Ron Hextall's first season as general manager of the Flyers came complete with the firing of Craig Berube as head coach. Through it all, Hextall had to manage a roster that was constantly changing, deal with questions of the coaching situation while he continued to try to get a philosophy in place.
His philosophy: patience.
Patience in letting a system - from the coach to the players that would run it. Patience in allowing the younger pieces waiting in the wings to come up.
But does this patient process mean the Flyers have to wait to compete? Ed Snider doesn't seem to think so.