Report: The Flyers hired a coach who previously took his shirt off and tried to fight Evander Kane at practice in San Jose
According to reports, the Philadelphia Flyers are adding Rocky Thompson to their coaching staff.
Rocky Thompson once took his shirt off and tried to fight Evander Kane at practice during his time in San Jose.
Source — The Athletic also reported that Kane almost got into a fight with Sharks assistant coach Rocky Thompson over the winger’s positioning on the power play.
Kane addressed the dispute with Thompson, who went unnamed, in the TSN interview:
“There was one story with an assistant coach, who had taken his shirt off during a power play meeting and challenged me to a fight,” … “We were in a power play meeting, I think we were just giving our opinions on what we could do better and I gave my opinion.
“I think our assistant coach, he maybe didn’t agree with it — anyways, the meeting was over and we’re all kind of getting ready and chatting afterwards and he comes back into the locker room, with his shirt off and flexing and kind of being all hype and whatnot, and challenging me to a fight.
It appears the Flyers are still trying to reclaim the “Broad Street Bullies” name after decades upon decades of failing to do so.
There’s a really good chance that Chuck Fletcher and Comcast saw “Rocky” and decided that they had to have him coach in Philadelphia, thinking fans would absolutely love it after completely shitting the bed during NHL Free Agency yesterday.
However, the “great awakening” is completely underway and Flyers fans are now all collectively trashing the organization, who failed miserably in giving the team any hope heading into the 2022 season.
Johnny Gaudreau went to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Tony DeAngelo is doing media rounds trying to prove he’s not a racist, and the group of five players that did sign in free agency are nothing to write home about.
The Flyers roster heading into the 2022 season looks like a team you would find at Aston Iceworks during a mens beer league hockey game.