Less than a month into the season, and with the team off to a 1-6-1 start that included a recent 9-1 loss against Buffalo, Clarke resigned as general manager of the Flyers and Hitchcock was fired as coach. For Clarke, it marked the end of a long relationship with the organization that began during a playing career that produced three Hart Trophy seasons and two Stanley Cup titles. But Clarke followed that playing career with a management career that was both successful, including three conference titles, and contentious, marked by a famous feud with Eric Lindros and recent early playoff exits.
So what do you make of the Flyers shaking things up, SportsNation? Did Clarke leave on his own, as he contended? Does this team still have any potential to surprise in the Eastern Conference? And what does this do to Hitchcock?