Flyers Old Hat at Making Change

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Former Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette. (Michael Bryant/Staff file photo)

Peter Laviolette is the eighth Flyers coach to be replaced in mid-season, yet somehow he is only the third of those eight coaches who had a losing record to that point in the season. (And, yes, current general manager Paul Holmgren, who fired Lavvy Monday, was one of the other two.)

As a whole, the eight outgoing coaches were a combined 10 games over .500. The incoming coaches did improve on that slightly, with a record 15 games over.

John Stevens, who replaced Ken Hitchcock in 2006, is the only of the seven replacements that did not finish out the season with a winning record.

Below are the Flyers nine mid-season coaching changes due to firings.

(For more on the Flyers coaching change, click HERE to see our BoopStats page in Tuesday's Daily News.)

 

 Season  Old Coach  Record  New Coach  Record
 1978-79  Bob
 McCammon
 22-17-11  Pat
 Quinn
 18- 8- 4
 1981-82  Pat
 Quinn
 34-29- 9  Bob
 McCammon
  4- 2- 2
 1991-92  Paul
 Holmgren
  8-14- 2  Bill
 Dineen
 24-23- 9
 1997-98  Wayne
 Cashman
 23-20- 9  Roger
 Neilson
 10- 9- 2
 2000-01  Craig
 Ramsay
 12-12- 4  Bill
 Barber
 31-13-10
 2006-07  Ken
 Hitchcock
  1- 6- 1  John
 Stevens
 21-42-22
 2009-10  John
 Stevens
 13-11- 1  Peter
 Laviolette
 28-24- 5
 2013-14  Peter
 Laviolette
  0- 3- 0  Craig
 Berube
 —
   122-112-37 (.518)  136-121-43 (.525)

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