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Bill Peters Resigns as Head Coach, Major Changes Coming

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Link https://www.nhl.com/hurricanes/news/bill-peters-resigns-position-as-head-coach/c-298142812 (Bill Peters)

Link: https://www.nhl.com/hurricanes/news/paul-krepelka-named-vp-hockey-operations/c-298118644 (Paul Krepelka)

Though the Hurricanes did not make the playoffs they are certainly going to be busy the next few months.

Bill Peters has resigned as the head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes opting to use his exit clause; Peters is closing in on a deal to become the head coach of the Calgary Flames. Peters was noted as saying that he believes the new general manger of the Hurricanes should have the ability to put his own staff in place. Expect Rod Brind'Amour and Mike Vellucci to be a serious candidates to replace Peters.

With that said, you can add head coach to the list of jobs that owner Tom Dundon is going to be tasked with filling this off-season. Additionally, Dundon is also going to have to hire a new general manager to replace Ron Francis, whom he reassigned to the position of President of Hockey Operations this past year.

Dundon has already begun making changes to the front office as he has hired Paul Krepelka as the Vice President of Hockey Operations. Krepelka played professionally in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) before eventually co-founding the Orr Hockey Group (with Bobby Orr). The Orr Hockey Group currently represents the likes of Connor McDavid, Taylor Hall, and the Carolina Hurricanes own Jeff Skinner and Jordan Staal. Krepelka is best known for orchestrating Rick DiPietro's 15 yr/$67.5M dollar deal which will pay DiPietro $1.5M a year until 2029. Krepelka most recently served as the Director of Player Personnel for the Norfolk Admiral's of the American Hockey League (AHL); he is also an adjunct professor at Endicott College where he teaches sport administration courses. Krepelka will primarily be tasked with the handling player contract negotiations, a task that is currently handled by Assistant General Manager Ricky Olczyk (Ed's brother); it is believed that Ricky will be assigned to a new post.

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Just put Brind'Amour in there. Tired of the carousel of coaches that almost make the playoffs.

 

On a side note- I will miss that water softener commercial with Peters daughter in it. She was teh hotness.

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Scrap them all and start over.  The culture wreaks of mediocrity.  On another note, Rickety DiPietro getting his skull cracked by Brent Johnson was one of the funniest things I've ever seen.  He was trash.

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I wish the new owner would move the team to Charlotte. Seriously, every other pro sport is here. 

Edited by CarolinaSamurai

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Cautiously optimistic for Brindy. He said a lot of the things I had concerns about in his presser. Esp the idea that everything has to be earned, and in years past, that wasn't 100% the case.

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