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Flyers give GM Holmgren extension @NHL

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Flyers have given general manager Paul Holmgren a three-year contract extension.

The Flyers announced the move on Tuesday. Holmgren has been the GM since 2006 and has helped turn the Flyers into one of the NHL's top teams. Philadelphia lost in the Stanley Cup finals last season, and leads the Eastern Conference this year with 63 points.

Holmgren has acquired stars like Danny Briere, Chris Pronger and Kimmo Timmonen. He also hired coach Peter Laviolette last season. Laviolette is a co-coach in this year's All-Star game.

The Flyers play host to the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night.

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