Originally posted on The Hockey Guys  |  Last updated 7/4/13
(Via Getty Images) The only question regarding captain Claude Giroux receiving an extension from the Philadelphia Flyers was when. The team decided to answer that question sooner rather than later. According to multiple reports, Giroux and the Flyers have a greed to an eight-year extension, worth $66.2 million. His average salary will be just north of $8.27 million. For a franchise player, the amount of money on the contract is no surprise. Even with a $4.5 million raise, the 25 year old’s new deal should have no ill effects on Philadelphia’s salary cap situation next year. The cap ceiling is expected to go up, and the contracts of defensemen Kimmo Timonen and Andrej Meszaros come off the books. Giroux’s deal is in the same ballpark as the Anaheim Ducks Ryan Getzlaf, who signed an eight year, $66 million deal with the club. Getzlaf had 49 points last year, and Giroux had 48. Credit to the Flyers front office for getting a deal done early, and not allowing it to drag on through the 2...
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