Flyers reportedly offer head coaching job to John Tortorella


The Philadelphia Flyers have offered their head coaching job to John Tortorella, according to NHL analyst Kevin Weekes.

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Weekes reports the sides are in the late stages of the negotiating process.

Tortorella, 63, has coached for the New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Vancouver Canucks, and Columbus Blue Jackets over his head coaching career which began in 1988, highlighted by a Stanley Cup win with the Lightning in 2003-04.

Tort and Tampa beat the Flyers in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals that year.

The Flyers have missed the playoffs for consecutive seasons for the first time in about 20 years. Philadelphia went 25-46-11 in 2021-22, one of the worst seasons in recent memory.

Tortorella last coached the Blue Jackets in 2020-21 and has done TV commentary for ESPN this season.

Tortorella has a reputation for his tough, old school coaching style. As far as results go, Tortorella is just 56-64 as a coach in the postseason for his career.

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