The Flyers search for a President of Hockey Operations now has some candidates reportedly entering the interview process, and a report of a potential “conflict of interest” within the search.
At this stage of the Flyers season, now 55 games in with 27 still to go, the results are essentially meaningless. It’s not about wins and losses at this point. Despite that, when a head coach addresses playing with passion, accountability, and having a winning attitude as areas of concern, it raises eyebrows. He’s not the first to do it either.
The Flyers announced on Sunday evening that Ian Laperriere has been named the head coach of the organization’s AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
The Flyers announced on Tuesday that they have mutually agreed to part ways with Lehigh Valley Phantoms head coach Scott Gordon. In addition, Phantoms assistant coach Kerry Huffman stepped down from his position.
After another lopsided defeat to the Rangers that eerily resembled last week’s 9-0 embarrassment, this time an 8-3 margin, the statements made this week mean very little. This team is fractured beyond repair. It likely requires some sort of significant change. And the worst part is that in a year where there is so much uncertainty and hesitancy to take action, the Flyers might be stuck.
What Alain Vigneault has brought in that time has been refreshing. For the better part of a decade, the Flyers lacked a coach that seemed to challenge a steady core group of players, that didn’t demand the same excellence the fans did, that was satisfied with a participation award in the playoffs, but never advancing. That’s not Vigneault’s style.
It will not go down as the most memorable decade in Flyers franchise history, but there were certainly a few great moments from start to finish in the 2010s.
Five observations from the Flyers 5-4 shootout loss to the Islanders in the Rookie Game on Wednesday night at PPL Center.
It may only be a couple of days of practice for the trio of Morgan Frost, Joel Farabee and Isaac Ratcliffe — all turning pro full-time for the 2019-20 season — but the chemistry is starting to form early.
The Flyers announced the hiring of Michel Therrien and Mike Yeo as assistant coaches on Vigneault’s staff.
With Alain Vigneault now in as the Flyers head coach, what is next for Scott Gordon?
With Joel Quenneville off the board, the Flyers are left to explore other options for their next head coach. Here are a few options that still remain.
Say this about Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher: he knows this team has fundamental problems that go far beyond just adding players and changing coaches. There’s a reason the Flyers allowed the first goal in 50 games this season and trailed 2-0 in 32 of 82 games. It’s a mindset issue.
The Flyers season is over, and it sets up for an interesting offseason for GM Chuck Fletcher, one that begins now that the season is over and will carry over throughout the summer and as the 2019-20 season approaches.
The season will ultimately be known for the failure to meet expectations, to take that next step in the development of a contender, and the massive fallout behind it.
Whether the Flyers stick with interim head coach Scott Gordon or look elsewhere for a new head coach, GM Chuck Fletcher said the search will not last long.
With 10 games remaining on the schedule, it remains to be seen if the Flyers take this win and turn it into some magical last-gasp playoff run that gets them in, but it kept their playoff hopes alive for now.
While showing promise earlier on in the season, David Kase is trying to get back to where he was prior to his upper-body injury that kept him out from Dec. 7 to March 2. If he finds his scoring ability again, the Flyers will have yet another young star in the making.
If the Flyers are able to make up the five-point margin in the standings and make the playoffs, it would be a historical comeback to reach the postseason. If they don’t, well, this run is still remarkable nonetheless.
For a change, the Flyers got off to a quick start and never looked back, leading nearly wire to wire in a 5-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres that, for now, improved their playoff hopes slightly.
The Flyers announced on Saturday morning that goalie Carter Hart will be out at least 10 days with a lower-body injury.
Perhaps the fourth time will be the charm. This is not the Flyers first rodeo in an outdoor setting. They have been on this stage three times before, but have yet to get a win.
The weekend provided fodder for many different topics as the trade deadline approaches, from the Flyers acquisition of Cam Talbot, to Wayne Simmonds’ deadline fate, to signs of a possible moving on from Shayne Gostisbehere.
The Flyers handled the struggling Ducks with four first-period goals and never looked back, picking up their 10th win in the last 12 games to keep the line moving.
Saturday’s game was certainly not be design, but the Flyers stayed with the game and found a way to rally back and win in overtime, defeating the Oilers, 5-4, in overtime. It has them up to seven straight wins and surging.
In one month, the trade deadline will arrive and be the last chance the Flyers have at major in-season changes. There could be plenty to come in the next month.
Back from a break, the guys discuss the Flyers recent stretch, Carter Hart’s early success, how Scott Gordon has fared as head coach and some of the recent roster moves by the Flyers.
Flyers forward Dale Weise was not on the ice for practice on Friday and has apparently been told to stay home as the Flyers try to work out a trade for the veteran forward.
The Flyers released an injury update on four players during Friday’s practice, while Dale Weise was absent from practice and Anthony Stolarz begins a conditioning assignment.