Jeff Carter hopes NHL still around by the end of this contract
Updated: November 15, 2010

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Moments after signing an 11-year contract extension with the Flyers, Jeff Carter said he was “optimistic” that the NHL wouldn’t be bankrupt and long forgotten when his contract expires in 2022.

“There’s risk involved in signing such a long-term deal,” said Carter on Monday. “You have to weigh things like ‘Can I support my family if the NHL has to start paying me in food stamps?’ or ‘What if I show up to work one day and they’re turning the place into a Walgreens?’ You just roll the dice and hope for the best.”

The Flyers also agreed to a contract extension with Claude Giroux, who had a similar faith that the NHL would still exist when his deal expires in three years.

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