Found May 05, 2014 on NY Rangers Blog:
With the firing of Carolina Hurricanes head coach Kirk Muller and his assistants John MacLean and Dave Lewis today, speculation has already been ramped up about possible replacements including current Rangers defensive coach Ulf Samuelsson… Ulf Samuelsson, Kevin Dineen and Ed Olczyk will be amongst ex-teammates of CAR GM Ron Francis mentioned as potential coaching candidates. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) May 5, 2014 Samuelsson and new Hurricanes GM Ron Francis were teammates in Hartford as well as Pittsburgh. …after the Rangers defense experienced some real difficulties grasping when to stay home and when to support their defensive partner in AV’s new defensive system, Samuelsson did an outstanding job of tinkering with the scheme in an attempt to make things more familiar to players such as Girardi and McDonagh, who were comfortable packing it in and blocking shots. …while Tortorella gave the current crop of defensemen a real foundation to build their defensive game around, Sa...

Carolina Hurricanes continue to clean house of coaching staff

It’s been a disappointing season or six for the Carolina Hurricanes. The spring cleaning began when Jim Rutherford was removed from his position as general manager, though keeping him on as team president is more of a spring job title shifting than cleaning. The Canes then promoted alumni Ron Francis to general manager, after which eyes shifted to the coaching staff. It was only...

Carolina Hurricanes fire coach Kirk Muller

The Carolina Hurricanes announced Monday that they have fired coach Kirk Muller and assistant coaches John MacLean and Dave Lewis. “We thank Kirk, John and Dave for their time and effort during the past three seasons,” said new general manager and executive vice president Ron Francis. “Kirk and his staff worked very hard, but we feel that the team is in need of a fresh start...

Hurricanes fire head coach Muller

The Hurricanes have fired coach Kirk Muller after three seasons. Muller went 80-80-27, including 36-35-11 this past year. He failed to make the playoffs in any of his seasons. Carolina also removed two assistants, John MacLean and Dave Lewis, but kept goaltending coach Greg Stefan, reassigning him to their pro scouting department. Assistant coach Rod Brind'Amour will also remain...

SPECULATION: Ulf Samuelsson A Candidate For Hurricanes’ Head Coach?

New Carolina Hurricanes General Manager Ron Francis made his first major move of what is sure to be many this offseason, firing head coach Kirk Muller as well as multiple assistants. According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, Rangers’ assistant coach Ulf Samuelsson is one person who could be on Francis’ radar to fill the void.   Ulf Samuelsson, Kevin Dineen and Ed Olczyk will be amongst...

Hurricanes Coach Kirk Muller, Two Aides Fired By New GM Ron Francis

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes fired coach Kirk Muller and most of his coaching staff Monday, one week into Ron Francis’ tenure as general manager. “Kirk and his staff worked very hard, but we feel that the team is in need of a fresh start at this time,” Francis said in a statement issued by the team. The Hurricanes scheduled a 2 p.m. ET news conference to discuss...

Kirk Muller Out As Coach In Carolina

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has relieved Head Coach Kirk Muller and Assistant Coaches John MacLean and Dave Lewis of their duties. The Hurricanes also reassigned Goaltending Coach Greg Stefan to the pro scouting department. Assistant Coach Rod Brind...

Francis, new on Hurricanes job, wastes no time making changes

Before making his first major decision as general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes – his first decision of any kind – Ron Francis thought about it for a week. He talked to confidants throughout the game. He considered what the players had to say in their exit interviews. He weighed the arguments in defense of head coach Kirk Muller. And Francis decided what he wanted, more...

Muller, Lewis, MacLean all fired

Breaking news out of Raleigh this morning as new Carolina Hurricanes GM Ron Francis made his first big move firing head coach Kirk Muller along with assistants John MacLean and Dave Lewis. Carolina's goaltending coach, Greg Stefan was reassigned to scouting.  Muller lead Carolina to an 80-80-27 record in three seasons.  The moves come exactly a week after Francis was promoted...

Video- What’s Next For The Carolina Hurricanes?

Jeff Marek, John Shannon and Denis Potvin of Sportsnet's Hockey Central @Noon discussed the firing of Kirk Muller and what's next for the Carolina Hurricanes.  

Hurricanes fire Kirk Muller

The Carolina Hurricanes have relieved head coach Kirk Muller of his coaching duties. More details to follow.
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