Around the Net July 16,2013: Ron Hextall in as Assistant GM; Kovalchuk bolts for Russia, more

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Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL.

 Ron Hextall returns

The Flyers have brought back another colorful name from the past to be their new assistant GM and presumably, Paul Holmgren’s replacement:[Broad Street Hockey] [The 700 Level] [Puck Daddy]

Ilya Kovalchuk retires, then unretires

I’m sure the Devils are really happy they don’t have a first round pick this coming season because Kovalchuk won all those Stanley…oh wait…nevermind:[The Hockey News] [Philly.com]

Fred Shero elected to Hall of Fame

Finally, “The Fog” is enshrined among the greats: [The Checking Line]

You want to go out? Go get some Philadelphia Phillies tickets here. The push for the postseason is on.

That’s all for this week, join me next week for more links from around the web on the Flyers and the NHL.