Frank Seravalli is reporting that the Flyers have fired Peter Laviolette and will name Craig Berube the new head coach.
Here’s a conversation I had with my buddy during the Flyers game on Saturday night:
They did lose, 2-1, meaning that they’ve scored three goals in three games. So the coach, only the second one ever who spent parts of five seasons working for the overreactive and misguided Flyers, is gone. And yet, the GM, who destroyed a Stanley Cup team and turned them into a strange hodgepodge of young forwards, bad defensemen and mediocre goalies will, for now, remain.
Paul Holmgren is a made man, part of the organization. Lavs is not. He goes first.