Philadelphia Flyers Coach Peter Laviolette Selected To Coach in All-Star Game

January 8th, 2011 by Mike Pantaleone Leave a reply »
With the Philadelphia Flyers coming off one of their most successful seasons in a decade, it comes as no surprise that Peter Laviolette was selected to be one of the coaches for the All-Star Game on Jan. 30. It's also no coincidence that the Flyers seem to be having an even better year this year, which is Laviolette's first full season with Philadelphia.

Peter Laviolette came to a struggling Philadelphia Flyers team on Dec. 4, 2009, when the Flyers made a not-so-surprising move and relieved John Stevens of his duties. The Flyers were struggling mightily. Injuries were piling up, and the wins just weren't coming for a team who had just traded for arguably one of the best defensemen in the league, Chris Pronger. The Flyers needed to make a big change, and Peter Laviolette was their answer.

Peter's first month or two was a bit shaky, as the Flyers were learning all new systems of play, but sure enough, the wins started coming in. The Flyers squeezed into the playoffs, and, well, the rest is history, literally. Although the Flyers didn't bring home the Cup, there was much to be taken away from it all, and there is no question Laviolette played a major factor in ...

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