Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon heaped heavy praise on head coach Rod Brind’Amour after their club finished off a sweep of the New York Islanders on Friday night to advance to the Eastern Conference Final.
“It’s unfair to boil it down to one thing, but the truth is he’s the one thing,” Dundon told FOX Sports Carolinas’ Mike Maniscalco postgame.
Dundon promoted Brind’Amour to the head coaching position last May after Bill Peters resigned about three weeks earlier. Brind’Amour had been an assistant and development coach with Carolina prior to his promotion, joining the staff in 2011.
The Hurricanes posted a 46-29-7 record under Brind’Amour in the 2018-19 regular season VIA: The Score
The HockeyFanLand Insight:
The Canes’ have been one of the most thrilling second-half teams in all of hockey. Still, I don’t think many saw this type of postseason success.
In fact, I’m willing to bet most backed Washington to be in this spot. I completely agree with Dundon Brind’Amour ‘s fiery personality has calmed this inexperienced group down, and has them prepared for everything.
I counted this group out a long time ago. Yet, they just swept a team who boosts, the Coach of the Year. If Brind’Amour can out coach Barry Trotz.
Is it out of the question to think he can get this team to the promise land of a Stanley Cup?