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Would You Pay Kevin Hayes $7.1M Over 7 Years?

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Ajax19's avatar

No. No, I would not.

Posted by Ajax19 on 06/19/19 at 08:19 AM ET

SauceBoss's avatar

He’s a good 2-way center but that’s a lot of money for a guy that’s never topped 50 points in a season. I would’ve given him the Eberle contract. 5y/5.5m

But Phillys got a lot a cap space right now and basically 0 bad contracts thanks to Hextall.

Posted by SauceBoss on 06/19/19 at 08:34 AM ET

Primis's avatar

Yikes.

Posted by Primis on 06/19/19 at 08:48 AM ET

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Hayes is so overrated and I love seeing Philly make mistakes

Posted by SevensForTed on 06/19/19 at 08:52 AM ET

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Yes, definitely.

But I am terrible with money.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 06/19/19 at 09:02 AM ET

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This seems like pressure and a license to speed in order to get back into the playoffs
and try to be relevant again.

It’s fine to have better depth at center and veterans whom you hope
will stabilize things and help the younger talent back there and the young goalie
continue to develop.

But it doesn’t look like a blueprint for a contending team.

It seems like the schedule to do that would be while Giroux and Voracek
are still in or close to their prime.

Interesting to see who they get to play with Hart.

Posted by lefty.30 on 06/19/19 at 09:05 AM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

i personally would never give any person $1-million+ salary.

who really deserves that kind of money for a job?

- discuss -

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 06/19/19 at 09:22 AM ET

MurrayChadwick's avatar

who really deserves that kind of money for a job?

- discuss -

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 06/19/19 at 09:22 AM ET

I’ll discuss.

The best players in the world who play a sport that generates enough fan revenue to pay it, they deserve it. 

Would you rather see that money go to the owner?  I’m sure you want your ticket price reduced but the fact is, supply and demand dictates the price for that ticket, not players salary, sure that can be used to justify an increase, but if they have a waitlist price goes up, and empty seats they go down, and empty = unsold not unattended.  The owner would just pocket those funds if the players salary went down, and I don’t go to a wings game to see the Chris Illitch Red Wings, I go to watch elite NHL hockey.

Why shouldn’t the athlete also benefit from the same supply and demand dynamics? They have the elite talent, they are in short supply, we pay to see them, they should earn the coin IMO. 

When I go to see a band, the artists should be getting the bulk of the ticket money after expenses are paid for.

Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerGod's pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 06/19/19 at 09:52 AM ET

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via the Flyers,

The Philadelphia Flyers announced they have signed center Kevin Hayes to a seven-year contract worth an average annual value (AAV) of $7.14 million, according to Executive Vice President & General Manager Chuck Fletcher.

“We are very happy to sign Kevin to a long term contract,” said Fletcher. “He plays a smart, two-way game and is just entering the prime of his career. Kevin will add size and skill to our line-up.”

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/19/19 at 02:22 PM ET

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He’s actually a pretty decent fit for the Flyers. The money and term may be a bit high but the Flyers are determined to be relevant again in the short-term. This is a move in that direction. The trade for Braun is another.

Their biggest hole left is a backup goaltending. They need to make the right decision here because Hart still has some learning to do and will probably have some more ups and downs before establishing himself. Ideally the bring in a mentor who could serve as a starter if Hart struggles. The Flyers are counting on Hart being a long-term solution so it is definitely in their best interest to protect that interest even if it means he is best served by stepping back to the AHL if he really struggles. He can’t be riding the bench for any extended period of time.

Posted by evileye on 06/20/19 at 11:23 AM ET

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