Philadelphia Flyers Fans On Twitter Are Already Arguing On Twitter After Reports Emerge About The Team’s New Head Coach John Tortorella

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  • Reports came out late Tuesday night that the Philadelphia Flyers have settled on a new head coach
  • The Flyers are reportedly set to hire lightning rod head coach John Tortorella to man the bench
  • Philly fans on Twitter don’t seem to be have a consensus opinion on the new coach

It’s a difficult time to be a fan of the Philadelphia Flyers.

The organization hasn’t sniffed a Stanley Cup in a decade. It just had to trade Claude Giroux, perhaps the franchise’s best ever player. General manager Chuck Fletcher doesn’t seem to have a plan for how to build the team going forward and fans are getting restless.

Flyers’ Twitter, however, is never short of action. This was particularly true on Tuesday night when reports started to surface that Philadelphia had landed on controversial head coach John Tortorella as the team’s next head coach.

The organization had also reportedly been down to Tortorella and fellow Stanley Cup-winning coach Barry Trotz as final candidates.

Tortorella’s coaching career has been successful. He won a Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2004 and he’s been to the playoffs in 12 of his 20 seasons behind the bench. The coach know more simply as “Torts” also made the playoffs in four of his six seasons with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

But the Flyers need more of a minor miracle than anything. The team lacks high-end talent but is also probably good enough to avoid bottoming out and securing multiple high drafts picks. And that is what seems to lie at the crux of the issue for Flyers fans.

Flyers Twitter Is Torn On John Tortorella

Most of the team’s fan base seems to understand that Tortorella is a solid coach. But the lack of direction in the organization has many unhappy with the hire.

Though there are some fans who are excited by the hire.

One thing is certain, Tortorella’s tenure in Philly will be must-watch TV.