The first hour of free agency were a frenzy for some teams as the money went flying.
The Flyers were quiet for those 30 minutes, but have made their first signing of the free-agent period, adding forward Dale Weise on a four-year deal. The deal is worth $9.4 million, an average annual value of $2.35 million.
Free agency officially opens in just a few hours as the NHL world will bid for the best available players. For the Flyers, it is a time when they may not be active players when it comes to outside players, but more about retaining their own.
There will be two parts to free agency for the Flyers. For one, they are essentially bringing back a similar team to last year, especially after extending qualifying offers to five players on Monday.
Here is a preview of what the opening weekend of free agency could be like for the Flyers.
Free agency begins around the NHL on Friday afternoon at noon. While the draft has been Ron Hextall's bread and butter in recent years, free agency has been a period that has forced the Flyers to be more wary of finances than to take chances or be aggressive in signing a proven commodity.
When free agency does begin on Friday, don't expect the Flyers to be big players again, as the finances just aren't quite there yet for them to make a splash signing.