Ron Hextall was trying to make a move. But only the right move at the right cost. “On defense, we were a little bit concerned about our depth,” Hextall said Monday from the Flyers' practice facility in Voorhees, New Jersey. “In saying that, when you look at our D, Travis (Sanheim) was up for a good part of the year. He’s played extremely well in Lehigh Valley, so we have Travis and more guys down there, and we felt more comfortable once we got Johnny (Oduya).” Not looking to depart with prospects, players off the current roster or too many draft picks, Hextall ultimately elected to stand pat while other teams in the Metropolitan Division were active on the NHL’s trade deadline day. “Our objective is to win the Stanley Cup,” Hextall said. “We weren't going to do something that maybe would give us a two percent better chance this year, but would hurt us down the road. We have a lot of good young players here, and get asked about them a lot." Hextall was also cognizant of the current state of the Flyers and a team that’s been on a torrid pace with a 25-8-3 record since snapping a 10-game winless streak on Dec. 4. Hextall wasn’t quite sure how an outsider might fit in on a team that has displayed a great deal of character and resiliency during a tough stretch of the season.
Ron Hextall continues to balance present and future at trade deadline
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