The Philadelphia Flyers opened up the 2014 free-agency season with whatever the opposite of a bang is, and fans should be happy about that.
Former general manager Paul Holmgren left the Flyers without much space to work with in regards to the salary cap. His replacement, Ron Hextall, really has his work cut out for him.
If there's one thing that's clear from the past few weeks, it's that Hextall is moving the Flyers forward while looking to the future.
Here are the biggest takeaways from the start of 2014 NHL free agency.