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Source: Chuck Fletcher to be named Flyers GM

Source: Chuck Fletcher to be named Flyers GM
Published On: Mon, Dec 03
December 27, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers Claude Giroux (28) controls the puck against Anaheim Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen (45) during the first period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Flyers are giving Chuck Fletcher a chance to produce their first Stanley Cup winner since 1975.

Fletcher, 51, the son of a Hall of Fame hockey executive, will be named the eighth general manager in Flyers history, The Inquirer and Daily News have learned.

A high-ranking club official said Fletcher will replace Ron Hextall, who was stunningly fired Nov. 26 while in his fifth season as GM. Bill Zito, a Columbus assistant general manager, was believed to be the runner-up to Fletcher.

Every general manager has his own take a€œon how it should be run,a€ the Flyers executive said. a€œFor me, and I think Chuck has done the same, I think ita€™s how you treat your people, so everybody is included as to whata€™s going on. The people who work for you have to know you trust them and want their opinions and care about them -- and it will be returned every time. Chuck will have that.a€

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