Carolina Hurricanes: 5 reasons Bill Peters has outstayed his welcome

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 08: Carolina Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters looks on during an NHL hockey game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Chicago Blackhawks on March 08, 2018, at the United Center in Chicago, IL. The Hurricanes won 3-2. (Photo by Daniel Bartel/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 08: Carolina Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters looks on during an NHL hockey game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Chicago Blackhawks on March 08, 2018, at the United Center in Chicago, IL. The Hurricanes won 3-2. (Photo by Daniel Bartel/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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ST. PAUL, MN – MARCH 6: Jaccob Slavin #74 and Cam Ward #30 of the Carolina Hurricanes defend their goal against the Minnesota Wild during the game at the Xcel Energy Center on March 6, 2018 in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Images)
ST. PAUL, MN – MARCH 6: Jaccob Slavin #74 and Cam Ward #30 of the Carolina Hurricanes defend their goal against the Minnesota Wild during the game at the Xcel Energy Center on March 6, 2018 in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Images) /

1. Team is not getting much better overall

Peters’ first year in Raleigh had an excuse for why the team had a down season in terms of the record posted. However, the fact that the Canes have stayed pretty much stationary over the past three seasons does not put forward much of a valid excuse.

The excuse that the difference between the ideals of Francis and Peters does hold up for a while longer. If the Canes put a general manager in place that supports giving Peters the proper players for his system, and he still cannot convert, it’s really time for him to go then.

Even then, it’s time to move on from Peters, and to listen to the outcry from the fans for the bulk of this season. Getting rid of Peters before the off-season is not likely at this point in the regular season. Since the Canes are at least seven points out of both wildcard spots, the playoff chances are dwindling.

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Finding some consistency to round out the season, and getting some experience for some talent from the Charlotte Checkers, would be beneficial for the beginning of next season. The focus completely is about to shift off of the 2017-18 season.