Mar 13, 2014; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller looks on against the Buffalo Sabres at PNC Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Buffalo Sabres 4-2. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Rumors: Carolina Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller may be dismissed after season


When you’re the head coach of an NHL team that has made the playoffs only once in the last eight seasons, you have to be looking over your shoulder – mostly for pink slips.

That’s where Carolina Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller finds himself at the end of yet another unsuccessful campaign.

According to a story by SI.com columnist Larry Brooks, Muller may be at the end of his tenure with the Canes.

It is, according to sources, a fait accompli in Carolina that Kirk Muller will be dismissed a head coach at the conclusion of the season by incoming GM Ron Francis.

This can’t come as any big shock to anyone who has followed the Hurricanes this season, with the team currently perched only six points away from the bottom of the Metropolitan Division, and on the brink of mathematical elimination from the playoffs once again.

Muller, who is in his third season as the Canes head coach, has an overall record of 76-77, with 26 overtime/shootout losses while with the team.

Ron Francis will most certainly clean house, not only in the front office, but on the team as well, to mold this team into a winning organization.

Despite the ongoing lack of good play on the ice, Hurricanes fans are still showing up, with the team on pace to finish with an average attendance of over 15,000 per game for the ninth straight season.

That type of dedication deserves a winner.

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