Claude Giroux’s Signing May Spell the End of the Line for Jeff Carter

November 9th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
With the news of Claude Giroux’s three-year $11,250,000 contract hitting the airwaves today, many Philadelphia Flyer fans are jumping for joy.

At just 22 years old, Giroux is quickly establishing himself as a legitimate NHL super star. Averaging just under a point a game this season (seven goals, seven assists in 15 games), Giroux looks poised to destroy his 2009-10 totals which saw him post 47 points (16 goals, 31 assists) in 82 games.

As much as the 2009-10 regular season is viewed as Giroux’s coming out party, the 2009-10 playoffs in which Giroux scored 10 goals and 21 points in 23 playoff games let everyone in hockey know that this 22-year-old kid was and is the real deal.

Giroux’s new contract looks to be an extremely affordable one that, if Giroux continues to develop, should turn out to be a steal.

That said, as good as Giroux’s deal appears to be for the Flyers, it may end up costing them the services of one or more of their current roster players, maybe even Jeff Carter.

As it stands right now the Flyers have a total of $52,313,096 (all numbers courtesy of dedicated to 17 ...

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