The Flyers continue to change up their roster as they have signed agitator Maxime Talbot to a reported 5 year deal worth $9 million. Talbot has pestered the Flyers for years as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins, where he amassed 52 goals, 108 points and 324 PIMs in 5 seasons in the Igloo. The feisty center/winger fills the spot left vacant by rival and fellow pest Dan Carcillo. One has to wonder what GM Paul Holmgren is thinking with all these moves.
By: Tim Brennan
According to the Flyers twitter account, the team has signed forward Jakub Voracek and free agent defenseman Andreas Lilja. Voracek came over in the trade with Columbus for Jeff Carter and became a restricted free agent earlier today. Lilja is a #6 defenseman who is being brought in to replace Sean O’Donnell, who signed with the Chicago Blackhawks an hour ago. Voracek scored 14 goals and 46 points in 80 games last season for Columbus while Lilja posted 1 goal and 7 points in 52 games with the Anaheim Ducks.
According to the Flyers own Twitter account, the team has signed Jaromir Jagr to a one year deal. Jagr looks to make $3.3 million this season according to Darren Dreger of TSN. The Flyers seemed desperate to add a goal scorer to the lineup since they haven’t been able to get Ville Leino under contract and traded away Mike Richards and Jeff Carter a few weeks back. Jagr was negotiating a contract with Pittsburgh and Detroit earlier this week but both teams backed out prior to the start of free agency today.
According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the Devils have re-signed defenseman Andy Greene to a 4 year contract. Greene recorded 4 goals and 23 points while playing all 82 games in an up and down season for New Jersey. Even though he ended the year with a -23 plus/minus rating, Greene has potential as a puck moving defenseman and a building block for what the future will look like on the Devil’s blueline with Matt Corrente, Matt Taormina and recent first round draft choice Adam Larsson.