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PETER LAVIOLETTE RUMORS

Laviolette on Kevin Hayes: “He’s got a bright future.”

We spoke with Nashville Predators Head Coach Peter Laviolette on Tuesday afternoon about a variety of topics. One of those was Boston College alum and highly sought-after free agent forward Kevin Hayes. Laviolette got to know Hayes a little bit as the coach of Team USA at the 2014 World Championships this past May. The 22-year old registered two points in eight games donning the...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Flyers coach Craig Berube vows to devote more practice time to shootouts next season

Craig Berube spent a half hour the other day talking about all things Flyers, everything from his first offseason as NHL head coach to his coaching philosophy to breaking down some of his players to … you name it. Late into this sit-down with two reporters in the media room at the Flyers' Skate Zone practice rink, the big guy who used to earn a living in hockey with his fists...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lavy to stick with just two assistants in Nashville

In 2006, Peter Laviolette led Carolina to the Stanley Cup employing a pair of assistant coaches — Kevin McCarthy and Jeff Daniels. This season, he’s hoping to do much of the same in Nashville. The Preds won’t add a third assistant to Laviolette’s staff for this season, according to The Tennessean. Instead, Laviolette will work alongside McCarthy and Phil Housley, passing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators to stick with two on-bench assistant coaches

The Predators will go into the season with two on-bench assistant coaches. After Peter Laviolette was hired to replace Barry Trotz as head coach, there was some thought he would have three assistants – Kevin McCarthy, Phil Housley and Lane Lambert. Lambert then left to work for Trotz with the Washington Capitals. "Peter is fine with where we are," general manager David...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

It Could Be An Exciting Year Fro The Nashville Predators

from John Manasso at NHL.com, For the first time in the Predators' 16-year history, they have a new coach, and to an extent a new philosophy. It's not as simple as plugging in what could be six new forwards and then going about predicting how the Predators will perform. Out as coach is Barry Trotz and in is Peter Laviolette. The only holdover on the coaching staff...
Via Kukla's Korner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Moore Hangs Out With Predators Coach Peter Laviolette (Video)

Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette is a Franklin, Mass., native, and Charlie Moore got a chance to hang out with Laviolette and his family in central New Hampshire to do some fishing. On the trip, The Mad Fisherman had a chance to get the inside scoop on Laviolette’s coaching style from his family, and the details were revealing. Check out scenes from “Charlie Moore Outdoors”...
Via NESN.com
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds select 17-year-old winger Kevin Fiala in first round

New Predators coach Peter Laviolette has made it clear that he wants his team to become for formidable on the offense end after finishing in the bottom half of the league in scoring last season. To help bolster the future ranks, the Predators aimed for scoring in the NHL Draft as well, selecting Swiss teenager Kevin Fiala with the No. 11 overall pick on Friday night. The 17-year...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators tab Peter Laviolette as next head coach

Nashville Predators general manager David Poile hired arguably the top coach on the market on Tuesday in former Stanley Cup-winning coach Peter Laviolette. Laviolette has taken two different teams to the Stanley Cup Final: Carolina in 2006, where he won the Cup, and 2010 when he took Philadelphia, which lost in six games to Chicago. The Flyers fired Laviolette earlier this season...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Peter Laviolette out as Flyers coach

This morning, multiple sources reported that Peter Laviolette, the Flyers' coach for the last four seasons, was fired Monday morning after the team matched last year's franchise-worst 0-3-0 start. According to ESPN, it is the fastest firing in NHL history, matched only by Chicago's canning of Dennis Savard in 2008 after a 1-2-1 start. The team has looked sluggish in...
Via Flyerdelphia
October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Briere proving to be Philly's go-to guy

Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette, perhaps, said it best after his team's 4-3 overtime win over the New Jersey Devils Sunday: "There are people who answer the bell." Danny Briere is one of those people. Playing on a new line and under immense playoff pressure, Briere shined Sunday, scoring two goals, including the overtime game winner to give Philadelphia a 1-0 lead...
Via Fox Sports
April 29, 2012  |  Discuss
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