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Not all restricted free agent news was bad news for the Flyers this week. With the consideration of Weber’s potential $7.86 million cap hit now a thing of the past, the Flyers had more than enough room to bring back one of their key acquisitions from the half-famous, half-infamous summer trades of 2011.
Jakub Voracek, who came to Philly from Columbus last June and contributed 49 regular season points and 10 postseason points, had been in RFA limbo until Thursday.
Voracek is now officially back in Orange and Black, the proud owner of a four-year deal that will earn him $17 million, or as Shea Weber calls it, “this month’s allowance.”
Current speculation, like the unmatchable Twitter commentary of The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Sam Carchidi, puts Voracek on the right of Claude Giroux. Scott Hartnell would play left wing on the line, rounding out a trio of gingers who could become the most potent scorers Philly has seen since the Legion of Doom.
Nicknames for the line are already taking shape, ranging from the less-inspired “Ginger Line” to the cutesy “Gingerbread Men” and the homage to the SEPTA train that got the fans to the stadium, “The Orange Line.”
The Four-Check is going with The Orange Line.
Unless of course, Bobby Ryan comes in and ruins the whole thing.