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Hitchcock will make his presence felt

Bob Clarke is counting on Ken Hitchcock to make the difference in Philly.

Updated: July 15, 2002, 4:00 PM ET
By Lindsay Berra | ESPN The Magazine

Flyers GM Bob Clarke has had enough. Two years in a row his team has bowed out in the first round of the playoffs. He's tried everything he can think of. He got rid of Eric Lindros. He upped his payroll to $55 million and signed superstar Jeremy Roenick. He brought in Czech star Jiri Dopita to babysit his temperamental Czech goaltender, Roman Cechmanek. He tried putting a former Broad Street Bully, Bill Barber, at the helm of his club.

2001-02 by the numbers

Record: 42-27-10-3, ...

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