Lindros, Olczyk linked to vacant jobs in Philadelphia.

Lindros, Olczyk linked to vacant jobs in Philadelphia.

Big names linked to the Flyers.

Jonathan Larivee

The Philadelphia Flyers announced a major organizational shift this week when they relieved now former general manager Chuck Fletcher of his duties. Although nothing has officially been announced as of yet, it sounds like this may represent an even greater shift in the direction of the organization with rumblings that the team may be headed for a true rebuild.

Taking on such a project is always a daunting task and although the Flyers are already in good hands with Daniel Briere currently serving as interim general manager, it sounds like the Flyers may be looking to add some big names to their front office.

Recently, National Hockey League insider Elliotte Friedman discussed the future for the Flyers and indicated his belief that the team will take on a new general manager and a new president of hockey operations before it is all said and done. While that in theory would leave 2 vacant positions for the taking, Friedman also indicated he believes that Briere will fill one of those roles in a permanent fashion once the dust has settled.

"They say interim on Briere... but I would be surprised if he doesn't get one of these jobs," said Friedman on the 32 Thoughts podcast. "To me the question is, which one is he gonna have?"

That would take one of the jobs off the table, but in spite of that Friedman still linked two big names in the world of hockey to the remaining vacancy.

"Some of the names I wonder about, I've always wondered about Ed Olczyk there," added Friedman. "The other name I wonder about there is Eric Lindros. I just wonder if there's going to be a bigger role for him."

"The reason that I bring it up is because I've heard that the organization thinks very highly of [Lindros]," said Friedman. "And so that in itself means that you should think about the possibility of it. I haven't spoken to Lindros.... I've just been told in multiple places that there are people who speak very highly of him."

No doubt both Lindros and Olczyk would be welcomed additions to the front office given they are both beloved figures in the hockey community, but only time will tell if either man gets the job.