When the Flyers signed little-known defenseman Evgeny Medvedev from the KHL in the offseason, there were many questions surrounding the move.
The 33-year-old defenseman was going to make the transition from the international game to the North American game. At that age, who knew how he would adjust?
I had my doubts. It screamed depth signing. Ron Hextall called him a Top 4. I, along with many other Flyers fans, have been fooled enough by "defensive upgrades" to think this was the real deal.
But so far, Hextall has been dead on in his evaluation as Medvedev impressed at camp as the team’s best defenseman to this point.