Friday, June 20, 2008

Flyers sign Jeff Carter: 3 years, 15 million

It hasn't been officially announced yet, but several reports have surfaced that the Flyers have signed restricted free agent Jeff Carter to a 3 year, 15 million dollar deal. While this removes the possibility of losing Carter to another team this off-season, 5 million a year for a player who has never scored 30 goals is a little steep. It also may price them out of signing any decent free agent defenseman, or even from bringing back R.J. Umberger, who continues to be the subject of trade talks.

I do like that Jeff Carter is coming back next year, and he did show flashes of brilliance in the playoffs, but I worry that the Flyers might have overpaid here. Carter has had a problem with consistency in his career, something that no player making 5 million a year should have. With Mike Richards and Danny Briere in the mix, Carter will also never be anything more than a third line center. Let's hope the Flyers don't end up regretting paying him like a first liner.


Anonymous said...

Tell me how 3 years 15 million is overpaying? You are correct that he has been inconsistent, hence only giving him 3 years, not a 6, 9 or 12 year contract...

Anonymous said...

you're stupid.
he would be over paid, since they'd be giving him 5 a year.
until recently, players RARELY got contracts of 6 years you idiot.
a 3 year contract is right at the average length given to guys. so far, carter is potential, but he's never scored 30 goals, he is often hot/cold, he is not strong defensively, and has only one move (skate down the right boards and take a wrister).
so yes, anonymous, this would be over paying him.