Monday, September 11, 2006


TSN is reporting that Flyers forward Simon Gagne has signed a 5-year $26.25 million deal. Gagne, who was apparently asking for $6 million per season has settled for a fair bit less, at $5.25 million. This puts the Flyers at about $43.91 in cap space not including 2 way contracts.
The 2 way contracts don't account for much salary at all if there is any.
What this probably means, as I've said before, is that Keith Primeau, with his $3.04 million salary, could become a bit of a headache to Clarke in the next while, leaving Carke no breathing room under the cap limit. If Primeau plays all season and recovers from his concussion, then there is no problem. But it seems that the salaries of players who are injured long term, like the Bruins' Alexei Zhamnov for example, don't count against a team's cap.
I think there is going to be a bit of a soap opera between Clarke and Primeau yet!
I also think that Gagne is not worth this much, but obviously Clarke sees upside in him still.


At September 11, 2006 at 5:54 p.m. , Blogger Ingmar "W" Bergman said...

Oh no!


Oh no!

At September 11, 2006 at 6:07 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Oh no, Gagne signed for that much...or oh no Clarke is going to dismember Primeau!

At September 12, 2006 at 3:56 a.m. , Blogger Ingmar "W" Bergman said...

Oh no, Gagne signed for that much. I know these contracts are the norm in the NHL these days, but I don't have to like it. I wonder if his career goal totals will read: 20-27-33-9-24-47 and 28 after next season?

Or he'll score 72-66-62-70-62 over the remainder of his contract and people will throw rocks at me whenever I make an appearance.


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