Nashville Coach Odds: Laviolette Favored
Odds on the next Nashville Predators coach see three former Philadelphia Flyers coaches among the top seven betting choices, according to one online sportsbook.
Barry Trotz was fired after the season and Peter Laviolette, who was fired three games into the 2013-2014 season, is the top pick to replace him at 2-1 odds. Former Flyers bench bosses Terry Murray (5-1) and John Stevens (6-1) also made the list posted Monday by Bovada.
Phil Housley, the former all-star defenseman in Buffalo and Winnipeg, is second at +225.
The Flyers and Predators have been frequent trading partners over the years with Peter Forsberg, Scott Hartnell and Kimmo Timonen trading jerseys. The Flyers also infamously tried to raid Shea Weber with a huge free agent offer a year ago.
Who will be the next full time Head Coach of the Nashville Predators?
Peter Laviolette 2/1 +200
Phil Housley 9/4 +225
Terry Murray 5/1 +500
Guy Boucher 5/1 +500
Dean Evason 6/1 +600
John Stevens 6/1 +600
Willie Desjardins 6/1 +600