PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - MARCH 21: Brendan Lemieux #22 of the Philadelphia Flyers looks on during the second period against the Florida Panthers at Wells Fargo Center on March 21, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
For 17 years, Jim Jackson and Keith Jones have been the TV Voice of the Flyers. Well now Keith Jones is moving up to a new role. It was recently announced that alongside Danny Briere being officially named the Flyers GM, that Keith Jones would step into the role of President of Hockey Operations. The two will work together, alongside head coach John Tortorella, to rebuild the Flyers into hopefully being a competitive team again.
To get some insight into what Keith Jones will be like in his new role, The Best Show Ever talked to the guy who has worked with him more than anyone over the last decade. Jim Jackson. Jim Jackson joined the show and weighed in on some of concerns people seem to have, and why he thinks his longtime partner will do well in this new role.
Here is what Jim Jackson had to say about Keith Jones:
“He has so many contacts. We can walk into a building, and the General manager comes to him to talk. So he is as tied in as any Vice President. So I think he is very qualified that way… He’s unbelievably perceptive… We can be sitting there watching a morning skate. He will pick something up I didn’t even see… I will say yea right Jonesy. Sure enough that night something comes up in the game where that comes to pass. He definitely has some old school in him. Not huge into analytics,. But Danny Briere is, so there is some balance there.
He can watch a player an not only judge what he can do well, but also how he will fit into the team. All of that will really help him as an advisor to Briere on the player side.”
You can listen to the full conversation with Jim Jackson below:
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