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12-02-2009, 10:10 AM
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Who would YOU hire as the new Flyers coach?

If the Flyers were to make a coaching change -- who would YOU hire, and why?

Let's keep the discussion civil, it's a slow week and this just for the sake of a discussion.



My feelings -- two likely possibilities as the interim coach would be Berube or Paddock. Two guys I don't feel would make much of a difference, and would be a lateral move (for the most part).

Thinking outside the box -- can't think of anybody out there that would make me do cartwheels.

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12-02-2009, 10:16 AM
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If the Flyers were to make a coaching change -- who would YOU hire, and why?

Let's keep the discussion civil, it's a slow week and this just for the sake of a discussion.



My feelings -- two likely possibilities as the interim coach would be Berube or Paddock. Two guys I don't feel would make much of a difference, and would be a lateral move (for the most part).

Thinking outside the box -- can't think of anybody out there that would make me do cartwheels.
I want a coach who could come in and put in a system which is not pond hockey, where all the players are on the same page, and where we could put together line combos that allow us to showcase the skills of our top players in the most effective way. I also want to work on passing like Detroit does and try to control the puck more with less dumping the puck in the zone.

IDK who would do this though.

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12-02-2009, 10:23 AM
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lol this should be interesting.....

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Peter Forsberg.


In reality, if Steven's gets canned, its Paddock's job.

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I'd give Nolan a try, flame away. I just don't think either situation in Buffalo or NYI was his fault. Buffalo, the Dominator was notoriously borderline insane (do I need anecdotes here?) and the NYI basically came out and said they wanted to tank, I don't blame him for leaving.

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The two things I want in the next coach.

Not a Flyer Alum
Fiery personality.


**** I wanted Tortorella SO bad.

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12-02-2009, 10:37 AM
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Keith Primeau, if he can coach Bishop Eustace he can coach the Flyers. But on a serious note I'd like for them to bring in Laviolette or possibly Nolan. I really don't want a Flyers alum even though if the chance ever arrives that is what it's going to be.

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12-02-2009, 11:51 AM
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While I'd be all for firing Stevens, if he's fired during the season then the chances of the Flyers hiring someone outside the organization is extremely low. I personally don't think any of our current "in the system" coaches would be an upgrade over Stevens. I think it'd be alot of the same dribble just from a different mouth. If the Flyers hire a new coach, he needs to be different personality from Stevens or I think the players would keep responding the same way. Ted Nolan is the guy I'd like to see. I don't like Paddock. IIRC, he was the coach Emery butted heads with in Ottawa. I wouldn't want to chance them butting heads again.

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I don't have a strong opinion about who they hire other than to say it should be from outside the organization.

If they are going to make a move, but use an interim guy it should be Holmgren.

Putting a current staff guy as interim head coach and then pulling the duties is a bad idea imo

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I would probably have to go with Laviolette because I feel he is someone that is a great motivator and also expresses himself a lot, the opposite of Stevens. He's also won a cup, so that's a plus.

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This is the biggest reason I'm not on the "fire Stevens" bandwagon. There just isn't anyone great out there. I suppose I'd be happiest if they went with a relative unknown, from out side the organization. All of the knowns, and the people inside just don't do it for me.

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If the Flyers were to make a coaching change -- who would YOU hire, and why?

Let's keep the discussion civil, it's a slow week and this just for the sake of a discussion.



My feelings -- two likely possibilities as the interim coach would be Berube or Paddock. Two guys I don't feel would make much of a difference, and would be a lateral move (for the most part).

Thinking outside the box -- can't think of anybody out there that would make me do cartwheels.
Why does everyone think Berube is the most likely candidate out of the assistants? I think Mullen would make the most sense and I wouldn't be unhappy with him getting a shot as the interim.

As for outside of the organization that are currently available I'd be happy with Laviolette or MacTavish.

My dream scenario is for Columbus to let go of Hitch and we'd bring him back though I am sure most people would disagree.

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12-02-2009, 12:11 PM
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thats just begging for a pronger face in the shop thread

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They aren't firing Stevens, so it's moot.

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12-02-2009, 12:28 PM
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They aren't firing Stevens, so it's moot.
Thanks, Larry.

I'd prefer Craig MacTavish. Holds players accountable, works very well with strong two-way talent and has had the pleasure of working with a vet like Prongs. People look at his last couple of years in EDM as a failure but really - what exactly was he working with? Looks like Hemsky hasn't changed much under a new staff, Gagner still underachieving, the blame was all placed on MacT for this - but nothings changed. He's one of the brightest guys to not have a coaching job right now - anyone who doesn't want him in is just biased and uninformed.

Oh and let's not forget, MacT can probably give a few of our struggling centers in the face off circle a couple of tips or two


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Why not Hartley?

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How about former Jack Adams winner Bill Barber? He's already in the organization.

I wonder if Craig Hartsburg is a good coach or not? He's been a winner in juniors, but in the NHL, not so much. But this group is a different from the veterans he's had elsewhere.
And while DeBoer isn't available, I wouldn't mind someone who has ties to one of the big guns. But no favoritism allowed. Steve Spott has the potential to be an NHL coach. He had great hockey sense and leadership skills as a player, and was mature beyond his years during his playing days. I'm glad he's finally getting his chance now at Kitchener.

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How about former Jack Adams winner Bill Barber? He's already in the organization.

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Hartley, Laviolette, Paddock (sorta).

I dont want anyone who is coaching in the system right now. No Berube.

Hell, I would take Gary Thorne right now. Im sure the players would play better just listening to that voice.

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I want someone in here that is going to bang all the spoiled heads together.....Nolan would be my first choice. Even if he lasts only through next season, maybe we get a cup out of it!!

Pronger really needs to take over this lockerroom, regardless of who is wearing the C

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I'd be fine with Paddock, maybe Laviolette. Though both those guys left their organizations in a less than savory manner, so I'd be hesitant to say the least. I hope Stevens leaves in a less than savory manner too.

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Scotty Bowman?

We could talk him out of retirement.

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