Lindros signs a two-year extension

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Eric Lindros has signed a two-year contract extension with the Philadelphia Flyers worth $16 million.

The agreement raises his current salary of nearly $3.74 million to $7.5 million for this season, and gives Lindros $8.5 million for 1998-99. This will make him the best paid hockey player ever.

"They're concerned with where the market is going, and they don't want to be tied down to any number," Flyers' President Ed Snider said when asked why Lindros didn't sign a longer-term deal.

The Flyers are second in the Atlantic Division and they are playing some awesome hockey. The team has won four straight and lost only once in the last ten.

Life is good for the Flyer fans and the hockey gods are smiling.

There's plenty to smile about besides Lindros and the team record. John LeClair shares the lead in league scoring with 26 goals and last year's rookie sensation Janne Niinimaa has developed to a solid NHL defenseman.

Will this be the season Eric Lindros brings the Stanley Cup back to Philadelphia?

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