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Paul Holmgren Hasnt Even Thought About Firing Peter Laviolette (His Words)

Mar 14, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

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Based on several of the Flyers’ recent performances, and with
their season hanging in the balance, there has been some hinting that head
coach Peter Laviolette’s job could be on the line. Not so it would seem – at
least that’s what Paul Holmgren is telling reporters.

The general manager met with the media on Thursday afternoon
following an awful 5-2 loss to the Devils. When pressed about Laviolette’s
status, Holmgren not only provided the obligatory vote of confidence, he shifted
the blame for the Flyers’ 12-15-1 record on to the players
.


There you have it. That should end any and all speculation,
right?

Well, not exactly. That the idea hasn’t even popped into Homer’s
mind sounds completely disingenuous – not to say he wouldn’t dismiss the notion
out of hand, but he is evaluating this team on a daily basis, right? And
regardless, it’s a decision that could very well come from above his head if
owner Ed Snider grows tired of losing.

Holmgren downplayed the possibility of a big trade as well, which has to make
you wonder how he expects to get this situation turned around.

From Panotch:

“Nobody is really happy with the position we are in or the way we’ve
played,” Holmgren said. “Get better quickly. Hopefully, that starts
tomorrow. I’m not at that point, well, I’m not sure we’d ever make a big
trade. I think that’s just speculation.”

Of course, we hear lip service from general managers all the
time, and the Flyers could be saying and doing something very different next
week, so we’ll have to wait and see. For now anyway, it looks like Lavvy might be safe.

  1. R. Blanche - Oct 7, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Peter is a Great coach, i hope he has some nice time off. I think this team needs a General Manager change as well. Tie Domi, or George Laroche could make a difference,

    I like the team….good luck vinny, maybe your the next gm….

    Reply
    • BenE. - Oct 7, 2013 at 11:53 PM

      Is this your actual opinion, or are you just seeing how many random people you can name?

      Reply

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