PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 22: Scott Hartnell #19 of the Philadelphia Flyers celebrates his goal with teammates at the bench in the first period of Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center on April 22, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Scott Hartnell Signs 6-Year Contract Extension With Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers and Scott Hartnell have agreed to a six-year contract extension.

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Scott Hartnell Signs 6-Year Deal With Philadelphia Flyers: Flyers Fans React To The Deal

The Philadelphia Flyers made a big move Monday, agreeing to a six-year contract extension with Scott Hartnell. As is the case with most long-term extensions, opinions of the deal depend greatly on the value of the contract. Reports have varied as to the value of Hartnell's contract, making for a wide array of reaction by Flyers' fans.

Initially, Anthony SanFilippo reported the deal was worth $5.5 million per season, a number a few fans thought was too high.

"I love Hartnell, but that's too much." - doubleh

"yeesh" - ohshay

When Tim Panaccio later reported the deal would average $4.75 million per season, the reaction was a little more positive.

That's much better than the $5.5 million per year number originally reported - Travis Hughes

Still a bit high but I could live with that. - EREX21

Regardless of the contract terms, at least one fan is happy to see Hartnell sticking in Philadelphia long term.

I am very happy about this. I think he will live up to last year. With the possibility of improving. - Gta0012

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Scott Hartnell Signs 6-Year Contract Extension With Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers and Scott Hartnell have agreed to a six-year contract extension.

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