Honestly, so why bother firing Hakstol?
What do they expect from Gordon?
They should have let Hextall and Hakstol ride out the season. Its beyond salvageable. Pray they get a top 5 pick who can step into the lineup next year.
Aside from Hughes, who we won't get, who rounds out the top 5?
Just for some "reality" check.
The 3rd place team in the Metro has 38 points right now. That puts them on pace for 94 points and a guaranteed spot.
The Flyers have 30 points in 32 games (.468 so far).
They'd have to go roughly 28-15-8 (.653) the rest of the way to reach 94 points.
Of course, it all depends on how other teams play.
After starting last season 8-11-7 (.442), they went 34-15-7 (.669).
So, you know, I'm saying