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NHL notebook: Flyers name Hextall GM

| Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Ron Hextall was promoted to general manager by the Flyers, and Paul Holmgren was elevated to president.

Hextall is Philadelphia's all-time winningest goalie and served as assistant GM last year.

Holmgren replaced Bob Clarke as GM during the 2006-07 season and led the Flyers to within two games of the Stanley Cup title in 2010.

The Flyers were eliminated by the New York Rangers in seven games in the first round of the playoffs. They haven't won a Cup since 1975.

The 50-year-old Hextall played 13 seasons in the NHL.

Blues bring back coach

The Blues extended coach Ken Hitchcock's contract through next season.

Assistant coaches Brad Shaw and Ray Bennett also will return to St. Louis.

A third assistant coach, Gary Agnew, and goaltending coach Corey Hirsch are not being retained.

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