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While it hasn't exactly been a quiet summer in Philadelphia, it has been an offseason marked more by rumors and speculation than by actual spending.
As evidenced by the offers made to Parise and Suter and the offer sheet signed by Weber, the Flyers aren't a team that's afraid to spend money. Since the introduction of the salary cap in 2005, Philly has been at or near the cap ceiling virtually every season.
The Flyers play in front of sold-out crowds and are in the conversation of the most recognizable and marketable teams in the NHL today. They have the money to spend and aren't shy about using it.
But so far Philadelphia has been rather frugal with its offseason spending.
The Flyers opened free agency by re-signing goalie Michael Leighton to a one-year, $900k deal and followed that by re-inking defender Danny Syvret to a two-year deal worth a modest $1.175 million.
Then, after watching Jagr bolt for Dallas on a one-year, $4.5 million deal and Carle head to Tampa Bay on a six-year, $33 million deal, the Flyers responded by nabbing Ruslan Fedotenko on a one-year, $1.75 million deal and signing Gervais to a two-year, $1.65 million pact.
Finally, as noted earlier, Philly re-signed restricted free agent Voracek to a four-year, $17 million contract.
And that's it. Rather modest spending for a team that's used to maxing out its payroll.
What this means is the Flyers will have the salary cap flexibility to take on a hefty salary in trade should Anaheim soften on their demands for Ryan or Philly will have money saved up for next summer when free agents-to-be like Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf and Jarome Iginla become available.
It's all indicative of a Flyers team that continues to focus on the future and the long-term success of the Orange and Black.