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Sports Flyers GM defends Hakstol, insists he won't be fired

08:36  05 december  2017
08:36  05 december  2017 Source:   thescore.com

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"Dave Hakstol is our coach and he will remain our coach. Entering Monday, Philadelphia ranked 26th in the NHL with 70 goals for. Since a 10-game winning streak last season, the Flyers have won just 28 of 76 contests.

Dave Hakstol (born July 30, 1968) is a Canadian ice hockey coach. He is the head coach for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL). A native of Warburg, Alberta, Hakstol was the head coach for Sioux City Musketeers for 4 seasons.

a man wearing a suit and tie © Len Redkoles / National Hockey League / Getty

With fans calling for his ouster amid a 10-game losing streak, Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall sayshead coach Dave Hakstol isn't going anywhere.

"Dave Hakstol is our coach and he will remain our coach. Period," Hextall said, according to Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer. "I've said it over and over, and I'm not going to say it again."

After a strong start to the season, the Flyers' double-digit losing streak has spurred a free fall to last place in the Metropolitan Division, prompting plenty of speculation surrounding Hakstol's job security.

Entering Monday, Philadelphia ranked 26th in the NHL with 70 goals for. Since a 10-game winning streak last season, the Flyers have won just 28 of 76 contests.

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