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Hurricanes introduce new head coach Bill Peters, who cites 3 things that need to change

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Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis introduced new head coach Bill Peters on Friday, and the bench boss quickly pointed to three areas that he will focus on:

Not a bad place to start, considering the Hurricanes posted a 25th ranked home record of 18-17-6, and a 28th ranked power-play that converted at a success rate of 14.6 percent.

Peters will demand an attention to detail and a strong work ethic from his players, stating ice time will have to be earned: "I have the ultimate hammer and the hammer is ice time." He also revealed an inside look at his general coaching philosophy:

Peters added he will "set [the] bar high and give Canes fans something they can be excited about."

It appears as though Peters will be able to look at last year's roster and have a good idea of what he will be working with in his first year on the job.

He will, however, have help behind the bench in the form of a former Hurricane, as 2006 Stanley Cup champion Rod Brind'Amour has been hired to help with special teams.

With that, a new regime is in place, one that will attempt to lead the Hurricanes to the playoffs for the first time since 2009.

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