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Bill Peters | Center

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (51) / 5/1/1966
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 160
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It seems the next move for the Carolina Hurricanes' coaching situation is in Bill Peters' hands.
Peters has one season remaining on his contract, but he has an exit clause that he has the ability to exercise until Friday. If Peters opts to use the clause, then he'll be free to seek employment elsewhere. The Hurricanes of course would also have the option of firing him if he decides that he wants to stick around, though it's not clear if that's an option they'd entertain. Peters hasn't been able to lead the Hurricanes to the playoffs in his four seasons as their bench boss, but whether or not he's had the tools to make that happen is debatable. Apr 17 - 4:50 AM

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Carolina Hurricanes bench boss Bill Peters has been named the head coach of Team Canada's squad at the upcoming World Hockey Championship.

Peters served as an assistant coach on Canada's championship team at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Blues bench boss Mike Yeo will serve as an associate coach on the staff, while Panthers head coach Bob Boughner will be an assistant. The tournament kicks off in Denmark next month.
Apr 9 - 8:15 PM

With their 2-1 loss to the Rangers Saturday night, the Hurricanes were elimiated from the playoffs.

It will be ninth consecutive season Carolina has failed to play in the postseason, which is the longest playoff drought in the league. No wonder it has been reported that Bill Peters will not be returning as the Hurricanes' head coach. The team has some exciting players on the roster, but there just isn't enough overall talent on this squad to be competitive.
Apr 1 - 9:56 AM

Bill Peters reportedly won't be returning as the Hurricanes' head coach for the 2018-19 campaign.

Peters does have a season left on his contract beyond this one, so he'd have to get fired. We'll have to wait to see if that's the case, but we doubt anyone would be shocked if the Hurricanes announced after the season that Peters had been relieved of his duties. He's wrapping up his fourth season as the team's bench boss and the Hurricanes haven't made the playoffs over that span. It's rare that a coach is allowed to stay on for a fifth season after four campaigns without a playoff berth, even in situations where the team itself was rebuilding during part of that stretch.
Mar 28 - 1:19 PM

It appears the Hurricanes play much better when they have a morning skate.

Pretty strange stat here, but it seems when the Canes have either a mandatory or optional skate on game day their record is much better. In fact, when there is a mornning scrimmage the team has a 20-14-6 record as opposed to a 10-15-5 record when they don't. We don't know what to make of this stat, but we bet Carolina coach Bill Peters knows what to do with it.
Mar 17 - 9:22 AM

Carolina owner Tom Dundon said that he had no General Manager in mind when he kicked Ron Francis upstairs and got rid of him as the Hurricanes GM.

"I feel confident we can bring someone in who can work with us well," Dundon said. "I’d like for it to be a good fit within the organization. ...You definitely want somebody who’s comfortable and fits with the group and then hopefully can add to it." There has been no word from Francis and it is still unknown if he wants to be part of the Hurricanes organization.
Mar 11 - 7:23 AM

Hurricanes GM Ron Francis suggested that coach Bill Peters isn't fighting for his job.

Peters is in his fourth season with Carolina and the club hasn't made the playoffs under his watch. So the question is: If the Hurricanes miss the postseason yet again, will Peters be fired? "No, I don’t get that sense from Tom or myself," Francis said, referring to team owner Tom Dundon. "We’ve got 20 games down the stretch and we’ll see what the guys can do. It’s up to them in the locker room to get over the hump." The Hurricanes are five points out of a playoff spot going into Tuesday's action. They were largely inactive on the trade front prior to the deadline.
Feb 27 - 5:09 AM

The Hurricanes were shut out 3-0 by Thomas Greiss and the Islanders Friday night despite dominating the game.

The Canes out shot the Islanders 45 to 22 in the contest, took an additional 27 shots that were blocked and directed a whopping 20 more shots that went wide. That's 95 attempts without a goal. Not an easy feat in today's NHL. Carolina will be looking to rebound Sunday afternoon against the Devils.
Feb 17 - 10:09 AM

Look for some lineup changes for the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday as coach Bill Peters ripped the team following another loss on Sunday.

