GM Paul Holmgren and Philadelphia Flyers Sign Contract Extension

January 18th, 2011 by donald wood Leave a reply »
The Philadelphia Flyers just handed out the most deserved contract extension in recent memory.

The Flyers and general manager Paul Holmgren agreed to a three-year contract extension on Tuesday. According to the Delaware County Daily Times, it is worth approximately $4.5 million.

"I'm particularly proud of the job Paul Holmgren has done with our hockey club and excited to offer him this three-year extension," said Ed Snider, Flyers owner and chairman. "He continuously finds the right opportunities to improve our team and gets us closer to our ultimate goal of winning the Stanley Cup."

Homer deserves this extension—not only because of the team’s playoff success, but also because of the quick turnaround he brought to the organization.

When Snider fired longtime GM Bobby Clarke, Holmgren acquired the worst team in the league. He then brought the team into the “new” NHL.

Philadelphia was Homer’s first GM job, so the uncertainty around the hiring was evident.

It didn’t take long to quell the chatter as Holmgren started building his team.

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