The draft still marks an important offseason event for the Flyers. But this year, it is different. It is Chuck Fletcher’s first draft as GM of the Flyers. And that means a new approach to the draft for the Flyers.
According to a report from Michael Russo of The Athletic, the Flyers will hire Minnesota Wild senior vice president of hockey operations Brent Flahr as their new assistant GM. The Flyers have not confirmed the hiring.
This is the wild week that has been for the Flyers as an organization from the decision to fire Ron Hextall to the aftermath, the press conference, the information surfacing as a result of the move and the opinions of the move being right or wrong. One week after the move, as the Flyers move closer to hiring a new GM, it’s time to put a wrap on the talk about Hextall: the good, the bad and the ugly.
It’s rare for a recently fired employee to speak to the media after his dismissal, and even more unlikely after several days. But Ron Hextall spoke on Friday and offered a number of thoughts on his process, where the Flyers were, where they were going and how he feels in the days since being dismissed.
The changes keep coming. The Flyers announced that assistant GM Chris Pryor and assistant coach Gord Murphy have been fired.