Philadelphia Flyers: JVR and 6 Players to Keep for the Next 6 Years

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Philadelphia Flyers: JVR and 6 Players to Keep for the Next 6 Years
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Two days ago, the Philadelphia Flyers announced that they had signed forward James van Riemsdyk to a six-year contract extension that would keep the budding superstar in the City of Brotherly Love through the 2017-18 season. 

The contract extension was one of a series of moves this offseason that made it clear that the Flyers are investing in a bright future, even at the expense of immediate success.

With van Riemsdyk the only player, besides Ilya Bryzgalov, locked up through 2017-18 season, one cannot help but speculate on the other players in the system that should be a part of the Flyers’ long-term plans. 

Six other current players are crucial to them team’s success in the next six years, and beyond.

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