Flyers GM Ron Hextall lashes out at players after loss to Rangers
Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall was not too pleased with his team’s performance after a 2-0 loss to the New York Rangers on Wednesday, the Philadelphia Daily News' Frank Seravelli reports.
Hextall could be heard yelling at his team in the visitors' locker room after the game.
"That's f-----g embarrassing! Jesus f-----g Christ!” Hextall screamed at his team.
Flyers coach Craig Berube was upset too, saying the team did not play with the energy necessary to compete in the NHL.
“We didn’t skate, we didn’t compete, you got to play hard in this league and we didn’t do that,” Berube said to CSN Philly. “Soft plays. What really upsets me more than anything is being soft in your end.”
Hextall was asked about his tirade after he had a chance to calm down.
“I haven’t done it [this season]," Hextall said, according to the Yahoo! Sports. "I’m not gonna confirm or deny. I’ll just say I was very disappointed.”
It has been a recurring theme for Philadelphia this season, and the loss to New York sent the team to the third-worst record in the Eastern Conference and sixth place in the Metropolitan Division.
The Flyers (7-8-2), who have lost three in a row, take on the Minnesota Wild on Thursday.
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