11 Updates
NHL: Flyers Fire Coach Peter Laviolette
Photo Credit: Getty Images

NHL: Flyers Fire Coach Peter Laviolette

Oct 7 2013, 7:57pm CDT | by

The Philadelphia Flyers fired head coach Peter Laviolette after an 0-3 start and replaced him with assistant coach Craig Berube.

The Peter Laviolette era is officially over in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Flyers fired Laviolette on Monday after an 0-3 start and will be replaced by assistant Craig Berube. It is still...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

NHL: Flyers Fire Coach Peter Laviolette

Oct 7 2013, 7:57pm CDT | by

NHL: Flyers Fire Coach Peter Laviolette Photo Credit: Getty Images

The Philadelphia Flyers fired head coach Peter Laviolette after an 0-3 start and replaced him with assistant coach Craig Berube.

The Peter Laviolette era is officially over in Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia Flyers fired Laviolette on Monday after an 0-3 start and will be replaced by assistant Craig Berube. It is still uncertain whether Berube will serve on an interim basis or he will be given the official title of head coach, per Frank Seravall of the Philadelphia Daily News

The move comes as a bit of a surprise considering Flyers chairman Ed Snider declared on Sept. 13 that Laviolette was not in danger of losing his job. 

However, Snider said the Flyers' preseason (1-5-1) and early regular-season (0-3) performance changed everything, according to the NHL's official website. 

"Training camp was a disaster. I've been at 47 training camps and I've never seen one that I thought was worse. Now that's not talking about Peter, that's talking about our players. And it carried right on over to the first three games of the season." 

For his part, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren, who spoke with CSN Philly's Sarah Baicker, said he merely followed his gut.

"This is just a gut feeling on my part. Right now, we're just not playing the way we have to play -- we're not playing the way we have to play to win in the National Hockey League, and that's got to change.

"Whether it's fresh ideas or a new voice, I'm not going to sit here and try to pinpoint that. That's up to Craig, that's his job. But I didn't like the direction the team was heading and felt we needed a change.

"I liked Peter, I thought he deserved another opportunity. We made some changes in the summer that got us all excited. It was a fleeting thought. 

"But at the end of the day, I just think, going back, I think (keeping Laviolette) was the right thing to do at the time. We started training camp, we started the year with Peter, and I just didn't like what I was seeing." 

On the other hand, Berube, who gets his first crack at being an NHL head coach, said his primary focus is improving Philadelphia's defense, which has allowed nine goals through the first three games.

"I believe that we need to play better without the puck. When you play good hockey without the puck, the team comes together and you do the right things to get the puck back and you keep the puck out of your net. 

"Right now we need to stress that and do a better job of it. We need to take pride in it." 

Laviolette's dismissal is the earliest in the NHL in more than 40 years, when Fred Glover of the California Golden Seals was also fired after just three regular-season games, per ESPN. 

Laviolette previously won the Stanley Cup coaching the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006 and took the Flyers to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2010, only to lose in six games to the Chicago Blackhawks

In parts of five seasons with Philadelphia, Laviolette went 145-98-29 since his hiring in 2009. His playoff record stands at 23-22. 

He will still serve as one of Dan Bylsma's assistants for the United States men's hockey team in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. 

Berube will call the shots for the Flyers beginning on Oct. 8 when the team takes on the visiting Florida Panthers. 

 
Update
11

1 week ago

Habs’ Parenteau sinks Flyers in comeback SO win

Oct 11 2014 8:59pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PHILADELPHIA – Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau scored in the shootout, and the Montreal Canadiens rallied from a three-goal deficit to beat the winless Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 on Saturday night. Parenteau was the fourth Canadien to go in the shootout against Ray Emery and the first to score. The Canadiens really won this game with a dominant third when they scored three times to send it to OT. Andrei Markov, Tomas Plekanec and Alex Galchenyuk all had goals to keep the Canad ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
10

