He says his discussions with general manager Jim Rutherford and vice-president of hockey operations Ron Francis have centred on reviewing a season in which Carolina missed the playoffs for a fifth straight year.
Muller is 80-80-27 in three years with the Hurricanes. They went 36-35-11 this season, earning 83 points while finishing 13th in the East. They've missed the playoffs in seven of the eight years since they won the 2006 Stanley Cup.
Owner Peter Karmanos said last week that "I like our coaching staff" and that "I think they've made a lot of progress."
[Stamkos] is a great teammate and a great leader, that's why he's got the 'C'. He brings that tremendous work ethic to the rink and he's one of the top players in the game. I know if I put the passes where they are supposed to be, there's a very good chance he's going to put it in the back of the net.
— Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin
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