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Florida Panthers Relieve Head Coach Bob Boughner of Duties

Media conference to be held at BB&T Center on Monday, April 8 at 12 P.M.

by Florida Panthers @FlaPanthers /

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that Bob Boughner has been relieved of his duties as head coach, along with Assistant Coach Paul McFarland.

"We made a tough decision today and have relieved Bob Boughner of his duties as head coach," said Tallon. "We didn't meet expectations this season and share responsibility for that fact. After careful evaluation, we have determined that this is a necessary first step for our young team and we will seek to identify a transformative, experienced head coach with Stanley Cup pedigree to lead our team going forward. We're grateful to Bob, Paul and their families for their hard work and their dedication to the Panthers organization and we wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors."

End of season media availability with Panthers players will take place on Monday, April 8 at BB&T Center beginning at 9:00 am.

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