Ron Hextall enjoyed two stints as a goaltender for the Flyers spanning a grand total 11 of his 13 seasons in the NHL, then transitioned directly into the organization’s front office where he remained until 2006. Apparently that was far too long away from Philadelphia, as the team announced on Monday that Hexy is coming back for a third run with the Orange & Black.
The Flyers have tabbed Hextall for an Assistant GM position as well as Director of Hockey Operations position beginning on August 1. He departs the Los Angeles Kings, where he held the title of Assistant GM since 2006 and helped the organization win the Stanley Cup in 2012.
As of now Hextall would join Barry Hanrahan and John Paddock as fellow Assistant GMs according to the team website, provided another move is not on the way. It’s unclear what will happen to Chris Pryor, the club’s current Director of Hockey Ops. Lots of confusion over the exact details at the moment.
Either way it seems like a great move for the Flyers. There’s no denying success has followed Hexy as an executive, from his early days as a scout for the Flyers, later their Director of Pro Personnel, and then to LA obviously. Not surprisingly there are already some rumblings that he could eventually become the club’s next general manager. Great to have him back in the fold.
>> Bringing Hexy Back [Flyers.com]
The Eagles have signed former Dolphins offensive guard Dallas Thomas to a reserve/futures contract.
Thomas, 27, was drafted by the Dolphins in the third round (No. 77) out of Tennessee in 2013 and was with them until this past season.
In his four-year career, Thomas has played in 37 games with 26 starts. He started nine games in 2014 and started all 16 games at left guard in 2015.
Thomas (6-5, 315 pounds) and 2014 third-rounder Billy Turner were both released in October after a poor showing against the Titans. While Thomas was the team's starter at left guard in 2015, rookie Laremy Tunsil took over that position with the Dolphins in 2016.
In 2015, when Thomas started all 16 games at left guard, he was ranked as the worst guard in football by ProFootballFocus. He gave up 10 sacks, 10 QB hits and 36 QB hurries.
Mike Trout sure does win a lot when the Eagless beat the Cowboys.
Not only did the Los Angeles Angels outfielder get a touchdown ball from Carson Wentz during the Eagles win over the Cowboys to cap off the season, but he also won a bet on the game with a friend.
Turns out, Trout had some sort of bet with DJ Cottrell, whose Twitter profile says he is from Trout's hometown of Millville, NJ. Cottrell is likely a Cowboys fan and came up on the losing end.
"The fact I have to wear an entire Eagles uniform to the gym for a week is going to be the death of me," he Tweeted on Tuesday.
Then he posted a photo of himself in the ridiculous football uniform while posing alongside Trout.
It's good to be Mike Trout. Not so much a Dallas Cowboys fan these days.