Originally written on Section 303  |  Last updated 5/6/14

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)
So much for that whole after-the-World-Championships thing. For just the second time since 1997, Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile announced the team’s new head coach on Tuesday. Former Philadelphia Flyers and Carolina Hurricanes bench boss Peter Laviolette gets the honor of filling Barry Trotz‘s massive shoes. “I was very open minded going into this,” Poile said of his search efforts. “My time frame was probably more for the month of June. I felt the timing was right and the person was right so we sped up our process.” Laviolette has taken his last two clubs to the Stanley Cup Final. He won it all in 2006 with the Hurricanes and then led the Flyers to the Final only to come up two games short in 2010. “It really feels good today to know that we’re in good hands with a real experienced coach that’s turned franchises around,” Poile said. “In his whole history, when he first started coaching, he took over a team in the ECHL and took them from a very low position into the pl
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