FILADELPHIA – Philadelphia Flyers hired Chuck Fletcher as his general manager in the hope of reviving one of the worst NHL teams.
Flyers announced the move Monday. 51-year-old Fletcher will replace fired Ron Heksstall. He worked as a senior adviser to New Jersey Devils after spending the last nine seasons as GM's Minnesota Wild.
The wild had only two wins in the playoffs under Fletcher and did not extend the deal in April. They went 15-29 in the playoffs during Fletcher's mandate, enough evidence that the list was not well-built in spite of all the successes the team had in the regular season.
That did not deter President Flyers Paul Holgren from tracking Fletcher a week after he broke his relationship with Heksstall after 4 1/2 seasons. Flyers are 11-12-2 and only the devils are worse in the Eastern Conference.
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