|Peters embraces challenge of turning Canes around|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 20 June 2014 08:32|
Bill Peters was introduced Friday as the Hurricanes coach, the first big hire made by new Carolina general manager Ron Francis. Now it's up to Peters to prove it was a shrewd move.
Peters says the Hurricanes are ''excited about the challenges'' and that there are ''a lot of pieces here.''
He replaces Kirk Muller, who was fired last month - a week into Francis' tenure as GM.
Instead of an established head coach or a popular ex-player, Francis went with Peters - a 48-year-old Detroit Red Wings assistant who has never been an NHL head coach.
Francis says he interviewed 10 candidates before deciding on Peters and awarding him a three-year contract.