Flyers Coach Fired 10/7/13
PHILADELPHIA - Just three games into the season, the Philadelphia Flyers fired coach Peter Laviolette after a preseason vote of confidence from ownership.
The Flyers have lost all three games they have played this season. Laviolette was dismissed a year after the Flyers missed the playoffs in a lockout-shortened season.
Laviolette was hired early in the 2009 season after John Stevens was fired. He led them to the 2010 Stanley Cup finals, where they lost to the Chicago Blackhawks in six games. He won the Stanley Cup coaching the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006 and previously coached the New York Islanders.