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As you are undoubtedly aware, we have decided to make a change behind the bench for your Florida Panthers with Peter Horachek becoming the team’s new interim head coach, replacing Kevin Dineen.
Peter brings years of NHL experience and, more importantly, the right character and drive to lead our team.
We thank Kevin and his family for their passion, sacrifice and dedication to this franchise, but at this time we felt a change in direction was absolutely necessary.
Our goals are simple: to win and to build a team that our fans can be proud of. After 16 games it is clear that we have not lived up to those expectations.
We must all be accountable for the results thus far – from ownership to coaches to players – and we felt strongly that a coaching change was necessary for this team to reach it’s potential. Continue reading "Florida Panthers Owner Has A Message For Fans"
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In Kevin Dineen‘s first season with the Florida Panthers the team won its first division title and ended a playoff skid that had lasted more than a decade. A year and a half removed from one of the franchise’s highest points, Dineen was fired.
The Panthers dismissed him Friday, with the team off to a start that mirrored last season when Florida finished at the bottom of the NHL...
SUNRISE, Fla. — After losing to the Boston Bruins 4-1 Thursday night and extending their losing streak to seven games, the Florida Panthers announced Friday that head coach Kevin Dineen, along with other assistant coaches, had been fired. Peter Horachek, who had been serving as the bench boss for the Panthers’ American Hockey League affiliate San […]
On Friday, Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon announced that head coach Kevin Dineen and assistants Craig Ramsey and Gord Murphy have been relieved of their duties. This was first reported by George Richards of the Miami Herald. Dineen and company have been on the job for just over two seasons, taking the helm at the beginning of the 2011-2012 season after coaching the...
The Florida Panthers on Friday fired coach Kevin Dineen and named Peter Horachek the club's new interim coach.
Also fired were Dineen's assistant coaches, Gord Murphy and Craig Ramsay.
Horachek had been coaching the Panthers' American Hockey League affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage.
Director of player development Brian Skrudland and professional scout John Madden...
The Florida Panthers are a bottom-feeding team. They have only three wins in their 16 games to date. They are not a particularly good team. Tomas Fleischmann leads the team with 11 points. He is the only player on the team with more than 8 points (a point every second games). Brian Campbell is their top defenceman - but his defensive skills can be lacking. Their best...
TGIF! (That guy is fired)
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Kevin Dineen, specifically, was "that guy". The Florida Panthers let him go this morning, ESPN , NBC, Sports Illustrated, TSN, CBC, NHL.Com The Local Take
Carolina 1, New York Islanders 0 - Vanek!
Washington 3, Minnesota 2 (SO) - Brandon Holtby stood on his head in this one. ASAS
After getting off to a miserable 3-9-4 start in which they have lost their past seven games, the Florida Panthers have decided it is time to part ways with head coach Kevin Dineen and his assistant coaches Gord Murphy and Craig Ramsay. The firing came just a few days after GM Dale Tallon held a late-night meeting in which he decided that Dineen’s job would remain secure. Things...
Vincent Viola talked a good game after becoming the new lead owner of the Florida Panthers.“We’re all about hockey and are very singularly focused people,” Viola said at his introductory news conference. “That’s what we’re about, the Florida Panthers. We will do everything we can and we will win here. We’re excited about that.”Yeah, well, the team’s miserable 3...
Losing has consequences. As the losses piled on the NHL also-rans, change became inevitable.Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon fired his coaching staff, despite his earlier votes of confidence for head coach Kevin Dineen. It seems the franchise’s new owners didn’t enjoy watching that team lose game after game after game in soul-crushing fashion.The staggering Edmonton...
This was not the way Peter Horachek wanted to realize a long-term goal to become a head coach in the NHL, but he'll take it.
Horachek, 53, became the Panthers' 12th coach Friday morning when General Manager Dale Tallon fired Kevin Dineen in an attempt to stem the hemorrhaging of a disastrous 3-9-4 start that includes a current seven-game losing streak.
He's the third...
Peter Horachek got right to work in his new position as interim coach of the Florida Panthers. A busy weekend schedule left him little choice.
With Florida in town to play the Ottawa Senators on Saturday afternoon, Horachek ran his first Panthers practice Friday at the University of Ottawa.
Horachek was promoted from the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League by Florida...