Hurricanes fire coach Kirk Muller

Updated: May 7, 2014, 11:20 AM ET
Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Ron Francis wasted little time putting his stamp on the Carolina Hurricanes.

One week into his job as general manager, Francis fired coach Kirk Muller and most of his staff.

Now leading a franchise that has made the playoffs just once in eight years, Francis cited the need for a "fresh start'' and warned that nobody on the roster -- from the marquee names to the grinders at the end of the bench -- is untouchable.

"I don't think changing the coaches ...

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