Hextall Says It's Up to Him and Homer to Uphold Flyers Legacy in Ed Snider's Absence

Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet up in Canada has a number of interesting Flyers nuggets in his "30 Thoughts" column this week that are worth checking out.

Friedman spoke with Flyers GM Ron Hextall last week and asked him if he was worried at all about the team's identity without Ed Snider being around to set the tone at the top.

Is there any worry about Comcast's interest in keeping the team? "No, I don't have any worry," Hextall replied. A major reason is Comcast-Spectacor president Dave Scott has been around for two years. "He and Mr. Snider communicated a lot of passion with each other. He cares about our history. I don't see any issues. I feel more like it's up to myself and Paul Holmgren to uphold the standards of 50 years. The Flyers are the Flyers. We're going to continue on the tradition."

I'm sure Flyers fans are pretty happy with Hextall being the man to uphold the traditions they hold so dear.

The Flyers recent 10-game winning streak came up and Friedman wanted to know if it was "legit." Hextall seemed pretty proud of it.

"Things are so tight. Maybe we should have lost one or two, and a couple could have gone either way, but we played most of it very well," Hextall said.

They also spoke about the long term position of Brayden Schenn and where he'll be used on the ice. Hextall wasn't as decisive there but notes Schenn's versatility is a good thing to have around.

There's also a fun little nugget about Bobby Clarke botching Claude Giroux's name on draft day and Hextall's thoughts on missing prospect Philippe Myers in the draft but finding him as a free agent.

Check out the full piece here.

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