The Flyers are Holding a Press Conference at 11:30 to Announce Ron Hextall as Their New GM

Kyle Scott - May 7, 2014

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The Flyers just announced that they will be holding a press conference at 11:30 a.m. to announce front office “promotions.” Prediction? Ron Hextall is the new GM, Paul Holmgren gets bumped up to president or chief advisor of some sort.

UPDATE: And indeed Frank Seravalli is reporting just that.

I’m not sure what the title President actually means for the Flyers, but in most organizations it actually serves an important business function (read: the most important). It’s Peter Luukko’s previous role. It’s not just about the game, it’s about all the stuff around it. The stuff that makes money. Holmgren… doesn’t seem smart. He’s certainly not a businessman. Maybe it’s just a title, since Comcast is sort of running the show now anyway, but Holmgren shouldn’t be anywhere near the boardroom of any organization. But I guess as long as he stays away from expensing trips to the strip club, he’ll be fine…


  • Hextell May 7, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Who am I?

    • Erroneous Groundhog May 7, 2014 at 9:27 am

      Petey Pablo?

      • Smarty Jones May 7, 2014 at 9:54 am

        Amazing the weak ass wip morning show has not made one mention of hexy being the new GM

        • Wrong May 7, 2014 at 10:07 am

          no they did pecker

          • Todd Pratt May 7, 2014 at 10:09 am

            sounded like they were talking movies to me. smh

        • Huh?? May 7, 2014 at 10:25 am

          People actually still listen to the WIP Morning Show????

  • steveholt May 7, 2014 at 9:24 am

    “Prediction” ?? Or you saw all the beat writers say it and want your own credit. Then you go around and bash them for doing there job. Fuck you.

    • blue89 May 7, 2014 at 9:30 am

      That escalated quickly.

    • You were so close May 7, 2014 at 9:45 am


    • Kyle's camel toe May 7, 2014 at 10:02 am

      No no, really Kyle predicted those mgmt moves completely on his own… know, the same Kyle that doesn’t know dick about hockey except how to print scraggly orange hair on t-shirts.

      He figured it all out, then those lame writers gradually caught on to his awesome prescience.

      What a fucking ass-douche loser.

      • ^Relax May 7, 2014 at 10:08 am

        You seem to care way too much about a sports blog that usually focuses on tits and tweets.

        • Kyle's camel toe May 7, 2014 at 10:15 am

          Yo buddy don’t say anything about the tits around here, comments will get disabled.

          And visitors outing Kyle as a fraud are “caring too much”? Um, are you incognito-Kyle?

          • Tits May 7, 2014 at 10:18 am


          • ^Relax May 7, 2014 at 10:20 am

            Not Kyle. But visitors pointing out Kyle that just rehashes tweets on a wordpress site are as insightful as people at the Grand Canyon saying “Wow it’s deep!”. We know already, shithead. Nobody comes here for breaking news.

          • Kyle's camel toe May 7, 2014 at 10:28 am

            Pay more attention. The point isn’t the tweeted information, it’s that Kyle is taking credit for developing thoughts on his own that he clearly didn’t. Twit-orial plagiarism? Whatever the fuck it’s called, it’s really weak. And transparent.

  • Budweiser May 7, 2014 at 9:25 am

    And Kyle Scott is added to the staff as a special strategy consultant.

  • Mr. Miyagi May 7, 2014 at 9:27 am

    First “Fire Hextall” message in 5…4…3…2…

  • Second Opinion May 7, 2014 at 9:28 am

    O.K. with Hextall, but why is Holmgren being promoted? Trust me, they will never win another Cup with Snider et al in charge. Remember 25 years ago when he put his son in charge and they missed the playoffs five years straight.

    • Kyle's keyboard muscles May 7, 2014 at 9:39 am

      Probably because Eddy can’t bring himself to fire someone who used to play for the team. So that’s good for Hexy at least. This is just a job title to make it look like Homer did a good job when we all know he didn’t and it finally got him “fired.” All he did was fail his way to the top.

  • Hexy May 7, 2014 at 9:35 am

    flyer way

  • Junkhead May 7, 2014 at 9:37 am

    At least Hextall spent some time in the Kings front office so he hasn’t been completely “culturized” and he has seen how other organizations operate.

  • AL Tru May 7, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Who gets traded first ? or let go ?

    Bryz & Brierre went further….embarrasing to watch.

  • MM May 7, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Last year (Luukko) you were real sure about the role of president, now you’re not? This is obviously just a move to let Homer stay till his contract is up. Save face a bit. His contracts were fucking horrible and ultimately that’s what did him in.

  • 3 Finger Lenny May 7, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Eddie “sexual predator” Snider needs to amnesty Hartnell

  • Call Me When Ed Croaks May 7, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Zero fucks given. We’re never winning anything until Ed and his culture fucking dies. A 6th GM since ’83 isn’t going to fix it.

  • Joe Younes Sweatshorts May 7, 2014 at 9:47 am

    As fans, lets stop referring to them as “Homer” and “Hexy”.

    “Be the change (of culture) you wish to see in the (Flyers).” – Ghandi


  • bob May 7, 2014 at 9:52 am

    I think for you to infer Holmgren is not smart just because he made some hockey moves you didn’t like is really nearsighted. Like you are a rocket scientist or something …

    • Ron Hextall May 7, 2014 at 11:13 am

      No, there’s several other reasons to infer that Homer has the IQ of a house plant.

  • Bernie Parent May 7, 2014 at 9:53 am

    I hope they put some young girls in the front office.

  • Smarty Jones May 7, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Whatever happened to the kacie comments?

  • joe May 7, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Your prediction??? Ha! Dude you saw the tweets from reporters and then just said what they reported. Come on. Why do you treat the few loyal readers of your blog like fools.

  • Elaine May 7, 2014 at 9:58 am

    This reminds me of the time I promoted Eddie Sherman to Director of Corporate Development because I was afraid to fire him.

  • bob May 7, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Or maybe Snider promoted Homer to president because as much as he knows he had to make a move to a new GM, he also realizes he absolutely f*cked Homer with the mandates to trade Richards/Carter and add a high priced big name goalie a couple years back. He put Homer in a no win situation that summer.

    • Bob May 7, 2014 at 12:20 pm

      And they didn’t win!

  • K Shaw May 7, 2014 at 10:20 am

    “No, we don’t need a fresh perspective”

  • Parveen's Rug Burns May 7, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Why does Holmgren always have the look on his face that he just walked into one of Hartnell’s hot wet farts.

  • Bill May 7, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Move means very little…Ed Snider will still make his typical moves as always.

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