Flyers raise the bar for Habs’ Kostitsyn

The Gazette’s Pat Hickey writes that the Philadelphia Flyers might have just raised the asking price of Canadiens’ Andrei Kostitsyn after the Flyers re-signed Jeff Carter to a three-year, $15-million deal.

Carter, a centre, had 29 goals and 24 assists last season and was a plus-6, while Kostitsyn had 26 goals and 27 assists and was plus-15.

Both players were drafted in 2003 – Kostitsyn was one selection ahead of Carter at No. 10 overall. The big difference between them is that Carter has a longer track record in the NHL. He has played three full seasons – twice as long as Kostitsyn.

Hickey also writes about the team’s talks with Mats Sundin and the dismantling of the Maple Leafs by Cliff Fletcher. To read that, click here.

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