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The Calgary Flames Will Have A New Coach

 

added 11:19am, via Sportsnet,

The Calgary Flames relieved head coach Bill Peters of his duties Friday in response to allegations made by former player Akim Aliu on social media, Sportsnet has confirmed.

On Monday night, Aliu alleged on Twitter that Peters had directed a racial slur toward him “several times” while the two were together in the AHL. Aliu played for Peters when he was head coach of the Rockford IceHogs, Chicago’s AHL affiliate, for five games in the 2008-09 season and 48 games in 2009-10. Aliu also appeared in 13 games for the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye in ’09-10.

Since the allegation, Peters has not run a practice for the Flames and was not on the bench for their Wednesday night game in Buffalo. He also did not join the team on their charter flight back to Calgary.

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Video- Brian Burke And Elliotte Friedman On The Statement From Bill Peters

via Sportsnet's YouTube channel,

The Hockey Central panel go over the statement released by Bill Peters and the short media availability held by Brad Treliving.

 

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Evening Line- Bill Peters

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The Latest On Bill Peters

from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet,

As we wait for Calgary to finish its investigation into Bill Peters’ conduct, it appears the coach will also have to explain himself to the National Hockey League. The timing is dependent on the Flames’ own actions, but a face-to-face meeting with the league is, in the words of one source, “likely to occur.”

I don’t want to jump to any conclusions, but it should be noted that it does raise the possibility of league-mandated punishment in addition to anything Calgary does.

Article VI, Section 5 (j) of the NHL Constitution allows commissioner Gary Bettman to “expel or suspend (anyone) for a definite or indefinite period” who he has determined to be “guilty of conduct detrimental to the League or the game of hockey.”

There is also room for a fine of up to $1 million, and termination of employment. (Any suspension longer than two years can be appealed.)

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via TSN,

Two days after he made allegations against Flames head coach Bill Peters on Twitter, Akim Aliu and lawyer James Bunting were seen entering the NHLPA offices in Toronto. TSN's Matthew Scianitti has the latest.

Watch the :37 second video at TSN.

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Allegation Against Bill Peters

 

Akim Aliu tweets below. He is a UFA and 30 years old.

added below, Brad Treliving addresses the media after Monday's Calgary game.

Also, the alleged events too place when Bill Peters was in the Chicago organization.

added 9:57am 11/26/19,

added 11:51am 11/26/19, Chicago Blackhawsk response is below.

 

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Evening Line- Bill Peters On Milan Lucic

“You always hear and you read articles in the summer, everyone’s got a chip on their shoulder. Anyone who’s gotten bought out or traded have a chip on their shoulder, and they’ve got something to prove and that’s true.”

“He’s in phenomenal shape. Very driven, very realistic about where he’s at and what he has to do. I like the fact he’s wearing 17 instead of 27. I think he had some good success when he was a Boston Bruin wearing 17. Looking forward to getting him in the lineup.”

-Bill Peters, head coach of the Calgary Flames on Milan Lucic.  Mike Johnston of Sportsnet has more from Peters.

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Afternoon Line- Bill Peters

"Guys are going to be hungry, guys are going to be disappointed with how it ended, and we're going to hear about it all the time. Throughout the regular season, that's going to be the narrative, right? It's going to be, 'What are you going to do in the playoffs?'

'It's the same team,' this, that and the other.

"The night of the banner ceremony, that'll give it closure. Then, it's about getting ready to have a quality year once again and make the playoffs. The thing that people have to remember is that you still have to qualify for the playoffs, and when we hit the playoffs, we've got to be better prepared.

"What we're going to have to do is, A) Qualify, and B) Prove people wrong."

-Bill Peters, head coach of the Calgary Frlames.  Ryan Dittrick of CalgaryFlames.com has more from Peters.

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All Bill Peters

CalgaryFlames.com's Ryan Dittrick sat down with our head coach to discuss his upbringing, the move home, the mentors that have shaped him, and his early impressions of his new team. 

DITTRICK: Well, Bill, we're a few games into the new season and a few months into your move back to Alberta. How are things going for you and your family?

PETERS: It's been busy, but I'm very happy with everything so far. Just trying to get the house settled and get my son into school - he's busy travelling lots, playing hockey - and then obviously our quick trip to China... It's been a long list of things we've had to check off. Things are beginning to settle down now, though. 

DITTRICK: You've coached on a few teams now at this level. What's it been like getting to know a brand new group of guys, each one with a different personality that you surely want to tap into?

PETERS: It's a challenge, for sure, but that's the essence of coaching. You're always meeting new players and learning how you can connect with them on a personal level as quickly as possible. You can't force it; you've got to get into some battles and be a part of some different experiences with one another. That's when you truly learn about each other's tendencies and what makes them tick. So far, it's been good. I'm looking forward to working with this group. I think it's a team that has huge upside, and they're a group that truly cares. They care about the work they put on the ice and they care about each other. As a coach, you can't ask for anything more than that. 

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Video- All Bill Peters

Topics discussed include the upcoming China trip and the make up of the team.

