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Flyers move Hextall to GM, Holmgren to president

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Hextall returned to the Philadelphia Flyers organization before this past season, making a lateral move to be the Assistant GM.
   It doesn't look so lateral now as Hextall is being promoted to the General Manager while current GM Paul Holmgren is going to be elevated to the position of team president.
   "I'm extremely excited about this new opportunity to manage the Philadelphia Flyers," Hextall said.
   But Hextall remained a hot name and with the nearby Capitals in the hunt for a GM, perhaps the Flyers were staying ahead of the curve by making sure they didn't lose Hextall.
   Hextall's first action may come in his team's home town as the Flyers will host the NHL draft next month.

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