Was there a coup in Philly?
I don’t know. I’m kind of curious.
Ron Ryan was named president of the Flyers, replacing GM Bobby Clarke. Clarke is still the team GM.
But you have to wonder. Is this the first step in Flyer ownership pushing Clarke out? The Flyers have huge payroll yet they’re never really in the thick of the Cup hunt. Clarke seems to have no relationship with coach Ken Hitchcock. Hitchcock thought Roman Cechmanek was staying a goalie in Philly and Clarke traded him. Hitchcock plays a defensive system and Clarke brought in Tony Amonte, an offensive player.
Clarke is saying it’s no big deal, but what’s he going to say?
Weird stuff. Watch this space, gang.