Mar 14, 2013, 8:50 PM EDT
Whenever a team underachieves, people start looking for easy targets to blame. Coaches are often the first guys to take the fall in those situations.
If anyone can relate to both sides of the equation, it’s Philadelphia Flyers bench boss Peter Laviolette. After all, he was an in-season hire in 2009-10, taking that struggling team on a hot run to the Stanley Cup finals before falling short against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Now he might be the one on the hot seat, so PHT’s own Jason Brough and Mike Halford ponder the question: how much is Laviolette to blame?This video is no longer available. Click here to watch more NBC Sports videos!
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