That is pretty classless. What was his record to warrant such a firing, or was it even because of his record?
Well, I don't know his exact record, but Avangard lies on the eleventh position in the KHL standings, that's simply unacceptable for them. Not that this justify such a move, but Fleming simply hasn't did well his job in Omsk.
Jagr and his Avangard teammates have tried to rebound from the tragedy, but their season took another bizarre turn this week, with Coach Wayne Fleming leaving their most recent game on Thursday after the second period and not returning. A Russian newspaper is reporting that Fleming has resigned, but Jagr said he still does not know why Fleming left.
If that is the case, then this second period absence isn't on the Omsk or the KHL. Seems there could be more here than meets the eye.
Maybe one of our Russian posters can find the newspaper and quote/translate the relevant portion here.
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