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04-28-2013, 06:35 PM
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Peter Laviolette will remain as the Flyers coach, GM Paul Holmgren announced on Sunday.

Holmgren had said he would evaluate the coach after the season. He announced at an end-of-year news conference that Laviolette will be back.

Laviolette has two years remaining on his contract.
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/i...xt-season.html

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Peter Laviolette will return to coach the Flyers next season.

After guarded responses in recent weeks from Paul Holmgren about Laviolette’s future, the general manager was emphatic at breakup day in saying that Laviolette will return despite the Flyers failing to make the playoffs this spring.

“Peter Laviolette is the coach,” Holmgren said. “I don’t know where all this crap came from.”

In several previous interviews, he said that Laviolette was “expected” to return.

Pressed on the use of the word “expected,” Holmgren said, “What if he came to me today and said he didn’t want to be coach, anymore?”

Laviolette will begin a two-year extension this fall.

Holmgren said he had “no doubts” that Laviolette still has the players’ ears.
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04-28-2013, 07:20 PM
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so I guess nobody is going to feel Sniders wrath for missing the playoffs.
A buyout of Briere isnt going to be enough for most fans I think.

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04-28-2013, 07:40 PM
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Whatever, I wanted him gone but I imagine he'll be on a short leash next season which is fine by me.

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04-28-2013, 08:38 PM
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Whatever, I wanted him gone but I imagine he'll be on a short leash next season which is fine by me.
Funny, because we had exact same sentiment last off season.

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04-28-2013, 08:52 PM
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Whatever, I wanted him gone but I imagine he'll be on a short leash next season which is fine by me.
Keeping him is a mistake. He is frequently outcoached and his style of play isn't going to get the team very far. Then again, this is coming from Homer who lies like no other so maybe in 2 weeks Lavi will be gone.

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04-28-2013, 09:14 PM
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Keeping him is a mistake. He is frequently outcoached and his style of play isn't going to get the team very far. Then again, this is coming from Homer who lies like no other so maybe in 2 weeks Lavi will be gone.
That was kind of my thought. Once this came out it was the first time I though that he'd be fired with in a few weeks. Though I disagree that his style of play could get this team far if it were properly constructed; however, it isn't right now. Though Homer hired the coach (and by extension choose the style of play) so if he doesn't put a team together that can pull it off he's culpable too.

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04-28-2013, 10:33 PM
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I'm quite certain Holmgren will be eating his words and scramblin for a coach. I don't think Lavi will last the full season next year.....it will be Stevens redux. Bad mistake....

However, again..I'm not surprised b/c firing Lavi would be an indictment on Holmgren so he's doubling down.

Only way Lavi sticks around next year is if Holmgren makes some good moves in the offseason....we shall see.

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04-28-2013, 11:28 PM
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Too little too late IMO. This team only showed up after the games became meaningless

Edit: he also hasn't adjusted to playing teams like the rangers and devils for over a year now
We played well against the Rangers this year... and no game is meaningless.

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04-29-2013, 04:47 AM
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I hope lavy can adjust given an actual preseason to teach a more well defined system. Aside from hurt feelings I'm not sure why you wouldn't change a coach vs ask a coach to change his system

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04-29-2013, 05:27 AM
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Keeping him is a mistake. He is frequently outcoached and his style of play isn't going to get the team very far. Then again, this is coming from Homer who lies like no other so maybe in 2 weeks Lavi will be gone.
Homer does lie, but I am not expecting him to go anywhere unless a better candidate becomes available (Babcock). Even then I think he'd be stupid enough to pass on the better coach in favor of Lavi. This organization doesn't care about getting the best people in place. They only care about loyalty.

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04-29-2013, 07:34 AM
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Wont surprise me if a coach that is currently available or soon to be will win coach of the year next year while Lavi continues to be befuddled by tight checking teams like the Devils...

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I'm fine with Laviolette coming back. I also would have been fine with him getting canned. Mainly because I don't know who is out there and who would be a good fit for this team.

