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Storm Advisory 5/9/18: Reaction to the hiring of Rod Brind’Amour and Don Waddell

There was no shortage of opinion yesterday in reaction to the Canes’ dual hires.

Jamie Kellner

Reading Assignments

  • Jeff Gravley says that Rod Brind’Amour deserves the shot he’s been given to coach the Hurricanes. [WRALSportsFan (video)]
  • Adam and Joe had plenty to say yesterday as well, both from the two of them (video) and from Justin Williams and John Forslund (both audio), both of whom were in favor of the move.
  • Meanwhile, Luke DeCock says that Brind’Amour has earned the right to not be underestimated. [News and Observer]
  • More from DeCock: it’s quite the motley crew that Tom Dundon has assembled in his front office. [News and Observer]
  • Canes media relation maven Mike Sundheim has been with the team as long as Brind’Amour, and leaves no question that he thinks hiring the former captain is the right move. [Hurricanes]
  • Sean Leahy is skeptical: “This has to work now.” [ProHockeyTalk]
  • A few leftover Thrashers folks also offer their somewhat pessimistic takes:
  • Meanwhile: Alex Semin is back in the KHL after spending a season in the Russian second tier.
  • After a scary-looking tumble into the boards, Martin Necas was back in the lineup for the Czech Republic none the worse for wear for the Czechs’ 5-4 shootout win over Switzerland.