Jeff Carter has agreed to terms on an 11-year, $58 million contract extension with the Philadelphia Flyers. AAV of $5.27M
This is a long deal with a lot of money for someone who I think doesn't fit on this Flyers roster. Its going to be hard to move if Carter continues to disappoint in the playoffs. As a Flyers fan, I think committing long-term to Jeff Carter is a mistake. He has yet to prove that he is better than just scoring goals in bunches (usually against the Islanders or Hurricanes) during the regular season. He is a less talented version of Ilya Kovalchuk. A lot less.
I understand the thinking behind this deal. Lock up a goal scorer with the lowest cap hit possible. That usually means shelling out more years. However, there is more to the Carter on-ice persona than a goal scorer.
Love him or hate him (or couldn't care less), he looks to be a Flyer for a very long time.
TSNBobMcKenzie Bob McKenzie
Carter not eligible for no trade in Year 1. Has full no trades in Years 2, 3, 4. Modified no trade after that for duration.
Kinda have a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach that we will regret this deal one day. Hope I am wrong.