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PETER LAVIOLETTE RUMORS

Will Nashville’s defense regress during the transition to a new coach?

One of the biggest question marks this season isn’t necessarily about how the forwards will generate offense for the Predators, but more so how Nashville’s defensive corp will play with the potential for a brand new system and if having assistant coach Phil Housley back this season will help ease the transition from Barry Trotz to Peter Laviolette. Speaking with Housley during...
Via The Predatorial
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Stalberg could play a prime role in Laviolette’s offense this season

There was plenty of optimism for Viktor Stalberg coming into the 2013-2014 NHL season for the Nashville Predators. And why shouldn’t there have been? Being the crown jewel of an otherwise abysmal offseason hiring spree in what turned out to be Barry Trotz’s last season as Predators bench boss, Stalberg brought speed and the potential for scoring to a near-lifeless Nashville...
Via The Predatorial
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Laviolette confirms Neal, Ribeiro will get a chance to reunite

Josh Cooper has thrown out some possible line combinations. We countered with a completely different take. And Brandon Felder of The Predatorial has gone so far as to not predict anything. The morale of the story? Nobody knows what to expect. There are a lot of question marks surrounding the Nashville Predators this upcoming season. The Barry Trotz-era is over and that raises a lot...
Via Section 303
13 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
14 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
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Lavy to stick with just two assistants in Nashville

In 2006, Peter Laviolette led Carolina to the Stanley Cup employing a pair of assistant coaches — Kevin McCarthy and Jeff Daniels. This season, he’s hoping to do much of the same in Nashville. The Preds won’t add a third assistant to Laviolette’s staff for this season, according to The Tennessean. Instead, Laviolette will work alongside McCarthy and Phil Housley, passing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlie Moore Hangs Out With Predators Coach Peter Laviolette (Video)

Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette is a Franklin, Mass., native, and Charlie Moore got a chance to hang out with Laviolette and his family in central New Hampshire to do some fishing. On the trip, The Mad Fisherman had a chance to get the inside scoop on Laviolette’s coaching style from his family, and the details were revealing. Check out scenes from “Charlie Moore Outdoors”...
Via NESN.com
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds select 17-year-old winger Kevin Fiala in first round

New Predators coach Peter Laviolette has made it clear that he wants his team to become for formidable on the offense end after finishing in the bottom half of the league in scoring last season. To help bolster the future ranks, the Predators aimed for scoring in the NHL Draft as well, selecting Swiss teenager Kevin Fiala with the No. 11 overall pick on Friday night. The 17-year...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
June 27, 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

Briere proving to be Philly's go-to guy

Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette, perhaps, said it best after his team's 4-3 overtime win over the New Jersey Devils Sunday: "There are people who answer the bell." Danny Briere is one of those people. Playing on a new line and under immense playoff pressure, Briere shined Sunday, scoring two goals, including the overtime game winner to give Philadelphia a 1-0 lead...
Via Fox Sports
April 29, 2012  |  Discuss
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