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NHL Rumors: Philadelphia Flyers – Holes To Fill and Coaching Candidates

The Philadelphia Flyers have some holes they'd like to fill this offseason. Scott Gordon will remain a coaching candidate for them.
Flyers have several holes they want to fill this offseason

John Boruk of NBC Sports Philadelphia: The Philadelphia Flyers will start their head coaching search immediately, and GM Chuck Fletcher will consider interim coach Scott Gordon as a strong candidate.

“I had a conversation with Scott this morning, who remains a strong candidate,” Fletcher said. “Talked to him about what I’m going to do. My plan is start my due diligence and reach out to some people and also spend some time with Scott. Hopefully at the right time, name the right person.”

The Flyers will be looking for a second-line center, a top-four defenseman and a backup goalie this offseason.

Fletcher will look to fill holes through free agency or the trade market. Fletcher called the free agent market as “OK, not elite”

“We’re going to be active in trying to improve our team,” Fletcher said. “How that translates this summer, we’ll find out. You can’t control the marketplace, you can’t control the trade market.”

Fletcher said he is not a fan of buying players out as it spreads a cap hit out even further.  Defenseman Andrew MacDonald may have been a buyout candidate – one-year left at $5 million.

Coaching Candidates for the Flyers

John Boruk of NBC Sports Philadelphia: The Philadelphia Flyers lost out on John Quenneville as he was hired by the Florida Panthers.

It’s looking like Todd McLellan will soon be hired. The Flyers should start to move quickly before more coaches come off the board.

Potential coaching candidates for the Flyers could include Dave Tippett, Alain Vigneault, and Guy Boucher

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