Flyers announce major shakeup in front office

Huge change this morning!



The Philadelphia Flyers have announced a major shakeup in their front office this morning.

According to multiple reports, the team has fired maligned general manager Chuck Fletcher, and will be naming former playoff sniper Danny Briere the new general manager on an interim basis. 

“The Philadelphia Flyers organization has always been defined by grit, determination, and a standard of excellence,” said Dave Scott, chairman of Comcast Spectacor and governor of the Flyers, in a statement obtained exclusively by The Inquirer. “Over the past several seasons, our team simply has not lived up to that standard, so today, we will begin to chart a new path forward under a new leadership structure for Hockey Operations.

“This morning, we released Chuck Fletcher from his president and general manager responsibilities. We are grateful for his hard work and dedication to this organization, and we wish him nothing but the best moving forward.”

The Flyers amassed a record of 141-145-43 under Fletcher, who was the 9th general manager in team history. 

Per Scott, Briere, who suited up for the Flyers from 2007 to 2013, “is ideally suited for this role.”

“He will ensure a smooth transition following Chuck’s departure and support the team and Head Coach John Tortorella through the remainder of the season and into the offseason.”

Source: Twitter