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Flyers turf AHL coach, leading scorer

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08:23 AM ET 11.09 | A week after shipping off the Philadelphia Phantoms' 22-year-old top scorer, Pat Maroon, the Flyers threw out some bathwater Monday by firing the team's head coach, Greg Gilbert. [Paul] Holmgren flew to Glens Falls on Monday night to relieve Phantoms coach Greg Gilbert of his duties, the Daily News has learned. The young Phantoms are in last place in the AHL with a 2-10-1 record. They're in the midst of a 9-game losing streak. Maroon could be traded or loaned to another AHL team as soon as Tuesday, when Holmgren will have a chance to meet with all 29 of the other general managers. Tampa Bay has been pegged as a prime candidate for a trade or loan, according to a team source.

Philadelphia Daily News

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November 9, 2010  08:47 AM ET

Caption : "those were some sour grapes"

November 9, 2010  09:26 AM ET

So Paulie gets rid of the leading scorer and then the coach too. I don't think Pat's the only Maroon in the story.

November 9, 2010  10:14 AM ET

Hello John Paddock!

November 9, 2010  01:12 PM ET

As Bugs Bunny would say "What a maroon!"

November 9, 2010  01:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Hello John Paddock!

I like John Paddock. He has coached before and might be a good choice to whip this team into shape.

November 9, 2010  01:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

As Bugs Bunny would say "What a maroon!"

At least somebody "got it." :-)

November 9, 2010  01:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

At least somebody "got it." :-)

You kidding? I grew up on Looney Tunes. Well, the repeats anyway.

November 9, 2010  02:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

As Bugs Bunny would say "What a maroon!"

"Dead rabbits tell no tales"
Yosemite Sam

November 9, 2010  02:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

"Dead rabbits tell no tales"Yosemite Sam

 
November 9, 2010  07:34 PM ET

No wonder Holmgren makes such ridiculous decisions, he must not have taken a dump in three weeks.

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