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TSN’s Dreger thinks Flyers coach is on thin ice

Peter Laviolette

Philadelphia Flyers coach Peter Laviolette talks with a linesman during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Sunday, April 1, 2012. The Flyers won 6-4.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)


The Philadelphia Flyers struggled in the preseason and lost their 2013-14 opener. That’s not worth panicking over, but given that the Flyers are coming off of a disappointing campaign, their front office might not tolerate a slow start.

In fact, Flyers coach Peter Laviolette might only have 10-15 games to save his job, according to TSN’s Darren Dreger.

“There’s a sense of fear of impending doom for some around the organization and without question Laviolette is in trouble,” Dreger reported.

Flyers owner Ed Snider recently threw his support behind Laviolette and Flyers GM Paul Holmgren, but the idea that the bench boss will get fired remains popular. On Oct. 1, Bovada was giving 2/1 odds that Laviolette would be the first coach fired.

Meanwhile, the Flyers will attempt to put their disappointing start behind them when they face the Montreal Canadiens tonight.

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