Sam Gagner joined the Flyers in a move that's widely considered to be one of GM Ron Hextall's best, yet still managed to stay somewhat under the radar at the start of the season.
After all, the transaction was more about what Hextall gave up, rather than what he got back in return. In a move that could be considered as one part hockey sense and another part Harry Potterian wizardry, Hextall not only gave up much-maligned defenseman Nicklas Grossmann, but managed to remove Chris Pronger's contract from the Flyers' books. Sure, it helped that the Arizona Coyotes needed to get to the salary floor, but nonetheless, Hextall's move was quite savvy.
Factor in the hoopla that comes with hiring a new coach, and it's understandable that a player like Gagner could fall under the radar.