Giroux

With new CBA, what will it cost to sign Giroux?

Claude Giroux’s current contract expires, and he will become a restricted free agent, after the 2013-2014 season. Many Flyers fans fear the possibility of an offer sheet especially after signing Shea Weber to an offer sheet this past summer. In the expired Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), a player could not sign a contract extension until they were in the final year of their contract. I don’t expect this stipulation to change, so come July 1, 2013, when the new League Year begins, Giroux will officially be eligible to sign a contract extension with the Flyers. I don’t think the Flyers’ …

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The Cap impacts and “recapture” risks of the Luongo rumor

Before I even begin to get into any financials, I’d like to first point out that I do not personally think there is any merit to rumors involving Roberto Luongo getting traded to the Flyers. I don’t think it makes much sense at all. If Bryzgalov is a long term risk, so is Luongo. With that said, there were some rumblings in the Twitter world from some respected people. Despite some denials, the tweet earlier from @enricociccone is accurate.The Flyers are interested in Roberto Luongo. — james duthie (@tsnjamesduthie) January 10, 2013   Paul Holmgren going in on Luongo big …

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Flyers luck out with “cap-recapture” system, Richards and Carter deals won’t haunt Flyers

Yesterday I posed my top remaining questions about thew new CBA, and one of those questions was whether or not the “cap-recapture” system which was proposed at some point during negotiations, would ever come to fruition. Dubbed the “screw you Paul Holmgren rule” by Travis Hughes of Broad Street Hockey, it was designed to penalize teams for signing players to “back-diving” contracts that serve to reduce a player’s cap hit. As it turns out, that “cap-recapture” rule is officially a part of the CBA. While not all of the details are known, what is known is that it has the potential …

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Using Shea Weber as an example why the new contract limitations inhibit Flyers

At the risk of stating the super obvious, all NHL contracts can have salary amounts that vary from one year to the next. However, if you’re reading this, you’re probably a Flyer fan, and you probably rarely think about a player’s salary. To fans of “rich teams” like the Flyers, when it comes to contracts the only number that matters is “cap hit.” A player’s cap hit is determined by taking the average annual value (AAV) of the deal. So ultimately, the salary matters very little when it comes to filling out a roster. The now expired Collective Bargaining Agreement …

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My top remaining questions about the new CBA

As details slowly start to trickle out, and we await the ratification and publishing of the new NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), there will surely be speculation. Some questions you can make safe assumptions about, while others just won’t be known until it is released. With that said, here are my top outstanding questions regarding the new CBA: Is the Wade Redden Rule official? In an earlier proposal, the NHL included what became known as the Wade Redden rule. It prevents NHL teams from burying bad contracts in the minors. If the rule is official, that means the Flyers will …

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