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December 20, 1990 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
The question 10 days ago was: Is Ron Hextall the Flyers' No. 1 goalie? The answer today is: Yes. Hextall, who missed 21 games because of a sprained left knee, began reclaiming the job with a stellar performance in his first game back, a hard- fought 5-4 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Dec. 9. After playing well in a tie with the New York Islanders last week and in a victory over Winnipeg on Sunday, Hextall solidified his grip...
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April 14, 1988 | By Al Morganti, Inquirer Staff Writer
Entering the playoffs, the Flyers faced a multitude of questions, but none of them concerned goalie Ron Hextall. There was understandable worry about the depth of their defense, an army of doubters who weren't convinced that Tim Kerr was ready to play at 100 percent and a lot of people who wondered if such guys as Dave Poulin and Rick Tocchet would be fully recovered from injuries. But Hextall? Hey, it was April. The playoffs. Money time. Just shove that big Victoriaville stick in his hands, let him clang it against the two goal posts and the cross bar in that little ritual he performs, and he'd be ready for another playoff symphony.
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February 10, 2008 | By Tim Panaccio, Inquirer Staff Writer
Today's goaltenders are vanilla compared to the goalies of yesteryear. When was the last time you saw an NHL goalie come out of the net and skate at an attacking forward? When was the last time a goalie jumped Chris Chelios, pounding the spoked wheel out of his Red Wing? When was the last time a goalie broke a stick over the crossbar, or mouthed off to the Great One? You don't see it anymore because it doesn't exist. You don't see it because only one man did all that - Ron Hextall.
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June 23, 1999 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There were no major surprises yesterday as the Flyers released their unprotected list for Friday's National Hockey League expansion draft by the new Atlanta Thrashers. As reported yesterday, the Flyers left goalie Ron Hextall unprotected along with defenseman Luke Richardson and forwards Jody Hull, Marc Bureau, Mikael Andersson and Roman Vopat. Among the Phantoms exposed were Richard Park, Peter White, Jason Zent, Jeff Lank, Paul Healey and Mark Greig. General manager Bob Clarke reiterated that he would not make a commitment that Hextall will be the Flyers backup goalie next season, if he is not taken in the expansion draft.
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February 14, 2013 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
WINNIPEG - After learning the front-office ropes under Bob Clarke and now Dean Lombardi, one of Manitoba's own might finally get a crack at running an NHL franchise. As first reported by RDS Canada's Renaud Lavoie, former Flyers goaltender Ron Hextall is on a short list of candidates to replace Scott Howson as the general manager of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Howson was fired on Tuesday night after a head-scratching 5-plus-year run in Ohio. Hextall, 48, finally had his name engraved on the Stanley Cup last summer for the first time as vice president and assistant general manager of the Los Angeles Kings.
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May 5, 1996 | By Gary Miles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Ron Hextall spent Friday at the doctor's office, having his sore back examined. Last night, Hextall made the Florida Panthers feel pretty bad. The goaltender came up with 24 saves as the Flyers beat the Panthers, 3-2, in Game 2 of an Eastern Conference semifinal at the Spectrum. Hextall was a rock all night. He got burned by Ray Sheppard on a two-on-one in the first period and by Dave Lowry on a power play in the third period. But he picked up his fifth victory in eight playoff games and drew raves from his teammates.
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March 1, 1992 | By Ray Parrillo, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In matters that involve technology, like pushing the right button when the multiple-extension telephone in his office rings, Flyers coach Bill Dineen becomes a ball of confusion. Yet, when it has come to pushing the right button for his hockey team, Dineen has pretty much done so without hesitation. Suddenly, though, Dineen has a dilemma on his hands that has nothing to do with that darn telephone: He must decide which goalie is best suited to keep the Flyers in the scramble for a Stanley Cup playoff spot.
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April 23, 1996 | by Sam Donnellon, Daily News Sports Writer
The lesson is about losing. It's OK to cry, Ron Hextall tells his oldest son, Brett. It's OK to make mistakes, and to want desperately to win. It is not OK, he tells his 8-year-old, to pout, to smash things, to carry a loss around on your shoulders as if it were a block of ice. "He comes home from a hockey game they lost and he's all upset," the Flyers' goalie says. "And I'm like, 'Brett, what does it matter?' " The irony is not lost on the father. Losing always has mattered to him. Losing always has worn like a block of Antarctica on Ron Hextall's shoulder, especially in the playoffs.
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March 30, 2003 | By Tim Panaccio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Goalie Roman Cechmanek has been a Flyer all of three seasons. Around the NHL, he goes mostly unnoticed against the likes of proven Stanley Cup winners such as Patrick Roy, Martin Brodeur and Ed Belfour. In his own quiet, unassuming way, Cechmanek, who closely resembles Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson), has carved a niche for himself. Last night, the 32-year-old passed Ron Hextall, who played 11 years as a Flyer, with his 19th career shutout as the Flyers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-0, at the First Union Center.
