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Flyers deny they fired Hakstol, hired Quenneville

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The Philadelphia Flyers have denied a report that head coach Dave Hakstol has been fired and Joel Quenneville hired to be the team's new bench boss, with a spokesperson telling Sam Carchidi of The Inquirer that the organization had "nothing new to report."

Sources told Dave Isaac of the Courier Post on Sunday that the team had decided to move on from Hakstol and turn to the former Blackhawks coach to run the team.

Quenneville told Andy Strickland of FOX Sports Midwest shortly after that the report that he'd accepted the job wasn't true.

Hakstol is in his fourth season with the Flyers and has compiled a 134-101-42 record in 277 games. Under Hakstol, the Flyers have reached the postseason twice - last season and in 2015-16. They were dismissed in the first round in six games each time.

It's not been an easy go for the Flyers in December. They are 2-3-2 in seven games and are returning home after going 0-3-1 during a swing through Western Canada.

The club abruptly fired general manager Ron Hextall in late November and later replaced him with Chuck Fletcher. Since Hextall's dismissal, the Flyers have dropped six of their past eight games.

The club currently finds itself in last place in the Eastern Conference with 28 points in through 31 games.

Flyers deny they fired Hakstol, hired Quenneville
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