Originally posted on Flyerdelphia  |  Last updated 5/7/14
Image courtesy of Amy Irvin A week after the team's exit in the opening round of the postseason, the Philadelphia Flyers announced today that Paul Holmgren will become the team's President and Ron Hextall will become the team's new General Manager. It will mark the first time in his career that Holmgren will be the President of a franchise, as well as the first time Hextall will be the GM of an NHL club. Holmgren had spent the last seven full seasons and part of an eighth as the Flyers' GM, as he replaced Bobby Clarke early in the 2006-2007 campaign. In that time, the Flyers made the playoffs six times, won a playoff series in four of those seasons, reached the Eastern Conference Finals once, and reached the Stanley Cup Finals in 2010. Regardless of his positive or negative transactions, the deals that will always come to mind when fans think of Holmgren will be the departures of Mike Richards and Jeff Carter in June of 2011. As for Hextall, he spent the 2013-2014 campaign as an A...
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