Michael Raffl Gets Contract Extension

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Here’s something I didn’t expect to see today:

The deal is worth $1.6 million per season, so it’s down from the $2.3 million he made over the past three seasons. Raffl was set to become an unrestricted free agent.

General Manager Chuck Fletcher, via press release:

We’re happy to have Michael for the next two years. Throughout his six seasons with the Flyers he has played a pivotal role in a variety of positions and situations. His versatility, experience and work ethic will be valuable assets to our team going forward.”

Yeah?

I’m not the local Flyers expert, but Raffl has.. <checks notes> 18 points this year, which is rather underwhelming. He’s 30 years old now and two-year extension carries him to age 32. I guess bringing him back as a bottom-six guy is better than, uh, whatever the alternative is? I dunno. I think Flyers fans are just looking to be excited about something, looking for some kind of move that doesn’t scream “status quo,” yet this feels like another “status quo” type of move to me.

Anthony and Russ will have better Raffl takes, coming soon to  a website near you.

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6 Comments

  • time is not yours March 26, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    I’m a troll

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  • just my two cents March 26, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    saw kinker had it out with a commenter about the comment section driving this site. I think i started coming here maybe 5 years ago???but then it was about 95% for the comment section and 5% for whatever Kyle wrote. Nowadays, i actually dont mind kinker but i still overwhelmingly visit for the comment section which is substantially worse than it was then. maybe like 65-35

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  • Stepford Flyers Fan March 26, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    We Flyers fans love our team’s Muckers and Grinders! ❤️

    Raffl, Gudass, Hägg, Laughton = You’re awesome guys!!!

    Boo!!! Crosby’s a b****!

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  • EBITDA March 26, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Don’t cry for me Argentina
    I was supposed to be immortal
    Not much to ask for

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  • Kevywevy March 26, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    I’m a useless troll

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  • Little Timmy Gudel March 26, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    You mentioned my mommy. I’m 11!!!

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