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.