Found November 28, 2011 on Bloguin Best:
  That escalated quickly. It used to be that teams would wait until Christmas before making any rash decisions with their coaching staff, no matter the team’s record. But today changed all of that. After Bruce Boudeau got the axe this morning, Paul Maurice got his walking order from the Canes. It has been a rough start to the year for Carolina, but considering what he had to deal with, it seems like an easy excuse to blame Maurice for the struggles of the team. The Hurricanes are a team in flux. They have a young star in Jeff Skinner, an overpaid captain in Eric Staal, then a mix of decent young players and respectable vets to fill out the lineup. Maurice was not giving the youngsters a chance to get into the lineup, and perhaps Kirk Muller will change that. Zach Boychuk, Brandon Sutter and Zac Dalpe could all benefit from the change in leadership. The three youngsters have had a tough time finding a role on the team with Maurice leading the charge, but with the Canes sitting secon...
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