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Record with Current Team: 48-47-19
The Situation: Muller is in his third season with the Carolina Hurricanes, and the club did not make the playoffs in his first two years.
There are caveats, though. The team improved significantly after Muller was brought in as a midseason replacement in 2011-12, finishing 25-20-12 after starting the year 8-13-4. The 2012-13 season was a strange one, with a shortened training camp and a compacted schedule.
Even so, Muller's reaching the point where a coach needs to show results to hang on to his job.
The Verdict: Carolina is off to a reasonable start, sitting fourth in the East with a 4-2-3 record through nine games. If they keep performing well, Muller should be fine. Otherwise, the Hurricanes have fired every coach in franchise history midseason, and not one of them survived three consecutive years without the playoffs.