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    A risk worth taking: Evaluating Owen Tippett and his new contract

    Charlie O'Connor Avatar
    January 26, 2024

    In order to build a true Stanley Cup contender via their planned rebuild, the Philadelphia Flyers were always going to have to take calculated risks.

    Handing nearly $50 million dollars to a player with a career-high goal total of 27 is certainly a risk. But it also has the potential to provide significant reward.

    On Friday, general manager Daniel Briere and the Flyers announced that they had re-signed winger Owen Tippett to a massive eight-year, $49.6 million contract extension. Tippett, still just 24 years of age (he'll be 25 when the new deal kicks in at the start of the 2024-25 season), was the key piece in the deal that sent longtime captain Claude Giroux to Florida in March 2022,...

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