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June 8, 1995 | By Gary Miles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Dominic Roussel didn't really expect to start Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals against the New Jersey Devils last night at the Meadowlands. But when Flyers coach Terry Murray refused to name either Roussel or Ron Hextall as the starting goaltender until after yesterday's morning skate, Roussel held out a glimmer of hope. So the fourth-year goalie was disappointed but not surprised when Murray chose Hextall, who has started all 12 playoff games. "Sure it's disappointing," said Roussel, who shut out the Devils on eight shots in 22 minutes, 58 seconds of playing time after Murray yanked Hextall in Monday's Game 2 at the Spectrum.
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February 22, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the first time since he was fired as the Flyers' coach early last season, Peter Laviolette will return to the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday afternoon, bringing along his best-in-the-NHL Nashville Predators. Led by the league's third-best defense (2.29 goals per game), the Predators will carry a 39-13-6 record into the matchup at 1 p.m. The Central Division-leading Preds have 84 points - 25 more than the Flyers. "Lavy did a lot of good things for this organization," Flyers captain Claude Giroux said.
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February 21, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Flyers goalie Steve Mason continues to make progress from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, saying there's a chance he will return to the lineup next week. "I'm right on schedule in my recovery," he said after watching the Flyers' morning skate Thursday at the Wells Fargo Center. Mason skated Wednesday at the Flyers' training facility in Voorhees and took Thursday off. He is expected to be back on the ice Friday. The Flyers play in Carolina on Tuesday, and in Toronto Thursday.
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February 20, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
SITTING FOR the fourth consecutive game as a healthy scratch, including the one he missed to attend his grandmother's funeral in Nova Scotia, Andrew MacDonald's stint in the press box is raising eyebrows. "There's little talk," MacDonald said of his communication with coach Craig Berube. "He understands that I'm upset. I'm wanting to play, obviously. But at the end of the day, he's got decisions to make. It's not a situation that anyone wants to be in. " Sift through the video from last Tuesday's overtime loss in Montreal and it's not hard to see MacDonald was the Flyers' best defenseman that game.
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February 19, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
BY THE TIME Kimmo Timonen hurried to the rink from the doctor's office, his teammates were already on the ice for practice. He didn't have much time to think - let alone scramble to throw on his equipment to join them for yesterday's morning skate, which sometimes doesn't last more than 20 minutes. When he put his head down and stepped on the ice in his gray jersey, the rest of the Flyers stopped and turned. They tapped their sticks on the ice, welcoming Timonen back to the ice for his first practice with teammates since last April.
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February 18, 2015 | By Frank Seravalli, Daily News Columnist
PHEW. That sigh of relief you just heard was from Flyers fans, thankful to learn rookie general manager Ron Hextall will not be fooled by his team's recent 6-0-3 surge in the standings. The Flyers will not be "buyers" in 13 days at the NHL's March 2 trade deadline. "I'm impressed with our guys' resiliency, for sure, but we're not depending on other teams to lose," Hextall said yesterday. "Five points is still a good haul. It's not as easy a feat as it seems, but it's certainly plausible.
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February 18, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
BUFFALO - The Flyers' top goalie is injured for the third time this season, their best defenseman still hasn't played because of blood clots, and their No. 1 line is in a major funk.   Despite those setbacks, the Flyers, who host Columbus on Tuesday, are in their best stretch since 2011 - and have climbed back into the playoff hunt. "We're playing a good team game now and everybody is contributing," captain Claude Giroux said after the Flyers overcame an awful 15-minute second-period stretch and outlasted sad-sack Buffalo, 2-1, on Sunday.
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February 16, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
BUFFALO - If the Flyers are going to gain ground in the Eastern Conference playoff race, they need their defense to stop blowing assignments and their top line to snap out of its funk. The former problem has been season-long because the Flyers have been without cerebral veteran Kimmo Timonen, who has a steadying, calming effect on the defense. The latter problem has developed over the last few weeks. Before that, the top line - Claude Giroux centering Brayden Schenn/Michael Raffl and Jake Voracek - had been extremely productive.
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February 14, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Flyers general manager Ron Hextall made it clear Thursday that he is not going to trade one of his younger players for a chance to slip into the playoffs this season. "If the right deal comes along for now and for the future, we'll make it. If it doesn't, obviously we won't," Hextall said in a conference call with reporters. "We'll do everything we can to get in the playoffs, short of selling off younger assets. But we have our vision for the future. We're not going to do anything short-term that's going to hurt us long-term.
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February 14, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
COLUMBUS, Ohio - In his first comments since Steve Mason reinjured his right knee and underwent arthroscopic surgery, general manager Ron Hextall said there was never any talk of shutting down the 26-year-old goalie for the rest of the season. "Why would we do that?" Hextall asked Thursday in a conference call with reporters. Hextall said the latest injury was not related to his knee ailment several weeks earlier. "They can tell that when they go into the knee. It was pretty obvious," said Hextall, who for the first time confirmed that arthroscopic surgery was performed.
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February 13, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
COLUMBUS - The NHL's trade deadline is 17 days away, Ron Hextall's last chance to shake up a stagnant Flyers roster until the summer. Right now, we know as much about Hextall's long-range plan for the Flyers as we did on May 7, 2014, the day he was promoted to general manager. That is to say: not much. "Nothing has really changed," Hextall said yesterday in a conference call with reporters. "If the right deal comes along for now and for the future, we'll make it. If it doesn't, obviously we won't.
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