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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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August 27, 2014 | Daily News staff and wire reports
THE RUSSIAN Anti-Doping Agency suspended one of the country's top race-walking officials yesterday in connection with a major doping investigation. Viktor Kolesnikov is a director of Russia's race-walking center in the city of Saransk. The center has turned Russia into the dominant country in the sport, but has also seen at least 17 of its athletes banned or suspended for doping. Some of the athletes affected include Olympic 20-kilometer champion Elena Lashmanova , banned for 2 years in June, and Stanislav Emelyanov , stripped of his 2010 European gold medal last month.
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August 19, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
ANTHONY STOLARZ cannot talk about the hip surgery he had in May. He has been instructed not to discuss the nature of what the procedure entailed. What he can talk about is his future in the Flyers organization, and how he believes he will be back and better than ever. "I'll be 100 percent, probably better than 100 percent," Stolarz said. "Looking at it, it is a thing of the past. Like Ron Hextall said, he wishes he had the surgery when he was playing. Moving forward, it is not going to hinder me or affect me. It is going to be good.
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August 7, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen was in stable condition in a Finland hospital after blood clots were found in both of his lungs and his right calf, general manager Ron Hextall said Tuesday. Hextall said the team believes it could be a "long-term situation. " He said Timonen, 39, would be discharged from the hospital Wednesday but cannot travel for two to three weeks. The 15-year NHL veteran then will be evaluated by the team's medical staff, which has been in contact with the player's Finnish doctors, Hextall said.
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August 7, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
ONE CALL, one suggestion from a doctor to check out severe calf pain, may have saved the life of Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen. Timonen, 39, was diagnosed with multiple blood clots in his native Finland on Monday, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall announced yesterday. Embolisms were found in both of his lungs and his right leg. According to Hextall, Timonen is "resting in stable condition and doing well" in a Finland hospital after the shocking diagnosis. "I got a call.
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July 28, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
There are no two more intriguing sports figures in Philadelphia these days than Chip Kelly and Sam Hinkie. No one else comes close, and the two of them are fascinating for the same reasons. No one else wields as much influence over any of the city's four major franchises as these men do, and no one else has shown the same willingness to flout the conventional wisdom of his respective sport. The Eagles held their first training-camp practice Saturday - exactly one month after the NBA held its annual player draft - so it seemed an appropriate time to point out the philosophical line that separates two of the town's teams from the other two. It's a stark divide, and Kelly and Hinkie are the cause of it. On one side are the Phillies and the Flyers, who have long believed their reluctance to change, their adherence to tradition, is a strength.
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July 25, 2014 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
THE SOFT sell when Ron Hextall was promoted to the post of Flyers general manager in early May was that it was a natural evolution. Paul Holmgren repeated that he would not have lured Hextall away from Los Angeles the previous summer if he didn't anticipate this day; Hextall humbly contended that he would lean on Homer's counsel, and work alongside him. And while yesterday's casual interview in his Skate Zone offices contained all those subtexts (and...
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July 15, 2014 | BY MATT NESTOR, Daily News Staff Writer nestorm@phillynews.com
THE FLYERS' top four defensive prospects - Sam Morin, Travis Sanheim, Shayne Gostisbehere and Robert Hagg - at a development camp Friday in Voorhees, were noticeably excited when asked about their roles on future Flyers teams. But each was cautious about thinking too far ahead. Ron Hextall told Flyers prospects that the ongoing development camp was not an evaluation process, and the GM said he was not ready to "anoint" any of these kids with an NHL roster spot in his first summer in Philadelphia's front office.
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July 14, 2014 | By Max Cohen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Flyers have drafted one goalie since 2005 who has appeared in a regular-season game for the team. Jeremy Duchesne, a Flyers third-round draft pick in 2005, played 17 minutes in a 6-4 loss to the Islanders on April 1, 2010, making three saves on four shots. Since then, nothing. In the last 20 years, Brian Boucher, Roman Cechmanek, and Antero Niittymaki are the only Flyers draftees to receive significant time. Anthony Stolarz, the Flyers' 2012 second-round pick, is trying to end the team's futility at developing players at the position.
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July 12, 2014 | By Max Cohen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Scott Laughton stood at the front of his line, poised to skate, before each end-to-end drill on Thursday. On the first day of Flyers developmental camp, Laughton glided through most of the exercises, the first skater to reach the other end of the ice. Still just 20 years old with a thin chin-strap beard, the Flyers' 2012 first-round pick is a veteran of sorts at the prospect camp, and he carried himself like one. This year, the stakes are different...
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