On the Newest Hextall and Other Things

The reaction to the Flyers adding Brett Hextall to the organization via an AHL contract to the Phantoms was as expected.

Many people saw it as just an AHL contract and it wasn't as if his father, Ron, the Flyers GM, handed him an a job at the NHL level.

Others saw it as another example of the Flyers always keeping things in-house, reclaiming former players of theirs, and nepotism.

You can

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Recognizing Lindros, LeClair, and Desjardins

Hard to believe Harry, but the last time the Flyers had their own Hall of Fame induction was 2009 when The Hammer went in.

Dave Schultz. Before that? Ron Hextall in 2008.

This season, the Flyers have a bonanza going with today's announcement of John LeClair, Eric Lindros and Eric Desjardins.

LeClair and Lindros will go in on NOv. 20 when the Flyers host Minnesota. Desjardins will be ind

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Making Progress Without Money

Something about June 23 unleashes the beast in Flyers management.

Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, JVR and now Scott Hartnell all traded on this fateful day over the last, several years.

It’s been a busy couple weeks for newly-installed Flyers general manager Ron Hextall.

On June 4, he announced the agreement with Reading of the ECHL, completing his double link minor league system into Pe

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On Laughton and Others

Scott Laughton is an unusual spot when he comes into Flyers training camp this fall.

If Vinny Lecavalier is still on the roster, his chances of being there as a Flyer are slim and none.

In fact, right now, the organization has him penciled into playing his first season of pro as a Phantom and getting the experience he needs at a higher level.

What is very different, however, is that this

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A Sitdown Is Required

We've been through this before.

With Eric Lindros and Ko Ko Bananas.

With Mike Richards and Jeff Carter on Dry Island.

And now with Claude Giroux.

The Flyers - and that means Ed Snider, Paul Holmgren, Ron Hextall and Craig Berube _ need to have a heart-to-heart talk with their young captain, Claude Giroux.

Going into a bar and pinching police officers' butts doesn't cut it for a c

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Hextall on Today’s Non-Events

It was easily the most depressing day of free agency since 1995 for the Flyers.

A day when all GM Ron Hextall could do was sit and watch the parade go by, knowing he didn't have enough money to join in.

Here's his conference call transcript courtesy of the Flyers:

Frustrating day for you?

"No, not really," Hextall replied. "To be honest with you, July 1 is one of those days where we

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What They Said At the Draft

On the eve if free agency, the Flyers remain cap strapped.

Here's a review of what GM Ron Hextall and club president Paul Holmgren had to say over the weekend after the NHL Draft:

Transcripts courtesy of the Flyers:

HEXTALL

What did you see from today’s part of the draft?

"Well, I think it was a decent draft. There were still some names on the table that we liked when it was

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Making Progress Without Money

Something about June 23 unleashes the beast in Flyers management.

Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, JVR and now Scott Hartnell all traded on this fateful day over the last, several years.

It’s been a busy couple weeks for newly-installed Flyers general manager Ron Hextall.

On June 4, he announced the agreement with Reading of the ECHL, completing his double link minor league system into Pe

See the original post here: Tim Panaccio

Making Progress Without Money

Something about June 23 unleashes the beast in Flyers management.

Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, JVR and now Scott Hartnell all traded on this fateful day over the last, several years.

It’s been a busy couple weeks for newly-installed Flyers general manager Ron Hextall.

On June 4, he announced the agreement with Reading of the ECHL, completing his double link minor league system into Pe

See the original post here: Tim Panaccio

Making Progress Without Money

Something about June 23 unleashes the beast in Flyers management.

Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, JVR and now Scott Hartnell all traded on this fateful day over the last, several years.

It’s been a busy couple weeks for newly-installed Flyers general manager Ron Hextall.

On June 4, he announced the agreement with Reading of the ECHL, completing his double link minor league system into Penn

See the article here: Tim Panaccio