The Philadelphia Flyers have announced the firing of general manager and co-president Chuck Fletcher on Friday.
Fletcher, 55, was named the ninth GM in Flyers' history in December of 2018. The Flyers have only made the playoffs once during Fletcher's tenure, which resulted in a round two elimination.
Former Flyer Danny Brière has been named interim general manager and the Flyers plan to permanently fill two separate roles of general manager and president of hockey operations this offseason, per the Philadelphia Inquirer's Olivia Reiner.
Briere, 45, had an excellent 17-year NHL career, including six seasons in Philadelphia where he tallied 124 goals and 159 assists for 283 points. Briere joined the Flyers' front-office in 2017 and was named the special assistant to the general manager during the 2021-22 season.
Anthony SanFilippo reports an even "bigger change" could be coming after the season and Briere will reportedly be considered for the permanent GM role.
The Flyers, while admittedly in a rebuild under new head coach John Tortorella, have been dreadful this season producing a record of 24-30-11, which is third worst in the Eastern Conference.
Of late, the Flyers are 2-7-1 over their last 10 games and fans are reportedly planning a "sell the team" protest at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday morning.