Philadelphia Flyers: Peter Laviolette Changes the Fate of the Flyers

October 21st, 2011 by Nelson Santos Leave a reply »
Heading into last night's home matchup against the red-hot, undefeated and always troublesome Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Flyers coach Peter Laviolette made an error I didn't think coaches with over 300 wins in the NHL typically make.

The Flyers, who were 4-0-1 heading into last night's game, decided to call up Brayden Schenn from their AHL affiliate Adirondack Phantoms and demoted Harry Zolnierczyk and Zac Rinaldo, both of whom had come off the previous night registering their first career NHL points.

It's quite evident that Paul Holmgren and company have been waiting and wanting to give Brayden Schenn every opportunity to shine and contribute to the Flyers organization. He was the big price coming over from the Los Angeles Kings in the Mike Richards deal.

Schenn also earned a call-up by registering six points in two AHL games. But that's where the correct aspects of the call-up stop making sense.

Peter Laviolette changed three of his four forward units, only leaving Jagr-Giroux-van Riemsdyk together for a fifth consecutive game. Obviously Laviolette has never heard the old saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

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