Jeff Carter will be with the Flyers for another 11 years. Although the cap isn't all that bad (5.27/year), why was it necessary to sign him for so many years, which will keep him around longer than any other Flyer, including captain Mike Richards. Holmgren made this deal right after Carter's hat-trick game, but he seems to forget that history has tought us that Carter will most probably be sub-par for the next couple of games. Now I'm not against re-signing Carter (even though I believe dealing him would be better for the club), but why so long? He's not a desperately needed player and isn't the face of the franchise. There's no need for an emormous contract like this. Claude Giroux is more valuble than Carter in my opinion and he was only locked up for three years, which in my opinion is perfect. I would've given Carter a maximum a five years, around 2-3 seeming reasonable. It's obvious that a move isn't going to have to be made now for next season, seeing how we only have about 2 million in cap-space left for Ville Leino (who will most probably be signed shortly), Darroll Powe and Dan Carcillo. I'm now worried about the futures of Danny Briere and Scott Hartnell, who both deserve to stick around after what they have done for us. Anyway let me know what you guys think.