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Dave Hakstol Not Talking About His Firing In Philadelphia

from John Boruk of NBCSports Philadelphia,

While the Flyers are thriving under interim head coach Scott Gordon, their old coach still won’t discuss his firing or the events that led up to it on Dec. 17. 

Dave Hakstol arrived in Stockholm as part of an exchange program set up by the NHL Coaches Association, and politely declined to speak on the record about what went down between himself and new Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher.

“I haven't talked about it and I'd rather not do it now either. I haven't talked to anyone in the media about it, and it would be unfair if I did this,” Hakstol said, speaking with Swedish hockey website Hockeysverige.

Unlike former general manager Ron Hextall, who met with reporters shortly after his firing, Hakstol has declined all media requests since he was relieved of his duties over a month and a half ago.


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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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Dave Hakstol No Longer The Head Coach In Philadelphia

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Evening Line- Ron Hextall

“Dave Hakstol is our coach and he will remain our coach. Period, I’ve said it over and over, and I’m not going to say it again.”

“I think he’s done a good job We’re in a rut. They happen throughout a year. You can’t value and judge your team on 10 games or 15 games or 20 games. It’s a long season and you’re going to have your ups and downs.”

-Ron Hextall, GM of the Phiadelphia Flyers.  Sam Carchidi of Philly.com has more.

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Afternoon Line- Rob Ellis On Dave Hakstol

I’m not one who believes in flipping tables and calling players out after every loss, no matter how bad the defeat. That act grows old real quick with professionals in 2017. The days of Mike Keenan are gone. However, there is a fine line between setting fire to your dressing room and Hakstol’s postgame rationalizations. Publicly, he is a monotone, work-hard, muck-and-grind, generally-say-nothing type of coach. And that’s fine as long as he can motivate his players. Clearly, that’s not happening. In both losses to the Islanders, the Flyers were caught asleep in the defensive zone in the 3-on-3 overtime. It’s bad enough something like that happens once but the very next game? They are puck-watching while the other team scores the game-winner. That is discipline.   

-Rob Ellis of NBC Sports Philadelphia on Flyers' head coach Dave Hakstol where you can read more on this topic.

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The Battle Of Warburg, Alberta Starts Tonight

from Jeff Neiburg of the Philadelphia Daily News,

The village of Warburg, Alberta, is home to 789 people, according to Canadian census data from 2011. Just under 400 of them are men.

What are the odds, then, that two boys from that town grow up and one day coach against each other in the National Hockey League?

The math would show that it's, well . . . pretty improbable, all things considered.

"It's a coaching hotbed, Warburg," Dallas Stars coach Lindy Ruff said with a laugh after Tuesday's morning skate at Wells Fargo Center.

Flyers coach Dave Hakstol, 47, and Dallas' Ruff, 55, were raised on the rustic prairie land in central Alberta. Hockey was their way out of the area, which usually breeds generations of farmers and manual laborers.


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Flyers coach Dave Hakstol has to pay $100,000 fee for taking Flyers’ job

You would expect a college hockey team to protect itself against a coach potentially leaving for the NHL, but the University of North Dakota found a unique way to dissuade coach Dave Hakstol from leaving for the NHL--though it didn't work.

The Grand Forks Herald's Brad Elliott Schlossman reports that Hakstol will have to pay UND $100,000 for the opportunity of coaching the Philadelphia Flyers:

Although it had been almost 30 years since an NHL team hired a coach straight from the college ranks, UND athletic director Brian Faison was prepared for that possibility.

When negotiating coach Dave Hakstol’s last contract in 2012, Faison put a clause in the contract that specifically outlined a penalty fee if Hakstol left UND for an NHL head coaching position.

The Philadelphia Flyers hired Hakstol to be their head coach last week.

According to Hakstol’s contract, he will owe the school $100,000 for leaving his contract before June 30, 2015, for an NHL head coaching job.

If he were going to a minor league team or taking an assistant coaching job in the NHL, Hakstol would have owed $50,000. If he left for another NCAA team, he would have owed $318,270, which was his base salary for the 2015-16 season.

Hakstol had three seasons left on his contract with UND. The monetary penalties for leaving before the end of the contract would have decreased each year. He was in the third year of his six-year deal.

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If He Looks Like Babcock, Acts Like Babcock, Is Dave Hakstol Another Babcock?

from Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News,

Hakstol looks like Mike Babcock. He acts like Mike Babcock. He is a nononsense, anti-cookie-cutter coach who enjoys questioning the status quo and the way "things have always been done."

In a lot of ways, the Flyers' newest coach is Babcock Lite.

"I hope in this case we have another Mike Babcock," Flyers chairman Ed Snider said.

That the Flyers ended up with a coach whose style is similar to Babcock should not be all that surprising. After all, many thought Babcock was the Flyers' top choice to become the 19th head coach in team history. It probably is no coincidence that Hakstol was officially hired yesterday, a day after Babcock returned stateside after a week in Prague, watching the World Championships.

Flyers general manager Ron Hextall declined to discuss specifics of the 31-day process to fill the vacancy that will help shape his legacy, saying only that Hakstol was the "target all along." Hakstol's former assistant, Brad Berry, said yesterday the Flyers made two unsuccessful attempts to land Hakstol before they reached agreement on the third try.


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Video- Ed Snider On His New Coach Dave Hakstol

Just over three minutes long...


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Live Stream- The Philadelphia Flyers Will Introduce Dave Hakstol As Their Head Coach

The press conference is scheduled for noon ET, watch it below.

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