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Flyers: Today's trigger-happy moment

Poor Peter Laviolette. The man just landed the lead role in "Three's No Company."

After just three games, all losses, he has been given a ticket to ride on the Shoe Leather Express.

In other words: Hit the bricks, pal.

There have been itchy trigger fingers and there have been itchy trigger fingers, but this takes the cake. Three games into a season that lasts roughly as long as the Punic Wars, he's gone. Finished. Outta here.

And here's the question I'm asking if I'm a Flyers fan today, and I know that Laviolette was already on thin ice with management after Philly crashed and burned in the playoffs last year: Why didn't you just fire him then?

It's the height of idiocy to stick it out with a coach you clearly weren't happy with throughout the summer, then fire him three games into the next season. What sense does that make?

I'll let you provide the obvious answer.

Ben Smith's blog.