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from Mike Sielski of the Philadelphia Inquirer,
The Flyers' lack of patience, their unwillingness to consider a longer view or embrace an innovation before it's already become old hat, their reliance on the tired cliché of "Flyers hockey" - together, those factors have created a vicious cycle that has kept them from achieving their ultimate goal.
The foundations of their franchise, as Berube said, are "character, hard work, competitiveness" - intangibles that are meaningless without the necessary talent or tactics. They pat themselves on the back, as Snider did Monday, for doing whatever it takes, for acting immediately in the name of chasing championships. Still, they apparently never stop to wonder whether that very approach contributes to their failure to win another Cup.
"Many teams are criticized for not having an identity," Flyers president Peter Luukko said. "Right, wrong, or indifferent, we have an identity."
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Flyers owner Ed Snider got a little testy during the new conference announcing Craig Berube’s ascension to head coach.Why didn’t the franchise look outside the organization for a new coach? Why didn’t management seek to change the culture?"We haven't won a championship, but we've been in the Stanley Cup Final a lot of times, and we've been in the playoffs a...
Reaction from Flyers at Skate Zone today to Peter Laviolette's firing and the hiring of Craig Berube: Claude Giroux: "That was a tough day yesterday. I was with Lavy for a while. To see him leave is a little sad. Itâs the business part of it and we need to understand that. Having Chief coming in is going to have a different mindset. We only have today to work on some...
NEWS ALERT: #Flyers will hold a press conference at 11 am at the Wells Fargo Center. It will be streamed LIVE on http://t.co/pAiDMeRzcA
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) October 7, 2013
Flyers have fired Peter Laviolette, per a source. Replacing him with Craig Berube. Press conference at 11am.
— Frank Seravalli (@DNFlyers) October 7, 2013
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...
For those of you who have been asking the answer is yes. Yes, there is a reason I waited until now to put up my thoughts on the Flyers moving Peter Laviolette out and Craig Berube in after only three games of an 82 game season. I needed to get to the rink early last night and talk to people I knew could lend some perspective.
While I have been around this team in the press...
It didn’t take long for the Philadelphia Flyers to shake things up after an 0-3 start to the 2013-14 NHL season. Head coach Peter Laviolette‘s nearly 4 year tenure in Philly is officially over. It’s highly speculated the man replacing…Read more →The post Flyers Say “Later” To Laviolette appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
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Is three games into a new season too early to panic? Perhaps.
But factor in the...
Brayden Schenn and Braydon Coburn scored goals to make Philadelphia's Craig Berube a winner in his coaching debut, leading the Flyers past the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Berube was on the bench a day after Peter Laviolette was fired after a 0-3 start. Laviolette dealt with rumors of his firing last season, a year in which the Flyers missed the playoffs after the...
On this edition of the Flyers Faithful Podcast, Steve and Hal take a look at the Philadelphia Flyers’ horrid 0-3 start on the night before head coach Peter Laviolette was fired. Topics include Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek dealing with injuries, Vincent Lecavalier centering the Flyers’ one consistently effective line, Laviolette’s system and the disconnect with the personnel...
Bob McKenzie's made his weekly appearance on NHL Live today and the topics discussed were:
The coaching change in Philadelphia, then at around the 3:20 mark, the discussion turned to Paul Holmgren's future.
The last topic discussed was the spin-o-rama move in the shootout.
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...
Taking a quick look around the Metropolitan Division.
The Canes lost to Detroit in OT in their season opener and then beat the now 0-3-0 Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday.
The Isles have beaten the Devils in a shootout and lost to the Jackets in a shootout.
The Jackets lost to Calgary and then beat the Isles in a shootout.
The Caps have lost to Chicago and Dallas...
The Saddledome was flooded this summer. It was operational last night for the Flames’ home opener.
It’s not sunny in Philadelphia right now when it comes to hockey. The Flyers dropped a 3-1 decision to the Carolina Hurricanes to fall to 0-3-0 this season and they have scored just three goals in three games. Steve Mason stopped 32-of-35 shots in the loss.
Luke Schenn scored...
October 9, 1986 — Ron Hextall started in goal for the Philadelphia Flyers’ opening night at the Spectrum against the Edmonton Oilers. He would lead his team to a 2-1 victory against the eventual Stanley Cup Champions that season. Hextall was just a rookie, and this night jump-started a historic career for him.
Although he had no Stanley Cups with the Flyers, he was the 3rd goaltender...
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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...