Originally posted on Flyerdelphia  |  Last updated 10/7/13
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 each of its losses this year in being outscored 9-3 by their opponents. Laviolette's firing has not seemed to affect his reputation, as the Pierre LeBrun tweet that follows was an opinion echoed by his collegues across Twitter. The coach won the 2006 Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes, whom he coached from 2003-2009 before coming to the Flyers.  Laviolette led the Flyers to the playoffs three straight seasons, including a 4-2 loss to the chicago Blackhawks for the 2010 Stanley Cup. Last year, however, the team stumbled mightily en-route to a 23-22-3 record, with management condemning the lockout-affected sea...
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