In the first transaction of the Post-Ron-Hextall-Era for the Philadelphia Flyers, the team announced that they’ve placed goaltender Calvin Pickard on waivers.
The 26 year old Pickard was picked up by the Flyers earlier this year in an effort to help shore up the Flyers’ leaky goaltending situation, but in 11 starts for the team Pickard has been awful. The former Toronto Maple Leafs, Vegas Golden Knights and Colorado Avalanche goaltender has a 4-2-2 record, a 4.01 goals against average and a .863 save percentage with the Flyers this season.
Surprisingly, Pickard was absolutely INCREDIBLE last season with the AHL’s Marlies in a tandem with current Leafs backup Garret Sparks. Pickard and Sparks helped deliver a Calder Cup championship to Toronto, while Pickard himself put up an impressive 2.31 goals against average and .918 save percentage in 33 games.
In other Flyers news, the team officially fired assistant GM Chris Pryor and assistant coach Gord Murphy earlier today.
The most interesting part of the above statement might be the ending line, "we do not anticipate any further personnel moves in the near future," which seems to indicate that head coach Dave Hakstol's job is safe. Crazy. Stay tuned, Flyers fans.