NHL notes: Laviolette gets extension
|Philadelphia Flyers coach Peter Laviolette (back R) yells at referee Brian Pochmara after a penalty was called on his team for having too many men on the ice in the second period of their NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania last season. (REUTERS)
Coach Peter Laviolette has received a two-year contract extension from the Philadelphia Flyers, the team said Wednesday.
Terms were not disclosed but reports said the extension takes effect after the 2012-13 season.
"We are thrilled to have Peter continue his work with our group as we push to compete for the Stanley Cup," Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said in a statement. "Peter has done a terrific job for us and is very deserving of this extension."
Since Laviolette's hiring in December 2009, the Flyers have the third-most wins in the Eastern Conference (122), behind only Pittsburgh and Washington (127 each).
NHLPA DEMANDS AUDIT INFO
Labour talks continued Wednesday but the players union still hasn't made a counterproposal to the NHL because it is waiting to receive more financial documents from the league, ESPN reported.
The union has asked for independently audited information on the teams but doesn't have all the paperwork yet.
"What we got was the first drop -- I think it was 76,000 pages," Mathieu Schneider, special assistant to NHL executive director Donald Fehr," said.
"They're asking for huge concessions ... $450 million from players (in a new collective bargaining agreement). We certainly feel the audited statements are very important to what will eventually be our alternate proposal."
DOAN VISITS VANCOUVER
Shane Doan's free agency tour has taken him to Vancouver, according to multiple reports.
The 35-year-old right winger, who reportedly wants a four-year, $30-million contract, has ties to B.C. He played junior hockey in Kelowna and is now a part-owner of the WHL's Blazers.
Doan has said he would prefer to return to the Phoenix Coyotes but won't re-sign until that team's uncertain ownership situation is resolved.