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Remember, unlike a player, a coach can be fired at any time. They will keep him, see how he does and gauge whether or not he should stay or not (seeing how next season starts).

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Firing a coach during the season is not ideal....sometimes it works out like with LA and even when the Flyers got Lavi but learning a new coach and system takes time and it might be the difference btwn making the playoffs or not...

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It's not ideal, no, but it's still something that's possibly if you really need a shake up.

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It's not ideal, no, but it's still something that's possibly if you really need a shake up.
Yeah, it isn't ideal but it also isn't the worst thing. Coaching changes work when the teams are good teams playing poorly. Firing Florida's coach isn't going to do anything because that team isn't good enough. If the Flyers come out flat next season, a coaching change could put them on the right path. It works when the team is good. Aside from the other changes that were mentioned, I think Bylsma was another one that worked in recent years.

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I willing to give Lavi another chance but I wonder if the team comes out to start the season flat, I wonder who they consider hiring.

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I think Lavy is getting the benefit of the doubt because of the combination of crappy goaltending, sophomore slumps and injuries. I think the problems with this team go much deeper then that though which is why I imagine he'll be on a short leash.

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http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/...__dilemma.html

Holmgren discussing Bryz' personality and its effect in the locker room:

"Still, Holmgren says he is not worried about it.

"I don't see it as an issue," he said. "I think, if you ask the older guys on the team, they'd probably say that it's not a big deal. The younger guys on the team maybe perceive it a little differently - but I think the older guys on the team probably perceive the younger guys on the team a little different, too"

There evidently is a conflict between Laviolette and Bryzgalov and it is impacting the chemistry of the team. That's not good. The Flyers need to sign another goalie to team with Mason and amnesty Bryzgalov. He's not worth the trouble.

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Holmgren discussing Bryz' personality and its effect in the locker room:

"Still, Holmgren says he is not worried about it.

"I don't see it as an issue," he said. "I think, if you ask the older guys on the team, they'd probably say that it's not a big deal. The younger guys on the team maybe perceive it a little differently - but I think the older guys on the team probably perceive the younger guys on the team a little different, too"

There evidently is a conflict between Laviolette and Bryzgalov and it is impacting the chemistry of the team. That's not good. The Flyers need to sign another goalie to team with Mason and amnesty Bryzgalov. He's not worth the trouble.
Neither is laviolette, he gets out coached and evidently can't overcome this and he always seems to have a problem with some players (Rod in Carolina, Richie and Bryz).

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Are there rumors of Mike Babcock being fired?? I thought I saw something about this?

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Neither is laviolette, he gets out coached and evidently can't overcome this and he always seems to have a problem with some players (Rod in Carolina, Richie and Bryz).
But Laviolette has Holmgren's support. You can't say the same about Bryz.

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Are there rumors of Mike Babcock being fired?? I thought I saw something about this?
They were of him possibly leaving for a head coaching job at the University of Michigan. I would say it was a bogus rumor.

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Holmgren discussing Bryz' personality and its effect in the locker room:

"Still, Holmgren says he is not worried about it.

"I don't see it as an issue," he said. "I think, if you ask the older guys on the team, they'd probably say that it's not a big deal. The younger guys on the team maybe perceive it a little differently - but I think the older guys on the team probably perceive the younger guys on the team a little different, too"

There evidently is a conflict between Laviolette and Bryzgalov and it is impacting the chemistry of the team. That's not good. The Flyers need to sign another goalie to team with Mason and amnesty Bryzgalov. He's not worth the trouble.
Lends credence to the Sleep Gate leak.....prolly a younger player outed him in the press.

Yeah you want as few distractions in the locker room as possible. Bryz is just one big distraction...regardless of whether he opens his mouth or not.

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They were of him possibly leaving for a head coaching job at the University of Michigan. I would say it was a bogus rumor.
Yes, probably. If Detroit isn't happy with him, I will gladly take him off their hands(I am a supporter of Lavy too.)

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