Peter Laviolette has found out the hard way that the fall from stardom sometimes comes as fast as the rise. CBS Sports reported on Oct. 7, 2013, "Philadelphia Flyers fire coach Peter Laviolette." On Monday the Philadelphia Flyers announced coach Peter Laviolette was fired. Laviolette has been with the Flyers for the past four-plus seasons.
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said at a press conference on Monday, "Right from the first day of training camp, I was concerned with how our team looked. Things have to get better and they will." Laviolette took the Philadelphia Flyers to the playoffs in his first three years. In the first season he reached the Stanley Cup Final. Than in 2012-13 he failed to reach the postseason.
NBC Sports has reported, "Flyers fire Peter Laviolette; Craig Berube to take over." After four seasons and three games of working hard for the Flyers coach Peter Laviolette has been fired. Sources have said assistant coach Craig Berube will take over. Kevin Gibson of TSN Research said was the quickest firing to start an NHL season.
Peter Laviolette has been hit hard with the realization that Philadelphia can be a cruel town which often turns from hot to cold on it's own quicker than a rattlesnake attacks its prey, with no appreciation for all for the hard work and sacrifices made.