Monday, March 05, 2007

Lame duck Holmgren?

Recently, rumors have swirled that the Flyers might be considering Dale and Mark Hunter as the club's next coach and general manager .... The reason for those rumors is the close connection the Hunters have with Flyers president Peter Luukko. The Knights' arena, the John Labatt Centre in London, is operated by Comcast-Spectacor. As president of Comcast-Spectacor Luukko has forged a business relationship with the Hunter brothers, agreeing to bring the Flyers to London for preseason games in recent years.
I think there's general agreement that current GM Paul Holmgren has done a pretty solid job with the hand he was dealt, picking up some nice prospects in the deadline sell off last week and setting up the Flyers for a nice rebound next season. Still, Philadelphia's one of those teams that loves the 'big' names, and given all of the Hunters' success in the OHL, this makes sense on some level.

Either way, I honestly don't expect the Flyers to be bottom feeders for long.

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