I know there were a whole bunch of reasons why Peter Laviolette’s time in Philly was coming to an end, and he dared to start that one season 0-3, but I still marvel that this sentence is fully accurate and not in the least bit satirical: The Flyers fired Peter Laviolette in favor of Craig Berube.
In the annals of all things Philly, the Flyers firing a guy who has now taken three teams to the Stanley Cup in favor of the ultimate OB goon with virtually no prior coaching experience is maybe the most Flyers thing of all-time.
And he’s still got it:
It’s truly remarkable what Laviolette has done. I mean, I can’t believe he’s only the second coach to do so: