Carolina Hurricanes News
- Kirk Muller, Dave Lewis, and John MacLean have been relieved of their duties as coaches of the Carolina Hurricanes. (Cardiac Cane) (Hurricanes’ Website) (Raleigh News Observer)
- Who will be the next head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes? (Canes Country)
Right now, the Carolina Hurricanes’ head coach search is “wide open” according to Canes’ GM Ron Francis, but there are a few candidates that are more likely than others.
Kevin Dineen is a guy who I can see coming in and being coach. Recently, he led Canada’s women to a gold medal in the 2014 Winter Olympics. He was the head coach of the Florida Panthers from 2011-2013, and he went 56-62-28 in regular season games and 3-4 in playoff games.
He led the Panthers to the playoffs in the 2011-2012 season and won the Southeast Division title. The team hasn’t reached the playoffs since then. Kevin Dineen played 10 seasons with the Hartford Whalers and 2 seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes in his playing career.
There are two in-house candidates for the head coaching job. Jeff Daniels has been head coach and General Manager of the Albany River Rats/Charlotte Checkers since 2008. Daniels has a 200-151-41 record as a head coach in the American Hockey League.
The other candidate within the organization is Rod Brind’Amour. Ron Francis was asked if Rod would be considered as a candidate, and he said he would if he had interest in getting the job. Brind’Amour was captain of the Carolina Hurricanes during the 2005-2006 season when the team won the Stanley Cup. In 694 regular season games with the Carolina Hurricanes, Brind’Amour tallied 473 points.
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