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Would You Pay Jakub Voracek $8M A Year?

07/17/2015 at 2:33pm EDT

from Greg Paone of CSNPhilly,

Voracek, who will turn 26 in August, is entering the last year of a four-year, $17 million deal that carries a $4.25 million salary cap hit that he signed following the 2011-12 season.

He’s coming off a breakout year in which he posted 22 goals and 59 assists, finished fourth in the entire league with 81 points behind Dallas’ Jamie Benn (87), the New York Islanders’ John Tavares (86) and Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby (84) after leading the race for a good portion of the season and earned the Bobby Clarke Trophy as the Flyers’ most valuable player.

The guess here is that it falls somewhere around six or seven years and in the $7.5-8 million AAV range. Probably closer to $8 million, if we’re being picky.

If you’re looking for more comparable contracts, the guys over at Broad Street Hockey have a really good breakdown here (also some great in-depth stats on just how good Voracek has been the last few seasons).

But an extension for Voracek in Philadelphia will get done. There’s no reason for it not to. When, how long and how much are the only questions.

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