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Assistant coach Rocky Thompson to return for 2024-2025 Flyers season

Published April 20, 2024 at 7:21
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Philadelphia Flyers fans have reason to be skeptical as Assistant Coach Rocky Thompson makes his highly anticipated return for the upcoming 2024-2025 NHL season.


Not only will Thompson resume his role as assistant coach under John Tortorella, but he will also maintain his responsibilities for once again overseeing the team's abysmal power play.

Thompson, specifically, has faced considerable criticism in his role as the power play coach, with the team once again ranking at the bottom of the league, only averaging 12.2 percent scoring efficiency. (32nd overall)


While coaches can make adjustments, the Flyers' struggles largely stem from a lack of talent on the power play. While strategic improvements can be made on the coaching side, addressing personnel issues will be paramount in the offseason to enhance the team's performance moving forward.

Thompson joined the Flyers in the 2022 season with a specific mandate to revamp their power play, an area where the team has long struggled. Despite his efforts, significant improvements have yet to materialize, leaving room for further adjustments in the power play as the team seeks to elevate its performance in this crucial aspect of the game.

As the Philadelphia Flyers experienced a downward spiral towards the end of the regular season, Assistant Coach Rocky Thompson's future has come under scrutiny, with speculation mounting about his tenure behind the bench. Many are questioning how much longer Thompson will remain in his role as an assistant coach amid the team's struggles and the need for a turnaround in performance.

If Thompson fails to expedite a turnaround for his team, the end of his tenure in Flyers Nation may be imminent.
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