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What's Been Written: Hiring Of Kevin Dineen

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers

A New Charge

By Alain Poupart - Florida Panthers

The Panthers weren’t lacking for candidates to become their new head coach, but General Manager Dale Tallon said one conversation with Kevin Dineen was all he needed to know he had found his man.
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The Florida Panthers named Kevin Dineen as their 11th head coach in franchise history. Listed below are some of the stories written about the hiring of the new Panthers bench boss.

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Miami Herald
Florida Panthers Introduce Kevin Dineen As New Head Coach
By David J Neal

The obvious question going into Wednesday’s Florida Panthers announcement of Kevin Dineen as their new coach is, “Why him?”

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Sun-Sentinel
Panthers Welcome Dineen As Franchise's 11th Coach
By Harvey Fialkov

When newly named Panthers coach Kevin Dineen was 9, he and his four brothers would run around the Houston Aeros locker room sponging up hockey smarts from his father/coach Bill and the legendary Gordie Howe.

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Palm Beach Post
Panthers New Head Coach Kevin Dineen Recognizes Organization's Opportunity
By Brian Biggane

The first thing most new coaches like to do upon being hired is take a look at their roster and size up their chances for success in the upcoming season.

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The Edmonton Journal
Panthers Give Dineen His First NHL Coaching Job
By Jim Matheson

EDMONTON - Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon says he sensed Kevin Dineen was the best man to take over his team’s head coaching duties the minute he spoke with him.

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The Portland Press Herald
Dineen Hiring: "It's About Time"
By Paul Betit

Kevin Dineen is finally getting a chance to coach a National Hockey League team and his former players couldn't be happier for him.

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Hartford Courant
In Lebron's Town, There's Room For Dineen
By Jeff Jacobs

Kevin Dineen had lost out on a number of NHL coaching jobs in recent years, but he never did lose his sense of humor. He knew where he was Wednesday. He knew exactly where he was.

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Several News Outlets
New Coach Kevin Dineen Hoping To Create Buzz About Panthers
By Associated Press

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — On the day he was introduced as the Florida Panthers' new coach, Kevin Dineen couldn't help but talk about basketball. Especially about the Miami Heat.


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