Report: Philadelphia Flyers to Announce Emery Deal

Bleacher ReportAnalyst IJune 7, 2009

OTTAWA, CANADA- FEBRUARY 21:  Ray Emery #1 of the Ottawa Senators makes a save during first-period action of a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets February 21, 2008 at the Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Canada. The Ottawa Senators lead the Columbus Blue Jackets 1-0 after the first period. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)

It has been three or four days since the story first broke, but it is no "likely" that the Flyers will announce the signing of Ray Emery, again, according to Tim Panaccio.

Panaccio says the deal will be a one-year pact worth $1.5 million.

In his article, Panaccio says that NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told CSNPhilly.com via e-mail that the team are allowed to announce that they have a deal with Emery, but they can't officially sign it until July 1.

Now that the numbers leaked out, I like this move even more than I did in the first place.  For $1,5 million, Emery could end up being a huge bargain and if he flops, it wouldn't be hard to get rid of him.

When it was first announced that the Flyers were going to sign Emery, chaos broke out through the fandom of the Flyers, so many haters over the signing.  Well now the numbers out in the open, the signing of Emery makes a lot of sense when you look at it.

Lets take a look at what Martin Biron wants:  $5 million over three-four years.

Emery will make $1.5 over one year.

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Which makes more sense to you, a long term contract worth $5 million a year with a goalie that gives you a lot headaches at times or a one year deal worth $1.5 million for a goalie that, if it he's right, can win a lot of games and be a lot more solid than Biron, and if he doesn't, you can easily get rid of him.

Whether you like it or not, this is a good signing, and hopefully time will prove it to be better.