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Thanks to the one-time salary cap reduction in the NHL, there isn’t much of a talent gap between teams. Fortunes can shift quickly.Just ask the Philadelphia Flyers, who lost their first three games by a cumulative 9-3 score and shoved coach Peter Laviolette out the emergency exit.Things can change quickly in the National Hockey League. But here is how the league’s pecking order looked after the first full week of play:CHICAGO BLACKHAWKSGOOD NEWS: Eternal scorer Marian Hossa appears to be managing his chronic back injury well.BAD NEWS: Goaltender Corey Crawford (2.88 goals-against average, .875 save percentage) started sloppily – and he no longer has Ray Emery pushing him.BOTTOM LINE: The Cup champions are still loaded. They remain the team the beat.BOSTON BRUINSGOOD NEWS: The new forward lines have come together nicely, as the Bruins showed during a 4-1 domination the Red Wings.BAD NEWS: With just two games in the season’s first eight days, they didn’t get to build as much momentum ...
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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...
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: [Philly.com-Frank Seravalli] [Philly.com-Ed Barkowitz] [Broad Street Hockey] [The 700 Level] Hail to the Chief Craig Berube is the new coach: [The Checking Line] [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] [The...
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...
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...
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 […]
There are reports soon to be confirmed that Peter Laviolette has been fired.
We'll always have this fist pump:
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.
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...
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...
Here's what transpired at the podium on Monday in the Hall of Fame room at Wells Fargo Center during the presser to announce Craig Berube replacing Peter Laviolette as Flyers coach:
Philadelphia Flyers Press Conference
October 7, 2013
Ed Snider â Comcast-Spectacor Chairman
Peter Luukko â Comcast-Spectacor President/COO
Paul Holmgren â Flyers...
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...
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...
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...
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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...