Flyers haven’t even spoken to Mike Babcock yet

Updated: May 17, 2015 at 6:47 pm by Sean Cobourn

The Flyers haven’t even sought permission to speak with free agent coach Mike Babcock yet, according to Ansar Khan.

The four teams who have include the Maple Leafs, Sabres, Blues, and Sharks.

Toronto fired Peter Horacek April 12th and Buffalo fired Ted Nolan the next day.

The Blues have yet to fire former Flyers head coach Ken Hitchcock, but his future is in doubt after another first round flame-out for St. Louis.

Former Sharks coach Todd McLellan is expected to become the Oilers coach soon now that the World Championships have ended.

Babcock said in a 25 minute interview with TSN he’d know his decision by this Wednesday.

This contradicts a Philadelphia report that many believe his decision is down to Detroit or the Flyers.

Elliotte Friedman listed his top three contenders for Mike Babcock as Detroit, Buffalo, and Philadelphia a week ago.

Unless the Flyers are operating as a mystery team, it doesn’t appear that Ron Hextall has much interest in the past Stanley Cup winner.

If Babcock leaves Detroit, which doesn’t look that likely at the moment, the team that signs him has to send one third round pick in the next three years as compensation.

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