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PETER LAVIOLETTE RUMORS

Playoffs clinched, Predators target more with 5 games left

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators have taken care of their first goal and are back in the playoffs for the first time in three years. With five games left, they have their sights set on much more. ''Certainly it was a goal to get back in the playoffs,'' Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said after a 5-2 loss to Calgary on Sunday. ''It's a goal for us to continue to finish...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Flames-Predators Preview

Peter Laviolette has taken a Nashville Predators club that missed the playoffs the previous two seasons under the only coach it had ever known and turned it into a viable contender in his first season. Bob Hartley didn't conjure up that immediate success when he was named Calgary's coach in 2012, but he may be a few victories away from guiding the Flames to their first postseason...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

With Laviolette at the helm, should Nashville’s hot start come as a real surprise?

When news broke during the offseason that Barry Trotz would be fired from his long-time post as Predators head coach, there seemed to be an overwhelming sense of tranquility amongst Nashville’s fanbase that had longingly sought some type of change after the previous two seasons had failed to live up to any semblance of expectations. With the hiring of high-profile free agent, and...
Via The Predatorial
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Peter Laviolette Takes Puck To The Head, Keeps Coaching (Video)

Peter Laviolette is as tough as the guys he puts on the ice. The Nashville Predators coach and Franklin, Mass., native took a puck to the face during the first period of Tuesday night’s game in Winnipeg after a pass went off the glove of Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba and into the bench. The puck caught Laviolette right above the eye and although he looked to be in obvious...
Via NESN.com
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators coach Peter Laviolette drilled by puck, gets stitched up, returns (video)

In the umpteenth example illustrating that some of the toughest guys in professional sports are involved in hockey, Nashville Predators head coach Peter Laviolette showed that getting hit by a puck above the right eye and needing stitches would not be enough to keep him off the bench. Laviolette was caught on the noggin by...Read More The post Predators coach Peter Laviolette drilled...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
November 05, 2014  |  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
September 03, 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

Predators tab Peter Laviolette as next head coach

Nashville Predators general manager David Poile hired arguably the top coach on the market on Tuesday in former Stanley Cup-winning coach Peter Laviolette. Laviolette has taken two different teams to the Stanley Cup Final: Carolina in 2006, where he won the Cup, and 2010 when he took Philadelphia, which lost in six games to Chicago. The Flyers fired Laviolette earlier this season...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the League: the Metro strikes back

This might be hockey blasphemy right now, but the Metropolitan is quietly becoming the strongest division in the NHL. I would also like to nominate Peter Laviolette for the Jack Adams award, hand Devan Dubnyk the Vezina, and tab the Sabres as Stanley Cup favorites. They’ll beat the Flames in seven, of course. Now that’s blasphemy. And not long ago, all of this slander came from...
Via isportsweb.com
January 23, 2014  |  1 Comment
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