Giroux has more points than ANY player in the entire NHL over the last 4 or 5 years. Voracek is just becoming a great player. Oh look, there's something shiny across the street! Typical Philly fan. We need big players? 6' 200 lbs? Jake is 6'2" 215 lbs. LA had as many playoff games as we did last year. Jake and G are the kinds of players every team in the league would want....let's trade them away so we can save the money Homer blew on players you don't want. That'll build a winner. Phi
If voracek gets more, IMO it should be for shorter term If he wants to sign through 34, I think $6.5-7M isn't a terrible number. Let's recall that there have been "issues" with jake and his mom's pierogies...
A LOT of it will have to do with what Voracek does this year. Right now, he's had one great season on Giroux's wing and still hasn't scored 25, much less 30. I don't know that I give that guy $8M. And I'm not sure the league can afford to give guys who haven't scored 25 goals $8M. Tarasenko potted THIRTY SEVEN last season. Jake has all of EIGHT more goals in the past two years COMBINED.
Troll or not - and he is a troll just for the record - Voracek is not an $8M player at this point. I said it earlier, but I don't want them to wrap up $16+M in cap space on two guys who are power play specialists and have never scored 30 (or in Jake's case 25). The competition the Flyers face makes that a difficult hill to climb. The Pens (53 - Hornqvist missed 18 games and scored 25), Isles (56), Rags (61), Caps (71) - even the Blue Jackets (57) - had more goal scoring power in their top pair