Dave Isaac of the Courier News reports that the Philadelphia Flyers have made the decision to fire head coach Dave Hakstol and hire former Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville.
Update, 4:45 PM: Blues reporter Andy Strickland says the report is untrue.
Isaac reports that Coach Q has accepted the position, though it is unclear if he will take over duties before Philly’s next game on Tuesday.
In four seasons with the Flyers, Hakstol’s record was 134-101-42. The Flyers made the playoffs twice and were twice eliminated in the first round.
Quenneville is one of the winningest coaches in the NHL. He’s coached 1636 games and won three championships. He was fired by Chicago in early November after a slow start for the cap-strapped club.
Late last month the Flyers fired general manager Ron Hextall, who is an entirely different person than Dave Hakstol, but then declined to fire the head coach at that time.
The Caps will see the Flyers next on January 8 at home. Coaching in the Metro Division just got a lot tougher.
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— Jesse Granger (@JesseGranger_) December 16, 2018
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