NHL’s Coaching Carousel Begins on Monday: Who Gets the Axe?

April 8th, 2011 by Rachel Miller Leave a reply »
Well, it's that time again. The road to the Stanley Cup begins, and some of the teams that missed the playoffs will likely replace their coaches.

Without further ado, here are the coaches who might want to put their houses on the market.


Cory Clouston, Ottawa Senators

Clouston isn't the only man who finds himself on shaky ground. GM Brian Murray is also on the hot seat in Canada's capital city.

The Senators surged into the playoffs with a fifth seed last year, but have struggled to regain their composure. And that's being charitable.

Ottawa is in the Eastern Conference cellar, so it's reasonable to think changes will be coming.


Pete DeBoer, Florida Panthers

DeBoer told reporters he's not positive he's coming back. At least he's honest.

This is his third season at the helm, and first-year GM Dale Tallon may have seen enough.


Todd Richards, Minnesota Wild

It's not easy replacing a legend like Jacques Lemaire, as Richards quickly found out.

His team has struggled in recent weeks, and it looks like ...

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