With the dismissal of Chuck Fletcher and the appointment of interim GM Daniel Briere, a new era for the Philadelphia Flyers has arrived. Now the question is who else from the organization’s current iteration will go, and who stays.
While there are sure to be more changes in the front office as Briere builds out his staff, Sportsnet’s Jeff Marek reported Saturday that changes on the ice could be coming, too.
“It very much sounds like this is going to be a rebuilding phase for the Philadelphia Flyers,” Marek said Saturday during Hockey Night in Canada’s ’32 Thoughts’ segment.
One Flyer who could be nearing the end of his tenure in Philly? Kevin Hayes, who’s currently playing out his fourth year in the city. According to Marek, in the lead-up to the trade deadline, a deal involving the three-time 30-goal-scorer was discussed by Philadelphia and Columbus, where Hayes’ longtime friend and former college linemate Johnny Gaudreau now resides. Per Marek, further conversations of a potential Hayes-to-Columbus move could resume closer to the NHL Draft.