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Why Was Ron Hextall Fired?

from Sam Carchidi of Philly.com,

Dave Scott, the CEO of the Flyers' parent company Comcast Spectacor, and club president Paul Holmgren wanted general manager Ron Hextall to be more aggressive in the trade market and thought his plan was taking too long.

That, in a nutshell, is why Hextall was fired Monday, the two Flyers executives said during and after a news conference Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Center.

Holmgren said it was his decision and that Scott went along with it.

In an interview after the news conference, Scott said Hextall's methodical rebuild needed to move faster.

"It's too long of a timeline," Scott said of Hextall's plan. "The business moves faster than that."

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