Ray Emery is back. The Flyers announced that they've signed their backup goaltender to a one year contract, and TSN reports that it's worth $1 million for the year.
That's fine. That's suitable. Whatever works.
For comparison, here's what other goaltenders have gone for on the market this July 1:
|Chad Johnson||G||New York Islanders||2 years, $2.6 million||TSN|
|Justin Peters||G||Washington Capitals||2 years, $1.9 million||NBC|
|Ryan Miller||G||Vancouver Canucks||3 years, $18 million||Sportsnet|
|Al Montoya||G||Florida Panthers||2 years, $2.1 million||Panthers / Winnipeg Sun|
|Thomas Greiss||G||Pittsburgh Penguins||1 year, $1 million||Penguins|
|Jonas Hiller||G||Calgary Flames||2 years, $9 million||TSN|
Miller is the only obvious starter on this list, although Jonas Hiller is getting starter money. It's about equal (or exactly equal) with the money other backup goaltenders are getting. And it's not Martin Brodeur, so we all win.