Peter Laviolette

Peter Laviolette

Is New Head Coach Peter Laviolette the Answer for the Nashville Predators?

Posted 05/13/2014 - 08:00 by HockeyPolls

Nashville Predators general manager David Poile recently told NHL.com that part of the reasoning behind head coach Peter Laviolette being hired was a need to improve the team’s offense.

Peter Laviolette Hired as Head Coach of the Nashville Predators

Posted 05/06/2014 - 12:34 by HockeyPolls

Turnover has been quite rare throughout the history of the Nashville Predators, but the franchise made waves Tuesday by hiring Peter Laviolette to be the just the second head coach in team history, according to the Preds' official Twitter account:

The Predators released a video of the press conference:

Peter Laviolette Fired: Will 0-3 Flyers Turn the Tide After Coach's Ouster?

Posted 10/07/2013 - 23:07 by HockeyPolls

The Philadelphia Flyers dominated the Monday NHL news cycle with the surprise announcement that head coach Peter Laviolette had been fired just three games into the 2013-14 season. Rather than bring in new blood, general manager Paul Holmgren elected to promote assistant coach Craig

5 NHL Coaches on the Hot Seat Entering 2013-14 Season

Posted 10/01/2013 - 10:47 by HockeyPolls

Anyone looking for job security might want to avoid giving a head coaching position in the NHL a try. The shelf life doesn't seem to last much longer than it takes for a fresh loaf of bread to go stale.

Five of the league's 30 teams will begin the 2013-14 season with new head coaches—the Colorado Avalanche (Patrick Roy), Dallas Stars (Lindy Ruff), Edmonton Oilers (Dallas Eakins), New York Rangers (Alain Vigneault) and the Vancouver Canucks (John Tortorella).

Peter Laviolette's 5 Biggest Highlights in His Coaching Career so Far

Posted 08/03/2012 - 14:57 by HockeyPolls

As a professional hockey coach for the better part of the last 15 seasons, Philadelphia Flyers skipper Peter Laviolette has already reserved multiple seats in history.

Flyers Four-Check: This Week in Philadelphia Flyers Hockey

This week in the Flyers Four-Check:

The Flyers signed an important restricted free agent…just not the one they had hoped for. Paul Holmgren has one contract hit, one contract miss and one important extension on the horizon.

And the Atlantic Division just got that much more lethal.

The Four-Check dives into the biggest stories this week in Flyers hockey.

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Philadelphia Flyers: 5 Reasons Playoff Loss Was Not Ilya Bryzgalov's Fault

Another Philadelphia Flyers playoff run has ended, marking the 36th consecutive season to end without a parade down Broad Street.  

Coming into 2011-12 the Flyers made big changes and exactly how the team would perform on the ice was unknown.    

However, after handing out a 9-year, $51 million contract to Vezina Trophy Finalist Ilya Bryzgalov, the goaltending was supposed to be the one constant for this young team in transition.  

Stanley Cup Playoffs 2012: New Jersey Devils Are in Ilya Bryzgalov's Head

Space. The final frontier. A vast, soundless, empty void containing low-density plasma, hydrogen and helium that exists outside our atmosphere. And between the ears of Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov.

Philadelphia Flyers: 5 Reasons Peter Laviolette Deserves the Jack Adams Award

With only a handful of games remaining in the NHL regular season schedule I'm calling the competition for Coach of the Year and awarding it to the Philadelphia Flyers' Peter Laviolette.  

Sure, a strong case can be made for a few head coaches deserving recognition this year.  Ken Hitchcock has his St. Louis Blues leading the Western Conference standings and the race for the Presidents' Trophy.

Philadelphia Flyers: Sergei Bobrovsky's Hollow, Fraudulent Numbers

Posted 01/14/2012 - 00:24 by HockeyPolls

There is an old saying that the most popular athletes in a sports town are the backup quarterback and the backup goaltender. Any time the starters struggle, the fanbase automatically looks to the guy on the bench with longing in their eyes and see the second-stringer as the answer to all of the world's problems.

In Philadelphia this way of thinking seems to be an epidemic. This is the same town, after all, that had some maniacs shouting themselves hoarse that AJ Feeley was better than Donovan McNabb.

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