. “I’m really looking forward to the Winter Classic and being a part of something like that again, and to play with some of my former teammates when I played back in ’90s and early 2000s. It’ll be exciting. … I’m excited for the opportunity to play again.”

Lidstrom spent his entire 20-season NHL career with the Red Wings, the team that drafted him in the third round (No. 53) of the 1989 NHL Draft. He won seven Norris Trophies, tied for second all-time, and four Stanley Cups. He spent his final six seasons as team captain, and in 2008 became the only European-born and -trained player to captain a team to a Stanley Cup.

His 1,564 games are second in Red Wings history and 10th all-time in League history. His 1,142 points are fourth in team history, and the most among the club’s defensemen.

Lidstrom finished his career with 264 goals, 878 assists and a plus-450 rating, which ranks sixth all-time among NHL defensemen.

The Red Wings will retire his No. 5 during a pre-game on-ice ceremony prior to a game March 6, 2014, against the Colorado Avalanche.



Ryan Nugent-Hopkins given a seven year extension with the Edmonton Oilers!



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The Edmonton Oilers have taken another step in locking up their young core by signing Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to a seven-year contract.

Nugent-Hopkins got US$42 million, the same amount the Oilers gave Taylor Hall on his seven-year deal. The $6-million cap hit is also the same as Jordan Eberle’s, making for uniformity among Edmonton’s top young forwards.

“We felt when we did the contracts with Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle, that at that point we knew we’d be doing a very similar, if not identical, contract to what we did with those players,” Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish told reporters. “This is just a reflection of how highly we hold Ryan within our organization.”

‘I definitely want to come back and play my best whenever I am ready to play. I’m just happy to be here, to be locked up for the next so many years. It’s going to be great.’- Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

Nugent-Hopkins underwent surgery on his left shoulder April 23 to repair a torn labrum. He’s currently skating but has been non-commital about being ready in time for the start of the NHL season.

But that doesn’t concern MacTavish.

“During the term of this contract I feel very strongly he’s going to outperform the number on the contract,” he said. “I don’t know when that’s going to happen but I anticipate it will happen pretty soon during the length of this contract.”

Predictably, Nugent-Hopkins is very pleased to have the deal done. His extension starts in the 2014-15 season.

“I definitely want to come back and play my best whenever I am ready to play,” he said. “I’m just happy to be here, to be locked up for the next so many years.

“It’s going to be great.”

Nugent-Hopkins downplayed the significance of his cap hit being the same as Hall’s and Eberle’s.

“I don’t think any of us really worried about it too much,” he said. “Once you get on the ice you kind of forget about all that stuff and you just want to go out there and play and perform the best for the team.

“Obviously having all three of us the same is not going to cause any problems even though it wouldn’t anyway. It’s definitely exciting for all of



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