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Hakstol says new coach brings Flyers fresh start

Flyers general manager Ron Hextall has a new coach and a new training-camp plan, and he hopes they energize the franchise. In May, the University of North Dakota's Dave Hakstol was named the 19th coach in Flyers history. "I think it was the right move for the organization," Hextall said in a wide-ranging news conference at the Skate Zone in Voorhees on Thursday. "I'm excited about it, just to have a fresh set of eyes and thoughts and move forward from what was a disappointing season." Getting off to a fast start, Hextall said, is one of his primary concerns. For that reason, the team is not going away for part of camp, as it did last year (Cape Cod) and in...

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