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Complete Preview for the Nashville Predators' 2014-15 Season

For the first time since the franchise entered the NHL way back in 1998-99, Barry Trotz will not be behind the bench of the Nashville Predators. For 15 years Trotz was at the helm, but Stanley Cup champion bench boss Peter Laviolette, formerly of the Philadelphia Flyers, Carolina Hurricanes and the New York Islanders, has taken his place for the upcoming season. The change was...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Video: Ellis, Laviolette speak following loss to Columbus

Ryan Ellis and Peter Laviolette speak after their preseason shutout loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets...
Via Smashville 24/7
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Fiala, Laviolette speak after preseason win over Florida

With a 4-1 win in game two of a preseason double-header, the Preds completed a the sweep over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night. Here are reactions from Kevin Fiala and Peter Laviolette...
Via Smashville 24/7
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Forsberg proving he belongs in the NHL

In less than two weeks, Peter Laviolette may have unlocked more offensive potential out of Filip Forsberg than Barry Trotz did in a full season. Granted, Trotz may not have utilized Forsberg in the way he should have been, but Laviolette has been giving him the one thing that will prove if he’s the real deal or not: time with Nashville’s top lines. So far, the Swedish...
Via The Predatorial
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Laviolette speaks after training camp scrimmage

Peter Laviolette addressed the media after Sunday's intrasquad scrimmage...
Via Smashville 24/7
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Preds excited to implement new system

The Predators are excited to implement Peter Laviolette's offensive-minded system over the next few weeks of training camp...
Via Smashville 24/7
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Laviolette, Predators ready for new season and system

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- New coach Peter Laviolette figures it will take time for the Predators to learn his new system but knows for sure when he wants to start implementing it. That would be from the get-go of training camp, which started Thursday with meetings, greetings and player physicals at Bridgestone Arena. Friday, the Predators hit the ice for the first time at Centennial Sportsplex...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Laviolette “can’t wait” for camp, his first with a new team since 2001

Before taking the Nashville Predators job this past May, Peter Laviolette had been an NHL head coach three different times. He led the New York Islanders from 2001-2003, he was the bench boss of the Carolina Hurricanes from 2003-2008 and he was in charge of the Philadelphia Flyers from 2009-2013. In both Carolina and Philadelphia, he led his teams to the Stanley Cup Final, winning...
Via Section 303
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Laviolette on Kevin Hayes: “He’s got a bright future.”

We spoke with Nashville Predators Head Coach Peter Laviolette on Tuesday afternoon about a variety of topics. One of those was Boston College alum and highly sought-after free agent forward Kevin Hayes. Laviolette got to know Hayes a little bit as the coach of Team USA at the 2014 World Championships this past May. The 22-year old registered two points in eight games donning the...
Via Section 303
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Peter Laviolette out as Flyers coach

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...
Via Flyerdelphia
October 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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