In a poll conducted by The Athletic ranking NHL front office confidence levels based on fan input, the Flyers ranked dead last, 32nd in the NHL.
John Tortorella certainly knew all the right things to say, but doesn’t have much of a filter. What you see is what you get with him, there’s no gray area. That hardly appears to be the case with Flyers management. There’s a lot of gray area right now, in terms of making decisions, who is on board with what, and what the future may hold.
If you were wondering just what the Flyers were going to try to do with this offseason or questioning if they were serious about an aggressive approach, you got your answer on Thursday. Tortorella is only the first piece of what could be a very busy offseason that features equally as many changes and moves as the last, likely even more aggressive than ever before.
Does the entry of Barry Trotz into the coaching free agent market change things for the Flyers? There are cases for both answers.
Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher held his end-of-season availability on Tuesday, first confirming that Mike Yeo would not be returning as head coach of the team. He also discussed the meaning of an “aggressive retool,” how youth factors into the future, and some injury updates.
The offseason will present its challenges for a team in need of an overhaul and massive improvements at every level of the organization. There will be plenty of stories to come as next season’s team is constructed. For now, here’s one last look at the 2021-22 season with five takeaways from the season.
The Flyers extension of Rasmus Ristolainen makes for a confusing message and sense of direction, just as the trade deadline starts to approach and a time to set the foundation for change draws near.
Since getting introduced as Special Assistant to the GM, Danny Briere is looking to make a name for himself. If this season continues to get worse, he might soon be in position to be Chuck Fletcher’s replacement.
One day after officially being named a special assistant to the general manager, Danny Briere met with the media on Wednesday morning to discuss the new role and how he factors into those plans.
The Flyers announced on Tuesday afternoon that Danny Briere has been named a special assistant to the general manager.
The guys discuss the recent losses in a franchise-record 13-game losing streak and the win that snapped the streak and recap the Dave Scott-Chuck Fletcher press conference and what was said and reaction to it all.
Wednesday’s Flyers press conference with Dave Scott and Chuck Fletcher was another example of just how far the Flyers are from an identity and a sense of direction. It presents more questions than answers, and it runs through a range of emotions that rival the five stages of grief – some congruent like anger and denial and others like irrationality and delusion.
In addition to more work on the ice for the Flyers, Dave Scott, Governor of the Flyers, gave his state of the team in a press conference on Saturday morning.
As Flyers management – head coach Alain Vigneault and GM Chuck Fletcher and chairman Dave Scott – met the media on Tuesday, the trio rested on excuses for most of their comments, sounding more optimistic in hopes of a normal season than the work that may need to be done to a roster filled with holes.
With everything going their way, pushing pause had to be difficult. Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher joined Mike Gill on The Sports Bash on 97.3 ESPN on Monday afternoon and offered his thoughts.
The Flyers announced that Paul Holmgren will move to a new role as Senior Advisor to Dave Scott, the Chairman and CEO of Comcast Spectacor and the Governor of the Flyers, and to Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher. Fletcher now takes over the role of President of Hockey Operations and general manager.
Comcast Spectacor announced on Monday that Valerie Camillo has been appointed as the President of Business Operations for the Philadelphia Flyers and Wells Fargo Center.
In giving full marks to former Flyers GM Ron Hextall, who built up a farm system and cap space, Check Fletcher recognizes the situation he’s now in is rare. More on Fletcher’s remarks from his introductory press conference on Wednesday.
New Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher expressed his excitement to become the GM of the Flyers in a conference call with the media on Monday night.
This is the wild week that has been for the Flyers as an organization from the decision to fire Ron Hextall to the aftermath, the press conference, the information surfacing as a result of the move and the opinions of the move being right or wrong. One week after the move, as the Flyers move closer to hiring a new GM, it’s time to put a wrap on the talk about Hextall: the good, the bad and the ugly.
It’s rare for a recently fired employee to speak to the media after his dismissal, and even more unlikely after several days. But Ron Hextall spoke on Friday and offered a number of thoughts on his process, where the Flyers were, where they were going and how he feels in the days since being dismissed.
It was a question five years ago and it remains one now. The Flyers need a fresh perspective. A look in the mirror should show that the dismissal of Ron Hextall isn’t the only change that needs to happen.
If anything was indicative in this game, it’s that the Flyers certainly know that a lot of change could lie in store, but the results aren’t going to change without max effort.
There weren’t many answers at Tuesday’s press conference with Paul Holmgren and Dave Scott regarding the decision to dismiss Ron Hextall. But one thing was clear: Hextall would not waver from his plan, and it cost him his job.