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How Not To Fire A Coach

from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

Rarely does a team allow a coach to dangle out there like the Philadelphia Flyers did with Dave Hakstol, who was mercifully fired on Monday after parts of four seasons at the helm.

That a coaching change became necessary was no shock. The Flyers rolled over and quit on Hakstol on their swing through Western Canada.

It was the execution that was botched.

Hours after a report surfaced on Sunday that Hakstol was fired, the Flyers denied the story and said definitively: “Dave Hakstol is our coach.” A spokesman said practice would resume on Monday and even after the team took the ice without Hakstol, there was no official word.

A mess was made of Hakstol for the hockey world to see, an embarrassing fumble played out in real time on social media for one of the game’s proudest franchises.

read on

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