Regarded as a genius early in his Philadelphia tenure after coming on in December 2009 to replace John Stevens' sinking ship, and earning the team's first Stanley Cup Finals appearance since the Legion of Doom days, question marks are now forming around the 2006 Stanley Cup Championship coach.
Laviolette's coaching style and personnel decisions have come under fire, ever since the Orange and Black started to fall apart at the seams late last season..
Given all of the changes in the offseason, many fans didn't know what to expect from this year's Flyers.
But glimpses of their potential have many fans clamoring for Laviolette to bring some consistency to this young team.
Laviolette's future as head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers will be determined in the coming months, and by the playoffs more than the regular season.
As Flyers fans, we've come to expect our team to make the playoffs, and failing to do so would be automatic grounds for dismissal in the city's eyes.
Our lofty expectations are rooted in a long history of successful coaches and teams since 1967, when Philly joined the NHL.
Where, then, does Peter Laviolette rank among the rest of the coaches in this proud, historic franchise?
Let's count them down, shall we?