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Goodbye Bill Peters

from Luke DeCock of the News & Observer,

Ah, the great moments of the Bill Peters era. There was … or … uh … yeah.

Really, it comes down to yapping at Eddie Lack from down the hallway last year – “make a (bleeping) save” – or his epic rant in February about how sending the same team out again would be “unacceptable” at which point the Carolina Hurricanes proceeded to send the same team out again for the next game. Never anything on the ice.

Peters spent four years with the Carolina Hurricanes, made some bad commercials for water-purification systems, never made the playoffs and exits with essentially the same record as his predecessor, Kirk Muller. Peters was a terrific tactician who never connected with his players. This season, they had clearly tuned him out by December. He should have been fired then.

Then again, if Scott Darling isn't grossly negligent in net, the Hurricanes are in the playoffs right now (or at least, would have been earlier this week) and Peters is still in charge.

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Bill Peters on his decision to not return.

Chip Alexander of the News & Observer,

“It’s something I had to think about, for sure,” Peters said in an interview. “Game 82 hits and you’re used to going a million miles an hour and you’re going, going, going and all of a sudden you have no games, no practices.

“It takes a while to decompress, and look back and try and give it a little bit of time and look back with clear vision. I think we were able to do that.”

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/20/18 at 05:03 PM ET

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