Shocker! Hextall Leaves Kings For Asst GM w/Flyers!
About a month ago I was told by someone reliable that Dean Lombardi was soon going to give up his GM position to Ron Hextall to focus on his presidential duties. This was rebutted the next day by a very well known agent who knew nothing of the sort.
Word breaking is that Ron Hextall has left the Kings for a similar position with his beloved Flyers.
The question is, why?
- Does he stand a better chance of becoming the next Flyers GM when (and I say when) Paul Holmgren is fired?
- Does the additional title of President of Hockey Operations mean anything? He WAS General Manager of the Monarchs.
- Were the Kings and Lombardi not happy with how Hextall has handled Manchester? Hextall did help the team to an overall record of 290-205-24-32 in seven seasons and an appearance in the Calder Cup Playoffs in each season, including twice in the Conference Finals. The Mayor reports Mark Morris, Hextall’s hand picked Monarchs Coach, doesn’t have a contract for next season.
- Did Hextall and Lombardi disagree over the direction of the Kings moving forward?
- maybe Hextall’s family simply hated Southern California?
- Or maybe he just wanted to go back to his roots?
This is a bit baffling and hopefully Lombardi can shed some light on this.
Will update when I can.
Montreal and the Kings talking according to Eklund
They did make a deal for Drewiske, so maybe they’re talking again?
What does Montreal NEED from the Kings? They only have 3 mil in cap space, too
This too, makes little sense.
I have my Eric Belanger signing!!!!
RDS says, Éric Bélanger will play in the KHL next season for Yekaterinburg. One year contract.
Oh yeah, he’s gonna LOOOOOOVE it over there!