Apr 15, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT
It doesn’t sound like the Philadelphia Flyers will have a new head coach anytime soon.
Today in Montreal, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren gave his bench boss, Peter Laviolette, a public vote confidence, saying he doesn’t blame the coaches for the team’s disappointing season.
“Am I happy with the players and our season? No. Am I happy we’re not in the playoffs? No. But I think the coaches have done a good job under the circumstances,” Holmgren told The Inquirer.
Those circumstances included a number of key injuries, Holmgren pointed out.
Laviolette — who coached Carolina to a Stanley Cup title in 2006 — became the Flyers’ head coach in December of 2009. He led Philly to the finals that spring, and has seen the Flyers to the second round of the playoffs the past two years.
Holmgren, it should be noted, has also received a vote of confidence from his boss.
- Flyers re-sign Couturier: six years, $26 million 22
- Benning calls Sutter a ‘foundation piece’ for Canucks 21
- Here’s a chart that shows which teams have been good/bad at drafting 33
- Penguins sign Fehr to three-year, $6 million contract 20
- Trade: Penguins send Sutter to Canucks for Bonino, Clendening 53
- NBC Sports to broadcast 105 NHL games in 2015-16 58
- Wilson signs with Preds, leaving just four arbitration cases to go 5
- Rangers sign Stepan — six years, $39 million 62
- Deal with the Devils: New Jersey re-signs Larsson to six-year contract 14
- Stepan seeks $7.25M in arbitration, Rangers counter at $5.2M 24
- Post expansion, could NHL realign with eight divisions? (138)
- He’s baaaaaack: Leafs pull a stunner, hire Lamoriello as GM (Updated) (84)
- Bettman says NHL would have to ‘consider’ putting Quebec City in the Western Conference (67)
- Rangers sign Stepan — six years, $39 million (62)
- NBC Sports to broadcast 105 NHL games in 2015-16 (58)