John Tortorella would be closer to Philadelphia


The Philadelphia Flyers have reportedly offered the head coach job to John Tortorella.

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That’s what Kevin Weekes, an analyst for the NHL Network, reported on Twitter Tuesday night.

Tortorella, however, has yet to formalize her marriage to the Flyers.

After thanking Quebecer Alain Vigneault last December after a difficult start to the season (8-11-4), general manager Chuck Fletcher turned to assistant coach Mike Yeo to fill the driver position on an interim basis. .

With a 25-46-11 record, the Flyers finished last in the Metropolitan Division.

The 63-year-old Tortorella has a .500 winning average in 1,383 games behind the bench for a National Hockey League team. He was let go by the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2021 after spending six seasons in charge of the team.

Stanley Cup champion in 2004 with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Tortorella also managed the New York Rangers and the Vancouver Canucks. He won two Jack-Adams trophies, awarded to the best head coach on the circuit, in 2003 and 2016.



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