Monday, November 8, 2010

Claude Giroux signs contract extension with Flyers

We will be graced with the presence of Claude Giroux in orange and black for at least a few more years. After a hot start this season, the Flyers have smartly signed Giroux to a contract extension that will keep him with the team for three more years for 11.25 million, a cap hit of 3.75 million per year.

For the Flyers, this is the right signing at the right time for the right price. Giroux has been incredible this season, using his slick passing skills and his incredible vision on the ice to pick up 7 goals and 7 assists through 15 games. To get a player of his skill wrapped up for a few years for such a reasonable salary is a smart move no matter how you look at it.

One has to wonder what the signing of Giroux means for the Flyers plans with Jeff Carter, who will be a restricted free agent at the end of the season and will command a much higher salary. You can bet the Flyers will now be hard at work trying to wrap up Carter, if they can even afford him.

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