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Flyers compound mistakes with Rasmus Ristolainen extension, and they may not be done yet

You have two options when you make a big mistake. You can own up to it and re-assess the situation, making the best of the situation one finds themselves in or you can double down and hope for the best.

In signing Rasmus Ristolainen to a five-year, $25.5 million contract extension on Thursday, Philadelphia Flyers general manager Cliff Fletcher chose to walk the latter of those two paths.

It wasn't that long ago that Ristolainen was one of Fletcher's landmark acquisitions of the off-season in an effort to remake the Flyers' blue line, parting with Robert Hägg, a first-round pick in this year's draft, and a second in the one that follows for the privilege. They also had to dispatch of Shayne Gostisbehere to the Arizona Coyotes in a cap dump deal that cost them a second-round pick to create the

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NHL Buffalo Sabres Philadelphia Flyers NHL Sean Couturier Ryan Ellis Joel Farabee Claude Giroux Shayne Gostisbehere Carter Hart Robert Hägg Rasmus Ristolainen Travis Sanheim Marc Bergevin Chuck Fletcher Kent Hughes
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