Normally I would only post a single tweet for articles in this series, but I've found multiple tweets that I would like to share. This should be fun.
Here's what I don't get. If you're going to fire a guy three games into the season, why bring him back after last year in the first place?
— Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) October 7, 2013
Craig Custance, Senior NHL writer for ESPN The Magazine, essentially makes the same point I just did to begin this article: why bring him back?
Snider also strong on culture of team. "We don't need a fresh perspective. ... We know what we're dealing with."
— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) October 7, 2013
Seriously? This is about the most arrogant statement that could be made in this situation. Indecisiveness is not deemed as justification, and Chariman of the Flyers Ed Snider seems to think so. Despite waiting for the summer, and firing a coach three games in, Snider wants everyone to believe the team "knows what they are dealing with."
How do you even justify Laviolette's firing when you fire him NOW. Should have been done over the summer, good luck explaining this one.
— Gabriel A. Moreta (@Gabriel0430) October 7, 2013
This is the point I make against the Flyers management, what was the basis of his firing? Firing Laviolette three games in gives the impression that those three games served as the judgment period. That is a ridiculous notion. Any team with any coach can have a bad streak of three games, especially to start a season. This will be tough for Flyers fans to swallow I'm sure.