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Eklund
Commissioner
Joined: 09.15.2005

Jul 11 @ 2:03 PM ET
Eklund: A Big Thank You to Paul Holmgren
Coburns_Nose
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Coburn's face
Joined: 11.16.2012

Jul 11 @ 2:05 PM ET
what a career
niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Jul 11 @ 2:07 PM ET
Dubas Caved
Aetherial
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Skalapy snapped my pencil neck, with 2 fingers
Joined: 06.30.2006

Jul 11 @ 2:07 PM ET
Thanks Carol
HeeroYuy
Location: Ligma, IL
Joined: 04.15.2017

Jul 11 @ 2:09 PM ET
Bob_Zuruncle
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: In A Van Down By Lake Ontario, ON
Joined: 04.21.2006

Jul 11 @ 2:09 PM ET
marner offersheet sure to come.
jmatchett383
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Mantua, NJ
Joined: 03.09.2010

Jul 11 @ 2:19 PM ET

- HeeroYuy


fantastic
Fakepartofme
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: LCBO, ON
Joined: 09.20.2010

Jul 11 @ 2:19 PM ET
Too bad he did absolutely jack sh!t for the flyers on ice performance.
jmatchett383
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Mantua, NJ
Joined: 03.09.2010

Jul 11 @ 2:21 PM ET
Too bad he did absolutely jack sh!t for the flyers on ice performance.
- Fakepartofme


Yeah...that ECF run in 2008 and SCF run in 2010 were terrible on ice products.

Don't worry, I'm sure the Leafs will make it past the first round one day.
NC Flyers Fan
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 07.19.2018

Jul 11 @ 2:23 PM ET

Well said. I hope the Flyers remain Mr. Snider’s team forever. May their identity never change. I have to trust that Holmgren wouldn’t have stepped aside until he believes the Flyers are in great shape in that regard.
jduran10
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Regina, SK
Joined: 07.26.2013

Jul 11 @ 2:28 PM ET
Talk about the clueless calling out the clueless
CupOnBroadSt.
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: PA
Joined: 07.23.2012

Jul 11 @ 2:29 PM ET
Well said. I hope the Flyers remain Mr. Snider’s team forever. May their identity never change. I have to trust that Holmgren wouldn’t have stepped aside until he believes the Flyers are in great shape in that regard.
- NC Flyers Fan


That's fine, but I want their future to be about winning Stanley Cups. That's more important than identity and nepotism.
mickel25
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Morgantown, PA
Joined: 01.21.2011

Jul 11 @ 2:29 PM ET
Holmgren was great at finding talent. He was not great at contract negotiating. He is an overall outstanding human though.
DoubleDown
Montreal Canadiens
Location: So far Shanahan has done nothing but weave a basket of glory for the Maple Leafs, QC
Joined: 07.28.2006

Jul 11 @ 2:31 PM ET
RIP
Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: ALL GMS ARE IDIOTS, SC
Joined: 02.01.2012

Jul 11 @ 2:33 PM ET
Holmgren offer sheet (e5)
Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: ALL GMS ARE IDIOTS, SC
Joined: 02.01.2012

Jul 11 @ 2:34 PM ET
RIP
- DoubleDown

Thoughts and prayers
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jul 11 @ 2:49 PM ET
Thoughts and prayers
- Feds91Stammer

NC Flyers Fan
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 07.19.2018

Jul 11 @ 2:50 PM ET
That's fine, but I want their future to be about winning Stanley Cups. That's more important than identity and nepotism.
- CupOnBroadSt.


The goal of winning the Stanley Cup is an integral part of that identity. Ultimate success has been elusive on that front for as long as I’ve been a fan of the Flyers. But the passion to win is what pulled me in and the kindness and family business practices are all part of why I believe.

There is a new chance each year.
ChonDerry
Location: Edmonton, AB
Joined: 04.06.2016

Jul 11 @ 2:58 PM ET
Now hiring Peter Chiarelli
CupOnBroadSt.
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: PA
Joined: 07.23.2012

Jul 11 @ 3:09 PM ET
Now hiring Peter Chiarelli
- ChonDerry


I'd rather hire Chon Derry.
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Jul 11 @ 3:11 PM ET
We won't hear this publicly.
Alexzanki
Columbus Blue Jackets
Location: Montreal, QC
Joined: 06.03.2008

Jul 11 @ 3:11 PM ET
and because he loves flyers nation he hired Chuck Fletcher as a parting gift
matty12345
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 01.11.2007

Jul 11 @ 3:21 PM ET
Aliens reading this article based on Ek's track record will assume Holmgren was a serial killer.
penguininnevada
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: I admit the whole shoplifting story line went over my head
Joined: 09.01.2008

Jul 11 @ 3:33 PM ET
Eklund: A Big Thank You to Paul Holmgren
- Eklund

Lack of a Stanley Cup or Olympic Gold medal = career failure
Bill Meltzer
Editor
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Joined: 07.13.2006

Jul 11 @ 3:36 PM ET
Too bad he did absolutely jack sh!t for the flyers on ice performance.
- Fakepartofme


Yeah, took over the team as GM during their worst season in franchise history, and by the next year had them back in the Eastern Conference Final. Two years later, had them in the Stanley Cup Final (a place, need I remind you, where the Leafs haven't been since 1967).
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