One of his first moves as a general manager was dealing Alexei Zhitnik for Braydon Coburn. This was a fantastic trade. Perhaps the greatest in Flyers histroy. He looked like a genuine genius during the entire 2006-2007 season. Indeed, we have all been fooled.
John Stevens is one of the worst coaches in Flyers history (perhaps the worst). Why hasn't Holmgren fired him yet? Clearly Holmgren is doing it on purpose. The Lord works in mysterious ways.
Alas. What we have seen today is definitive proof that we have all been fooled for so long – for too long.
Clearly the Flyers' problems go way beyond their head coach.