This week in Future Flyers Report, we have an update on prospects in CHL playoff action, as well as a spirited Phantoms win in their season's final week and a briefing on the Royals' run for their second Kelly Cup title in three seasons.
The story drags on for now. Ron Hextall has not made a decision on Craig Berube's future as head coach.
That was how the Flyers GM opened his press conference on Wednesday, emphasizing diligence in all decisions to be made this offseason.
"As soon as I sort through that I’ll let you know," Hextall said. "The process is going on. At this point the decision hasn’t been made. The wait is that I want to be methodical. I want to make the right decision. I am not going to make a quick decision to appease people or to follow along what is supposed to be done. I am not going to make a hasty decision and then regret it later.
The Stanley Cup Playoffs are upon us. Wednesday night opens the quest for the Cup as 16 teams go head-to-head in what can be some of the most exciting action in all of sport.
At Flyerdelphia, we're not just your source for Flyers coverage, but we're all huge hockey fans, so we decided to have a friendly competition with our own bracket challenge.
Earlier this week we selected four followers to take part in the first ever Flyerdelphia Playoff Challenge. The object is simple: pick the winner of each series all the way through the Final. In addition, the followers will compete against not just each other but the staff at Flyerdelphia as well.
The Flyers offseason is an array of questions. What was the true downfall of the team? What can make the team a playoff team again? What can make the team elite? How do they get there? Is there anybody here who can help them get there? Who stays and who goes?
That is the task for GM Ron Hextall: answering the many questions facing the Flyers.
He'll start on Wednesday afternoon by perhaps answering the biggest one on the surface: can Craig Berube be the man behind the bench for a playoff contender?