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Dan Gelston

Flyers ground Jets

PHILADELPHIA—Carter Hart has earned the nickname “Starter Hart” in Philly.

Why sit him?

The most popular Flyers' rookie this side of “Gritty” the mascot certainly has turned into their most productive one—and Hart has sparked a franchise on the brink of a break-up with a gleam of hope for the future.

Flyers fire GM

PHILADELPHIA—Caught at a crossroads between a full-blown rebuild and a legitimate playoff push, the Philadelphia Flyers fired general manager Ron Hextall yesterday—the latest front-office leader to fail to win the franchise's first Stanley Cup in 44 years.

The Flyers might not be done cleaning house.