Makes Thomas' contract look ****ing amazing in retrospect, huh?
Certainly a better cap hit compared to what was reported before but 9 years is a long time. Going to be near impossible to unload that contract if he doesn't work out or is merely average/mediocre for Philly.
High price for someone with little to no playoff success. I understand it wasn't all his fault but he was unimpressive against Detroit this year. Untimely and bad first goals putting his team down early.
Like another poster said: Not sure if he even ranks top 10 in the league. If he does he is towards the 9th/10th position.
They have 9 forwards signed right now, 6 D, including fringe NHL Oskars Bartulis, and 3 goalies and have a whopping 7.6 million in cap space.
They will probably trade either Bobrovsky or Leighton, freeing up another 1.5-1.7, so call it 9 million in space with at least 4-5 spots to fill. About 1.5-2.0 per spot. maybe they move Versteeg and free up another 3/per, but they still have to replace him...