Jan 31, 2014; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes forward Nathan Gerbe (14) celebrates with forward Jiri Tlusty (19) after scoring a goal against the St. Louis Blues at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes Report - April 25, 2014

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My Opinion

I said earlier in the year that John Stevens would be one of my preferred options as the new head coach, if Kirk Muller was to be fired. I still feel that way, but Mark brought up some other interesting options.

It’s already been rumored that Mike Velluci could be an option, but he is coming off his worst year in Plymouth of the OHL, and the hire seems a bit risky considering that he has never been any sort of coach in the NHL. That being said, Peter Karmanos, the owner of the Carolina Hurricanes, is very high on him, so it is a possibility that he could be brought into the organization.

A name Mark brought up that I could really get behind is Jeff Blashill. The 40-year-old head coach of the Grand Rapids Griffins in the AHL could be a great choice for the Carolina Hurricanes. He won the coach of the year in the AHL this past season in just his second year in the league. Blashill has instantly jumped up my list of favorite head coach candidates for the Carolina Hurricanes.


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