Laviolette not on hot seat, Flyers official says
As their reeling team tried to regroup from its latest clunker, Flyers coach Peter Laviolette and general manager Paul Holmgren were given a vote of confidence Sunday.
Asked if the Flyers’ dismal start had put the jobs of the head coach and the general manager in jeopardy, Peter Luukko didn’t hesitate.
“Absolutely not,” said Luukko, president of the Flyers’ parent company, Comcast-Spectacor. “We just need to be patient, and to even think the general manager or coach are in trouble [is false]. It’s not an issue.”
After the Flyers’ 4-1 loss in Montreal on Saturday night, first-year captain Claude Giroux criticized the team, including himself, for its listless play.