What Peter Laviolette Said to the Philadelphia Flyers at Intermission (Humor)

May 16th, 2010 by Drew Bonifant Leave a reply »
On Friday, the Philadelphia Flyers made history by defeating the Boston Bruins, 4-3, and becoming the first hockey team in 35 years to win a playoff series after dropping the first three games.

But after the first period, it appeared that the comeback was nothing more than wishful thinking. Boston held a commanding 3-1 lead, and the Flyers were looking for inspiration heading into the final 40 minutes. They looked to Peter Laviolette, and the first-year Flyers coach, channeling Gordon Bombay, had an answer.

"Did you all enjoy that?" Laviolette asked the hushed Philadelphia squad.

"No," they finally answered.

"Yeah, well they did," Laviolette answered. "Because they're two points up and we're two periods away from defeat."

Forward Scott Hartnell, who had gotten into a shoving match before the first intermission, spoke up. "Well if we can't beat them, we might as well keep our pride," he said.

"Scottie, that's not pride," Laviolette answered, before launching into a story about being dismissed from the Carolina Hurricanes even after winning a Stanley Cup.

"I know how you feel," he said. "I wanted to c ...

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