It has become clear and evident Chuck Fletcher is in over his head, but for some reason, Dave Scott refuses to pull the band-aid off and give the Flyers a GM who wants to do this fully the right way. While he may have done all he could during the deadline, Fletcher waited too long to try to get the moves done. I’m unsure if come the summer, if Fletcher will still be in power, but here are currently my top 5 picks for GM to replace Fletcher right now.
Every GM on Social Media
Clearly, there are more people who know how to run and manage a team. Whether it was the “Get rid of Carter Hart” GMs or “Blow the whole thing up and start over” GMs. They clearly know more than Fletcher. Whether they know how we can get David Pastarnak or Auston Matthews, they have the right plan set up.
The amount of people I see who could run this team baffles me that they haven’t gotten a job yet.
The special assistant to the GM, Danny Briere is being groomed to be the next GM, or at least that’s the way it looks. Briere has been scouting, talking and training players, and overall becoming the type of manager the fans want. It also helps that number 48 was a big fan favorite.
The only question about Briere is his experience, but if the social media GMs can do a better job than Fletcher, than let Briere come in and try. You never know what you have until you give the rookie a chance.
A trained Circus Monkey
At this point, a trained Circus Monkey feels about right. This team has felt like a circus and laughingstock of the league for the last 10 years. It showed just how much we mean to the league when the New York Rangers fans came and took over the once proud Wells Fargo Center. Breaking this team down and building the right way is something that the fans want, but unfortunately, it has not been that way.
Fans are starting to strike the team and avoid this circus all together. Torts is one piece of the puzzle, but Fletcher just doesn’t fit.
Fletcher and a baby could be compared at this point. Yes, I have the seen the photos of Fletcher as a clown or other photos, but in comparison to other GMs in the league, it seems like he is a baby and not the guy who was able to sign Parise and Suter in Minnesota. While Fletcher put the blueprints down for the current Minnesota team, It just seems like he isn’t the type of foreman who can finish the job.
However, a baby can go out there and randomly get players to try to fit like Fletcher has done. It’s like when the baby is trying to get the blocks to fit into the shapes where they belong. At least the baby eventually figures out how to fit them eventually.
Yes, I’m throwing my name into the ring. Not going to brag, but I’ve logged over 100 hours in NHL 21-23 in Franchise mode as a GM with Fog of War and the Salary Cap on. I always find ways to build a team to compete for the cup. It seems hard to be able to put a cup contending team together, but I did it.
Whether its rebuilding from the bottom and clearing house or moving pieces to bring in talent around the talent that is currently there. Fletcher might need to log some more hours into Chel before he can continue moving forward as this teams Gm.