Carolina Hurricanes News
- Read Andrej Sekera‘s season recap here.
- Rod Brind’Amour has an uncertain future with the Carolina Hurricanes. (Cardiac Cane)
- A closer look at former Nashville Predators head coach Barry Trotz. (Canes Country)
- Michael Smith looks at coaching and fresh starts in this week’s addition of Tweetmail. (Hurricanes’ Website)
- For Kirk Muller, the only hard feeling is disappointment. (Raleigh News & Observer)
I think Kirk Muller can be a good coach in the NHL. Over his two and a half year stint as head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes, Kirk Muller really adjusted to the community and to the team in a pretty tough situation.
When Kirk Muller replaced Paul Maurice in November of 2011, he took over a train wreck team. He salvaged the season that year to an extent, but the next season was very weird.
The 2012-2013 season was plagued by Collective Bargaining Agreement discussions and endless drama surrounding the whole situation. After having a good start to the lockout shortened season, the Carolina Hurricanes quickly fell off and finished in the bottom-five of the National Hockey League.
Kirk Muller’s first full 82-game season was the 2013-2014 season. It was the first time that he started the season on time and had an entire training camp. The season was still a bit abnormal due to the Olympic break in February.
Kirk Muller’s two and a half seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes were pretty unpredictable, but that doesn’t get him off the hook. Ron Francis had to make the tough decision by firing Muller.