UPDATE: Flyers Fire Craig Berube

Flyers press release:

The Philadelphia Flyers have relieved head coach Craig Berube of his duties with the club, according to general manager Ron Hextall.

Berube was the 18th head coach in Flyers history and was named to the post on October 7, 2013. He recently completed his second season as head coach and leaves the position with a record of 75-58-28 (.553).

Prior to being named head coach, Berube spent six seasons as a Flyers assistant. He has spent 18 seasons with the organization as a player, assistant coach and head coach, doing all three with both the Flyers and Phantoms.

The team will begin a search for a new head coach immediately.

More soon. But gonna go out on a limb and say that Ron Hextall’s non-commital press conference the other day was one of the most ill-advised pressers I’ve ever seen in Philly sports.

UPDATE: On a conference call, Hextall told reporters that he decided to overthrow the Chief last night and told him after sunrise today. Nothing changed– just his gut told him to do it. It’s worth noting, then, that this decision was made roughly 30 hours after Hextall – for some strange-ass reason – held a press conference saying he didn’t know what he was going to do.

UPDATE 2: Lemmings parrot:

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pic via (@flyerbeatwriter)

The next time someone asks me why I don’t do more traditional reporting, I’ll just show them this screenshot.

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37 Responses

      1. Can’t stand barkcann’s voice. Amazing how much better that show was when macnow was filling in for him

    1. Listen to us were talking about the Eagles/Chip/Mariota for the 300th straight day

      By the way Eytan is by far the worst host in this city

      1. Don’t worry, it will only take 2 or 3 updates on Lil’ Ant’s t-ball; a call from AB; and a Primos live read for me to retake the title of worst host in the market..after Josh, of course.

    1. Tell me, when you get dealt a shit hand do you automatically stop using your best cards?

      Because he sat MDZ in favor of MacDonald, Grossman and Schenn WAY too many times.

      He played Rinaldo over Vinny. Vinny isn’t good, and I hope he’s next to go, but he was a better player than Rinaldo.

      He caused Mason to miss more time after he PROMISED him he would only be used in an emergency… I guess Zepp giving up two goals was an emergency.

      If you paid attention to the Flyers at all this year you would know that he was given a shitty team to work with and proceeded to fuck it up even more at every turn.

  1. That “strange-ass” reason for Hextall’s press conference was that it was the media day they hold at the end of every single season.

    1. Exactly. I don’t know why the dope that runs this site and the dopes on 97.5 today don’t realize that.

  2. Whelp, guess we are getting our posts deleted now if we reference kyle’s weird finger skin.

    Someone is self conscious

  3. Best thing about Berube’s firing= watching Jillian Mele talk about it

    Worst thing about Berube’s firing=watching Sarah Baicker talk about it

  4. Kyle
    if you’re not going to use the Captain’s phone numbers, give them to the Marx Brothers…..( Indiana Jones)

  5. I could play for this Flyers team – I’m still more sprightly than the Fake Chief. Sarah Baicker is hot. Let’s roll!

  6. “The next time someone asks me why I don’t do more traditional reporting, I’ll just show them this screenshot.”

    How is what you do considered “reporting”?
    1. Copy a clip from an article with link to said article
    2. Give half-assed opinion of article while often ripping the writer’s style
    3. Talk about how newspapers are “old media” and blogs are “new media” when all you’re really doing is relaying the “old media”

    1. In my book, and overtime loss is a loss. In hockey, it’s a non-win. Therefore, 31-33-18 is a winning record. Canada math.

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