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 start our series with Barry Trotz, who was fired by the Islanders on Monday.


Why Trotz would be a fit

The 59-year-old has a wealth of experience, having won a Stanley Cup in 2018 with the Capitals, ranking third in all-time regular-season victories (914) and putting up nine seasons of 100 or more points.

Trotz has twice won the Jack Adams Award (Coach of the Year) — with the Capitals in 2015-16 and the Islanders in 2018-19.

What could make him particularly appealing to the Flyers is his track of record of building a winning culture by emphasizing structure and good habits, aspects Fletcher has lamented numerous times over the last two seasons.