View single post by lobo316
 Posted: Tue Apr 29th, 2014 09:08 pm
PM Quote Reply Full Topic

Joined: Sun Oct 14th, 2007
Location: Raptorville
Posts: 44485
The Florida Panthers have relieved interim coach Peter Horachek of his coaching duties, effective immediately.

Horachek had served as coach of the Panthers' AHL affiliate - the San Antonio Rampage - before coming to Florida to replace Kevin Dineen on Nov. 8.

In 66 games under Horachek, the Panthers posted a 26-36-4 record.

“Peter worked very diligently since taking over as interim head coach in November, but at this time we feel that a fresh approach and a new direction is needed behind our bench,” said Panthers general manager Dale Tallon. “We will immediately begin an extensive search for a new and experienced coach for our franchise, who will guide the Panthers to future success. We once again thank Peter for all of his hard work and service and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

The Panthers finished seventh in the Atlantic Division, posting the NHL's second-worst record and failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the 12th times in the past 13 NHL seasons. The Panthers did, however, win the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery and hold the first selection in the June 27 Draft, to be held in Philadelphia.