Holmgren: Hakstol's done 'decent job' but new GM to determine fate

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It wasn't exactly a ringing endorsement, but Dave Hakstol's performance behind the Philadelphia Flyers' bench was given a light vote of confidence by team president Paul Holmgren at Tuesday's press conference.

"Under the circumstances, Hakstol has done a decent job," Holmgren said, according to Dan Gelston of the Associated Press.

Holmgren was speaking following Monday's dismissal of general manager Ron Hextall, who'd been at the helm since 2014. On Tuesday, he noted that one of the reasons leading to Hextall's firing was his unyielding approach.

"(Hextall) had his plan and he was sticking to it," Holmgren said.

As for Hakstol, he remains on as head coach, though his future will be determined by the incoming general manager.

"I'd hate to say Dave Hakstol's fate is in the hands of the new GM, but it is," Holmgren said, according to TSN's Frank Seravalli.

Hakstol's in his fourth year with the Flyers and owns a 132-97-40 record. He's made the playoffs in two of the past three seasons.

Holmgren: Hakstol's done 'decent job' but new GM to determine fate
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