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Ron Hextall Wasn’t Looking for the ‘People’s Choice’

Fanfare hasn’t much interested Flyers general manager Ron Hextall.

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Dave Hakstol has been named Philadelphia's new head coach. (Photo: Flyers.nhl.com)
Dave Hakstol has been named Philadelphia's new head coach. (Photo: Flyers.nhl.com)
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Flyers New Coach Turned Down Job Twice Before Agreeing to Deal

Dave Hakstol has been named Philadelphia's new head coach, but it almost didn't happen.

The former University of North Dakota head coach tuned down the job twice according to Brad Schlossman who covers the team for the Grand Forks Herald.

"It was a surprise here (in North Dakota)," Sch

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Flyers Head Coach Dave Hakstol: ‘It’s Not Easy to Leave a Place You Love’

The Flyers did something unusual today.

Instead of targeting big names like Mike Babcock and Todd McLellan, the Flyers went outside the NHL and went with University of North Dakota head coach Dave Hakstol.

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Flyers Hire Dave Hakstol as 19th Coach in Team History

Things were just a little too quiet between the Flyers and highly-touted coach Mike Babcock for there to be any smoke, let alone fire.

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Report: Flyers Have Not Asked Permission to Interview Babcock

If the Flyers are going to be hiring Mike Babcock, they'll be one of those mystery teams.

According to a report, the Flyers have not even asked permission to speak with the winningest coach in Red Wings history. The Edmonton Oilers also appear to be "out" on Babcock. Just four teams appear to be vying for his services: Toronto, Buffalo, St. Louis a

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Mike Babcock, head coach of the Detroit Red Wings. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)
Mike Babcock, head coach of the Detroit Red Wings. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)
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Is Mike Babcock coaching Flyers a Real Possibility?

There’s a little less than two months’ worth of sand in the hourglass on Ron Hextall’s goal.

The Flyers general manager would like Craig Berube’s replacement as head coach in before the draft on June 26

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Former Pittsburgh Penguins Head coach Dan Bylsma could be a good fit for the Flyers. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Former Pittsburgh Penguins Head coach Dan Bylsma could be a good fit for the Flyers. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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Here are the Top 5 Candidates to Replace Craig Berube

Buckle up, because this won't be a short ride.

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Flyers Director of Scouting Chris Pryor and GM Ron Hextall sit at their team table on Day Two of the 2014 NHL Draft. (Bruce Bennett, Getty Images Sport)
Flyers Director of Scouting Chris Pryor and GM Ron Hextall sit at their team table on Day Two of the 2014 NHL Draft. (Bruce Bennett, Getty Images Sport)
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Flyers Will Pick No. 7 in This Year’s NHL Draft

The Philadelphia Flyers did not get lucky on Saturday night, they will not pick first overall when the NHL Draft is held in June. Instead, they will hold the seventh overall selection.

Philadelphia held just a 6.5 percent chance to win the lo

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Flyers Fire Berube: Dave Isaac Gives Candidates for Vacancy

Ron Hextall is a quick evaluator.

Just two days was enough for the Flyers general manager to feel comfortable in deciding the fate of Craig Berube, he was fired on Friday morning.

Hextall held his season ending press conference on Wednesday and also joined Mike Gill on 97

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The Flyers have fired Craig Berube. (Getty Images)
The Flyers have fired Craig Berube. (Getty Images)
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Chief is Chief no More as Flyers Fire Craig Berube

With speculation rampant for months, the search is officially on for whom will be behind the bench leading the Flyers next season.

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