Could Peter Laviolette land in the NHL again soon?
It’s possible Laviolette could actually end up in a familiar place - one that's not so far away.
Sports Business Journal writer Chris Botta, who worked for the Islanders, reported yesterday that Laviolette would “definitely be a top candidate” for the job on Long Island if Garth Snow decided to cut ties with Jack Capuano. Former Islanders player Doug Weight would also be a candidate.
DALLAS -- With Winter Storm Cleon wreaking havoc on the Big D, the Flyers were forced to cancel practice in the suburban metroplex area on Friday.
The storm dumped 3/4th of an inch of ice in the Dallas-Forth Worth area, leaving more than 264,000 people without power - including the Dr. Pepper Stars Center in Farmers Branch, Texas, where the Flyers were to practice.
The Flyers’ game on Saturday afternoon (2 p.m. EST) at American Airlines Center is unlikely to be affected.
DETROIT -- Maybe Jake Voracek was right.
Well, we know he was right on Wednesday, as he wisely predicted at the Flyers’ morning skate that the power play would soon be hot.
But I’m actually talking about his statement from a week back, when he called the Flyers’ line of Sean Couturier, Steve Downie and Matt Read the “hottest line in hockey.”
DETROIT -- When Red Wings coach Mike Babcock sat down at home on Monday night, he turned on his television to watch the NHL’s early slate of three games.
But Babcock didn’t necessarily focus on the Flyers - his team’s next opponent - playing in Minnesota that night.
He flipped back and forth between the Flyers, Rangers and Canadiens’ games.
DETROIT -- Even though it appears as if the Flyers will be without forward Vinny Lecavalier tomorrow night against the Red Wings, they may still be catching a break.
That’s because the Red Wings are scheduled to be without forwards Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg andTodd Bertuzzi and defenseman Dan DeKeyser.
Even without Datsyuk and Bertuzzi, Detroit has still hummed along to the tune of four wins in a row. The Wings announced at Tuesday’s practice that Zetterberg, who had played in their absence, will be out with a herniated disc in his back.
Comcast-Spectacor announced the resignation of Peter Luukko early Monday afternoon.
Luukko resigned to "pursue other entrepreneurial endeavors" after 25 years with the company.
Dave Scott, a former EVP at Comcast's cable division, will serve as acting president.
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- It was a play the Flyers had practiced many times. And it may be one that finally gets one of their most baffling assets off the mat.
Matt Read dished to Steve Downie. Downie cycled up the wall and passed off to a streaking Andrej Meszaros, who pivoted, spun around Nashville’s Craig Smith and laid an absolutely perfect backhand pass to Sean Couturier in front of the Predators’ net.
Nevermind the fact that Couturier deposited the puck behind Marek Mazanec to knot the score late in the third period. That was a bonus.
TAMPA, Fla. -- Family. Turkey. Football.
Thanksgiving is purely American.
But what does that mean for a group of 23 mostly foreign hockey players now living in Philadelphia? Only two Flyers, Adam Hall and Hal Gill, are American.