The Boston Bruins are so far undefeated this season. They’ve given us two solid wins against the Lightning and the Red Wings, and look to continue their winning ways under head coach Claude Julien. Unfortunate as it is, some coaches don’t have the skill set that upper management is looking for at times, and that leads to coaches getting the axe.
After a rough 0-3 start, the Philadelphia Flyers have decided to go in a new direction. This morning, they held a press conference to say that head coach Peter Laviolette has been relieved of his duties. Craig Berube, becomes the 18th man to coach the team in franchise history (it looks like this is no interim posting). The flyers also chose to let go assistant coach Kevin McCarthy. The new assistant coaches will be John Paddock and Ian Laperriere. Here’s the whole story (Philadelphia Flyers via NHL)
It’s the first coaching change of the season, and no doubt it won’t be the last one as several teams find themselves struggling this early in the year.
On the other side of hockey, Yahoo catches a moment in a Dallas Stars game where Shawn Horcroff gets called out for a ref. After arguing with the ref, he gets told he just “Can’t do that.” and gets sent off the sin bin. Score one for the ref this year. (Yahoo Sports)
Speaking of the ‘sin bin’, Bleacher Report has done an article on which Bruins they believe that will be setting up camp in the penalty box this year. My money is on Shawn Thornton, but give it a read and see if their opinion matches up with yours. (Bleacher Report)
Checking out what’s going on Editor in Leaf, our Toronto Maple Leafs site (and a team I’ve really started to respect). They take a quick look at the crease police there, and ponder who should be the number one netminder in Toronto (Editor in Leaf)