Friday, December 4, 2009

Real News: Flyers Fire Stevens, Hire Laviolette

Ah, the old switcheroo. The Flyers have parted ways with head coach John Stevens today after the team suffered through two consecutive shutouts and have replaced him with former Hurricanes and Islanders coach Peter Laviolette.

Stevens was 120-109-34 since taking over the team in 2006 -- the same year he led them to the Stanley Cup finals. Unfortunately, the flyboys have looked mediocre thus far posting only a 13-11-1 record for 27 points and standing on the outside of the early playoff picture.

The Flyers were granted permission by the Carolina Hurricanes to contact Laviolette after he was fired by the team on Wednesday. Laviolette is the winningest American-born NHL coach of all time.

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