Apr 15, 2013, 11:32 AM EST
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.
- Neal admits kneeing Marchand was ‘not the smartest decision’ 62
- Leafs captain Phaneuf suspended two games for boarding 37
- Rangers confirm Staal suffered concussion 7
- Winnipeg to get outdoor game; Phoenix wants one 33
- Neal suspended five games for kneeing Marchand in the head 156
- Report: Dion Phaneuf will face hearing for hit on Kevan Miller 104
- Bruins coach admits Thornton crossed the line, slams Pens for not being ‘truthful’ 133
- Lecavalier out 3-4 weeks with non-displaced fracture in back 8
- Islanders players hold closed-door meeting after ninth straight loss 15
- Penguins’ Neal has phone hearing for knee on Bruins’ Marchand 90
- Video: Penguins’ Orpik stretchered off ice; Bruins’ Thornton given match penalty (182)
- Neal suspended five games for kneeing Marchand in the head (156)
- Bruins coach admits Thornton crossed the line, slams Pens for not being ‘truthful’ (133)
- Pens put Orpik on IR (132)
- Orpik suffers from concussion, including memory loss (112)