Now that the Carolina Hurricanes have been eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs, all eyes are on the coach Rod Brind’Amour. Probably 2021 Jack Adams finalist is without a contract for next season, and although they have been reported in recent months that negotiations were close, nothing has been officially announced.
Before, it has come that Brind’Amour was focused on securing contract extensions for all of his coaching staff as well as for his own. Wednesday, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic tweeted that there is still work to be done on the contracts of these assistants and that it is “important” for Brind’Amour that they will get it.
That’s not to say things won’t settle between the hurricane and its franchise icon. Not only was Brind’Amour the captain when the team lifted its only Stanley Cup in 2006, but it has also been one of the most successful coaches in the NHL since taking the queens in 2018, winning 120 of its 206 regular season games. Brind’Amour is loved by the fan base, and it would be crazy for the organization to let him go, unless the demands of the contract are completely unreasonable.
The Hurricanes may have been defeated in the second round, going quietly against the Tampa Bay Lightning, but it’s hard to really criticize what they’ve done so far. The team is full of young stars starting to realize their potential, and the coaching / management team has done an excellent job maximizing resources up to this point. Until then, anything can happen, but it seems very likely that Brind’Amour – and his full staff – will return.