By the by - just to make sure I'm clear - I think this is a good deal for the Flyers no matter what. He gives them so much grit and is a pain in the ass to play against. No matter what the price, it's a good deal.
Thanks CP. Our teams are going to be fun to watch for years to come. Now let's hope the big boys can get a deal done so we can have some hockey on time.
It's harder to evaluate contracts now due tithe uncertainty regarding the new CBA. I'm glad to have Hartnell locked up tho. I doubt he will repeat last year's performance, but he is by all accounts a very good locker room presence and he's hilarious. Great guy for the franchise. Having Jagr around even for only one year was amazing for Hartnell. Seems he is now much more dedicated to his fitness and it showed last year.
Monday, the Flyers made sure Hartnell would stay on the top line, too, signing him to a six-year extension worth $28.5 million. It kicks in during 2013-14 and pays annual salaries of $6 million, $5 million, $5 million, $5 million, $4.5 million and $3 million.