Your 2014 Lester Patrick Trophy Recipients

NEW YORK (September 16, 2014) – Accomplished NHL executive Bill Daly and former player, coach, current Flyers executive Paul Holmgren have been named recipients of the 2014 Lester Patrick Trophy for outstanding service to hockey in the United States. The award, one of the most prestigious in hockey, was presented to the National Hockey League by the New York Rangers in 1966. ...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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5 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. 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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers required to lean heavily on Claude Giroux

The Philadelphia Flyers were one of the more intriguing teams to follow during the 2013-14 season. The club overcame a disastrous start to the year and ended up making the playoffs before a first-round ouster at the hands of eventual Eastern Conference champion New York Rangers. There was a regime change over the summer with Paul Holmgren getting “promoted” away from day-to...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Bernie Parent On Paul Holmgren And Ron Hextall

from Bernie Parent at, 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

Checking in on the Philadelphia Flyers

Last year: 42-30-10, third in the division. Lost to the Rangers in the first round Key additions:  R.J. Umberger, Nick Schultz Key subtractions: Scott Hartnell, Adam Hall (likely) Franchise direction: I didn’t quite know what to think when Ron Hextall replaced Paul Holmgren, but so far the new general manager has demonstrated restraint uncharacteristic of […] The post Checking...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

The Outlook For The 2014-15 Philadelphia Flyers

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer, They will have to huff and puff to make the playoffs, buying some time for their promising defensemen to gain some minor-league seasoning before likely being ready in two years - or perhaps in the second half of 2014-15. The good news, from the Flyers' perspective, is that coach Craig Berube, who did a commendable job after...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Hextall: No major changes expected

Paul Holmgren was an aggressive, feisty player, and he took those characteristics into the Flyers front office, where he wasn't afraid to roll the dice on moves that shook the hockey world. Ron Hextall, who recently replaced Holmgren as the Flyers general manager, was also a combative player, one who holds the all-time NHL record for career penalty minutes (584) by a goalie...
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May 19, 2014  |  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...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Holmgren’s Best and Worst Moves as Flyers General Manager

Ron Hextall will now get a chance to manage the Flyers after Holmgren stepped down (via edmontonjournal) Paul Holmgren‘s tenure with the Philadelphia Flyers has come to a close after he stepped down to allow Ron Hextall to be general manager of the team. Here are his best and worst moves. Worst: 1. Ilya Bryzgalov No doubt this is up there. Holmgren gave an absolutely absurd contract...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Ron Hextall’s Easy Offseason Will Improve Philadelphia’s Future Fortunes

By: Ryan Kiray (@RyanK_THG) Getty Images New Philadelphia Flyers General Manager Ron Hextall is undoubtedly already preparing for the 2014 offseason. In a move that surprised no one, Hextall assumed the GM’s throne in the City of Brotherly Love on Wednesday when Paul Holmgren became the team’s president. Holmgren’s tenure as GM is difficult to assess; positives like a trip...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Hires Ron Hextall As GM

A few NHL teams have general manager openings to fill and Philadelphia Flyers assistant general manager Ron Hextall is considered a top contender to fill one of those positions.  In order to prevent another team to hire him away from the Flyers, he has been promoted to general manager.  In order to make rom, Paul Holmgren was promoted to president. Holmgren had been the Flyers...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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

Photo via: Jim Tyron / Wikimedia Commons Big news for Philadelphia Flyers fans, Paul Holmgren has been promoted too president of the orginization, and long time fan favorite, former Los Angeles Kings GM, and fantastic hockey mind, Ron Hextall as the new general manager. Hextall was a Philly fan favorite, known for his toughness and take no prisoner mentality. Hextall was anamazing...
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May 07, 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

Hextall In, Holmgren Out: Flyers Name New GM

    It is truly hard to find anyone who didn’t see this move coming. Much like their Philadelphia baseball counterparts, the Philles, who made a similar move involving former Manager Charlie Manuel and current Manage Ryne Sandberg, the Flyers decided to employ the strategy as well when they brought former all time Flyers great Ron Hextall in to be Paul Holmgren’s Assistant...
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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...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Live Stream- Philadelphia Flyers With A Front Office Announcement

The Philadelphia Flyers will have a press conference to reportedly announce Ron Hextall as their new GM and the moving of Paul Holmgren to team President. It is scheduled to begin at 11:30am ET and can be watched below via CSNPhilly.... added 11:16am,   #Flyers have promoted Paul Holmgren to president & Ron Hextall to general manager. Read more:
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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...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers appear ready to shuffle the managerial deck

When Philadelphia Flyers owner Ed Snider hedged his bets regarding GM Paul Holmgren's future, everyone and their brother's uncle's cousin in South Jersey figured that the Flyers would shuffle the managerial deck. Surprise surprise: The #Flyers will hold a press conference today at 11:30 a.m. to announce front office promotions. — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey Talks On A Monday Morning

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, - Peter Laviolette, fired three games into this season by the Philadelphia Flyers, will likely get interviews for both the vacant Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators’ jobs. The likeliest scenario might be Barry Trotz landing in Florida and Laviolette joining the Preds. - There was some confusion last week over Paul Holmgren’s...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Holmgren says he's staying as Flyers GM

About 90 minutes after Ed Snider hinted that Paul Holmgren may become president of the Flyers, Holmgren said he would remain as general manager next season. Snider, chairman of the Flyers' parent company, Comcast Spectacor, said the club hired assistant general manager Ron Hextall last year to be the GM someday, but Holmgren said he was not ready to relinquish the job. Holmgren...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The owner-and-managerial circus continues in Philly

Beware: an auto-play video lurks within: There are some strange things afoot in Philly--as usual. Flyers owner Ed Snider and current GM Paul Holmgren weren't exactly on the same page as to whether Holmgren will remain the general manager on Friday, as Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia's Tim Panaccio noted: “Of course Paul will be back,” Snider said Friday at Skate Zone...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Holmgren: Steve Downie sidelined indefinitely

The Flyers finally said something about forward Steve Downie. He is out indefinitely, according to general manager Paul Holmgren. No specific injury was announced. Downie was benched the final two games of the regular season for blown coverage assignments. The question now is: Was Downie not feeling well during the two games he made mistakes that led to his benching? “Well,...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The Flyers re-sign Andrew MacDonald, Twitter laughs

Okay, we get it. Paul Holmgren is a bad general manager. In fact, let’s all be thankful that the Flyers don’t have anything that remotely resembles a competent managerial team. The Andrew MacDonald signing, sure is something. The JVR for Luke Schenn trade was… terrible. Drafting Claude Giroux was an accident. Bryzgalov, LOL. Mark Streit is how old? You traded Bobrovsky? The...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

No Need For Culture Change, Holmgren Is Man For Job

Ron Hextall re-joined the Philadelphia Flyers on July 15, 2013 as the assistant general manger and immediately the speculation on general manger Paul Holmgren’s job status began. Before this season an article appeared on this website, questioning Holmgren’s competency. After being eliminated in five games by the New Jersey Devils (four straight losses in the […]No Need For...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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