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RALEIGH, N. Anthony Zettel Jersey .C. - The Carolina Hurricanes hope they now have the leadership tandem in place to turn the franchise around. Bill Peters was introduced Friday as the Hurricanes new coach, the first big hire made by new Carolina general manager Ron Francis. Now its up to Peters to prove it was shrewd move. Carolina has made three coaching changes since 2006 and has only one playoff appearance to show for it. "When I did my due diligence and went to look at rosters ... were not far off," Peters said. "I think theres lots of pieces here and its up to us and our coaching staff ... to max our group out." He replaces Kirk Muller, who was fired last month a week into Francis tenure as GM and went 80-80-27 in three seasons with no playoff berths. Instead of an established NHL head coach or a popular ex-player, Francis went with Peters a 48-year-old Detroit Red Wings assistant who has never been an NHL head coach but was in demand this off-season. Peters said he interviewed for two other jobs and Francis says he spoke to 10 candidates during "a pretty extensive search," narrowing that to a three-man short list before deciding on Peters and giving him a three-year contract. "You have to take the time to go through it and make sure you get the right guy," Francis said, "and thats what we did." What dazzled Francis was Peters attention to detail: He penned a booklet breaking down the team and brought it to his first interview with them, and his second one included a PowerPoint presentation, Francis said. "Hes extremely, extremely detailed," Francis said. "Hes going to communicate with our players. Our players are going to know where he stands, and theres no little detail that (will) be overlooked." From the outside, his challenge looks daunting: Making the Hurricanes a consistent playoff team. Muller couldnt do it in three years. Neither could Paul Maurice, at least during his second stint with the team. Even Peter Laviolette the only Carolina coach to hoist the Stanley Cup couldnt get the Hurricanes back in the post-season. Now Peters gets his chance to try to revive a club that has missed the playoffs in seven of the eight years since the Hurricanes won their only Stanley Cup in 2006. The lone post-season berth since that Cup run came in 2009, when the Hurricanes reached the Eastern Conference final in the first year of Maurices second term as coach. Peters plan is to address three glaring problems from last season: Starting games strong, producing more on the power play and winning more often at PNC Arena. Carolina was the leagues third-worst team with the man advantage and was just 18-17-6 at home. "Weve got to become a harder team to play against here in Raleigh," Peters said. His hiring caps about two months of turbulence in the Hurricanes organization. Francis, a Hall of Fame player who has been both an assistant coach and an assistant GM with Carolina, was moved up a rung on the organizations ladder and his mentor, Jim Rutherford, stepped aside after two decades and eventually wound up bolting to Pittsburgh to take over as the Penguins GM. Francis first big move came a week later when he fired Muller and put the players on notice that the responsibility for turning the team around is on them, too. After a 46-day search in which some recognizable names were floated, Francis plucked Peters from Mike Bab####s staff with the Red Wings. He spent the past three years working primarily with the Red Wings defencemen and penalty killers. Before joining the Red Wings staff, he coached Rockford of the AHL from 2008-11 and guiding that team to consecutive 40-win seasons. Eight of his Rockford players helped Chicago win the Cup in either 2010 or 2013, and he also coached Spokane (Washington) of the Western Hockey League for three seasons. 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This year, he has thrown for 3,071 yards and 19 touchdowns in the first 10 games.Brees is very unique as a quarterback, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. Hes one of a kind. (It is) going to be a big challenge for us.The Ravens shook up their secondary before their last game, a 21-7 victory over Tennessee and rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger on Nov. 9. Anthony Levine got his first start at cornerback, and Danny Gorrer re-signed earlier in the week after being released by Detroit saw plenty of playing time and contributed an interception.Lardarius Webb started at the other corner, and Will Hill began the game at strong safety for a second consecutive game as Matt Elams playing time has decreased in recent weeks. Darian Stewart continued starting at free safety, but rookie Terrence Brooks helped in passing situations there.The group kept Mettenberger and the Tennessee passing attack under control, but facing Brees will be another story. The Ravens come into this game ranked 21st in the NFL in pass defence while New Orleans ranks third in the league in pass offence.We know what were up against, Gorrer said. Tahir Whitehead Jersey. The (last game) definitely gives the back end a whole bunch of confidence, but that game is behind us now. Were getting ready to face a Hall of Fame quarterback, and weve got to rise up to the occasion.The Ravens know that Brees is dangerous in several ways. He can make very accurate throws but can also find a way to make plays by moving around in and out of the pocket.Plus, the Saints have several good receivers, including 6-foot-7 tight end Jimmy Graham. Brees is good at finding the open man and will test the secondary on Monday night.We definitely have to come to play, Stewart said. He does a good job extending plays with his feet. Hes good at spreading it around.The changing of secondary came because the Ravens have struggled there all season. They recently lost top cornerback Jimmy Smith (foot surgery) for the year, and Webb started slowly after missing the whole pre-season and the first two regular season games with back problems.The Ravens now are hoping the secondary can play more like they did in the win over Tennessee and find some consistency in the seasons final six games as they fight for the AFC North title and/or a playoff spot.We know what were capable of, Stewart said. We just have to take it from week to week and get better every week.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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