During six previous opportunities to match their wins-losses record, the Philadelphia Flyers clawed their way to the precipice before having the ground give way beneath them.
Unless you’re the Chicago Blackhawks, this strange season has made for a perpetual scramble. There is so little time to adjust that that every single inch of progress or failure is magnified to the nth degree.
After coming up short in their quest for top flight defenseman Shea Weber, the Philadelphia Flyers decided to secure the services of one of their highly regarded own players, signing restricted free agent right wing Jakub Voracek to a four year, $17 million contract extension on Thursday.
The contract carries a salary cap hit of $4.25 million per season which is the second highest amongst Flyers forwards behind center Danny Briere and a $2 million raise from his previous one year contract.