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10-23-2006, 09:16 AM
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The new GM after this year....

Let's be perfectly honest, Holmgren is just here for the remainder of the year. The housekeeping includes him and murray but Stevens will keep Murray until the end of the year and name his own replacements.
I know he just signed a deal with LA this summer but I predict that Dean Lombardi will resign and take on the duties with the Flyers. He is familiar with the organization and is highly respected with the brass. It is not uncommon for GMs to resign for better fits and this is the job for Lombardi.
As for Stevens this is exciting his calm appraoch will be neat and he should bring out the best in the youth.
On a Holmgren note, I wish him well, he does appear to be a puppet to Snider, and I think that any future moves will not be directly Holmgren they will have that Stienbrenner influence on them. I think these moves are needed but I like that Stevens is a realist and sees that much work is needed to correct this lineup. Good luck Flyers , Let's get goin.

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hextall?

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I hope you end up being right. The one thing about the timing with this was that I always thought that Dean Lombardi would be one of the few guys I would be comfortable with replacing Clarke. If I remember correctly, he's from the east coast, which could be a factor.

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I hope you end up being right. The one thing about the timing with this was that I always thought that Dean Lombardi would be one of the few guys I would be comfortable with replacing Clarke. If I remember correctly, he's from the east coast, which could be a factor.
He is a New England guy, born in Massachusetts and played college hockey in Connecticut. The Kings sent a 2006 second-round draft pick to the Flyers as compensation so that, IMO, would negate any talk of Lombardi heading back. Hextall is another matter.

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10-23-2006, 10:20 AM
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Hextall will return to the Flyers at some point... i would be shocked if he didn't. I'm not sure he strikes me as a future GM, however. But who knows?

i kinda hope this season goes to complete crap and both the coach and gm job are available next offseason and they go to Sutter offering him both jobs... but that's just me.

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10-23-2006, 10:28 AM
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Hextall will return to the Flyers at some point... i would be shocked if he didn't. I'm not sure he strikes me as a future GM, however. But who knows?

i kinda hope this season goes to complete crap and both the coach and gm job are available next offseason and they go to Sutter offering him both jobs... but that's just me.
i would feel the same way, but only if stevens fails in the coaching department.

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You gotta think that somewhere down the line Pat Quinn gets a call.

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You gotta think that somewhere down the line Pat Quinn gets a call.
Please god, no. I think I might end my Flyers fanaticism if that happened.

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I don't think Lombardi will leave that soon out of LA unless there is some reason that he doesn't like it there. Has anyone heard that he doesn't? I wouldn't mind getting Neil Smith as GM.

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Well, with the GM position, I think you'll see someone like Jim Nill or David Conte be offered the position during the offseason. Not to rag on Holmgren, but he was Clarke's right hand man since 1999. Maybe it's just me, but I'm pretty sure he has a lot of Clarke tendencies. Now, if he managed to find a way to get rid of Rathje and Hatcher without costing us anything, then I'm all for keeping him onboard. He is very well adept when it comes to amateur scouting and it would be a shame to lose someone with Paul's credential in that area.

I think John Stevens will be exactly what this team needs right now. I was reading some articles on www.philly.com and came across an interesting comment from Simon Gagne talking about Hitchcock and his system that I thought I would post:

"Hitch's system is very intense and complicated," Simon Gagne said. "It took me two years to feel comfortable. You are very afraid to make a mistake."

The last line should be something that sticks out in everyone's mind - you are very afraid to make a mistake. And with a roster full of 2nd year players and some rookies, you can't have that kind of iron fist and expect results. Stevens is the perfect solution right now. However, I can very much see a conversation like this in another four years when the players tire of Stevens' message. Such is the life of a coach in the NHL.

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