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Flyers: John Tortorella doesn't have Cutter Gauthier in his heart

Flyers: John Tortorella doesn't have Cutter Gauthier in his heart

The case of youngster Cutter Gauthier, who was traded to the Anaheim Ducks by the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday evening, may be talked about in the huts for days due to the circumstances surrounding his departure and based on comments from the former striker's club managers he has made a lot of enemies.

General manager Daniel Briere, nor did president of hockey operations Keith Jones and even the franchise's big boss, Comcast president and CEO Daniel Hilferty, made no secret of invoking Gauthier's nonexistent desire to develop in eastern Pennsylvania. . The player in question never wanted to communicate with team representatives, they said.

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Asked by reporters after a 4-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on the evening, fiery coach John Tortorella was brief but definitive about the fifth overall pick in the most recent NHL draft.

“[Si c’est cela]Well, we don't want you. I don't know Cutter at all and I'm not interested in talking about him. I'd rather discuss with Jimmy [Drysdale]“The guy who comes in here,” Tortorella said, referring to the defenseman acquired in exchange for Gauthier.

Cold reception?

The latter could receive a good dose of 'brotherly love' from Flyers fans when he plays his first home game for the club, once he reaches the NHL. According to Hilferty, who conducted an interview on “Snow The Goalie: A Flyers Podcast,” local fans have taken notes about the young man who currently plays for Boston College and is winning gold with the United States. championship.

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“I feel bad for Cutter…but I won't feel bad for him when he shows up in Philadelphia. It's going to be a tough stay and he deserves it. We're locals and we want those who want to be there to be with us,” the leader said.

Gauthier collected 12 points in seven games with the American team in the recent World Junior Championship. For his part, Drysdale missed 29 games due to a lower body injury this season. He could make his debut in Philadelphia on Wednesday when the Montreal Canadiens come to town.

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