Peter Laviolette, Jon Cooper, Michel Therrien, Jack Capuano and Alain Vigneault have all done outstanding jobs this season and should be the leading candidates for NHL coach of the year.
The Flyers made the announcement at a morning news conference, less than a day after Philadelphia dropped a 2-1 decision to the Carolina Hurricanes.
The Winter Classic is dead this year, but as the NHL buries its most popular regular-season event there is hope that the lockout won’t wipe out the entire season.
Laviolette is a formidable coach, and when the cameras were on him during HBO’s 24-7 series — showing preparations for the Winter Classic between the Flyers and the Rangers — it was obvious how much beating the Rangers meant to him.
It seemed like the competition was not getting any stronger in the NHL’s Eastern Conference. That changed dramatically when Nashville star defenseman Shea Weber signed a 14-year, $110 million offer sheet from the Philadelphia Flyers.
The Devils hope Claude Giroux has already played his last game of the season.
The Flyers took advantage over the Devils in the Eastern Conference semifinals as Danny Briere scored the Game 1 overtime winner.
After winning games 6 and 7 in overtime against the Florida Panthers, the Devils are moving on to the next round to face the Philadelphia Flyers.
The Devils were frustrated on Saturday as they were defeated by the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1. The Flyers remain four points behind the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers.
The 2012 Winter Classic showed a national audience what New York Rangers fans have known all along, that they’re superior to the rival Philadelphia Flyers.
The 24/7 series returned with the first of four episodes taking us up to Winter Classic on Jan. 2. If you missed it, Neil Keefe gives the four most intriguing figures and some of his favorite moments from the first hour of the best sports reality show on TV.
The Islanders had a chance to take a big step forward next year… and they just blew it by bringing back Jack Capuano as head coach.
The Flyers look to continue their recent dominance against the visiting Islanders as the Atlantic Division foes meet Thursday night.
The Philadelphia Flyers weren’t doing much with their power-play chances in their first eight games, but they’ve scored at least once with the man advantage in five consecutive wins. That’s more bad news than the reeling New York Islanders need to hear.