Flyers press release:
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:pic via (@flyerbeatwriter)
The next time someone asks me why I don’t do more traditional reporting, I’ll just show them this screenshot.