Apr 13, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Carolina Hurricanes center Eric Staal (12) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes not rushing to hire head coach


The NHL offseason is upon us and given how the Los Angeles Kings are dominating the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup, the offseason could officially be upon us sooner than we all thought it would be.

But just because the official start to the offseason is just weeks away, that doesn’t mean that every team with things to fix up are in a rush to get things checked off their list. Case in point being the Carolina Hurricanes, who need to find a new head coach but aren’t in any rush whatsoever to get that task done.

It’s not out of laziness that the Canes are waiting, rather they’re not rushing the process.

Per Pro Hockey Talk:

“I’m more focused on trying to be thorough and comfortable with the guy we get than get this behind me,” Francis said, per the News & Observer. He added that there are still people he wants to interview and that might include two guys that aren’t available yet.

Things haven’t been all that chirpy in Carolina lately with the hockey club, but there’s hope that things can be turned around in due time. It’s clear though that the Canes aren’t rushing their coaching hire and won’t just put someone in the job to simply say it’s filled.

Let’s not forget that the Canes have been to the Stanley Cup before and are less then 10 years removed from that run. Lots has changed since then but there’s potential brewing within the Canes organization and a return to those glory days seem to be not far off.

That all starts with the right head coaching hire and thus is the reason the Canes are taking is slow and easy in finding the right guy for the job.

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