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Arbitration cases are contentious, ego-deflating experiences; and they get really interesting when you have players that defy classification, whose numbers defy financial quantification.

Dan Carcillo is one of those players.

How do you put a price tag on annoyance? How do you appraise provocation? He was a 12-goal guy last season; what's his upside at just 25?

The Philadelphia Flyers and Carcillo, a restricted free agent winger, decided not to answer those difficult questions in an arbitration hearing, opting to agree on a 1-year contract worth $1.075 million, according to Sarah Baicker of CSN Philly:

Carcillo, 25, was acquired by the Flyers at the trade deadline in 2009 from the Phoenix Coyotes, in exchange for Scottie Upshall(notes) and a second-round draft pick in 2011. He was a late addition to the list of players that had filed for arbitration July 6, according to the NHLPA.

The feisty left wing had a hot-and-cold season, which saw him go from playing alongside Mike Richards(notes) on the Flyers' top line, to being a healthy scratch in the Stanley Cup Final.

Baicker said the 1-year deal will take Carcillo to unrestricted free agency next summer. 

Carcillo made $937,500 as a base salary last season and had a cap hit of $893,750. So not exactly a significant raise for the mustached fiend; and by that we mean not Boogaard money.

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