Posts Tagged ‘Peter Laviolette

11
Mar
11

FLYERS: No More “Runner-Up” Label Wanted

FLYERS LOOKING TO BUCK ‘RUNNER-UP’ TREND

…Aside from the recent slide, the argument can be made that no team matches up to the Flyers in the entire league, save possibly the Vancouver Canucks and Detroit Red Wings. I’m tired of the “Runner-Up” label too; I, like many Flyers fans, have never seen a Cup won by the Orange and Black in my lifetime, and I’d love for that to end this season. Still, so much has to happen between now and (hopefully) when the Flyers are playing in June.

There are still 15 games left in this regular season, and the Flyers have yet to truly distance themselves from the pack. Will they? Well, taking care of business against the next few teams that are out of the playoff picture will certainly help.

08
Mar
11

FLYERS: Peter Laviolette Takes the Blame For the Slide

COACH TAKES BLAME FOR FLYERS’ 4-GAME SLUMP

…Maybe, MAYBE, Laviolette worked them too hard with the Flu going around and all. Still, the play of his players on the ice is not entirely his fault. It’s admirable to take the fall as the bench boss, but this team’s issue do not lie with Laviolette. The players have gotten away from Lavy’s system, and that, in turn, is a big reason why they are losing games. They need to get back to the basics – something that requires the attention of the players themselves, and not just the coaches. And they need to start getting it together tonight against Edmonton.

07
Mar
11

FLYERS: Panaccio’s Week in Review

“That’s something we got to continue to push; I said that from the start, I continue to say it. There won’t be an easy game for us for the rest of the year. No matter who you’re playing, it won’t be easy. So every game means something now. Organizations are not going to make the playoffs if you’re trying to reboot. There’s 16 teams trying to make the playoffs and there’s eight or 10 teams fighting for a spot. There are no easy games and we have to continue to press them.”

– Flyers Head Coach Peter Laviolette

Read the rest of Panotch’s Week in Review here.

07
Mar
11

FLYERS: Monday is Now an Off-Day

FLYERS NOTES: FLYERS TAKING DAY OFF TO REST, REGROUP

…I agree with this. Obviously, the team isn’t fully healthy and the flu-bug has been going around, but that’s still not really an excuse. As Boucher points out in this article, the Rangers have had far worse adversity this year and they were the team that won 7-0 yesterday.

You take a day off today. You rest, you relax, you take your mind off hockey. Tomorrow, you come back to the rink ready to work and take care of business against the Edmonton Oilers. Sure, the Flyers’ next 5 games are against non-playoff teams, but has that really mattered recently? No. It’s about getting back to the basics, something Lavy and the coaching staff have taken a giant step towards by way of declaring today an off-day for the club.

04
Mar
11

FLYERS: Tweet – The Team Beat Security to Practice

…I don’t know how I feel about this. I was talking to my dad about this last night, and we both agreed that a day away from the rink may have been the best scenario today. Obviously, the flu is going around, and it’s already grabbed two of the best players on the team in Richards and Carter, but it’s hard to imagine there being any chance Lavy would give his guys a break after another disappointing effort. The fact that he had them in probably before the sun came up this morning, now that’s something different entirely. I like that.

01
Mar
11

FLYERS: Issues w/Laviolette’s Power Play Approach?

FLYERS’ MIKE RICHARDS CRITICIZES COACHES FOR POWER PLAY CHANGES

When the powerplay is struggling, that’s obviously going to frustrate everyone. The two units that Whyno says are the finalized groups in this piece sound good to me. I would personally like to see Versteeg play a little more on the man advantage, but if I know Lavy is all about making his players earn their stripes and Steeger still has yet to do that.

Regardless, they need to get it together on the PP, because it could prove to be their undoing come playoff-time if they continue to suffer with the man advantage.

22
Feb
11

FLYERS: The Hottest Team in the NHL Comes to Philly Tonight

Behind the New Jersey Devils, they’re probably the hottest team in the league. So I think you have to respect the fact they’re going to come in here and play a good hockey game. We have to make sure we’re ready to do our work.

– Peter Laviolette, to Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer

…Scottie Upshall returns with the ‘Yotes, who are showing that despite playing in a crappy hockey market, they are a legitimate NHL club. Tonight also marks the home debut of Kris Versteeg. Sean O’Donnell also begins his stay on the shelf with a sprained knee, as Latvian-born Oskars Bartulis will be in the line-up tonight.




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