By Jack Ryan
What’s up with the Flyers’ attempts to get a contract extension going for high-scoring Jakub Voracek?
Unlike Claude Giroux two summers ago, the Flyers and Voracek haven’t reached a quick agreement on a contract extension. The All-Star right wing has one season to go on a four-year, $17-million deal. Eligible for an extension since July 1, his value on the open market next summer likely would surpass the eight-year, $66.2 million deal that Giroux signed on July 4, 2013.
“We’ve been chatting,” general manager Ron Hextall said a few days ago. “That’s pretty much all I can say. There’s no deadline on something like that and they tend to drag on.”
Hextall “prefers” to get a deal done before training camp starts in September, but it appears the sides aren’t close to a deal. “We’re willing to get something done if Jake wants to get something done,” Hextall said.