John Tortorella has 'major concerns' about Flyers' culture, in 'no rush' to name captain


The Philadelphia Flyers are going into a brand-new age. Head coach John Tortorella is entering his very first season with the group, and he has some major concerns about the culture within the locker space.

Coming off a disappointing 2021-22 season in which the Flyers went 25-46-11, the group will likewise lack veteran captain Claude Giroux, who is now a member of the Ottawa Senators.

After discovering more about last season by speaking to individuals within the company, consisting of basic supervisor Chuck Fletcher, Tortorella is bothered by the absence of management and responsibility in the locker space. Once training school opens, Tortorella’s leading concern will be repairing the culture in Philadelphia.

“As far as the room, I have major concerns about the room,” Tortorella informed SiriusXM’s NHL Network Radio. “I’ve spent the summer going back and forth. I live in New York and go back and forth to Philly trying to relocate there. Spent some time in the office talking to players, talking to personnel, talking to Chuck (Fletcher), and all of the front office. I have major concerns about what goes on in there. Before we even step on the ice, situations and standards and accountability in the room is forefront. You can’t get squat done on the ice until you get your room straightened out, and I think we have a little bit of work to do there.”

With a lot of concerns about where management will originate from, Tortorella was blunt about the Flyers’ uninhabited captaincy.

“I am in no rush to name a captain, so that’s that,” Tortorella stated.

After going into last season as a popular choice to make the postseason, the Flyers cratered early and never ever recuperated. This offseason, Philadelphia has actually made some small tweaks to the lineup by including defenseman Tony DeAngelo and winger Nic Deslauriers. Other than that, the Flyers will need to discover responses from the gamers currently on the lineup.

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