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17-year NHL vet Daniel Briere announces retirement

Longtime NHLer Daniel Briere announced his retirement today, after playing in parts of 17 seasons over his career. Here’s the statement released by the Philadelphia Flyers. After taking a few weeks to think about it, it’s time to hang them up and spend a little more time at home with the family,” Briere said. “I’ve been very, very fortunate to have had a chance to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Holmgren named assistant GM of Team USA for 2016 World Cup

  View image | Flyers President and former general manager Paul Holmgren was named assistant general manager of Team USA for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. USA Hockey made the announcement on Thursday afternoon in Colorado Springs, Co. The general manager of the team will be Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi. Brian Burke, the president of hockey operations...
Via Flyerdelphia
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers: GM Ron Hextall planning long-term

With the NHL Trade Deadline approaching on March 2, the league has been abuzz with all sorts of trade rumors. The Philadelphia Flyers are no exception. The Flyers are currently 8 points outside the last Eastern Conference Wild Card spot and is 6-2-2 in their last 10 games. The team’s recent success has caused some to wonder whether the Flyers will be looking to improve their team...
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers Five: Defining moves of the Paul Holmgren era

  #171995756 / 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 the Paul...
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...
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 will...
Via Flyerdelphia
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Five:Defensemen worth considering

Paul Holmgren has a week to decide if he wants to keep the Flyers roster as it is, or trade for any defensive upgrades. (Photo Courtesy of With the NHL starting back up after its Olympic hiatus and the trade deadline looming next week, the question on Flyers fans' minds is what the team will do with the roster. Will they bolster it, or will they look to stand pat...
Via Flyerdelphia
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Putting On The Foil with @jsaquella: After long defending, my mind has changed on Paul Holmgren

Editors’ Note: Noted Philadelphia Flyers fan John Saquella is going beyond 140 characters. The man most of you probably know from social media as @jsaquella will bring you his wide-ranging opinion and commentary on the Orange and Black in his column Putting On The Foil. By John Saquella (@jsaquella) I have long defended Flyers GM Paul Holmgren, mainly because I feel that his...
Via The Hockey Guys
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

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