Thread: Confirmed with Link: Rangers Name Alain Vigneault Head Coach
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06-12-2013, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Tawnos View Post
I never really got why Stevens was fired in the first place. He led the Flyers in one of the quickest turnarounds I've ever seen from an organization (of course, Holmgren's retool helped there as well). 26 games into a season in which the Flyers weren't bad, just mediocre, he gets fired. Maybe the lure of Laviolette being on the market was too tempting?

I always thought he was a very good, intelligent coach. A real strategy based one, too.
I think it was the lure of Laviolette and his no ******** attitude. Also, I feel the Carter and Richards late night soirees were laid at the feet of Stevens moreso than the players which may have been unfair.

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