Friday, February 25, 2011
What I've Heard: Phillips To Re-Sign
I am not saying this is 100% official, but I did some digging, talked to some people and from what I've heard, it appears that Chris Phillips will sign an extension sometime tomorrow most likely. If what I've been told is indeed true, I doubt many will be very happy with the new contract. Not only will we be missing the return of a possible Phillips trade that could net us some excellent assets for a rebuild, but the deal will be for more money than most people wanted if he was to re-sign. I've heard it will most likely be a 3 year deal for around the same money he's making now, which is 3.5 per year.
I will update when I learn if it is indeed 100% confirmed or not. I personally like Phillips, but not at the rumored term/price. I'd personally prefer to see him moved at the deadline, and if he wants to be in Ottawa so much he can return July 1st.
I don't get the rush to sign him today. If he won't waive his NTC, then we still have to July 1st to decide if we want him back, no need to rush into it and give it to him today. All I know is if he does re-sign, there better be no way in hell Murray gives him another NTC, so we aren't in this position again in a few years.