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The Hurricanes extended qualifying offers to all but one of their eligible players prior to the deadline on Tuesday.

Of the players who played in Charlotte last season, forward Clark Bishop, defensemen Roland McKeown, Trevor Carrick and Haydn Fleury and goalie Alex Nedeljkovic were all qualified, keeping their status as restricted free agents.

 

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Coach, Coach where art thou? Would love to see a real up and comer set new fire under these guys, and piggyback (see what I did there Hamilton) on Vellucci's excellent guidance.

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On 6/30/2019 at 6:35 PM, KJUNKANE said:

Coach, Coach where art thou? Would love to see a real up and comer set new fire under these guys, and piggyback (see what I did there Hamilton) on Vellucci's excellent guidance.

What about Kevin Dineen?  My favorite Whaler, son of long time AHL coach Bill Dineen, coached Florida, assisted to Joel Quennville at Chicago.  Is he following Quennville to Florida?  Seems unlikely he would go to a team that dismissed him.

Dineen would instill grit and determination to the prospects at Charlotte.  Nobody played harder than Kevin Dineen, nobody.

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On 7/1/2019 at 11:03 AM, remkin said:

 

A pair of Checkers on the move, as expected, per Elliotte Friedman: Andrew Poturalski is headed to the Ducks, and Josiah Didier is going to the Bruins.

 

Clearing out a lot of things post Caulder. 

 

McKegg to the Rangers, Patrick Brown to the Knights, Dan Renouf to the Avalanche, per NHL.com

 

Their list isn't really up-to-date, though, since it doesn't show Potsie as signed at all.

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2 hours ago, beboplar said:

What about Kevin Dineen?  My favorite Whaler, son of long time AHL coach Bill Dineen, coached Florida, assisted to Joel Quennville at Chicago.  Is he following Quennville to Florida?  Seems unlikely he would go to a team that dismissed him.

Dineen would instill grit and determination to the prospects at Charlotte.  Nobody played harder than Kevin Dineen, nobody.

Would absolutely love him, not only with Charlotte but behind the Canes bench as ASST Coach.

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5 hours ago, beboplar said:

What about Kevin Dineen?  My favorite Whaler, son of long time AHL coach Bill Dineen, coached Florida, assisted to Joel Quennville at Chicago.  Is he following Quennville to Florida?  Seems unlikely he would go to a team that dismissed him.

Dineen would instill grit and determination to the prospects at Charlotte.  Nobody played harder than Kevin Dineen, nobody.

 

My favorite Whaler as well, I have his jersey.

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21 hours ago, Kyrule said:

 

My favorite Whaler as well, I have his jersey.

I just looked it up.  It appears he has not been hired since being fired with Quennville at Chicago last November.  I doubt he would be rejoining him there, having been fired as head coach many years ago.

Don't know who management is looking at for the Checkers' head coaching position, but Dineen would be an A+ choice.

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The American Hockey League today announced the dates and opponents for home openers for the 2019-20 season:
 
Charlotte Checkers - Fri., Oct. 11 vs. Bridgeport
 

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The Chex have a new head coach.

Ryan Warsofsky Named Checkers Head Coach by Nicholas Niedzielski

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Warsofsky, 31, is the youngest head coach hired in the AHL since 2000. He served as Charlotte’s assistant coach last season under Mike Vellucci, who departed earlier this offseason to become head coach of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

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27 minutes ago, KJUNKANE said:

Oops, just saw you've posted this OBXer. Did so on Off Season thread but would not have if I'd checked this out?

no worries.

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Just glancing over that article looks to be a great move. We want a guy who gets the system both on the ice and in player development, so moving him up from inside makes sense. But his list of accomplishments, including as HC in ECHL are impressive too.

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4 minutes ago, remkin said:

We want a guy who gets the system both on the ice and in player development

 

I think that is important. He certainly will need to prove he can be a head coach at the AHL level but I don't see anything that makes me think he won't be successful.

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I suggested the team hire Kevin Dineen as coach.  Today the Ducks hired him to take over behind the bench for the San Diego Gulls, their AHL affiliate.  Loved Dineen as a player, and now get to see him coach again as I live in San Diego.  Checkers missed out.

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