As per multiple reports and as confirmed by general manager Chuck Fletcher, head coach Mike Yeo won’t be back with the Philadelphia Flyers in a similar role next season. It was announced Tuesday that the Flyers would be going in a different direction, while discussions about a different role for Yeo within the organization is still possible.
Yeo, 48, went 17-36-7 behind the Flyers’ bench this season. It was not the season the team wanted, especially after making numerous offseason moves ahead of the 2021-22 campaign. This is the second consecutive year the franchise has failed to reach the playoffs and it is expected the club will make numerous changes again as they try to find the right combination of coach and player/personnel to right the ship.
When it comes to what role Yeo would assume within the organization, Fletcher said, “Mike and I will continue to discuss that. But he’s free to speak to other teams.” The club will begin an exhaustive search and while they know there’s a crunch on getting someone in place, wouldn’t put a timeline on hiring a head coach.
Expect a Number of Changes
Fletcher also talked about an “aggressive retool” being the direction this franchise will go and both Elliotte Friedman and Jeff Marek spoke about the Flyers’ plans on The Jeff Marek show today. Both suggested the Flyers were “open for business” and that the team isn’t going to be shy about spending money to find the solution.
The team does have some cap space with which to maneuver, but trades are expected and money will likely be shipped out to make more room for some bigger acquisitions. One of the questions will be who the Flyers choose to target if trades are part of the equation. The Winnipeg Jets are rumored to be making big moves and there could be a fit there. Johnny Gaudreau is also going to be a UFA this summer and the Flyers could make a heavy pitch to lure him out of Calgary.
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