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Hurricanes' Peters Failing Upward?

Hurricanes' Peters Failing Upward?

April 19th, 2018 Carolina Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters was on the hot seat for much of the season. He now looks to be in the driver's seat and a top prospect for the head coaching job with the Calgary Flames. An announcement is coming soon that will set Peters' coaching future -- in Carolina, in Calgary or in...
Hurricanes' Faulk on Darling & Defense

Hurricanes' Faulk on Darling & Defense

April 16th, 2018 There were many times this season where it appeared that the Carolina Hurricanes defense loafed on goaltender Scott Darling. More times than I can recall I read fans voicing their observations that said, "The defense is hanging Darling out to dry." To be honest, at times it did look like the effort...

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April 19th, 2018
Calgary Flames

Carolina Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters was on the hot seat for much of the season. He now looks to be in the driver's seat and a top prospect for the head coaching job with the Calgary Flames. An announcement is coming soon that will set Peters' coaching future -- in Carolina, in Calgary or in limbo. If Peters can get the job in Calgary, he should bolt as quickly as he can. The Peters Contract Peters was signed to a contract extension in July 2016 that married him to the Hurricanes through the 2018-19 season...married in a hockey sort of way. The team could issue a divorce decree at any time, of course, and the contract allows him to annul the marriage with a year remaining on the deal. Ian McLaren wrote at thescore.com this week that Peters has until noon Friday, April 20 to exit out of his contract, which is paying him $1.6 million per year. McLaren noted, "Peters has held his position for the past four seasons, leading the Hurricanes to a regular-season record of...
April 18th, 2018
Calgary Flames

It was only a matter of time. The Calgary Flames relieved Glen Gulutzan of his head coaching duties on Tuesday, a move many were expecting. In addition to Gulutzan, assistant coaches Dave Cameron and Paul Jerrard were also let go. Was Gulutzan fully to blame for the failed 2017-18 season of the Flames? Absolutely not. In fact, he was one of the lesser concerns. But the reality is his time in Calgary is done, which presents the question who will replace him? There's no shortage of viable candidates on the market, so Flames general manager Brad Treliving will be a busy man over the next few weeks. Bill Peters If there was a favorite to land the Flames' head-coaching job, it would probably be Bill Peters. While his NHL resume may not be as experienced as some of the other candidates, Calgary is basically home for him. Peters was born in Three Hills, Alta., just one hour and 20 minutes north of Calgary. Peters spent the last four seasons as head coach of the Carolina...
April 18th, 2018
Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets played a much better game Tuesday night in front of their home fans at Nationwide Arena. They just didn't get the result they had hoped for. After 89 minutes of tight-checking hockey, the Washington Capitals got the bounce they were looking for. Lars Eller was in the right place at the right time to deflect a puck past Sergei Bobrovsky to lift the Capitals to a much-needed 3-2 win over the Blue Jackets in front of their largest crowd in franchise history to watch a game. Considering how the game played out, it was only appropriate that the game ended in this fashion. Whoever got the first lucky bounce would win. Both goaltenders were outstanding. Braden Holtby returned to the crease as a starter and looked as poised and comfortable as he usually does. He ended the night with 33 saves on 35 shots. Sergei Bobrovsky kept the Blue Jackets in it as best he could despite the last shot going in. He finished the night with 42 saves on 45 shots. So...
April 18th, 2018
Los Angeles Kings

Much to the chagrin of Los Angeles Kings fans, their team's power outage will have to wait until October for restoration. On Tuesday night, the Vegas Golden Knights stifled the Kings offense in Game 4 of their first round Playoff series, to the tune of a 1-0 suffocation. The loss completed a four-game sweep in favor of the Nevada-based expansion team. Although every one of the four games was decided by a single goal, the Golden Knights were undoubtedly the superior side. As a result, the Knights' historic inaugural season continues with their sights firmly set on an unfathomable Stanley Cup run, while the Kings are left with  questions to answer. What Went Wrong? Despite being clear underdogs, the Kings were the choice of many, yours truly included, to administer a first round upset. It just made too much sense. L.A. played the best hockey of their season down the stretch and were laden with celebrated playoff performers, with the hardware to prove it, while Vegas was a well...