from Sam Carchidi of Broad Street Bull,
Forget the rumors about Peter Laviolette being fired after the season.
It sounds as if the Flyers’ fiery coach is staying.
Without formally announcing it, general manager Paul Holmgren gave Laviolette a strong vote of confidence in Montreal on Monday.
Asked if he planned to make a coaching change, Holmgren’s reply was succinct.
“I haven’t even thought along those lines,” he told The Inquirer. “I think it’s been a difficult year because of the (injury) situation. We haven’t had our whole team all year.
“I don’t blame the coaches.”