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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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December 14, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
The spread of mumps around the NHL has concerned Flyers general manager Ron Hextall so much that some of his players have recently had vaccines. "We've addressed some things," Hextall said after the Flyers' win over New Jersey on Thursday at the Wells Fargo Center. "We've got it covered as much as we can. Clean buildings and wash your hands and vaccines and everything else you can do. We've done everything we can do to protect our players and our staff. " Two Devils - center Travis Zajac and defenseman Adam Larsson - missed Thursday's game with the mumps.
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December 9, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
MARK SANCHEZ isn't known for his long passes but - when it comes to photos - he can bomb with the best of them. Yesterday, Trent Cole posted an Instagram photo showing he and Jason Peters getting IVs before tangling with the Seahawks. "Getting the fluids to full," wrote Cole. Sanchez, as you can see, decided it would be fun to crash the party. It's a shame he didn't show up for the game. In another tweet, Cole, an avid hunter, wrote: "QBs today and whitetails tomorrow.
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December 9, 2014 | By Frank Seravalli, Daily News Staff Writer
LOS ANGELES - Vinny Lecavalier thought this would be over by now. The 405-goal scorer was never expecting to be a healthy scratch for the first time in his career. He was on Tuesday in San Jose, but figured he'd get a crack at redemption after that last-second loss. "I definitely thought after a game, I'd come back in," Lecavalier said. "I guess [coach Craig Berube] didn't want me back in the lineup. " After all, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Andrew MacDonald were given a game to get their heads straight and then were promptly reinserted.
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December 8, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
LOS ANGELES - One of the worst starts in Flyers history has triggered various reactions from a divided fan base. While some fans aren't giving up on the season and think it's too early to dismiss a playoff run, others want the team to fall deeper into a hole and increase their chances of drafting Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel, centers considered to be franchise cornerstones. Some fans want general manager Ron Hextall to gut the roster, though there really isn't a lot of trade value at the moment among the Flyers' struggling veterans.
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December 7, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Flyers coach Craig Berube's job is not in jeopardy, first-year general manager Ron Hextall said after watching his team practice Friday in suburban Los Angeles. "I have no plans to replace the coach," Hextall said. The Flyers (8-13-4) have lost 10 of their last 11 games, including their last six, and they will take a nine-game (0-7-2) road losing streak into Saturday afternoon's game against the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings. "When you have a team going like we are, it's all of us," Hextall said, spreading the blame.
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December 7, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Ron Hextall stood and watched his Flyers practice yesterday in the same Toyota Sports Center where 2 years ago he had an office as Dean Lombardi's assistant with the Kings. Hextall's former team won another Stanley Cup last June and is off to a solid start defending its crown. Hextall's current team, well, it has won only once in its last 11 games - leaving him to answer questions yesterday about his coach's job security and tanking for the draft lottery.
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December 6, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
ANAHEIM, Calif. - With 10 losses in their last 11 games, the Flyers are doing a pretty good impersonation of the tanking 76ers. Unlike the Sixers, however, there's a bit too much talent for the Flyers to land the top draft pick - unless general manager Ron Hextall has a (tempting) fire sale. The Flyers, of course, are not close to being a Stanley Cup contender, but if coach Craig Berube gets them playing the type of relentless hockey they displayed for most of last season, they still could sneak into the playoffs.
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December 5, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
ANAHEIM - Killing time during a television timeout midway through the second period on Wednesday night, Scott Laughton was in an unusual spot on the Honda Center ice. He wasn't at the bench with his teammates. He wasn't slugging a sip of water. Instead, Laughton was near center ice, chatting with a referee. It was a strange scene. Referees don't always have time for players - especially rookies. Respect in the NHL is earned with games played. Whatever the conversation was about - perhaps a deferential Laughton had a question about a particular call or procedure - it seemed to work.
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December 4, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Embarrassed and angry after being forced to sit out as a healthy scratch for the first time at any level of hockey, Vinny Lecavalier did his best to bite his tongue yesterday. Lecavalier, 34, is only a quarter of the way through the second season of a seemingly interminable 5-year deal. Asked if he agreed with coach Craig Berube's decision, Lecavalier said: "I'm not going to start arguing. It's his decision. " It's no secret the Flyers tried to move Lecavalier last summer.
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December 3, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
SAN JOSE - Vinny Lecavalier had trouble sleeping on Sunday night - and it had little to do with the 3-hour time difference on the West Coast. That's because the Flyers' coaching staff notified him then that he'd be out of the lineup tonight against the Sharks. The fact that Lecavalier would be a healthy scratch for the first time in his illustrious career really hit him yesterday, though, when he saw his name penciled next to injured player Ryan White on the fifth line for practice at SAP Center.
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