Carolina Hurricanes: 5 reasons to fire Bill Peters

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RALEIGH, NC – NOVEMBER 19: Head coach Bill Peters of the Carolina Hurricanes directs the team in the ice during an NHL game against the New York Islanders on November 19, 2017 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)

There’s an issue bigger than head coach Bill Peters with the Carolina Hurricanes. But, some shake up needs to happen soon.

After a brutal collapse for the Carolina Hurricanes against the San Jose Sharks on Dec. 7, head coach Bill Peters needed to come up with an answer to respond against the Los Angeles Kings on Dec. 9. However, the Canes were also defeated by the Kings in overtime.

The loss to the Kings was much better than the one to the Sharks because the effort stuck through for nearly 60 minutes at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. Giving up three consecutive goals in the overtime loss to the Sharks was a heartbreaking result for Peters and his squad.

Peters was on the hot seat entering the 2017-18 regular season, but he made some progress over former Carolina head coach Kirk Muller. That bought Peters some time, despite three straight misses on the playoffs. Things do not look good again for the Canes this time around.

This team is three games through a six-game Western Conference road trip. Carolina still faces the Anaheim Ducks, Vegas Golden Knights, and Buffalo Sabres before returning home to PNC Arena in Raleigh. The meeting with the Sabres should be a good cap to the road trip before facing the Columbus Blue Jackets on Dec. 16.

The season is getting away from Peters and the Canes quickly. They’re playing in a division where playoff spots could be more hotly contested than any other in the NHL. The Metropolitan Division features six teams that all have a great shot at the playoffs. The Canes and the Philadelphia Flyers are the two that do not.

Peters’ clock is ticking with the Canes and something needs to change soon. Here’s 5 reasons the Carolina Hurricanes should fire Bill Peters soon.

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