Will Pete Get Another Chance? Source: AP/Steve Mitchell

Daily Pucking Grind. Changing The Filter. April 11th.

Today’s musical selection is Changes, a snappy tune by a band called Dirty Vegas.

The Florida Panthers caused quite a stir yesterday with the announcement of the firing of Head Coach Peter DeBoer, not more than 12 hours after winning their final game of the season.  A shutout victory over the Washington Capitals with goaltender Tomas Vokoun getting the victory in what might have been his last game as a Panther as well.  Speculation is running rampant on who is on General Manager Dale Tallon’s list of candidates to take the position.

Will it be someone like assistant coach Gord Murphy was has come in this season and retooled the defense and guided the Panthers to one of the top penalty killing units in the league?  Will it be a coach with no NHL experience such as Kevin Dineen, a name that I saw floating around Sunday as a possible candidate?  Or will it be someone with more experience like Ken Hitchcock or Michel Therrien?  Let me fess up and say, I personally have no idea, but have some thoughts that you’ll see soon enough.

Links after the jump

The coaching staff will now be rebuilt.  Again. Miami Herald.

George Richards with an inteview with Pete that took place Friday night before the Tampa game.  On Frozen Pond.

No regrets for Pete on his work here in Florida.  On Frozen Pond.

Stephen Weiss talks after the last game, prior to the firing.  On Frozen Pond, via David Neal.

Puck Daddy’s Greg Wyshynski weighs in, with more coming later today.

Harvey Fialkov talks about Dale Tallon wasting no time as the Panthers begin year two of “The Blueprint”.

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