Oct 5, 2013, 11:11 AM EDT
The Philadelphia Flyers struggled in the preseason and lost their 2013-14 opener. That’s not worth panicking over, but given that the Flyers are coming off of a disappointing campaign, their front office might not tolerate a slow start.
In fact, Flyers coach Peter Laviolette might only have 10-15 games to save his job, according to TSN’s Darren Dreger.
“There’s a sense of fear of impending doom for some around the organization and without question Laviolette is in trouble,” Dreger reported.
Flyers owner Ed Snider recently threw his support behind Laviolette and Flyers GM Paul Holmgren, but the idea that the bench boss will get fired remains popular. On Oct. 1, Bovada was giving 2/1 odds that Laviolette would be the first coach fired.
Meanwhile, the Flyers will attempt to put their disappointing start behind them when they face the Montreal Canadiens tonight.
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- Subban seeking $8.5 million in arbitration, versus the Habs at $5.25 million 46
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- Report: Trottier to join Sabres’ coaching staff 21
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- Eric Staal has surgery to repair ‘core muscle injury’ 6
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- Subban seeking $8.5 million in arbitration, versus the Habs at $5.25 million (46)
- Trotz plans to let Johansson, Kuznetsov, and Burakovsky compete for time at center (45)
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