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A Coaching Change Coming In Philadelphia


added 9:57am, This was Vigneault last night after a 7-1 loss to Tampa.


added 11:12am, via the Flyers,

The Philadelphia Flyers have relieved head coach Alain Vigneault and assistant coach Michel Therrien of their duties, effective immediately, according to President of Hockey Operations and General Manager, Chuck Fletcher,

Mike Yeo will serve as the Flyers interim head coach for the club's game tonight vs. Colorado Avalanche at Wells Fargo Center.

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Pierre LeBrun tweet,

Mike Yeo takes over as head coach. Michel Therrien also let go. Vigneault signed a five-year deal worth $5M a year back in April 19 so Flyers on the hook for another two and a half years.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 12/06/21 at 11:18 AM ET


25 million dollar deal to one of the
big coaching names who’s seemingly made
musical chairs circuit for a while.

Is it that hard for Philly to find a quality head coach?
I know salaries went up a lot with Babcock et al.

But unless it’s a guy like Trotz, I just don’t see how that investment
in money and term is wise. It’s a bit like signing an aging power forward
after a good year. Are you sure you’re going to get more than 1-2 years of
impact out of them before you’re stuck?

Posted by lefty.30 on 12/06/21 at 03:14 PM ET


I think ‘Q’ is available.  tongue wink

Posted by exor54 on 12/06/21 at 06:35 PM ET

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