Throughout May and possibly into June, we'll look at potential candidates for the Flyers' head coaching vacancy.

"We're going to sit down and try to build that ideal candidate profile and really keep all options open, maybe look at it from a little broader perspective," Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher said May 3. "Clearly we have to sit down and really drill down in terms of what we're looking for. I'm sure there will be a lot of quality candidates we'll speak to."

We've looked at Barry Trotz and Rick Tocchet. Next up in our series is Paul Maurice.

Why Maurice would be a fit

The 55-year-old is well-respected in the game, with NHL head coaching experience stemming to when he was 28 years old.

Maurice has coached the fourth-most games in NHL history (1,684), behind only Scotty Bowman (2,141), Trotz (1,812) and Joel Quenneville (1,768). He's seventh in all-time regular-season wins (775), 53 ahead of the eighth-placed Alain Vigneault (722).