Monday, October 7, 2013

Laviolette relieved from Head Coaching duties

The Philadelphia Flyers etched themselves into the NHL record books this morning. The quickest coach firing in league history.

A mere 3 games into the 2013-2014 season the Philadelphia Flyers have made the first bench shake-up in the league. Peter Laviolette has been fired and taking his place as interim head coach will be assistant coach, Craig Berube

This is just another move in the long line of  decisions General Manager Paul Holmgren has made. This should not come as a surprise to those who are aware of his tendency to make rather significant moves in what he deems is best for the franchise. The Richards and Carter trades, the Bryzgalov signing, the Weber offer sheet, Briere buy-out and Lecavalier signing are some of the more notable transactions he has been at the forefront of.

This has to be the "writing on the wall" for Holmgren who is surely feeling the pressure from ownership to produce a playoff contender.

(Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Flyers Fire Head Coach


Not understanding this one. Why did you bring him back at all? Why did you let him get out of the pre-season? Staying within the organization isnt going to change the locker room culture or philosophy of the team. Unfair to Laviolette. Typical Flyers.

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