 

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The New Head Coach For The Calgary Flames Is Bill Peters

CALGARY, AB - The Calgary Flames announced today that they have named Bill Peters as the franchise's 19th head coach. Peters joins the Flames after spending the past four seasons as the head coach with the Carolina Hurricanes.

A native of Three Hills, Alberta, Peters brings 21 years of coaching experience to the club. Prior to serving the Hurricanes, the 53-year-old was an assistant coach with the Detroit Red Wings from 2011-12 through the 2013-14 season. Before that, he led the American Hockey League's Rockford IceHogs for three campaigns from 2008-09 and 2010-11. 

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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 Resigns As The Head Coach In Carolina

RALEIGH, NC - The Carolina Hurricanes today announced that Head Coach Bill Peters has resigned his position. The team will immediately begin its search for a new head coach.  

"I have a lot of respect for Bill as a person and coach," said Owner/CEO/Governor Tom Dundon. "We thank him for his time with the Hurricanes and wish him success in whatever comes next."

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Bill Peters Weighing His Coaching Options

from Chip Alexander of the News & Observer,

The Carolina Hurricanes are still waiting on an answer from head coach Bill Peters.

Don Waddell, the Canes’ president and interim general manager, said Monday that Peters, who has coached the Hurricanes the past four years, has until Friday to exercise the exit clause on his contract. Waddell confirmed that Peters has one year remaining on his contract, with a $1.6 million salary.

Waddell said there have been calls to the Hurricanes asking permission to speak to Peters about coaching jobs, but did not say how many teams have called.

“I don't think he's fighting to get out the door,” Waddell said of Peters. “But that's his right, that's in his contract. He's got to weigh out all his options."

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Video- Eddie Lack You Are On Alert

Bill Peters after practice today.

 

 

from Chip Alexander of the News & Observer,

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Evening Line- Bill Peters

“I think it’s going to be a lot easier going into year two, just the comfort level they have with me and also myself with them. Now, as a coaching staff, we know what they’re capable of and should be able to put them in positions to succeed. … With the players, I think the comfort level will be higher and that’s the most important thing.”

-Bill Peters, head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes.  More from Chip Alexander of the News & Observer.

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Dealing With Alexander Semin

from Chip Alexander of the News & Observer,

It appears Bill Peters’ patience is being tested by Alexander Semin.

Peters, the Carolina Hurricanes' first-year coach, on Tuesday made some pointed remarks about Semin, the $7-million-a-year winger who again will be a healthy scratch Tuesday when the Canes host the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Semin, who has sat out nine of the past 13 games, has one goal and seven assists in 26 games this season. Peters has said a number of times that Semin needed to be in better physical condition and able to play at an NHL pace, and Semin has gotten in extra skating sessions after practices and morning skates....

Asked Tuesday how frustrating it has been to get so little out of Semin this season, Peters said, "Well, it's not frustrating for me. We just play the guys who dig in and work and play with speed in both directions and play hard. It's not hard."

Peters said he has had several discussions with Semin but said, "Obviously something's not right. Talk is cheap, though, right?...

"I talk about competitive people being in a competitive environment and we want to win. We are playing our best 20 players in order to win hockey players. That's the lineup. It's not hard."

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Dreger discusses Pens’ coaching, James Neal and Ryan Kesler on NHL Live

On Wednesday evening, TSN's Darren Dreger spoke with the NHL Live's EJ Hradek and Steve Mears, discussing the Penguins' messy coaching search (see: Willie Desjardins and Bill Peters declined Jim Rutherford's advances), the possible departure of James Neal (for cap space?) and Ryan Kesler's "fit" in Chicago or PIttsburgh (Dreger says that the asking price for Kesler remains "incredibly high"):

Update: Dreger made very similar comments on TSN.

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Bill Who?

via Nolan McCaskill of the News & Observer,

Hurricanes fans don’t know much about new coach Bill Peters, but Friday seemed willing to give him a chance.

Peters, 49, was named coach of the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday and formally introduced Friday at a press conference. The former Detroit Red Wings assistant has no prior head coaching experience in the NHL.

“I’ll be honest with you, I just really never heard of him,” said Michael Beach, 47, an accountant from Raleigh who’s been a fan of the Canes since they moved to North Carolina in 1997.

Alex Amra, 43, owner of Tobacco Road Sports Café from Raleigh, said he wasn’t necessarily surprised by the hire, though he thought the Canes would go after Ulf Samuelsson, New York Rangers assistant.

“You gotta go outside the box sometimes,” Amra said. “You can’t just keep recycling them. You gotta give a guy a shot.”

David Finch, 54, CEO of ATCOM and a former season ticket holder from Raleigh, said “armchair goalies” will say the team is trying to save money by hiring an under-the-radar coach. But Finch said he has confidence that the management knows what it’s doing.

“They must know something about this guy,” he said. “I’m looking forward to hearing more about him and why they picked him.”

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Bill Peters Named Head Coach For The Carolina Hurricanes

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that Bill Peters has been named the team’s head coach. Peters will be the 13th man to serve as head coach for the franchise, and the fourth since the team’s arrival in North Carolina. Francis will introduce Peters during a news conference on Friday at noon in PNC Arena’s Varsity Club, which will stream live on CarolinaHurricanes.com.

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