The lockout-shortened 2013 season was not kind to the Flyers who got off to a slow start then were hobbled by injuries en route to a dismal 23-22-3 season. Following the Flyers' first non-playoff season since 2007, team owner Ed Snider did not exactly give head coach Peter Laviolette a ringing endorsement.
After having the summer to reflect, Snider is singing a bit of a different tune now. CSN Philly reports that the Flyers' owner does not think Laviolette nor general manager Paul Holmgren is on the hot seat; in fact, Snider said they were "not at all" on the hot seat. Snider cited Holmgren's summer as "outstanding" and said that "we're thrilled to have him" when asked about Laviolette.
Laviolette has had success in Philadelphia winning 47 games and topping 103 points in each of the last two full 82-game seasons. Holmgren always has a knack for making a splash and making the big move. It nearly paid off when they acquired Chris Pronger and made it within two wins of a Stanley Cup victory. There are cases to be made to keep and get rid of both men but it appears that both are safe... for now.
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