Found November 08, 2013 on Bloguin Best:
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 Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League. Peter Horachek, who was the head coach of the Panthers AHL affiliate in San Antonio, has been promoted to coach the Panthers. Brian Skrudland and John Madden will be his assistants. During a conference call with media, Tallon mentioned that “something just isn’t right” with this team after starting this season with a 3-9-4 record but that Dineen would be the first of many changes coming. He also mentioned that “we’re all responsible for this record” while also noting that firing Dineen was something that wasn’t taken lightly. Tallon also said that he will of...

Panthers Fire Head Coach Kevin Dineen, Two Assistants After Seven-Game Losing Streak

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...

Flordia Panthers Fire Kevin Dineen Amid Losing Streak

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 […]

Dan Spiegel: Mushroom Cloud #1: Dineen & Co. Dismissed

It was a matter of time. Kevin Dineen was relieved of his duties along with Craig Ramsey and Gord Murphy as GM Dale Tallon tries to salvage a disastrous start to this season. Call it systems. Call it philosophy. Call it disinterest. Whatever it is, Tallon has sent the message that enough is enough. Dineen was Tallon's guy and hire. And don't think for a second...

Florida Panthers Fire Coach Kevin Dineen

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...

Eklund: Kevin Dineen Fired in Florida

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Panthers GM Tallon opts for a new voice in Peter Horachek

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...

Florida Panthers Owner Has A Message For Fans

Panthers Fans, 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...

Travis Yost: G17: Panthers @ Senators

After a rough start to the season, the Ottawa Senators have a chance to break the .500 mark in the standings with a victory this afternoon over the Florida Panthers. There may not be a better time to draw this particular Floridian club. Head coach Kevin Dineen was fired earlier in the week, and GM Dale Tallon recently threatened that moves are on the horizon for his woefully performing team....

Puck Dumps 11/8/13

TGIF! (That guy is fired) The Top Line 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   Scoreboard Carolina 1, New York Islanders 0 - Vanek! Washington 3, Minnesota 2 (SO) - Brandon Holtby stood on his head in this one. ASAS New...

NHL losers ponder trades, firings

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...

Dale Tallon Addresses Questions About The Florida Panthers

Dale Tallon, GM of the Florida Panthers was on Sportsnet's Prime Time Sports and sounded both frustrated and upset with the play of the Panthers this season. Tallon answered questionsranging  from the head coach to trades and mentioned a few times his top players are not performing like top players. Well worth a listen/watch if you have 8 1/2 minutes.  

Florida Panthers have new owner, same problems

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...

New Panthers coach Horachek gets right to work

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...

The Rebuild Continues In Florida

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet, Dale Tallon will tell you the rebuild began when he got there, so this would be year three. After three wins in 16 games this season, the GM fired all of his coaches, then got on a conference call with reporters and spoke words that long-suffering Panthers fans have surely heard before. “This is just the beginning,” Tallon warned. “If our...

Panthers name former Preds Associate Coach Peter Horachek new bench boss

In a bit of early morning breaking news, the Florida Panthers have promoted former Nashville Predators Associate Coach Peter Horachek to interim head coach. Horachek was fired by the Nashville Predators rather abruptly on May 20 before being named the head coach of the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage a month later. The Stoney Creek, Ontario native had interviewed for head coaching jobs...
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