Monday afternoon stunner:
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) April 15, 2019
It’s not Joel Quenneville.
It’s not Scott Gordon.
It’s… Alain Vigneault?
Ok here’s the thing –
Vigneault has had some really good NHL seasons. No, his New York tenure didn’t end on a high note, but he took both the Canucks and Rangers to the finals (with veteran heavy teams). I don’t know if he’s the right match for the Flyers, though. I don’t know if he’s a guy who’s gonna come in here and groom young players or show patience in that department. Maybe there’s some frustration there, maybe not. Maybe some guys go in the dog house while others respond well and thrive.
Anthony and Russ will do the real analysis later, but until then, you tell me –
Alain Vigneault – yay? nay? meh?
Here’s his head coaching record: