(Kate Frese/Sports Talk Philly)
For the Philadelphia Flyers, another disappointing campaign has reached its conclusion. For the third time in five seasons, the Orange and Black have failed to make the playoffs.
Any time a team misses out on the postseason it's to be expected that will look for someone to blame.
Usually, it's the head coach that is the first in line to receive the ire of the fanbase and this campaign has been no exception. All season long, many have questioned Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol's roster decisions and methods. That questioning turned into finger-pointing and now has turned into wanting him relieved of his position.
Yet, this knee-jerk reaction is unfair. Frustrated fans don't have the coolest heads. They want to restart a coaching carousel, thus creating an unstable coaching environment and set of expectations.
While general manager Ron Hextall will not cave to public outcry and doubled down on that by naming Hakstol an assistant coach for Canada's men's World Championship team, the fans who want the head coach gone won't relent in their calling for his job.
Regardless of what the fans say, the Flyers will and should keep Dave Hakstol.