At some point after the dismissal of Craig Berube, a head coach he inherited, Philadelphia Flyers GM Ron Hextall took a list of replacement candidates to owner Ed Snider.
There were big names, familiar names. And there was also Dave Hakstol, who had never coached in the NHL nor played in the NHL, having spent the last 11 seasons as head coach of the University of North Dakota Fighting, er, Dakotans, or whatever.
Hextall knew him a bit, as Hakstol coached his son Brett at North Dakota for three seasons from 2008-2011. He had kept Hakstol in mind in the years since then, believing he wasRead More »from What were the Flyers thinking with Dave Hakstol hiring?