Report: Flyers offer Tortorella head coaching job

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The Philadelphia Flyers are in the final stages of negotiating a contract with John Tortorella for their head coaching vacancy, ESPN's Kevin Weekes reports.

The deal is not done, but the team has offered the 63-year-old the job, Weekes adds.

Tortorella will reportedly meet with the Flyers on Thursday to discuss the offer, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun.

Tortorella was identified as one of Philadelphia's coaching candidates last month, and he said he was "very fortunate" to have interviewed with the franchise.

Philadelphia is in the process of selecting its seventh bench boss in the last 10 years after opting to move on from interim boss Mike Yeo. Yeo took over for Alain Vigneault in December and finished the season last in the Metropolitan Division.

Tortorella became a studio analyst for ESPN after he and the Columbus Blue Jackets mutually agreed to part ways following the 2020-21 campaign. He coached the Ohio franchise for six seasons, qualifying for the playoffs four times.

The two-time Jack Adams Award winner has also coached the Vancouver Canucks, New York Rangers, and Tampa Bay Lightning in his career, winning a Stanley Cup with the Bolts in 2004.

Report: Flyers offer Tortorella head coaching job
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