We’ve already written plenty about the hiring of Dave Hakstol in Philly. It was an interesting move, if only because first-time NHL head coaches almost always have pro experience. Jon Cooper, Willie Desjardins, Dallas Eakins, Dave Cameron, and Bill Peters were all head coaches in the AHL before they got their opportunities to run an NHL bench. Mike Johnston spent years as an associate coach in the NHL.
With that in mind, we discuss why we’re curious to see if Hakstol will work out for the Flyers: