Maurice weathering another storm

Instead of blaming Paul Maurice for losing, 'Canes GM Jim Rutherford points to players and finances.

Originally Published: November 30, 2003
By Al Morganti | Special to ESPN.com

The longest running rumor in the NHL is also tied to the coach with the longest running tenure.

Carolina Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice has listened, watched and read about his demise almost since he was hired in November of 1995 with the then-Hartford Whalers. Chart the status of his job security since then and it would look similar to a graph of a stock on the New York Stock Exchange.

There was a big spike in 2002, the year the Hurricanes went to the Stanley Cup final. The upward ...

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