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Report: Contract talks between Flyers and Carter picking up

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TSN.ca Staff
10/28/2010 11:23:37 AM
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It appears contract negotiations between Jeff Carter and the Philadelphia Flyers are headed in the right direction.

According to CSNPhilly.com, the two sides are progressing steadily to lock up Philly's leading goal scorer the past two seasons.

"You know me, I don't say much, but I will acknowledge that I've had some conversations with (Flyers general manager) Paul (Holmgren) and we're making progress," agent Rick Curran told CSNPhilly.com on Wednesday. "For the moment, that's probably all I'm going to say. I don't like to discuss negotiations."

In the report, Holmgren said that the team doesn't want to sign Carter to a mega-year deal like they did with captain Mike Richards, who inked a 12-year, $69 million contract in 2007.

"I'm not sure which way it's going to go yet. We're looking at a couple of different things," Holmgren told the website. "That's the hard part. If you want a smaller cap number, you've got to give more years. It's [the balance] delicate."

Carter, a restricted free agent on July 1, is in the final year of a three-year, $15 million deal.

He led the team last year in goals with 33, and scored a career-high 46 in the 2008-09 season.

Jeff Carter (Photo: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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