Wednesday was Ed Snider’s 83rd birthday. GM Ron Hextall gave him a pretty good gift: cap relief.
Hextall pulled off another trade, sending Vincent Lecavalier and Luke Schenn to the Los Angeles Kings acquiring 23-year-old forward Jordan Weal and a 2016 third-round draft pick.
That marked Hextall’s fifth trade involving a current Flyers player in just over 10 months, and each one was more impressive than the next. In that time, Hextall has taken the Flyers from being a cap strapped team to finally having some relief.