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Flyers GM Holmgren, coach Laviolette ‘Not at all’ on the hot seat

Sep 13, 2013, 6:28 PM EST

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Philadelphia Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren and head coach Peter Laviolette received a vote of confidence from chairman Ed Snider on Friday.

“They’re not on the hot seat,” Snider told CSN Philadelphia.

“Not at all. I don’t think anybody can look at the job Paul Holmgren did in the offseason this year and not say it was outstanding. Every move a GM makes isn’t going to be perfect. They all make mistakes.”

That’s relatively high praise of Holmgren, despite some of his moves in the past, such as signing of goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov to that nine-year, $51 million contract.

This summer, Bryzgalov, who despite his quirky personality and unique sound bites, was bought out by the Flyers after just two seasons.

That’s one example of an overtly expensive move that didn’t pan out. Buying Bryzgalov out was a decision Snider supported.

The Flyers missed out on the Stanley Cup playoffs this past spring by six points, finishing 10th in the Eastern Conference.

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