HARTFORD — The irony would be so delicious, it can't possibly really happen, but for what it's worth, former Flyers general manager Russ Farwell is in the running for the job Bob Clarke left in Florida.
Clarke replaced Farwell two weeks ago, offering Farwell a chance to stay with the organization in an unspecified job. Farwell indicated he wasn't much interested in staying, and wanted to see what was out there.
That Panthers GM job, obviously, is out there. Farwell confirmed that he met last weekend with Panthers president Bill Torrey. The only other candidate whose name has become public is Bryan Murray. Murray, fired recently as the Detroit Red Wings' GM, was the other finalist with Farwell four years ago, when then-Flyers president Jay Snider was hiring a successor to Clarke.