RALEIGH, N.C. -- Peter Laviolette will always hold a special place in the hearts of those fans of the Carolina Hurricanes.
A Stanley Cup championship will do that for a head coach, no matter what the future holds.
It's also why Laviolette, who coached the Hurricanes' for four-plus seasons and is now in his second year with the Philadelphia Flyers, was given a standing ovation when introduced to the 16,680 at RBC Center at the start of the 58th NHL All-Star Game presented by Discover on Sunday.
"We really enjoyed our time here with the fans and the community, and settled in for five years," Laviolette said. "To come back and get an ovation like that is certainly special for me."