Along with these complaints, there has been an outcry for change. There are those amongst the orange and black faithful who want head coach Laviolette fired. Others want Briere traded (although he has a full no-movement clause) and while some want the team to amnesty Ilya Bryzgalov after the season. Finally, there are fans who want the Flyers to part ways with general manager Paul Holmgren.
The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Sam Carchidi reports this morning that those who want Holmgren on the hot seat might be out of luck. Carchidi cites sources close to the Flyers that state that the general manager’s job is safe and that he needs nothing more than to point at his body of work to support the decision.
Holmgren has been the general manager of the Flyers since the 2006-07 season when former general manager Bobby Clarke stepped down. Holmgren has been with the Flyers front office since the 1995-96 seasons when he joined as the Director of Pro Scouting. Holmgren also played for the Flyers from 1976 to 1984 where he racked up a then-franchise record 1,600 penalty minutes.
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