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Flyers officially agree with Peter Laviolette on 'multi-year' contract extension

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CHICAGO - MAY 28: Head coach Peter Laviolette of the Philadelphia Flyers watches his team during Stanley Cup practice at the United Center on May 28, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO - MAY 28: Head coach Peter Laviolette of the Philadelphia Flyers watches his team during Stanley Cup practice at the United Center on May 28, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Peter Laviolette's contract was set to expire following the 2012-13 season, but the Philadelphia Flyers fixed that officially on Wednesday morning, announcing that they've agreed to terms on a multi-year contract extension with their head coach.

Of course, they didn't give us the exact length of that deal and they certainly didn't give out financial details. CSN reports that the deal is a two-year extension, meaning Laviolette will be under contract through the 2014-15 season.

"We are thrilled to have Peter continue his work with our group as we push to compete for the Stanley Cup," genearl manager Paul Holmgren said in a statement. "Peter has done a terrific job for us and is very deserving of this extension."

Laviolette is clearly deserving. He's carried the Flyers to two-straight 47 win seasons, something that hasn't happened since the mid-80s under Mike Keenan.

Clearly, a contract extension really means nothing besides the fact that Lavi could potentially be here after next season. Coaches get fired and hired regardless of contract all the time, and if things go south under Laviolette, a multi-year contract extension won't stop Holmgren from making a change.

Let's hope we get at least one parade down Broad St. before that change happens, though.