With Pronger going on LTIR, the Flyers will have about 7 million in room next year for free agency. No matter how we like this team, there will be trades. Especially if Homer wants to sure up the back end.
6 mil is high but there is really nobody better as a UFA this year. Pllus it is also doubling down on Luke Schenn, as having a stable veteran partner for two years can only help his development.
This years UFA period could be crazy. I wouldn't be surprised with the new cap on years that you might see Perry get close to 9 mil cap hit and someone like Streit or Hainsey get over 5 mil a year. 6 mil might not be that crazy when all is said and done.
If you want good defensemen, you have to pay up. Period.
UFA market doesn't have anyone better out there.
Of course Carle is complete garbage to a lot of people.
Anyway...it's one year for Timonen..Carle's contract was obviously more years but he still fit a need regardless. Would have liked 4.5 to 5M for Timonen but what can you do...6m is a lot but guy has been a good soldier...prolly why he's getting this one year bonus of sorts.