But if there was another, it was that Ron Hextall, who had (quite successfully) been serving as the Kings’ Assistant GM and GM of their AHL affiliate, would return to the Flyers. He had two things going for him: 1) Flyers West and 2) former Flyer. Ed Snider loves incestusous relationships with former Flyers and Kings.
“We are very pleased to welcome back Ron Hextall to our management team,” said Holmgren. “Ron has a wealth of experience in the front office in various capacities which will be a valuable addition to our staff.”
Translation: I am disheartened to welcome back Ron, who will take my job within the next 12 months. Ron couldn’t have been farther away in Los Angeles, but now he’s here, breathing down my neck. Fuck.
All my snark aside, there’s nothing not to like about this move. Hextall had done a nice job with the Kings and, really, it was only a matter of time before the Flyers called him.
*Biggs is outstanding in the new Netflix show, Orange is the New Black– a great series, aptly named for all you Type OBers.