Jan 25, 2011; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Montreal Canadiens head coach Jacques Martin looks up at the scoreboard during third period action against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey G. Pittenger-US PRESSWIRE

A Look At The Many Faces Of Kevin Dineen

March 11, 2012: Sunrise, FL, USA; Florida Panthers head coach Kevin Dineen yells out from the bench during a game against the Carolina Hurricanes at the BankAtlantic Center. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

The Florida Panthers entered last season with a completely revamped roster of players, most of which had been signed as free agents by general manager Dale Tallon.  After years of dealing with the expressionless face of Jacques Martin, which somehow morphed itself into three years of Peter DeBoer, the Panthers hired Kevin Dineen to stir the drink of the newly put together roster.

One of the things that I always prefer to have in my coach is someone who is energetic, expressive, and can offer some ferocious moments when needed.  Dineen did more than that for the Panthers last season, as he coached the way that he played.  All in!  So while those of you in South Florida who are done gathering your bottled water, your snacks and putting up your shutters (you aren’t really are you) as Tropical Storm Isaac approaches, sit back, take your mind off the weather and have a look at just a few of Dineen’s finer moments, along with a little remark with each one.

He doesn’t look too happy in this one does he?

February 25, 2012; Raleigh, NC, USA; Florida Panthers coach Kevin Dineen against the Carolina Hurricanes at the RBC center. The Panthers defeated the Hurricanes 3-2 in a shoot out. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-US PRESSWIRE

 

Gord Murphy can’t really be yawning while Kevin is given directions can he?

Nov. 23, 2011: Sunrise, FL, USA; Florida Panthers head coach Kevin Dineen (center) and assistant head coach Gord Murphy (right) both yell from the bench during the third period against the New York Rangers at the BankAtlantic Center. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Hate to say it, but this one reminds me alot of Jacques Martin:

Nov. 6, 2011: Sunrise, FL, USA; Florida Panthers head coach Kevin Dineen during the third period against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the BankAtlantic Center. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

 

This is how to hold the stick!

Jan. 16, 2012: Sunrise, FL, USA; Florida Panthers head coach Kevin Dineen reacts during the second period against the Boston Bruins at the BankAtlantic Center. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

 

A very studios look with those glasses:

Dec 9, 2011; Buffalo, NY, USA; Florida Panthers head coach Kevin Dineen watches his team against the Buffalo Sabres during the second period at the First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE

Erik, it’s New Year’s eve.  I want you to spoil the Canadiens party!

 

Dec 31, 2011: Sunrise, FL, USA; Florida Panthers head coach Kevin Dineen (left) talks with defenseman Erik Gudbranson (right) during the second period against the Montreal Canadiens at the BankAtlantic Center. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

If I have to tell you one more time to stop playing “cute”, you’re going right to the dressing room!

 

November 8, 2011; Toronto, ON, CANADA; Florida Panthers head coach Kevin Dineen on the bench during a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre. Florida defeated Toronto 5-1. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-US PRESSWIRE

 

For me, any of those images of our fine coach above is far better than this below.  Old habits die hard.  Oh, did you see what I did there!:

 

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