Paul Holmgren: 5 Reasons the Flyers GM Will Be on the Hot Seat in 2011-12

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Paul Holmgren: 5 Reasons the Flyers GM Will Be on the Hot Seat in 2011-12
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When training camp opens up in September, the Philadelphia Flyers will have a whole new look to their team. So far, nine new players were don the Orange and Black and I am sure there are more to come with how this offseason is going.

All this work is the doing of GM Paul Holmgren. He was the guy with the guts to pull off one of the biggest trades in franchise history. He was the guy who signed a 31-year-old goaltender to a nine-year contract. He was the guy who signed Jaromir Jagr for over $3 million when he has not even played in the NHL for the past three years.

A ton of questions surround what could be a make-or-break year for Holmgren. A Stanley Cup makes him look like a genius. Anything but could cost him his job.

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