Feb 27, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Carolina Hurricanes head coach Kirk Muller watches his team take on the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. The Stars defeated the Hurricanes 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Rumor: Kirk Muller Will Be ‘Dismissed’ At End Of Season


Jan 22, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Carolina Hurricanes head coach Kirk Muller talks to his team during a timeout against the Philadelphia Flyers during the third period at Wells Fargo Center. The Hurricanes defeated the Flyers, 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

According to a report from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, Carolina Hurricanes head coach Kirk Muller will be dismissed at the end of the season.

The Score is also reporting this from Brooks’ article.

This isn’t as official as when Chip Alexander reported GM Jim Rutherford will step down about two weeks ago.

Larry Brooks isn’t a Hurricanes beat writer and hasn’t always been at the top of everyone’s favorite list in terms of rumors, but this rumor is an easy one to believe.

There’s not much reason for the Canes to hold onto Muller, who has failed to bring success in his three years in Raleigh.

If Ron Francis, who is presumed to be the next general manager, wants to bring in some changes, starting with the coaching staff that has failed to turn anything around is the right move.

Muller was hired in November of 2011 as a replacement for Paul Maurice. His career record as coach is currently 78-78-27.

As for his future, it will be hard for Muller to get another head coaching job and may have to work as an assistant for a little while.

It probably goes without saying, but this summer will be an interesting one for the Hurricanes, probably starting right after the season ends.

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  • Stephen Potts

    Good riddance if you ask me. Not a lick of improvement in 3yrs. Great start to off-season.