Former Blackhawks star loses out on top executive job.

Published May 16, 2023 at 10:32

Former Blackhawks star Eddie Olczyk had been vying for an NHL executive job for some time. After his 16-year career was completed, he ventured into coaching and became the Pittsburgh Penguins' head coach for almost three seasons. After his tenure was over, he became a colour commentator for the Chicago Blackhawks for many years.

A few weeks back, his name surfaced as a potential candidate for the president of hockey operations job for the Philadelphia Flyers. He would present an interesting angle as a candidate because he did not play for the Flyers during his career.

He continued to increase his hockey knowledge and sit in on those meetings with other general managers, agents, and head coaches while building out his network of people.

It came down to himself and former Flyers* keith jones according to Frank Seravalli of thedailyfaceoff.com.

After this was announced it became quite clear that Jones became the front-runner for the job and ended up being selected by the Flyers to take on the role. The Flyers also announced that former Flyers forward Danny Briere became full-time general manager and John Tortorella would remain as head coach.

I think this is an opportunity for the Flyers to make a major change in philosophy and direction by hiring a non-flyers alumnus. They decided to stick to what they know.
May 16   |   851 answers
Former Blackhawks star loses out on top executive job.

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