There were moments when Hextall wondered if a deal would ever happen.
“You’re like, ‘If they don’t budge, we won’t get a deal done,’” Hextall said when we chatted late last week. “It was a hard process, with both sides committed to getting the job done.”
About three weeks later, a new deal was announced. Voracek and the Flyers agreed to an eight-year, $66 million contract extension, a deal with a healthy annual average salary cap hit of $8.25 million.