NHL GMs Reveal Ron Hextall's Worst Move

Published April 15, 2023 at 2:33 PM
BY JULIEN TREKKER
     
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The Pittsburgh Penguins made headlines yesterday when they fired both Ron Hextall and Brian Burke, leaving the organization searching for new leadership. Many people have spoken up about Hextall's tenure as General Manager of the team.

GMs Reveal Hextall's Worst Move




One particular trade has been singled out as a laughing stock among NHL insiders. This is the trade that sent Mikael Granlund to Pittsburgh from the Nashville Predators in exchange for a second-round draft pick at the most recent trade deadline.

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Granlund managed to score 41 points, including 10 goals, in 79 games played this season. Next year, he will consume $5 million of the Penguins' salary cap. While his performance on the ice was respectable, the trade has been widely criticized for being heavily in favor of the Predators.

Many general managers around the league have pointed to this trade as a prime example of Hextall's inability to make smart decisions when it comes to building a competitive team. With Hextall and Burke out, the Penguins organization now has the task of finding a new leader with a proven track record in the NHL.

Stay tuned for more updates on the Penguins' front office shakeup and the team's plans for the future.

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