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Ryan Callahan of the New York Rangers fights for the puck against Kimmo Timonen of the Philadelphia Flyers during the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park on January 2, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Laviolette’s Contract Extension Adds Fuel To Rangers-Flyers Rivalry

Laviolette is a formidable coach, and when the cameras were on him during HBO’s 24-7 series — showing preparations for the Winter Classic between the Flyers and the Rangers — it was obvious how much beating the Rangers meant to him.