Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/7/13

PHILADELPHIA - JUNE 02: Head coach Peter Laviolette of the Philadelphia Flyers looks on from the bench in Game Three of the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks at Wachovia Center on June 2, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/Getty Images)
The Philadelphia Flyers are off to about as bad of a start as you could imagine, and it’s apparently going to cost the head coach his job. The Flyers have fired head coach Peter Laviolette, according to Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News. Also according to Seravalli, the Flyers will replace Laviolette with assistant coach Craig Berube. It’s unclear at this point whether Berube will have the interim tag moving forward. Philadelphia struggled for much of the lockout-shortened 2013 season. A four-game win streak to end the season is the only thing that kept them from finishing below .500, as they ended the season with a 23-22-3, which put them one point out of the final spot in the then Atlantic Division standings. Laviolette was apparently given rope following the shortened season, but the Flyers have stumbled mightily out of the gates this season. They’re 0-3 on the new season, and they already have a goal differential of minus-6. Flyers have fired Peter Laviolette, per a source. Replacing him with Craig Berube. Press conference at 11am.— Frank Seravalli (@DNFlyers) October 07, 2013 Not entirely sure if Berube will have interim tag or not.— Frank Seravalli (@DNFlyers) October 07, 2013 Filed under: Headlines, NHL, Philadelphia Flyers

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