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Daniel Breyer has been appointed general manager of the Flyers

Daniel Breyer has been appointed general manager of the Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers named former player Daniel Breer as interim general manager after GM fired Chuck Fletcher on Friday.

Rumors have already been circulating for a few days about possible changes in the team’s organizational structure. Also, TVA Sports journalist Renaud Lavoie said on Wednesday that Brière was among the respected candidates for CEO.

Quebec, who played in the City of Brotherly Love from 2007 to 2013, has been able to practice as a captain in recent years. After becoming a GM special assistant prior to the 2021-2022 campaign, he served as Vice President of Hockey Operations for the Maine Mariners, the Flyers’ affiliate club in the ECHL.

The future in the medium and long term is yet to be determined. She said the franchise would like a CEO and a head of hockey operations.

For his part, Fletcher has been on a tightrope, particularly because of the aborted trade with the Detroit Red Wings at the trade deadline, March 3. The team wanted to let go of striker James van Riemsdyk, but the plans fell through at the last moment.

“We have always built a team that is defined by hard work, determination and high standards of excellence,” Dave Scott, chairman and president of Comcast Spectacore Group, said in a statement. In previous campaigns, we did not achieve these goals and today we will start a new journey under a different command structure in hockey operations.

“We are grateful for his hard work and dedication. We wish him the best of luck. During his time with us, Chuck Fletcher faced great challenges, including some beyond his control. However, we need to take another direction and tackle the future with new leadership.”

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The former GM was hired on December 3, 2018 and during his reign, the Flyers could not have done better than to be in the second round of the playoffs: in the summer of 2020, in the bubble in Toronto, they defeated the Montreal Canadiens in the first round and then lost to the New York Islanders .

Philadelphia is in trouble this season and is likely to miss the playoffs for the third time in a row. After losing 1-0 to the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday, Coach John Tortorella’s team is good 24-30-11 for 59 points and 14th place in the Eastern Conference, NHL.

“Aviators fans deserve better training than they’ve seen in the past few years,” Scott said. We know this is a multi-season process and we are committed to getting it right, as we want to get this club back on the road to the Stanley Cup.”