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Flyers to Officially Hire John Tortorella as Coach

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One of the most famous hockey coaches is going to the City of Brotherly Love.

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The Philadelphia Flyers are expected to officially announce John Tortorella as head coach, replacing interim bench boss Mike Yeoh.

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Tortorella last coached the NHL in 2021 with the Columbus Blue Jackets, retiring as the winning head coach in franchise history at the end of that season with a 227-166-54 record and one playoff series win.

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The Flyers, on the other hand, have been looking for a new permanent head coach since December after relieving Alain Vigneaux of his duties and appointing Mike Yeoh to a temporary position before ultimately deciding not to bring him back at the end of this season. .

Tortorella certainly has a track record that will appeal to a team looking for organizational stability.

The 63-year-old is the best American-born coach in NHL history, as well as a two-time Jack Adams and Stanley Cup winner. While Tortorella’s coaching work tends to be short-lived as his biting style seems to have a shelf life, Tortorella has proven himself capable of leading teams to immediate success once he’s off the bench. And with the Flyers up against a multi-veteran cap, immediate success is exactly what they’re looking for.



Source: thehockeynews.com

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