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  1. Flyers players talk about Laviolette’s firing, Berube to try new lines and defensive pairings

    Oct 8, 2013, 5:32 PM EDT

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    In the video above we have Cluade Giroux, Braydon Coburn, and Scott Hartnell discussing the departure of Peter Laviolette, who was ousted from his post as head coach of the Flyers on Monday. Obviously there are a lot of mixed feelings in the dressing room right now, but everybody seems to understand they weren’t getting…

  2. Peter Laviolette allegedly lost the locker room, then went the way of Ken Hitchcock

    Oct 7, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

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    Too much jam? Boy if this isn’t beginning to sound like Ken Hitchcock all over again. Hitch, you may remember, was fired just eight games into the 2006-07 season, after he had reportedly lost his locker room, particularly young building blocks like Jeff Carter and Mike Richards. Bob Clarke also resigned/was removed that day as…

  3. Want more Ed Snider? After press conference, he kept talking about this ‘disaster’

    Oct 7, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT

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    Ed Snider caught plenty of attention with his combative attitude at Monday morning’s press conference and his insistence that the Flyers “don’t need a fresh perspective.“ But when the press conference formally ended, and when the media scrums began, that’s went the real fun started. We’ll get out of the way and let the quotes speak…

  4. Flyers Chairman Ed Snider: ‘We don’t need a fresh perspective’

    Oct 7, 2013, 11:53 AM EDT

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    “We don’t need a fresh perspective” — Ed Snider And that line — more than any other from Monday morning’s press conference, maybe more than any line at any time — sums up the last 38 years of Philadelphia Flyers hockey. Craig Berube was officially introduced as the 18th coach in Flyers history on Monday,…

  5. Laviolette Fired: Flyers to introduce Craig Berube at 11 a.m. — Watch here

    Oct 7, 2013, 10:43 AM EDT

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    It took all of three games. Peter Laviolette is out as head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers. Craig Berube will be introduced as your new head coach in a press conference at 11 a.m. You can watch that press conference right here in the video window below: As you’ve all no doubt heard by now,…

  6. Why Jake Voracek wasn’t on the top line with Claude Giroux on Wednesday

    Oct 5, 2013, 11:54 AM EDT

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    If you were wondering why Jakub Voracek did not skate on Claude Giroux’s line in the Fleyrs’ season opener, you weren’t alone. Both CSN’s Tim Panaccio and Sam Carchidi for the Inquirer wrote about Peter Laviolette’s perplexing decision for Saturday, so while for all we know the arrangement was only for one game, the aftershock…

  7. Peter Laviolette will not be fired this year so get used to it

    Oct 3, 2013, 10:55 AM EDT

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    There are a lot of things that hockey analysts and announcers say that I think is just pure poppycock. They’re often too quick to run and hide behind their trusted clichés to try and explain things that deserve more in-depth attention. But one thing I do agree with is that a group of guys can…

  8. Peter Laviolette the odds-on favorite to be first NHL coach fired this season

    Oct 1, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

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    If you asked Flyers chairman Ed Snider if head coach Peter Laviolette is on the hot seat, he would tell you unequivocally no. In fact, he did just that back in September, one day after the club opened training camp. “As far as Peter [Laviolette] is concerned, last year was an anomaly. He’s been a…

  9. Peter Laviolette, Dan Byslma Talk Dynamics of Working Together

    Aug 27, 2013, 3:22 PM EDT

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    Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette will be an assistant for Team USA in the upcoming 2014 Olympics, which is cool. He’s working underneath Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma, which is interesting to say the least. I don’t need to tell you there’s history there. The Flyers and Penguins have a rivalry so bitter, it nearly…

  10. Moving Voracek Around the Lineup Nothing to Be Le-Cavalier About

    Jul 8, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT

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    When you think of things that worked for the Flyers on the ice last season, pairing Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek together on the top line should be right at the top of the list. Voracek helped jump start Giroux’s campaign when the captain got off to a slow start, while G helped his right…

  11. 5 Points You Shouldn’t Ignore about the Flyers’ Ilya Bryzgalov Debacle

    Jun 26, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Two years and two days after signing Ilya Bryzgalov to a nine-year, $51 million deal, the Flyers on Tuesday admitted they made a mistake. Bryzgalov — defiant, moody and accusatory right up to the end — naturally blamed the media. There’s little arguing that getting rid of him wasn’t the right move — it was…

  12. Flyers ‘Frontrunners’ for G Jonathan Bernier, Kings Want Jake Voracek

    Jun 18, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Peter Laviolette set an NHL record by making seven in-game goaltender switches during the 2011 playoffs. Now it seems Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren is trying to one-up his head coach with a juggling act of his own. For a franchise that was determined to discontinue the merry-go-round in their own net, the front office…

  13. Who’s to Blame for the Sergei Bobrovsky Debacle?

    Jun 17, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

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    You may have missed it, because the NHL for some reason thought it would be a good idea to announce their individual award winners over a weekend in June, but Sergei Bobrovsky did in fact take home this season’s Vezina Trophy. He beat out Antti Niemi. He eclipsed Henrik Lundqvist. Bobrovsky is the best goaltender…

  14. The 4 Recurring Problems of Peter Laviolette’s Flyers Tenure

    Jun 5, 2013, 10:01 AM EDT

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    The 2013 NHL season was about as frustrating as it gets for the Philadelphia Flyers, digging themselves an early hole that proved to be too big to climb out of in a shortened schedule. On top of that, the team was hit with a bevy of injuries, particularly on the blue line, and the roster…