Geez, it hasn't been a great Thanksgiving weekend to coaches in all fields this year. We just reported on the Washington Captials firing their head coach Bruce Bodreau, saying it was the first NHL firing of the year.
Just a couple of hours later comes word that the Carolina Panthers fired their coach, Paul Maurice. The team is expected to name Kirk Mueller, coach of the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals to replace him.
Maurice was in his second stint with the Hurricanes and was 8-13-4 this season including losing 11 of their past 15 games.
Maurice had been the head coach for the 'Canes since 2008-09 and haven't made the playoffs since that initial season.