There's a new head coach in town.
On Monday, the Flyers officially announced Alain Vigneault as the 21st head coach in franchise history. Vigneault has 1,216 games of NHL coaching experience, most recently with the New York Rangers from 2013-18 (see story).
The Flyers posted the big announcement on Twitter and fans replied with some negative reactions.
April Fools. Have to admit almost got me
— joe mann (@MN10449) April 15, 2019
Is there really that few good hockey minds in the world that the same guys just get recycled from team to team?
— Dougie Baby Jr (@LunchBox_LB) April 15, 2019
Pls tell me this is a joke
— danielle (@danielle_nicc) April 15, 2019
While some fans weren't happy with the hire, many remained optimistic.
Great Hire! Considering candidates left
— Joe Cipriani (@JOECIPRIANI1) April 15, 2019
I'm perfectly happy with this
— Jacob Moore (@jabo1331) April 15, 2019
Idk why everyone is upset. He finished as low as an 8th seed his entire career, and that was one time. Let's go.
— Jared Specht (@FlyJaredFly) April 15, 2019
Love it let's get ready for next season. The future is here!
— Coach Vigneault (@CoachVigs) April 15, 2019
What do you think of the hire?