Peters has not been happy with the play of his team and he exploded after Sunday's 3-1 loss to San Jose. "That wasn't a lot of fun, actually," Peters said. "Obviously this group has been together, this lineup's been together for a little while now. Maybe there's some complacency there. … We can't put that group out again after that. It's unacceptable. They let each other down, too, in the room. That's not right...Is it a character issue? I don't know if it's a character issue or what it is. Whether we're in the eighth spot or the ninth spot or the first, that effort today is unacceptable, period. The effort, the intensity that we played at was similar to probably something you'd see in a neutral site in September." Stay tuned.
Feb 5 - 7:16 AM

Hurricanes coach Bill Peters feels his team should be buyers at the trade deadline.

Peters suggested as much while responding to a rumor about the possibility of Carolina trading away goaltender Cam Ward. "That’s a bad rumor. ... We want to add, not detract," Peters said. He added that the team's desire to add players isn't a rumor. "It’s right from the horse’s mouth. ... We have lots of picks." Carolina is only two points out of a playoff spot and the franchise has to be hungry for a postseason birth given that they last made it in 2009. With that in mind, it's not impossible that the Hurricanes really will be looking to acquire talent before the deadline.
Feb 1 - 1:21 PM

Tom Dundon has officially bought the Carolina Hurricanes from Peter Karmanos Jr.

Karmanos will retain a minority stake in the Hurricanes while Dundon will own 61% of the team. Dundon's agreement to buy the Hurricanes was first announced in early December, but it took time before the process could be completed. As previously reported, the team will remain in Raleigh.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 11 - 5:04 PM

Despite the fact the Hurricanes rank 23rd in NHL scoring, they do have a balanced attack.

The Canes only score an average of 2.74 goals per game, but they feature seven forwards with at least 20 points so far this season. That ranks them just behind the Lightning, who have 10 scorers with at least 20 points and the Predators who have eight. Teuvo Teravainen, Jeff Skinner, Sebastian Aho, Justin Williams, Jordan Staal, Elias Lindholm and Derek Ryan are the seven Carolina skaters who have registered at least 20 points in 2017-18.
Tue, Dec 26, 2017 08:06:00 AM

The Hurricanes have a tremendous record when they score first.

Most teams do, but in the case of Carolina, the record is very skewed. When the Canes bulge the twine first they have a 13-3-2 record. Now if they can just figure out a way to win on a semi-consistent basis when they are trailing in a game, they might actually be a contender.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 09:13:00 AM

Tom Dundon has signed an agreement to buy the Carolina Hurricanes from current owner Peter Karmanos Jr.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed the agreement and said that the transaction could be completed in the next few weeks. Additionally, the team isn't relocating as a result of this ownership change. Before Dundon can become the Hurricanes' owner, he needs to gain approval from the NHL board of governors. "I am thrilled to continue to build upon what Peter Karmanos started in Raleigh," Dundon said. "The Hurricanes are a team on the rise, and I believe we have an opportunity to take the franchise to the next level. I’m ready to get to work."
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 04:12:00 AM

Talks with Chuck Greenberg to buy the Carolina Hurricanes have slowed down recently, but other potential buyers are emerging.

Dallas businessman Tom Dundon is among those that have interest in trying to get the Hurricanes. Meanwhile, Greenberg has been attempting to raise the funds necessary to move forward with his bid. "In late September, we had made a lot of progress getting the equity but we weren't all the way there," Greenberg said. "Pete told me he felt the value had gone up and he wanted to test the market by talking to other buyers. Given the amount of time throughout which we'd been having our discussions, I completely understood. After all, it's his team and his prerogative. Since that time, the last eight or nine weeks, he and his representatives have been talking to other buyers. I've been talking to other potential investors." Team president Don Waddell also specified that all potential buyers are committed to keeping the team in Raleigh.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 09:32:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Jordan Staal
2Victor Rask
3Derek Ryan
LW1Jeff Skinner
2Sebastian Aho
3Joakim Nordstrom
4Phil Di Giuseppe
5Brock McGinn
RW1Teuvo Teravainen
2Justin Williams
3Elias Lindholm
4Lee Stempniak
D1Justin Faulk
2Noah Hanifin
3Jaccob Slavin
4Brett Pesce
5Trevor van Riemsdyk
6Klas Dahlbeck
G1Cam Ward
2Scott Darling