First it was Andy Reid. Then Doug Collins. Then Charlie Manuel. Now, ESPN reports, Flyers’ coach Peter Laviolette is out: “Laviolette had been rumored to be on a short leash before the season even began after Philadelphia missed the playoffs last season. He was hired in December 2009 and guided the Flyers to the Stanley Cup finals that season. Philadelphia lost to the Chicago Blackhawks in six games.” Is this the bloodiest year of Philly sports ever?
Yes, we know Reid lost his job on Dec. 30. Still, this is all within 12 months, so we’re counting it.
— JoshCornfield (@JoshCornfield) October 7, 2013
Flyers have fired Peter Laviolette, per a source. Replacing him with Craig Berube. Press conference at 11am.
— Frank Seravalli (@DNFlyers) October 7, 2013
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) October 7, 2013
UPDATE: Watch the press conference.