Buckle up, because this won't be a short ride.

In fact, it could be a long and bumpy one as the Flyers search for Craig Berube's successor.

Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said Friday, after firing Berube, that he'd like to have a head coach in place by the draft, which starts June 26. The problem is that many of the big-name candidates aren't exactly open for business yet.

The Flyers were the third team to fire a coach so far this offseason with more expected to come. Assuming they all become available, here are five candidates who could coach the Flyers starting next season.

(Listen to Flyers insider Dave Isaac discuss the top candidates to replace Craig Berube)