Flyers president Paul Holmgren stated the group and Hextall do not share the “identical philosophical strategy in regards to the course of the group.”
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) November 26, 2018
“The Flyers group has determined to alleviate Ron Hextall of his duties as Government Vice President and Normal Supervisor,” the assertion learn. “We thank Ron for his many vital contributions, but it surely has turn into clear that we now not share the identical philosophical strategy in regards to the course of the group. In gentle of those variations, we really feel it is within the group’s greatest pursuits to make a change, efficient instantly.
“I’ve already begun a course of to determine and choose our subsequent Normal Supervisor, which we hope to finish as quickly as potential.”
Hextall, a former NHL goaltender who performed 11 of his 13 seasons in Philadelphia, had held the GM put up since Might 2014. The transfer is considerably of a shock, given the Flyers completed 42-26-14 final season, though they exited within the first spherical of the playoffs. Total, the group had a 165-128-58 document throughout Hextall’s tenure, together with a 10-11-2 mark this season.