PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Flyers general manager Ron Hextall addressed the media on Thursday and said he was going to be “methodical” in deciding whether or not to bring back head coach Craig Berube.
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“Well, nothing changed,” Hextall told media members on Friday. “It’s just a process that I went through. I wanted to make the right decision. Once I kind of put all the facts together, and in the end you go with your gut, and I came up with the decision last night.READ MORE: 'Selfie Portrait' Event Pairs Professional Artists With Germantown Children
“In a nutshell, in the end I didn’t feel like he got enough out of our group collectively.”
Hextall, who said he made the decision to fire Berube on Thursday night, says the goal is to hire a new coach before the NHL Draft on June 26th.MORE NEWS: Camden County Voters Trickle In As New Jersey Starts Early Voting For The First Time
“I’m not going to fast track anything here,” Hextall said. “I would like to have a guy in place by the draft. I guess the goal, but I’m not going to do things quickly. We’re going to do our due diligence and look at essentially the whole landscape, and come up with the coach that we feel is the right guy. I’m not going to do something in the next couple of weeks for sure.”