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The method behind the Flyers recent coaching shakeup

Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher stressed a “winning environment” is required to develop players. Ian Laperriere to the AHL could help prepare that culture.

Developing players is one of the many combined tasks in creating a winning culture. Over the past decade, the Philadelphia Flyers have the same identity crisis. In and out of playoff contention, this new Flyers regime needs to kick into high gear in 2021-2022. Player development, from Ron Hextall to Chuck Fletcher, carries a new forecast.

“I don’t think you can properly develop players unless you have a winning environment.