Because Ron Hextall figures to be an NHL general manager someday and because Flyers general manager Bob Clarke and assistant GM Paul Holmgren probably aren’t going anywhere soon, a move was necessary.
No NHL player failed a drug test during the first season of the league’s anti-doping program, adopted last year in the collective bargaining agreement that ended the yearlong lockout.
“I suppose it’s safe to say that the results confirmed what we knew already, which is the use of performance-enhancing drugs is not prevalent in our sport,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Monday in an e-mail.
The following mock draft comes from a Red Line Report scouting source.
This mock draft has a number of differences from Red Line’s own value board. The purpose of Red Line Report is to be a pure scouting service, and ultimately rank prospects in the order we would select the available players if we lived in a vacuum where “needs” and other outside forces never entered the equation.
Of all the players who have exited the Flyers either by trade or free agency over the past decade, Justin Williams might turn out to be one they rue the most.
Now one of Carolina’s key players in a drive for the Stanley Cup, Williams never quite clicked with the Flyers, even though there were times when he showed of promise.