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Tag Archives: Ron Hextall

Hextall Continues Rebuild, Deals Braydon Coburn to Lightning

Despite a recent surge that has seen them claw back into playoff contention, the Philadelphia Flyers (27-25-11) look to be committed to rebuilding their aging blue line. One day after trading Kimmo Timonen to Chicago, GM Ron Hextall has generated another coup, acquiring a young defenseman along with 2015 1st- and 3rd-round picks for Braydon […]

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Flyers Offseason Tracker: Free Agency, Trades, and Analysis

Signings RW Jason Akeson (1 year, two-way, $575K) This was really a no-brainer for Ron Hextall and Co. Akeson has been a stud for the Flyers’ AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, leading the team in scoring for three straight years. Just this past season, he racked up 24 goals and 40 assists for the Phantoms […]

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Flyers Trade News: Vinny Lecavalier’s Agent Has Permission to Talk to Other Teams

The Philadelphia Flyers have made it apparent that they are looking to move veteran forward Vinny Lecavalier, and today that process just took a step forward. According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, GM Ron Hextall has given Lecavalier’s agent, Kent Hughes, permission to speak with other teams about a potential trade. Lecavalier's agent, Kent Hughes has […]

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Flyers Rumor Mill: Hextall Linked to Numerous Names

The NHL rumor mill has begun to spin, and, as always, the Philadelphia Flyers have been linked to numerous names over the past few days. Here is a relatively comprehensive list of the latest to be mentioned: G Evgeni Nabokov (UFA) Eklund of Hockey Buzz wrote in his recent blog that the Flyers are interested in […]

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Report: Flyers GM Ron Hextall Has Placed Vinny Lecavalier on Trade Block

With the Stanley Cup almost over and the NHL offseason almost ready to begin, many Flyers are wondering in what direction the team will be going after a tough first-round exit at the hands of the Rangers. TSN’s Darren Dreger dropped this bombshell on his TSN Insiders segment tonight: “The word on the street is […]

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Flyers Made the Right Move By Not Re-Signing Simon Gagne: They Just Handled It Poorly

As many of you might know, the Philadelphia Flyers are need of a third-line left winger. They were reportedly on the cusp of bringing in former Red Wing Daniel Cleary on a pro try-out contract, but that deal fell through earlier this week. A legitimate option was former Flyer Simon Gagne, who is currently a […]

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Flyers announce Ron Hextall as Assistant GM, Director of Hockey Operations

He’s back! Flyers’ legend Ron Hextall has been named Assistant General Manager and Director of Hockey Operations. “We are very pleased to welcome back Ron Hextall to our management team,” said Holmgren regarding the announcement. “Ron has a wealth of experience in the front office in various capacities which will be a valuable addition to our staff.” […]

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