a guy that paid his dues, he got a lot of respect, Shelley said. played for guys like Roger Neilson, Ken Hitchcock, he played for Jim Schoenfeld. He learned as a player from some great coaches.
But the veteran coach getting the hook after just three games provided some measure of surprise around the NHL.
time the Philadelphia Flyers miss the playoffs, you know that everyone walking on thin ice. Every player knows that, said former Flyers enforcer Jody Shelley, who now works for the Columbus Blue Jackets. was in Philly, so you get a sense that it what have you done for me today. That the way they operate. Flyers have the reputation as a team that not afraid to make changes when things aren working. Holmgren traded Mike Richards to the Los Angeles Kings and Jeff Carter to Columbus after the 2010 11 season and signed Ilya Bryzgalov to a US$51 million, nine year contract.
James van Riemsdyk was the Flyers No. 2 overall pick in 2007 and then signed a $25.5 million, six year contract extension in the summer of 2011. He was traded to the Leafs for defenceman Luke Schenn at the 2012 draft.
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Given the Philadelphia Flyers lacklustre play early in the season, Peter Laviolette firing was not altogether shocking.
one of those things that happens in sports and we all been victims of it, Toronto Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said Monday afternoon. can say that I surprised that it happened. I surprised that it happened to him. I surprised that it happened so quickly. Flyers went 0 3 0 against the Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens and Carolina Hurricanes, scoring one goal in each game and giving up a total of nine. The last head coach to be let go this early in a season was Bill Gadsby, who was fired by the Detroit Red Wings after a 2 0 start in 1969.
the Flyers 4 1 at Bell Centre on Saturday night.
had conversations with him, and he a guy that he not only a character guy, he smart and it seems like he learned a lot from these guys. files from Bill Beacon in Montreal.
This past summer the organization bought Bryzgalov out of the final seven years of that deal.
Philadelphia general manager Paul Holmgren had a thought about firing Laviolette last season when the team didn make the playoffs but ultimately thought the man who led the Flyers to the 2010 Stanley Cup final deserved another training camp. Owner Ed Snider told reporters at Wells Fargo Center that it was the worst training camp he had ever seen.
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There was little doubt Laviolette was on a short leash. The online sportsbook Bodog set odds that made him the favourite to be the first NHL coach fired this season.
Van Riemsdyk didn really know what to Nike Lebron 11 Graffiti Release make of the Flyers slow start and Laviolette firing.
obviously expect them to make changes, he said.
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a guy who I had a great relationship with when I was there, and he definitely helped me out a lot as far as helping me grow into the player that I am today, van Riemsdyk said. think he do a great job. 47, was a Flyers assistant for the past five seasons, and he spent one full year as a head coach at the AHL level. He played parts of 17 NHL seasons for the Flyers, Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals, Calgary Flames and New York Islanders.
didn get a sense of any panic there, Briere said. haven had a chance to talk to anyone since these last two losses, but I imagine everyone a little surprised at what happened. and the Flyers made the playoffs in three of the past four seasons, but turning things around in 2013 14 will fall on Craig Berube, who considered something of a players coach.
Flyers catch NHL by surprise with firing of Laviolette three games into season
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