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Report: Flyers’ president job between Keith Jones, Olczyk

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The Flyers’ search for a new president of hockey operations is between Keith Jones and Ed Olczyk, according to a report from Frank Seravalli, of The Daily Faceoff.

Reportedly, the announcement of the Flyers’ decision could come as early as Friday.

Jones and Olczyk are former players and current colleagues on Turner Sports. Jones also is a TV analyst on Flyers’ broadcasts.

The new president of hockey operations is expected to join interim general manager Daniel Brière and coach John Tortorella in shaping the Flyers’ rebuild and future.

Several other candidates reportedly interviewed for the job, including former Flyers players Scott Mellanby and Dave Poulin. Ray Shero, Emilie Castonguay, Doug Wilson and Cammi Granato also have been mentioned as possible candidates.

Jones played the final three years of a nine-year career in Philadelphia, from 1998-2001.

Olczyk played 16 years in the NHL, from 1985-2000. He coached the Penguins for two seasons.

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