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Bill Peters | Center

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (49) / 5/1/1966
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 160

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Coach Bill Peters isn't pleased with how Carolina's first two preseason games have gone.
Carolina lost both contests, which isn't that big of a deal when you're talking about exhibition matches. Rather than the final score though, the issue is that the Hurricanes weren't competing hard enough, according to Peters. "Some guys were caught on the big stage, maybe, who weren't quite ready but that's what this time of year is for," he added. That being said, he also wasn't happy with a line consisting of Jeff Skinner, Victor Rask and Elias Lindholm, which is a young trio, but also one with enough experience that playing on the big stage shouldn't be an excuse for them. Sep 24 - 9:52 AM

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After working with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2014-15 on a part-time basis, Eric Tulsky has been hired to the position of Hockey Analyst.

He is expected to provide and analyze data to assist the hockey operations department and coaching staff. "Eric is an extremely intelligent person and has been an innovator in the field of advanced analytics," said GM Ron Francis. "We found the information he provided last season to be extremely valuable and are glad that he will be with us on a full-time basis."
Aug 20 - 4:42 PM

Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos says the Carolina Hurricanes are staying in Carolina.

There have been rumors that the team may move but the 72-year-old owner refuted all those claims. He stated that the Raleigh area is one of the fastest growing places in the States. "We'd have to be idiots to move from here," Karmanos said. Enough said.
Jul 2 - 7:30 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes will be busy on Friday and Saturday during the upcoming Draft.

The Hurricanes have 10 picks in the seven round event, including the number five selection. There are plenty of rumors as to who they will take and Noah Hanifin could fall to them if Dylan Strome is taken by Arizona and the Toronto Maple Leafs go forward or even Ivan Provorov. It will be an interesting two days for the Hurricanes.
Jun 21 - 7:18 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes have a couple neutral site games listed on their preseason schedule.

Carolina will in Halifax against the New York Islanders on Sept. 26. The following day they'll face the Ottawa Senators in St. John's. St. John's is the home of an AHL team while Halifax has a QMJHL squad.
Jun 5 - 9:54 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes announced that chief financial officer Mike Amendola will be replaced by Dennis Moore.

Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos described it as a mutual decision. Amendola had been with the Hurricanes' organization since 1981. At the time of his departure, he was Carolina's longest-tenured front-office employee.
May 29 - 9:17 AM

Jeff Daniels will not return as the head coach of the AHL Charlotte Checkers.

The Checkers are affiliated with the Carolina Hurricanes. Daniels spent seven seasons as the bench boss for the Hurricanes' AHL squad, posting a 268-225-51 record. "We appreciate the years of service and hard work that Jeff provided for our organization," Carolina GM Ron Francis said. "His contract expires at the end of June, and we will now begin the process of finding a new head coach for the Checkers." Charlotte didn't make the playoffs in 2014-15.
May 1 - 11:18 AM

Hurricanes GM Ron Francis gave his endorsement of coach Bill Peters despite Carolina's rough 2014-15 campaign.

Carolina went 30-41-11 in Peters' first season as the team's bench boss. "I thought the coaching staff did a great job," Francis said. "You start off 0-6-2 and there's a real potential at that time for things to go south in a hurry. But I thought Bill (Peters) never changed his message. We came into this with a message about what we wanted our team to do, and compete and have accountability in moving forward and they continued to do that even through a tough stretch. You look at our team and down the stretch we never quit. We continued to work and play hard. There was improvement." Despite that the Hurricanes have now missed the playoffs in six straight seasons. While the decision to retain Peters isn't surprising given it was his first season, a bad start to 2015-16 might be all it takes to put his job in jeopardy.
Apr 16 - 9:21 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes will receive the Los Angeles Kings first pick in 2016 and not in 2015.

The Hurricanes dealt Andrej Sekera to the Kings for the first rounder but when the Kings failed to make the post-season, the pick became the first rounder in 2016.
Apr 11 - 6:37 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes have been weak on even-strength situations.

The Hurricanes have been out-goaled 159-119 in five-on-five situations this season and 7-1 in four-on-four action. "I don’t think we go to the net hard enough," coach Bill Peters said. "You’ve got to be able to go to the net, stay at the net and be willing to take the abuse you have to take in order to be able to score." Fortunately, the Hurricanes are 10th in the NHL in scoring on the power play.
Apr 4 - 5:09 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes have been floundering on the penalty kill of late.

They have given up six goals in the last four games. The Hurricanes have dropped to fourth best in the NHL in penalty killing as they lost three penalty killers via trade. "We’ll look at it and get it figured out," coach Bill Peters said. "Our stand at the (blue) line probably isn’t the same as it was earlier in the year and that’s something that can be fixed."
Mar 15 - 7:36 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes power play has been outstanding of late.

The Hurricanes are 17-62 since the All-Star break which is a 27.4 percent proficiency rating. "It's been fun to be on a little bit of a roll," winger Jeff Skinner said. "I think we've been moving the puck into the (offensive) end pretty smoothly. It's important to get shots but you need to get zone time for that and I think faceoffs have been a big part of that. We've been getting pucks back off draws and our centermen have done a good job of bearing down. More zone time means more opportunities."
Mar 14 - 5:43 AM

Hurricanes coach Bill Peters feels more freedom to experiment now that the trade deadline has passed.

Carolina isn't going to make the playoffs anyways, so Peters has the flexibility to test out different line combinations or even alternative positions for players without repercussions. Keep that in mind as the Hurricanes' line combinations might change frequently and, to an extent, unpredictably over the final weeks of the season.
Mar 5 - 9:29 AM

Although Hurricanes GM Ron Francis was a big seller in the leadup to the trade deadline, he might not have a similarly busy offseason.

Francis might attempt to sign or otherwise acquire defensive help, but beyond that he might enter the 2015-16 campaign without making any major summer moves. He's encouraged by coach Bill Peters' work and the Hurricanes 14-7-3 record since Jan. 1. Carolina will have some noteworthy UFAs in the summer of 2016 though in captain Eric Staal and goaltender Cam Ward, so if Carolina struggles out of the gate next season, Francis will need to make some difficult choices.
Mar 3 - 11:02 AM

Hurricanes GM Ron Francis might not be done after executing two trades on Wednesday.

Francis traded Andrej Sekera to Los Angeles and Jiri Tlusty to Winnipeg. The Hurricanes received primarily draft picks in exchange for those two players. They were both eligible to leave as unrestricted free agents this summer and Francis didn't want to risk letting them walk away for nothing after being unable to agree to terms with them. Carolina has other pending free agents to potentially move though, including Tim Gleason and Jay McClement.
Feb 26 - 9:07 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Jordan Staal
2Victor Rask
3Jay McClement
4Brad Malone
5Joakim Nordstrom
LW1Eric Staal
2Jeff Skinner
3Nathan Gerbe
4Chris Terry
RW1Elias Lindholm
2Kris Versteeg
3Riley Nash
4Andrej Nestrasil
D1Justin Faulk
2James Wisniewski
3Ron Hainsey
4Ryan Murphy
5Noah Hanifin
6John-Michael Liles
7Michal Jordan
G1Cam Ward
2Eddie Lack