The philadelphiaflyers have fired coach Dave Hakstol, the team announced Monday.
Scott Gordon, the coach of the Flyers’ AHL affiliate, could serve as interim. Gordon has NHL head-coaching encounter together with the Ny Islanders (2008-10)
Hakstol, in his fourth season with the club, is your fifth NHL coach. That uses no mind coaches were dismissed a primary since Original Six expansion, throughout the whole 201718 season.
The fighting Flyers, last in the league in goaltending, are remembering high goalie potential Carter Hart. The gained CHL Goaltender of the Year. After a shaky beginning in Lehigh, Hart had been won four of the past five starts.
“After fulfilling this morning with Dave Hakstol and thoughtful consideration, I decided to relieve him of his duties as head coach,” Flyers vice president and general director Chuck Fletcher said in a news release. “when I keep to assess the team, I feel this is the very most appropriate course of action because of our group moving ahead”
Despite playoff expectations — bolstered by the free agent acquisition of James van Riemsdyk, among the finest offensive players on the marketplace — Philadelphia has tumbled.
By Monday, the Flyers are the list in the Eastern Conference (12-15-4) and so are about a four-game losing streak in that they’ve been outscored 22-8. The team disregarded general director Ron Hextall last month and then replaced him Fletcher, who was the GM of the Minnesota Wild for nine seasons.
After he had been hired Dec. 3, Fletcher said he wanted the time for you to appraise Hakstol before making a choice.
After the team suffered a 10-game losing streak, there were rumblings about the fate of Hakstol last December. The Flyers went on to finish in the Metropolitan Division and made the playoffs, but lost to the rival Pittsburgh Penguins at the initial round.
50, hakstol, came to the Flyers. He did not have NHL encounter. While at UND, Hakstol helped create several NHL players, including Jonathan Toews and T.J. Oshie. Brett Hextall, Hextall’s son was coached by him.
Hakstol left the playoffs.
One of the primary woes for Philadelphia this season has been goaltending. The Flyers have employed a five goaltenders, who have combined for a .874 save percentage this year.
Sometime prior to the firing of Hakstol, the team recalled its goaltending prospect, 20-year-old Carter Hart.
If Hart introduction within the week, the Flyers can be only the second team in NHL history to own six goalies play before Christmas, based on Elias. The other team was the 2002-03 St. Louis Blues, who satisfied up Fred Brathwaite, Tom Barrasso, Brent Johnson, Curtis Sanford, Reinhard Divis and Cody Rudkowsky.
The Flyers next play Tuesday from the visiting Detroit Red Wings (7 p.m. ET, ESPN+).