1 week ago

Predators beat Senators with big 3rd period

Oct 9 2014 10:08pm CDT | Source: CBC Sports

Craig Smith, Shea Weber and Eric Nystrom all scored in the third period, and the Predators beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 Thursday night, giving coach Peter Laviolette a win in his Nashville debut ...
Source: CBC Sports   Full article at: CBC Sports
 

 
Update
9

1 week ago

Predators drop Senators 3-2 in Laviolette’s debut

Oct 9 2014 10:04pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NASHVILLE — Craig Smith, Shea Weber and Eric Nystrom all scored in the third period, and the Predators beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 Thursday night, giving coach Peter Laviolette a win in his Nashville debut. Smith tied it at 1 with his goal 1:36 into the third of the season opener for both teams. Then Weber, the three-time Norris Trophy finalist, skated around the net before flipping a backhander over a diving Craig Anderson for the lead. Nystrom scored at 10:20. Filip Forsberg and Paul Gaus ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
8

1 week ago

Predators drop Senators 3-2 in Laviolette’s debut

Oct 9 2014 10:04pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NASHVILLE — Craig Smith, Shea Weber and Eric Nystrom all scored in the third period, and the Predators beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 Thursday night, giving coach Peter Laviolette a win in his Nashville debut. Smith tied it at 1 with his goal 1:36 into the third of the season opener for both teams. Then Weber, the three-time Norris Trophy finalist, skated around the net before flipping a backhander over a diving Craig Anderson fo ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
7

2 weeks ago

Why the Philadelphia Flyers' 2014 Preseason Performance is Cause for Concern

Sep 29 2014 9:36pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The Philadelphia Flyers have struggled at times during this NHL preseason. With Monday's loss against the New York Rangers, the Flyers have fallen to a 2-3-2 record. The record is hardly cause for panic, but the way the team has performed this preseason does raise several reasons for concern as the team heads into the regular season. The biggest concern for the Flyers has to be the absence of their best player, Claude Giroux. The P ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
5

3 weeks ago

Predators, Ellis agree to terms on new deal

Sep 25 2014 6:43pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NASHVILLE — The Nashville Predators have agreed to terms on a new deal with defenceman Ryan Ellis. General manager David Poile announced the deal Thursday before the Predators’ preseason home opener against Tampa Bay. The team will announce details of the contract Friday after Ellis arrives in Nashville. Ellis, 23, was a restricted free agent who has stayed away from Nashville’s training camp with new coach Peter Laviolette. Ellis played 80 games last ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
4

3 weeks ago

Predators, Ellis agree to terms on new deal

Sep 25 2014 6:43pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NASHVILLE — The Nashville Predators have agreed to terms on a new deal with defenceman Ryan Ellis. General manager David Poile announced the deal Thursday before the Predators’ preseason home opener against Tampa Bay. The team will announce details of the contract Friday after Ellis arrives in Nashville. Ellis, 23, was a restricted free agent who has stayed away from Nashville’s training camp with new coach Peter Laviolette. Ellis played 80 games last season for the Predato ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
3

3 weeks ago

Predators, Ellis agree to terms on new deal

Sep 25 2014 6:43pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NASHVILLE — The Nashville Predators have agreed to terms on a new deal with defenceman Ryan Ellis. General manager David Poile announced the deal Thursday before the Predators’ preseason home opener against Tampa Bay. The team will announce details of the contract Friday after Ellis arrives in Nashville. Ellis, 23, was a restricted free agent who has stayed away from Nashville’s training camp with new coach Peter Laviolette. Ellis played 80 games last season for the Predators and had a plus-9 r ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
2

3 weeks ago

Predators, Ellis agree to terms on new deal

Sep 25 2014 6:43pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NASHVILLE — The Nashville Predators have agreed to terms on a new deal with defenceman Ryan Ellis. General manager David Poile announced the deal Thursday before the Predators’ preseason home opener against Tampa Bay. The team will announce details of the contract Friday after Ellis arrives in Nashville. Ellis, 23, was a restricted free agent who has stayed away from Nashville’s training camp with new coach Peter Laviolette. Ellis played 80 games last ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
1

3 weeks ago

Predators, Ellis agree to terms on new deal

Sep 25 2014 6:43pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NASHVILLE — The Nashville Predators have agreed to terms on a new deal with defenceman Ryan Ellis. General manager David Poile announced the deal Thursday before the Predators’ preseason home opener against Tampa Bay. The team will announce details of the contract Friday after Ellis arrives in Nashville. Ellis, 23, was a restricted free agent who has stayed away from Nashville’s training camp with new coach Peter Laviolette. Ellis played 80 games last season for the Predators ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 

Don't miss ...

