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11-06-2011, 11:31 AM
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At this point, being a former player means nothing to me. I can't think of one example of a former player that has found success at another level. Gretzky was a player but couldn't coach. Mike Peca really sucks as a commentator. It's like listening to a mortician talk about his work. Scott Arniel.... I'm extremely skeptical that this is where we need to look.
Here is his post career bio:
Upon his retirement from playing in 1999, Hextall immediately joined the Philadelphia Flyers' set-up as a
. He was promoted to Director of Professional Player Personnel three years later, and was considered by the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame to be a
key factor in the success experienced by the Flyers during the early 2000s, when they won the Atlantic Division three times, and reached the Eastern Conference Finals on two occasions.
In June 2006, Hextall moved to the Los Angeles Kings to take on the role of
Vice President and Assistant General Manager. In addition, Hextall also serves as the General Manager of the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL, the Kings’ primary affiliate.
He has a winning pedigree as a player, a scout and a front office employee. He's a firey leader who has high standards and doesn't accept excuses or a "woe is us" attitude. His is Mr. Passion.
I don't honestly know if he is the best guy for the job, or if he would even take it. Certainly Dave Nonis has experience as a GM and might be interested. I am sure there are others as well.
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