It took two days longer than expected, but Ron Hextall reached his decision last Friday, announcing what seemed imminent as the Flyers early offseason began. Craig Berube was fired as head coach of the Flyers.
Berube assumed the head coaching position three games into the 2014-15 season and at that point, helped complete the shift of coaching changes across the city’s sports teams. The longest tenured coach at the time was Chip Kelly, a whopping eight months into his coaching career in Philadelphia.
There are many times where the coach takes the brunt of the team’s performance, almost a mercy killing of sorts. The Flyers have gone through a carousel of coaches lately.
Make no mistake about it: this was not a mercy killing. This was a justified parting of ways.