So that’s the punchline Paul Holmgren has created for himself now: if you sign a long-term commitment with the Philadelphia Flyers, you’re going to get traded.
Jeff Carter? 11 years, didn’t make it through one.
Mike Richards? 12 years, stuck around for a little over 25% of the deal.
James van Riemsdyk? Six years, never played a shift under the deal.
So, it’s not as though the punchline is unearned.
Wayne Simmonds is the latest Philadelphia Flyer to sign up for a significant amount of time, signing a six year deal worth 23.875 million according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, which equals a yearly cap hit of nickels under four million. Read the rest of this entry »