Flyers enter theater of the absurd by firing coach Peter Laviolette
In 2006, the Flyers waited eight games -- 1-6-1 -- to fire Ken Hitchcock. Then again, Ed Snider was only 73 years old in 2006. Snider is 80 now, and time is a-wasting, and the last Cup was in 1975, and the team is 0-3, and Peter Laviolette has been fired, and no one seems all that surprised by the tragicomedy.
Everybody could see this coming...but three games? How can you bring Laviolette back and give him only three games? If the Flyers had fired him at the end of last season, everyone would have understood. But to bring him back this season and to fire him during the appetizers is ridiculous.
Short leash? Fine. But has anyone ever heard of a leash that has only three links in its chain?