Two months before the Flyers open the regular season at home against the Toronto Maple Leafs, head coach Peter Laviolette is gearing up for the upcoming NHL season and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
In a story appearing on the team's web site, Laviolette spoke about his expectations for the upcoming NHL season, as well as his preparation as assistant coach of the USA Olympic team.
"Representing your country in a sport is a great honor,” Laviolette said. “Having been there before a few times, knowing first hand what a great experience it is and it can be I’m grateful to be a part of it again…Certainly there is an expectation now that we can go over there and be successful.
"We believe we have a good team. I’m sure we don’t stand alone in that category though as other countries probably feel the same way about their chances.”
The coach also spoke about how he is getting ready for the Flyers upcoming training camp.
“Right now I’m getting everything back in order," Laviolette said. "Preparation is the most important thing in August and the beginning of September so that way when the players are here everything is ready and there is no doubt or are no questions about what we’re doing on any given day. “