The Philadelphia Flyers have two points in eight games bad enough for 30th in the NHL.

Coach Peter Laviolette has been axed. They’ve scored 11 goals. Star center Claude Giroux has lost confidence and potentially a spot in Sochi. They have zero cap space and over $56 million in salary committed for next season. They’re a bit of a mess.

Will this fall on the shoulders of GM Paul Holmgren? Well yeah if only because he’s the next tree to fall for this lumbering franchise.

The Philadelphia media asked the fans said “yes” and then they asked Flyers president Peter Luukko about it. From Sam Carchidi:

Luukko was not alarmed by the results of a recent poll. Heading into the weekend more than 4400 people had responded when asked if Holmgren should be replaced. Almost 93 percent said yes.
"When things aren't going well the timing of the poll is what directly relates to the answers" Luukko said the other day. "To us it doesn't mean anything."
Carchidi goes on to paint Holmgren as a victim of circumstance and it’s not a difficult case to make. He’s also serving at the pleasure of a chairman that urged the Ilya Bryzgalov signing and was forced to break up a conference-winning team because Mike Richards and Jeff Carter “needed” to go and Chris Pronger suffered a career-ending injury.