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The Flyer Front Office Train Wreck

Postby Humperdink on Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:27 pm

Stumbled across this article on the firing of Flyer GM Ron Hextall. For us Flyer haters, it's an enjoyable read.

"He (Hextall) would fume at players grabbing a slice of pizza or a few chicken wings after a game. He even changed what food was available on the plane or served in the team hotel, choosing to go more organic...... When Sean Couturier re-injured his knee in a charity game over the summer, Hextall bristled. He then made it mandatory that all players wear knee braces to protect their knees, including those without knee problems.....

"(Gord) Murphy was a Hextall spy. And he spied on everyone. Players. Coaches. Trainers. Equipment people. Everyone. He was a direct line to Hextall about everything going on in the locker room, training room and even some personal stuff off-ice........It got to a point this season where a lot of the defensemen – especially the younger guys like Ivan Provorov, Travis Sanheim and Shayne Gostisbehere, either didn’t trust their coach, weren’t on the same page or both. ..."

https://www.crossingbroad.com/2018/12/h ... xtall.html
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Re: The Flyer Front Office Train Wreck

Postby Southern Fan on Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:05 am

Thought the problem was Hakstol, not Hextall. Have thought Wayne Simmonds game has been impacted by something. This also might be Hextall being thrown under the orange bus.
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Re: The Flyer Front Office Train Wreck

Postby FLPensFan on Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:08 pm

Hakstol getting fired in 3....2....1..... (reportedly not on the ice for Flyers practice that just started).

EDIT: And now appears to be official.
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Re: The Flyer Front Office Train Wreck

Postby Southern Fan on Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:15 pm

FLPensFan wrote:Hakstol getting fired in 3....2....1..... (reportedly not on the ice for Flyers practice that just started).

EDIT: And now appears to be official.


Assume management wants to get back to goonish, Neanderthal hockey that attracts their fan base and has been a successful model for the last 40 years.
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Re: The Flyer Front Office Train Wreck

Postby Jim on Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:00 am

Wonder what they are going to trade to Edmonton for Lucic...
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