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Bailey’s Daily: Flyers Alumni, Gallagher Suspension, Predators Trade Plans

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The Philadelphia Flyers signed Owen Tippett to an eight-year contract extension on Friday. (Photo: AP)

In Saturday’s edition of Bailey’s Daily, we’ll be talking the latest Philadelphia Flyers news, stories, highlights, and more from the last day.

Flyers News

  • The Philadelphia Flyers alumni defeated the Boston Bruins alumni, 6-2, in Friday night’s Flyers Alumni Game. General manager Danny Briere had an intermission press conference, offering some information on some recent transactions, including the Owen Tippett and Ryan Poehling contract extensions.
  • The Flyers signed winger Owen Tippett to a blockbuster eight-year, $49.6 million contract extension on Friday afternoon, giving him the longest term on the team’s roster.
  • Tippett wasn’t the only one to extend his stay in Philadelphia; Center Ryan Poehling has agreed to a two-year contract extension of his own, set to be signed and finalized in the coming days.
  • Flyers fan-favorite Wayne Simmonds unofficially announced his retirement on Friday: ‘I’m done’
  • The Flyers Stadium Series jerseys finally released on Friday morning and they’re certainly not the worst of the four jerseys that released.
  • We previewed Saturday’s Flyers game against the visiting Bruins in what will be Philadelphia’s last game of the month of January.

NHL News from National Hockey Now

  • Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher was suspended five games by the NHL Department of Player Safety for an illegal hit to the head of defenseman Adam Pelech.
  • New Jersey Devils prospect Samu Salminen scored a highlight-reel ‘Michigan’, or lacrosse-style, goal for UConn against Sacred Heart on Friday.
  • The forecast in Nashville shows “Predators trade” on the horizon, in the eyes of general manager Barry Trotz.
  • BHN+: Does a Sean Monahan trade make sense for the Boston Bruins?
  • The Colorado Avalanche officially signed former New York Islanders forward Zach Parise to a one-year deal on Friday.

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