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Ron Hextall On His Firing

from the CP at TSN,

Former Philadelphia general manager Ron Hextall said he was stunned the Flyers fired him this week, despite their losing record.

Hextall, a former Flyers goalie, was fired Monday after 4 1/2 seasons on the job.

"I didn't see this coming in any way," Hextall said Friday. "I was shocked. I was stunned, yeah."...

"There were a lot of things that just went the wrong way on us," Hextall said.

Holmgren said this week the next general manager will decide Hakstol's fate. Holmgren had few solid answers this week as to why he made the move, other than to repeatedly call Hextall "unyielding."

Hextall said he took a three-stage approach toward trying to build a contender: clean up the salary-cap mess left behind by Holmgren, his predecessor; watch prospects grow as a team; make a big splash through free agency or a trade when the Flyers were close to "go time."

"I didn't feel we were at go-time," Hextall said.

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clean up the salary-cap mess left behind by Holmgren, his predecessor;

Hilarious!

And by the way, TSN, it’s Voorhees , NJ not Vorhees

Posted by George0211 on 11/30/18 at 03:01 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Well he had the right idea.  He’ll end up somewhere, I’m sure.

Posted by TreKronor on 11/30/18 at 03:41 PM ET

shazam88's avatar

Would have preferred him over Blake, but that’s not saying much

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 11/30/18 at 03:55 PM ET

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