Seeing Peter Laviolette take the Philadelphia Flyers to the Stanley Cup finals hasn't changed Peter Karmanos' feelings about his former coach. The Hurricanes' owner, who famously blasted the coach who won the Stanley Cup a month after he was fired, had this to say Wednesday:
"Our biggest problem from a business point of view is we havent been consistent, OK?" Karmanos said. "One of the reasons Laviolette now is in Philadelphia is his lack of consistency. We missed the playoffs for two years after we won (the Cup) and we would have missed the playoffs again. Paul (Maurice) came in and took us to the final four and then this year we couldn’t even finish dead last, we had to finish somewhere around 23."
Karmanos also talked about the Rod Brind'Amour situation, the chances of the Hurricanes moving up to get Tyler Seguin, who plays for Karmanos' junior team in Michigan, and his relationship with Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch.