In a shocking move Monday the Flyers relieved their General Manager Ron Hextall of his duties. Hextall took over as the Flyers General Manager in May 2014 replacing Paul Holmgren who is currently the President of the Flyers. The Flyers have not made the 2nd round of the playoffs since 2012.
There is no true reasoning behind the firing of Hextall but it was speculated that he did not want to fire his Head Coach Dave Hakstol because of the strong relationship they have. Ron Hextall's son was a winger on North Dakota's Division I Ice Hockey team and that bolstered the relationship between Hextall and Hakstol.
We'll see who the flyers turn to now.