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Flyers eager for fresh start under new coach Stevens

Updated: October 24, 2006, 2:01 AM ET
Associated Press

VOORHEES, N.J. -- John Stevens saw Ken Hitchcock as a mentor. He thought he could absorb Hitchcock's decades of experience and mold that into his own long career.

Well, things move fast.

Just months into his first NHL assistant's job, Stevens was made coach of the Philadelphia Flyers after Hitchcock was fired.

Still, on such short notice, he was ready with new ideas Monday in his first full day in charge -- lines were shuffled; players handled the puck ...

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