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Peter DeBoer's first NHL season has been anything but boring

Updated: April 2, 2009, 6:16 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun

Peter DeBoer's first year behind an NHL bench has been far from boring, his Florida Panthers living life on the playoff bubble for most of the season.

The rookie head coach also showed his moxie by benching No. 1 goalie Tomas Vokoun last week at the most important time of the season and putting his faith in backup Craig Anderson.

Three wins later, it looks like a stroke of genius, as the Panthers' playoff hopes are still alive.

"You know what, it wasn't ...

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