NHL Carolina Hurricanes: 5 Biggest Reasons Behind Their Dreadful Start

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NHL Carolina Hurricanes: 5 Biggest Reasons Behind Their Dreadful Start
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The 2011-12 season hasn't been kind to the Carolina Hurricanes.

A year after falling one win shy of the playoffs, the 'Canes have taken several steps backwards, currently occupying last place in the Eastern Conference standings.

A lot has gone wrong in the past few months, leading to the dismissal of head coach Paul Maurice. General manager Jim Rutherford went out on a limb and hired Milwaukee Admirals head coach Kirk Muller as Maurice's replacement, hoping to re-energize a team that Rutherford believes has the tools to succeed.

Unfortunately, Muller has been unable to change Carolina's fortunes thus far; the 'Canes have lost six of the first seven games under his tenure. 

Let's take a look at the five main reasons why the Hurricanes have fallen apart.

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