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  • Flyers Hire Alain Vigneault, Michel Therrien, and Mike Yeo

    Therrien and Yeo to serve as assistant coaches to head coach Alain Vigneault. That's right, THREE head coaches behind the bench. One has to think this should help turn things around. The Flyers were a worse hockey club than the sum of its parts, and I expect that to change moving forward.

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    I remember being baffled and almost offended when the Flyers hired Hakstol. I mean, I get that that's how things work in basketball or football, most coaches come straight from NCAA, but that's because in those sports NCAA actually is the next step down from the big league. In hockey you've just gotta go through the minors first. And Hakstol was proof positive of that - he simply wasn't ready, and as Josh said, made the team worse than it should have been.
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    • #3
      They have an all-star coaching squad now. Big year from Patrick?

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      • #4
        Yeah a big improvement at least. Doubt he'll suddenly be a first line player. 45-50 points would be a very good step in the right direction though, after a trying first couple years.

        I'm almost considering keeping Provorov in fantasy now...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Josh View Post
          They have an all-star coaching squad now. Big year from Patrick?
          you know how shit Therrien is right lol

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dean Ambrose View Post

            you know how shit Therrien is right lol
            Not really. He won a Memorial Cup as the head coach in Granby, and has a winning record as an NHL coach. He’s worked with strong teams as well as weak ones, and his teams tend to make the Playoffs more often than not.

            Depending on his role with the Flyers, and as an assistant rather than the head honcho, I think that along with Vigneault and Yeo, he should help make the club significantly better.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Josh View Post

              Not really. He won a Memorial Cup as the head coach in Granby, and has a winning record as an NHL coach. He’s worked with strong teams as well as weak ones, and his teams tend to make the Playoffs more often than not.

              Depending on his role with the Flyers, and as an assistant rather than the head honcho, I think that along with Vigneault and Yeo, he should help make the club significantly better.
              lol he won a Memorial Cup in 1996, big whoop.

              The guy is an awful coach with archaic tendencies that don't fit in today's game, and his NHL career was carried on the back of Carey Price for fucking years as we toiled away and wasted his prime years on a shit coach who's legit shit and is bottom of the rankings. The guy brought absolutely nothing of value because the game has moved beyond his dinosaur years so fast.

              I think that whole trio is one big mess for the Flyers considering where the league is shifting and all their tendencies.

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              • #8
                I think there might be something to what Razor is saying, at least re: Therrien. I just wish he had some arguments to back it up.

                I do remember thinking there must be something seriously wrong with Therrien as a coach back in 2009, when the Pens were struggling mid-season and he was fired, and then the team went on to win the Cup under Dan Bylsma.

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                • #9
                  Good points, both of you. It will be interesting to watch. It should be hard for Philadelphia to be worse, so if they indeed finish with a worse record, I'll owe you both a beer.

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                  • #10
                    Razor still owes me one eating of his hat for when he didn't believe Hanifin would fall to 5 at the 2015 draft.
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