Has Bill Peters Fixed Areas of Concern for Carolina Hurricanes in 2014-15?

April 8th, 2015 by Mark Jones Leave a reply »

Bill Peters is two games away from concluding his first season as head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes.

The 48-year-old boss has been faced with a number of obstacles in his debut campaign, from waiting a month before earning his first career victory to enduring half a season without Jordan Staal.

He's also overseen a number of improvements in the 'Canes, including a record-breaking season by Justin Faulk and a record-breaking stretch of penalty kills.

Before the season, Peters noted three key categories that most needed improvement in 2014-15: the power play, the starts of games and the home record.

Looking back, how much has Peters followed through and delivered results on these points of emphasis? A breakdown of Carolina's performance and improvements (or lack thereof) in each of the three categories lies below:


Power Play

2013-14 performance: 14.6 percent conversion rate (No. 28 in NHL)

2014-15 performance: 19.0 percent conversion rate (No. 13 in NHL)

Based on basic conversion rate and rank within the league, the Hurricanes' p ...

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