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Flyers made a “horrible mistake” by signing Ilya Bryzgalov

Most fans and hockey experts have acknowledged – perhaps repeatedly – that the Ilya Bryzgalov experiment in Philadelphia was a disaster of epic proportions. In situations like these, one which forces a contract to be bought out, the team responsible rarely acknowledges the mistake and often never speaks of the player in question. That hasn’t been the case with the Philadelphia...
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Hextall: No need for sweeping changes to Flyers

This was Ron Hextall’s first summer offseason as the new Flyers general manager, after assuming the job from Paul Holmgren, now club president, last spring. CSNPhilly.com sat down with Hextall recently to discuss the state of the franchise going into the 2014-15 season. This is the first of a four-part interview with Hextall: When you tally up the additions and subtractions...
Via Pro Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Bernie Parent On Paul Holmgren And Ron Hextall

from Bernie Parent at Philly.com, We have Paul Holmgren as team president, who started out as a hockey player, made his way up to a scout, and then a general manager. And along comes Ron Hextall, who was one of the greatest goalies the Philadelphia Flyers organization has ever seen, who moved on to be a scout, then a successful assistant general manager with the Los Angeles...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Five: Defining moves of the Paul Holmgren era

  #171995756 / gettyimages.com Throughout his eight-year tenure as Flyers GM, Paul Holmgren was responsible for 64 trades and dozens of free agent acquisitions and draft choices. Some flew under the radar and are forgotten, some could have used an "undo" button and some are among great deals in Flyers history. This week's Flyers Five looks at five moves that defined...
Via Flyerdelphia
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Promote Ron Hextall To General Manager, Paul Holmgren To President

PHILADELPHIA – Ron Hextall got his “dream job.” Hextall was promoted to general manager by the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday to replace Paul Holmgren, who was elevated to president. Hextall is Philadelphia’s all-time winningest goalie and served as assistant GM last year. “I’m extremely excited about this new opportunity to manage the Philadelphia Flyers,” Hextall...
Via NESN.com
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Holmgren named Flyers' President, Hextall named GM

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...
Via Flyerdelphia
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Hextall to be named Flyers GM, Holmgren President

The Philadelphia Flyers have called a news conference for Wednesday morning to announce "front office promotions," amid reports that assistant general manager Ron Hextall will be promoted to general manager. According to a report from Comcast Sportsnet and Philadelphia Daily News reports, it is expected that Hextall will take over, while existing GM Paul Holmgren as team...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Holmgren’s top-10 worst moves as General Manager

Paul Holmgren became the interim General Manager of the Philadelphia Flyers on October 22, 2006. That interim title was removed only weeks later on November 11. Holmgren was able to take a team that finished last in the National Hockey League, and rebuild it to make a deep run all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals the very next season. Yes, some of Holmgren’s moves have...
Via Flyers Faithful
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Is Paul Holmgren the Man for the Job?

It is a day of celebration in the City of Brotherly Love. Sure, the Chicago Blackhawks are Stanley Cup Champions and for the 38th consecutive year there will not be an orange and black parade down Broad Street. But the Philadelphia Flyers have given their fans a reason to smile, announcing the organization’s intentions to [...]
Via The Orange Update
June 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Holmgren deserves credit for roster makeover

Atthis time last year, the Philadelphia Flyers had a different look. They were swept out of the second round,which prompted GM Paul Holmgren to boldly reconfigure the look of his roster inthe off-season. Holmgren receivedcriticism for the makeover he orchestrated, but it has proved to be successful– so far.Holmgrenchanged the identity of the Flyers in a matter of moments. On...
Via Red Light District Hockey
April 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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