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Carchidi: Flyers’ Dave Scott Silent as He Mulls GM’s Future

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Chuck Fletcher and Dave Scott, Philadelphia Flyers
Dave Scott (right) and Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher watch one of the team's practice sessions. Photo: Joe Siville.

Dave Scott, chairman of the Philadelphia Flyers’ parent company, Comcast Spectacor, is a different type of leader than his predecessor, Ed Snider.

That doesn’t make him better or worse. It just means he presides over the team with a varied approach.

He is more analytical and less accessible.

He doesn’t air the Flyers’ strengths and weaknesses in public, doesn’t make himself available to discuss possible changes to the team or the front office.

Snider was an open book, which was great for the media and even better for the fans.

Scott hasn’t talked once during another turbulent season.

He turned down a request to assess the team before the 2022-23 campaign.

On Wednesday, he said “no thanks” to a chance to evaluate the Flyers with the season near the midway point.

Fletcher decision looms

My speculation: Scott hasn’t decided yet if Chuck Fletcher will remain as his general manager when the season ends, so he doesn’t want to flame the fires on that decision. He could have talked and given Fletcher a vote of confidence. Since he didn’t, it’s obvious he’s still mulling things over.

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