Hextall left scratching his head after trade with Kings

The Elbow staff 

File Photo: Ron Hextall with Paul Holmgren and Ed Snider in 2014. Source

File Photo: Ron Hextall with Paul Holmgren and Ed Snider in 2014. Source

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Flyers general manager Ron Hextall has admitted that he was bewildered after his proposed deal with the Kings was accepted on Wednesday.

The Flyers sent Vincent Lecavalier and Luke Schenn to the Kings for Jordan Weal and a third round pick in 2016.

When he got the call from assistant GM Barry Hanrahan to say that the deal had been accepted, Hextall says he was so gobsmacked, that he needed to pull to the side of the road.

Hextall said that he offered the pair as "a bit of a joke" to see if LA general manager Dean Lombardi would bite. 

"I was watching my son play NHL 16 on Tuesday night and he offered a similar deal to the Kings," he told The Elbow. "They rejected it."

"I thought it'd be a funny thing that Dean and I could joke about years down the road, like 'Remember that time I tried giving you Lecavalier?'"

"I'm not sure he'll be willing to laugh about it now."