Come On, Baby, Light My Flyer

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Flyers captain Claude Giroux. (Matt Slocum/AP)

Those expecting at new and improved performance from the Flyers Tuesday night just based on the new head coach may be disappointed. The seven previous Flyers coaches to take over in midseason were 3-3-1 in their debut ... although when you compare it to 0-3-0,  .500 doesn't look so bad:

(We have purposely left out the Craig Ramsay/Roger Neilson change in 2000, since Ramsay was filling in for Neilson because of his cancer treatment. Neilson was let go in the offseason before he was able to return.)

Date New Coach Opponent Result
2/1/79 Pat
Quinn
Islanders L 1-4
3/20/82 Bob
McCammon
@Whalers W 5-2
12/5/91 Bill
Dineen
Capitals L 3-6
3/10/98 Roger
Neilson
Devils T 2-2
12/10/00 Bill
Barber
Islanders W 5-2
10/26/06 John
Stevens
Thrashers W 3-2 (so)
12/5/09 Peter
Laviolette
Capitals L 2-8
10/9/13 Craig
Berube
Panthers

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