Intern Jeff Skinner is off today to stand in as acting Head Coach of the Hurricanes after they fired Paul Maurice this morning.
With a record of 8-13-4 and EStaal struggling mightily, this is less shocking and more standard than Boudreau going from the Caps. Staal has only 5 goals on on 89 shots – that’s 2nd most shots in the NHL, absolutely nothing will drop for this guy. They’ve lost 10 of 14 games this month.
Wikipedia, font of all that is true, already says that Kirk Muller has been announced as the replacement. We’ll wait till the Canes actually do that before putting Skinner back on fridge-stocking duty.