Looks Like Peter Laviolette Isn't Going Anywhere Next Season....
4/16/2013 9:51:00 AM
Forget the rumors about Peter Laviolette's being fired after the season.
Without formally announcing it, general manager Paul Holmgren gave Laviolette a strong vote of confidence in Montreal on Monday.
Asked whether he planned to make a coaching change after the season, Holmgren was succinct.
"I haven't even thought along those lines," he told The Inquirer in a phone conversation. "I think it's been a difficult year because of the [injury] situation. We haven't had our whole team all year.
"I don't blame the coaches."
After Monday's morning skate, Holmgren said he expects Laviolette to be his coach next season.
Laviolette, who has two more years on his contract, downplayed Holmgren's comments.
"We have to focus on what we can control, and that's the game tonight," Laviolette said.
"I don't think about that too much," he said when asked whether he felt relieved to get a vote of confidence. "We've got ...
Flyers Beat Writer Frank Seravalli Says Issues In The Locker Room Are Leading To The Flyers' Struggles
4/10/2013 4:26:00 PM
Frank Seravalli joins Mikey Miss to discuss the situation regarding Bryzgalov being benched on Tuesday for his actions that offended the Flyers' players and management. He believes they will go after a new goalie in the offseason and try to address the holes in their lineup, unlike previous seasons.
Rick Tocchet Joins Mike Missanelli On The Fanatic Saying The Flyers Don't Have A Defensive Core To Win A Cup
4/4/2013 3:56:00 PM
Rick Tocchet joins Mike Missanelli on The Fanatic today saying he thinks the last five games for both the Flyers and Rangers will decide who makes the playoffs. Last week the flyers weren't looking so good before going on a three game win streak, Tocchet went on to say if the Flyers do make the playoffs he would love to see them matched up with The Penguins. Mike asked Tocchet if in the offseason the Flyers would target Shea Weber again and Tocchet did not rule it out. Finally Tocchett said it's ultimatly up to goaltending, if Bryzgolov can get hot anything is possible.
Flyers Coach Peter Laviolette Joins Mike To Talk About How The Flyers Are Responding To The Pressure To Make The Playoffs
4/1/2013 3:58:00 PM
Laviolette says that the Flyers can use last night's victory to build momentum. He also says that Voracek did the right thing by sticking up for his Captain.
Claude Giroux Emotional After Flyers Surprising Come From Behind Win
4/1/2013 10:30:00 AM
Claude Giroux talks about the Flyers playing with heart, the emotional nature of the win, and how a big win like this does not stop him from looking at the standings. Giroux also talks about Jakub Voracek standing up for his team and fighting.
Flyers Broadcaster Bill Clement Says "The Flyers Biggest Issue At This Point In The Season Is That They Are Fragile"
3/27/2013 4:19:00 PM
Bill Clement joins Mikey Miss to discuss the Flyers poor play, the coaching staff and their inability to show up on a consistent basis
Matt Barnaby Joins Jon And Sean And Says He Would Not Get Rid Of The Flyers Head Coach. He Puts This Season On The Players And Them Not Responding.
3/27/2013 1:49:00 PM
Matt Barnaby joins Jon and Sean to discuss the Flyers and whether or not it is time for a change in head coaching. Barnaby believes that Lavi is not the blame. When things go wrong, the coach is the first person to be blamed but this season can be blamed on the players and the fact that they are not responding. This Flyers team is alot better than they are playing. Giroux has had a bad season and Hartnell is only a 38 goal player according to Barnaby. This team is still good enough to compete but they have not been consistent.
Tocchet: "Everyone wants to see the Flyers out of the playoffs. I guarantee that."
3/26/2013 12:00:00 PM
The term ‘do or die’ has been thrown around a lot in relation to the Flyers season lately but as the Orange and Black prepare for the stretch run it’s abundantly clear that every game matters.
Harry Mayes crunched the numbers and declared that the Flyers have to go 11-4-2 down the stretch for them to sneak into the playoffs. Former Flyer Rick Tocchet joined Tony Bruno and Mayes to break down the Flyers chances going forward.
While not outright comparing the two teams, Tocchet pointed to Pittsburgh to show that teams have the ability to go on extended winning streaks. He is convinced that this week will determine if the Flyers make the playoffs or not.
Tocchet also believes that they need to change up their defensive approach if they are going to enjoy success down the stretch and into the postseason.
“I really believe that the Flyers have ...
Can The Flyers Make The Playoffs? Rick Tocchet Tells Us The Way It Could Happen
3/26/2013 11:00:00 AM
Rick Tocchet joins Bruno and Mayes to talk about who needs to step up, how they need to play, and what their chances are of making the playoffs.
Former Flyer Reggie Leach Thinks The Flyers Need to Win 13 Of The Last 18 Games To Make The Playoffs
3/23/2013 5:50:00 PM
Flyers legend Reggie Leach joined Phil from Mt. Airy to give his take on why the Flyers have been struggling this season.