Philadelphia Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol behind the bench against the Ottawa Senators during the third period at Wells Fargo Center.

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Flyers fire assistants, Hakstol survives

November 28, 2018 - 1:04 pm

By Andrew Porter

PHILADELPHA (94WIP Sportsradio) —The Flyers have fired assistant GM Chris Pryor and assistant coach Gord Murphy, the team announced on Wednesday afternoon. 

Here is the statement released by the team:

"The Flyers organization has relieved Chris Pryor of his duties as Director of Player Personnel and Assistant General Manager. In addition, in close consultation with Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol, Gord Murphy has been relieved of his duties as assistant coach. I would like to thank Chris for his dedication to the franchise and contributions over the last 20 years. Likewise, we thank Gord Murphy for serving behind the bench for the last five seasons and helping grow and develop our young core of defensemen. We do not anticipate any further personnel moves in the near term."

The news comes two days after the Flyers fired GM Ron Hextall, one day after Paul Holmgren seemed befuddled while addressing the media about it, and just hours after the team blew a two-goal third period lead at home to the Senators. 

Holmgren continues to stand by head coach Dave Hakstol, who many fans want gone. 

The Flyers are a mess right now. --

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The Flyers are 10-12-2, last in the Metropolitan division. 


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