Berube’s job safe…for now

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Craig Berube’s job as head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers is safe.

For now.

But that could change soon, based on what GM Ron Hextall said today:

The Flyers missed the playoffs by 14 points with a 33-31-18 record. They went 42-27-10 last season under Berube, fighting back to make the playoffs after Peter Laviolette was fired early on.

Berube’s job security has also been brought into question as he’s clashed with veteran forward Vincent Lecavalier, who agreed it would be difficult for the two to coexist next season.

Hextall said today that buying out Lecavalier was not an option.

Related: Berube defends how he’s deployed Lecavalier