By Ed Benkin
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Ron Hextall’s opportunity to be an NHL general manager was coming. The Flyers decided to speed up the process.
One week after being eliminated from the playoffs, the Flyers made two significant changes to their front office. General Manager Paul Holmgren was promoted to team president, and Hextall took over Holmgren’s former position as Flyers G.M. Discussions about the changes first occurred during the winter as Holmgren met with Chairman Ed Snider. Both men relayed the plan to Hextall, and now the former Flyers goalie is excited to get started with his new position.