After Thursday's blockbuster moves, this may seem like a relatively meaningless blurb, but we are a site that revolves around Philadelphia sports, and so here we are.
The Flyers signed restricted free agent Andreas Nodl to a new contract, the terms are not yet disclosed. They also signed Tom Sestito, who has played 13 games in the NHL. Nodl had 11 goals and 11 assists last year. He was actually a +14 to boot. Look for him to hang out on the fourth line. We'll see what happens with Sestito… frankly, no one cares at this point.
The real reason anyone would blink at either of these moves is because they cost the Flyers a bit of cap space, albeit pretty minimal. Thursday's orange and black explosion has left some fans scratching their heads. Others are excited, and the rest are intrigued. Final cap calculations after dealing Richards and Carter, and signing Ilya Bryzgalov have left me and many others to think that the Flyers have one more big signing or trade up their sleeve. Every signing the Flyers make that isn't the big move will induce a shrug or sigh from this point forward.
Flyers fans will surely pay attention to restricted and unrestricted free agents this coming Friday when NHL free agency begins. It will be one of the more exciting and intriguing weekends in recent memory (if we don't count last weekend), as we are expecting something…
One signing I wouldn't mind to hear about kinda soon-ish would be Ville Leino. I know Im not alone there.