Hello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend's events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team. Feel free to complain about it.
Some things I understand to be true about the Philadelphia Flyers:
1. They were playing pretty poorly prior to John Stevens getting the axe on Friday afternoon.
2. This is partly because Stevens had "lost the room."
3. Because of those first two things, a change had to be made.
4. Peter Laviolette was the best coach available, with a proven track record of making an underachieving team start winning.
Those are the reasons Laviolette got hired. But I wonder how long this is going to last.
I don't say that because they got their brains beat in by the Capitals on Saturday night (and did they ever!). I say that because there is, or at least was, a key philosophical difference between the way Laviolette likes his teams to play, and the way the Flyers are builtRead More »from What We Learned: Suspension debates; wrong coach for Flyers?