RALEIGH, N.C. -- For someone with no previous NHL head-coaching experience, Bill Peters hit the right notes in a press conference Friday introducing him as the coach of the Carolina Hurricanes.
Taking over a team that has missed the playoffs five straight seasons, the former Detroit Red Wings assistant coach was friendly and direct as he fielded questions. He also knew exactly what the Hurricanes need to do in order to improve: Fix the power play, play better at the start of games, and be harder to play against at home.
"We have enough skill to have a good power play," said Peters, who signed a three-year contract with Carolina. "We've got to be a 60-minute team and we have to have a hard team to play against here in Raleigh."