 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

India showcases IPL as driver of economic development
United Nations, Oct 21 (IANS) The Indian Premier League's (IPL) success embodies the emergence of sports as a global industry that promotes economic development and job creation in developing countries, India told the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Monday.
 
 
India's Karman Thandi wins WTA Future Stars title
Singapore, Oct 20 (IANS) India's Karman Kaur Thandi dispatched Chinese Taipei's Huan Hsiang-Wen 6-4, 6-2 in the women's singles final to clinch the Under-16 2014 WTA Future Stars event at the Kallang Tennis Centre here Monday.
 
 
Suarez will do big things in Barcelona: Neymar
Madrid, Oct 20 (IANS) Barcelona striker Neymar said Monday that Luis Suarez, who is set to play against Real Madrid Saturday, is working hard to leave his mark in Barcelona, who also have maestro Lionel Messi in their attack.
 
 
U-16 India girls face must-win game against UAE
Dhaka, Oct 20 (IANS) The Indian women's Under-16 football team will take on United Arab Emirates in a must-win Group B clash of the AFC Championship qualifying round at the Bangabandhu Stadium here Tuesday.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

1,074 new dengue cases in Chinese province
Beijing, Oct 18 (IANS) China's Guangdong province has reported 1,047 new cases of dengue fever, health authorities said Saturday. Six people have already died in Guangdong -- five in Guangzhou and one in adjacent...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Blake Lively 'always' wanted to be mum
Blake Lively has ''always'' wanted to be a mother. The 27-year-old actress is expecting her first child with husband Ryan Reynolds and she admits she's been dreaming of this moment since she was a youngster. Speaking...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kris Jenner 'torn apart' by Bruce's new relationship
Kris Jenner feels ''torn apart and angry'' that Bruce Jenner is dating her former assistant. The 58-year-old matriarch split from the 64-year-old Olympic gold medalist last October following 22-years of marriage but is...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini won't move to France
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini doesn't want to move to her husband's home country of France. The 'X Factor' judge, 31, who comes from Newcastle, is adamant she won't be relocating any time soon to suit her new spouse Jean-...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Lance Bass sets wedding date
Lance Bass has set a date for his wedding. The former *NSYNC singer and his partner Michael Turchin, who have been dating for two-and-a-half years, are to tie the knot on December 20, 2014, a representative for the...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Nepal avalanche toll reaches 39
Kathmandu, Oct 18 (IANS) At least 39 climbers died while hiking on a key Nepali route after it was hit by a major snowstorm and avalanches earlier this week, BBC reported Saturday citing officials. Over 350 stranded...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Jake Gyllenhaal says society is complicit in 'nightcrawling'
Jake Gyllenhaal says almost everybody in society ought to relate to his new movie 'Nightcrawlers'. The eagerly-awaited film concerns those people who monitor police scanners and then race to crime scenes to film eye-...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
India eves look for first win in AFC U-16 qualifiers
Dhaka, Oct 18 (IANS) India will hope to register their first win of the 2015 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-16 Women's Championship qualifiers when they take on hosts Bangladesh in a crucial encounter at the...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Moyes mulling return to management
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Former Manchester United manager David Moyes said that he is ready to revive his managerial career six months after being sacked by the 'Red Devils'. "I am ready to return. I have enjoyed the...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Ebola fears loom over Ghana hosting AFCON
Accra (Ghana), Oct 18 (IANS) The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) cautioned the government Saturday against hosting the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), despite a request by the Confederation of African Football (...
Read more on Sport Balla