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SBD/October 8, 2013/Franchises
Flyers' Culture Questioned After Firing Coach Three Games Into New Season
Published October 8, 2013
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FRONT OFFICE MOVE NEXT? In Toronto, Damien Cox wrote, "It's not like the Flyers are doing everything wrong. Just enough wrong to tantalize their fans, and then disappoint them." It is "more like a team that does a lot of right things, but when it really matters, can't identify the missing piece, or pieces" (THESTAR.com, 10/7). QMI AGENCY's Chris Stevenson wrote the "clock is ticking" on Flyers GM Paul Holmgren, and Assistant GM & Dir of Hockey Operations Ron Hextall "is now a heartbeat away from the GM chair." Snider likes to "keep things in house," and Hextall, who had a "huge hand in helping build the Kings into a Stanley Cup winner, fits the profile perfectly." He is an "ex-Flyer -- and was a damn good one, too -- who embodied Philly’s identity when he played" (QMI AGENCY, 10/7).