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Rick Tocchet Is a Perfect Fit for Flyers’ Coaching Vacancy

Chuck Fletcher and the Philadelphia Flyers have an important offseason, which just got even more hectic. They can add finding a new head coach to the list of things they have to do in an attempt to change the fortunes of the team next season. Mike Yeo was told that he would not remain the head coach of the Flyers, but Fletcher would love to keep him around in some role with the team.
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Flyers Coaching Candidate: Rick Tocchet

When it comes to having an “ideal” Flyer in mind, we all know what that looks like. We want someone who can play “lights out”, score when needed, deliver a big bruising hit, and get into a scuffle if it is necessary. More than that, we want someone who puts their all into each and every game. Looking back through the history of the Philadelphia Flyers, we can see people who exemplified this.
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Testing NHL assumptions: Rick Tocchet to the Flyers, Marc-Andre Fleury to a contender, Sedins taking over the Canucks

When the Vancouver Canucks fired Travis Green, few of us were surprised. His grasp on the gig was tenuous to begin with, and the Canucks had three wins in 13 games. When they replaced him with Bruce Boudreau ... again, few of us were surprised. Boudreau is the NHL's answer to The Wolf in "Pulp Fiction," the guy you bring in to quickly clean up a gruesome mess and crack a few jokes in the process. If Canucks ownership felt there was a playoff berth somewhere in this team, there was only one man to call. That he knows his way around coaching highly skilled young players is a bonus.
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Rick Tocchet in Lead Among Half-Dozen Flyers Coaching Candidates

Both Elliotte Friedman and Jeff Marek discussed the possible coaching candidates for the Philadelphia Flyers on a recent episode of The Jeff Marek Show, and there are a number of names already getting serious consideration for the job currently occupied by interim coach Mike Yeo. Having lost two-straight games since Yeo took over as coach, it’s becoming clear the Flyers need to make a decision on a permanent bench boss sooner than later.
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First Call: 2 Vikings stars sit out practice before Steelers game; Rick Tocchet may fill open Flyers coaching job

The Minnesota Vikings are dealing with significant injury issues as the Steelers get set for a visit Thursday night. A former Penguins fan favorite may be in line to become the Philadelphia Flyers next head coach. Robert Morris is having basketball problems. And some stunning numbers from Monday night’s NFL action between the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots.
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WHY WOULD RICK TOCCHET AGREE TO COACH FLAILING FLYERS?

So, who will be the Flyers next coach, assuming Mike Yao doesn’t turn things around as the interim?. Why would anyone worth his salt walk into this shit show and become the 22nd coach in this sinking franchise’s history?. Rick Tocchet is one of the names being floated around for...
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Charlie O’Connor: “Rick Tocchet Is In the Mix But Not The Only Option”

Monday the Flyers fired Alain Vigneault, relieving the former coach of his duties after a little over 2 years. The final straw was a 7-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning where the team looked lifeless. Charlie O’Conor from The Athletic joined the John Kincade Show to talk about the firing, and what to expect in the coaching search.
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Two-of-a-kind players, Paul Holmgren, Rick Tocchet go into Flyers’ Hall of Fame

Paul Holmgren and Rick Tocchet have a lot in common besides being overachievers, based on where they were drafted. Both were rugged right wingers who were selected by the Flyers in the sixth round of their respective drafts. Both developed into heart-and-soul players — you would be hard-pressed to find games in which they were outworked — and both later became NHL coaches. Oh, and they are still one-two on the Flyers’ all-time list of penalty-minutes leaders.
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TNT’s Rick Tocchet on entering Flyers Hall of Fame and trading jabs with Wayne Gretzky

Rick Tocchet has played for and coached a number of NHL teams over the past 37 years. None of them quite stack up with his time in Philadelphia. Tocchet, an NHL analyst on TNT’s new studio show, will be inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Center ahead of the Flyers matchup against the Calgary Flames. He and Flyers “do-everything man” Paul Holmgren will be the first new additions to the selective group of former players and coaches in five years, an honor Tocchet doesn’t take lightly.
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Paul Holmgren, Rick Tocchet to be inducted into Flyers Hall of Fame

Flyers legends Paul Holmgren and Rick Tocchet will be inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame during a pregame ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 16. The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that Flyers legends Paul Holmgren and Rick Tocchet will be inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame during a pregame ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 16, before the Flyers play the Calgary Flames. Holmgren and Tocchet were selected for induction by a voting committee comprised of current Flyers Hall of Fame members, Flyers alumni, members of the Flyers front office, broadcasters, and members of the Philadelphia chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA).
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Newest Flyers Hall of Famers: Rick Tocchet and Paul Holmgren

The Flyers announced today that Rick Tocchet and Paul Holmgren are the two newest inductees into the Flyers Hall of Fame. Both will be inducted during a special ceremony at the Wells Fargo Center on Nov. 16, 2021, before the Flyers play the Calgary Flames. The Flyers Hall of Fame...
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Paul Holmgren and Rick Tocchet to be inducted into Flyers Hall of Fame; 3 lines changed for final preseason game

For the first time in five years, the Flyers will add two more names to their Hall of Fame on Nov. 16 — Paul Holmgren and Rick Tocchet. Holmgren, a do-everything man for the Flyers who will also be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame this year, and Tocchet, a high-scoring, physical player over 11 seasons with the team, were selected out of a pool of six finalists by a voting committee of current Flyers Hall of Fame members, team alumni, members of the front office, broadcasters, and members of the Philadelphia chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association.
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