Found October 07, 2013 on Full Scale Sports:
PHILADELPHIA — Just three games into the season, the Philadelphia Flyers have fired head coach Peter Laviolette on Monday after an 0-3 start. According to sources, Craig Berube, an assistant coach entering his seventh season with the organization, will take over coaching duties. Rumors began surfacing last season of Philadelphia firing Laviolette after the Flyers […]

Peter Laviolette out as Flyers coach

This morning, multiple sources reported that Peter Laviolette, the Flyers' coach for the last four seasons, was fired Monday morning after the team matched last year's franchise-worst 0-3-0 start. According to ESPN, it is the fastest firing in NHL history, matched only by Chicago's canning of Dennis Savard in 2008 after a 1-2-1 start. The team has looked sluggish in...

Around the Net October 8, 2013: Flyers fire Peter Laviolette; Craig Berube new coach

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Kick out the Jam Paul Holmgren fired Peter Laviolette after 3 games: [ Seravalli] [ Barkowitz] [Broad Street Hockey] [The 700 Level] Hail to the Chief Craig Berube is the new coach: [The Checking Line] [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] [The...

Report: Flyers fire coach Laviolette

The Philadelphia Flyers fired coach Peter Laviolette after an 0-3 start and a preseason vote of confidence from ownership, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Monday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision was not announced. The Flyers scheduled a morning news conference. Laviolette was dismissed a year after the Flyers missed...

Berube Has a 2-Year Deal With the Flyers

Craig Berube and the Flyers have agreed on a 2-year contract, Tim Panaccio reports. The Flyers and head coach Peter Laviolette parted ways earlier today, just 3 games in Laviolette’s 5th season. Berube was an assistant before being promoted today. Laviolette had reportedly lost the Flyers’ locker room, and owner Ed Snider called this year “The worst training camp I have seen...

R.I.P. Peter Laviolette

There are reports soon to be confirmed that Peter Laviolette has been fired. We'll always have this fist pump:  

Report: Flyers Fire Head Coach Peter Laviolette

Photo via The jar of jam has officially run out, only three games into the 2013-14 campaign, as reports say Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette has been fired. Assistant Coach Craig Berube is expected to take his place. After missing the playoffs during last year’s lockout-shortened season for only the second time in the last 18 years, changes had to be made heading...

Laviolette firing stinks

So Peter Laviolette has become the first coaching casualty of the 2013-14 season. After 3 games. He’s been replaced by assistant coach Craig Berube. Granted the Flyers played horribly in those games, but it’s a little early to be determining that the head coach is not getting through to his players. Last night the worst possible thing happened for this team: they won. With one...

Getting late early in Philadelphia

Three games and six days. That's all the time Peter Laviolette got with the Philadelphia Flyers before being dismissed Monday morning, thus becoming the first coaching casualty of the 2013-14 season. But in reality, you can't look at the decision as either hasty or rash. We all are aware that the rejiggered division alignment was going to make things stickier in the Eastern...

Philadelphia Flyers seemingly a team without direction

It's probably going to get worse before it gets better in Philadelphia. The firing of Peter Laviolette as Flyers head coach Monday isn't going to change much of the Flyers' fortune at least probably not this season and maybe not for a while. Maybe Laviolette deserved to get fired. Both general manager Paul Holmgren and owner Ed Snider said they had concerns from the...

Insider Trading: on Paul Holmgren, Martin Erat and Schneider-Brodeur

Paul noted that ESPN's Pierre LeBrun fired off a meaty set of "rumblings," and LeBrun's thoughts were featured as part of TSN's latest Insider Trading segment, which TSN thankfully transcribed: What becomes of Peter Laviolette and how much heat is there now on Paul Holmgren? [Darren] Dreger: For the moment Laviolette and his family are trying to stay...

Putting On The Foil with @jsaquella: The Wheels On The Bus….ARE FALLING OFF!!!

Editors’ Note: Noted Philadelphia Flyers fan John Saquella is going beyond 140 characters. The man most of you probably know from social media as @jsaquella will bring you his wide-ranging opinion and commentary on the Orange and Black in his column Putting On The Foil. By John Saquella (@jsaquella) Is three games into a new season too early to panic? Perhaps. But factor in the...

Flyers Rebound Against Panthers

The Flyers defeated the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Tuesday night giving new head coach Craig Berube the victory in his first game as head coach.  Berube was named head coach Monday after the team’s 0-3 start led to the firing of Peter Laviolette.  The victory allowed Philadelphia to avoid an 0-4 start for the first time in team history.  The Flyers were able to withstand a strong...

Final Observations: Carolina Hurricanes 2, Philadelphia Flyers 1

Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images O’Connor’s Observations After a poor performance on Saturday night against the Canadiens, the Flyers looked even worse on Sunday against the Hurricanes. It all stems from Philadelphia’s struggles to cleanly exit their own zone. The longer it takes them to exit their own end, the easier it is for the opponent to wear the Flyers’ skaters...
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