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Flyers fire head coach Alain Vigneault, put Mike Yeo in charge

Flyers fire head coach Alain Vigneault, put Mike Yeo in charge

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Dec 07
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The Philadelphia Flyers have fired head coach Alain Vigneault and assistant coach Michel Therrien, the team confirmed on Monday.

“The Philadelphia Flyers have relieved head coach Alain Vigneault and assistant coach Michel Therrien of their duties, effective immediately, according to President of Hockey Operations and General Manager, Chuck Fletcher,” the team’s statement reads. “Mike Yeo will serve as the Flyers interim head coach for the club’s game tonight vs. Colorado Avalanche at Wells Fargo Center.”

The Avalanche defeated the Flyers 7-5.

Vigneault was in his third season of a five-year deal that was worth $5 million annually, according to ESPN.

“Right now, we’ve lost our way,” Fletcher told reporters Monday.

In the loss to the Avalanche, Claude Giroux scored twice for Philadelphia. Oskar Lindblom, Cam Atkinson, and Scott Laughton also had goals. This was the first game the Flyers recorded more than three goals in a game since October.

“After the game, basically my message to the players is this is a period where we have to go to work and go to school,” Yeo said. “There was a lot of examples of the things that we want to do and the way we want to play. And we can show how that leads to success.”

Next up, the Flyers will face the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday.

  • Alain Vigneault

    Alain Vigneault is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League . Vigneault has previously coached the Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks,

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  • Philadelphia Flyers

    The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia. They compete in the National Hockey League as a member of the Metropolitan Division in the Eastern Conference.

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  • Mike Yeo

    Michael Yeo is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and a current interim head coach for the Philadelphia Flyers. He is the former head coach of the Minnesota Wild and St.

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