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 Flyers hire more alumni to run the team [message #823252]
Thu, 11 May 2023 17:32 Go to next message
Adam  is currently offline Adam
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After the disappointing failure of Ron Hextall as GM of the Flyers, the team went back to the well to get more alumni to run the squad:

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/nhl-philadelphia-flyers -keith-jones-danny-briere-1.6839762

I do really enjoy seeing other NHL teams still stuck in this trap too. I mean, those guys played the game! They know what it's like to be in the room or at ice level! But generally they suck at negotiations, know nothing about managing a salary cap and have zero experience at trading anything but hockey cards.

I won't be predicting any rapid rise from the ashes for the Flyers anytime soon...



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 Re: Flyers hire more alumni to run the team [message #823262 is a reply to message #823252 ]
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It's disappointing the Flyers aren't in the Smythe Division with the Oilers.


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CrusaderPi wrote on Thu, 11 May 2023 19:08

It's disappointing the Flyers aren't in the Smythe Division with the Oilers.


They do seem ideal to trade with though. Or at least would if our GM wasn’t also a joke.



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 Re: Flyers hire more alumni to run the team [message #823282 is a reply to message #823252 ]
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Ah, the KLowe/Katz model.

That fanbase will pay dearly.




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 Re: Flyers hire more alumni to run the team [message #823293 is a reply to message #823282 ]
Fri, 12 May 2023 08:59 Go to previous message
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g2k wrote on Fri, 12 May 2023 07:54

Ah, the KLowe/Katz model.

That fanbase will pay dearly.




Sounds like Philly media is at least questioning why they would hire a guy with zero management experience as Team President though...that's one-up on Edmonton.

They're up against some savvy first moves by Jones - cautioning that things are really bad and it could take a long time to get better. Always a good step to buy yourself time to learn the role by blaming your predecessors and setting out a road map that doesn't require the team to be competitive any time soon. You want to get at least 2-3 years of paycheques in before you start to feel the heat...



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