Off the wire
Posted: October 8, 2013 at 3:47 a.m.
HOCKEY Flyers fire Laviolette After a three games, all losses, the Philadelphia Flyers fired Coach Peter Laviolette on Monday, three seasons after he led them to the Stanley Cup finals. Assistant Craig Berube, in his seventh season coaching within the organization, was promoted to replace Laviolette. He is the 18th coach in franchise history. Despite a preseason vote of confidence from ownership, Laviolette just couldn’t overcome a punchless offense, a pair of journeymen in goal and a patchwork defense to jolt the Flyers out of their funk and keep his job.
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