Report: Brind'Amour's Coaching Future Unclear with Hurricanes

According to Luke DeCock of The News & Observer's Rod Brind'Amour's future as head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes is not as clear as day as people think. According to DeCock, his confidants say Brind'Amour has yet to be given clear indication that the team is interested in bringing him back next season as the team's bench boss.

The Hurricanes defeated the New York Islanders in five games and Brind'Amour has done a great job with the team since he took over in 2018. Brind'Amour has been a lifelong Hurricane, spending the last 24 seasons with the franchise, including 10 years as a player, then moving into player development and eventually coaching.

TSN's Darren Dreger recently reported on the contract talks and had this to say:

Meanwhile team owner Tom Dundon recently spoke to DeCock and had this to say on the situation:

I think it's all but done. General manager) Don (Waddell) and him are working on it. I don't think there's anything there. We're in the playoffs, and they haven't focused on it. They're doing it together. I said OK to almost everything they've asked me for. They're just getting through the last little stuff

If Brind'Amour hits the open market after the season, there's going to be a long list of suitors who are going to open up their cheque books to try and sign the veteran coach. Carolina has a ton of major decisions to make on their free agents, Brind'Amour included, but for now, they'll try to get passed the New York Rangers in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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