Found June 18, 2013 on The Hockey Guys:
Photo credit: Gerry Broome/AP By Dylan Howlett (@DylanHowlett) If he should need any further reminder of his profession’s tenuous nature, its unwieldy expectations, its capricious journey, Carolina Hurricanes head coach Kirk Muller need look no further than to his immediate left and right. There stand Dave Lewis and John MacLean, current Carolina assistants and cautionary tales of the enduringly bizarre realm of NHL coaching. Muller’s seat in Raleigh is barely lukewarm, percolating by the most fatalistic standards. He has steered the Canes to a 44-45-16 record and zero playoff berths since replacing Paul Maurice in November 2011, adequate considering the circumstances — midseason hire, a roster in transition — but hardly exemplary. Muller was one of the league’s most coveted coaching candidates when Carolina General Manager Jim Rutherford plucked him from the American Hockey League’s Milwaukee Admirals and booted Maurice. An assistant for five seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, Mu...

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