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Paul Maurice is one classy guy

Nov 30, 2011, 10:51 AM EDT

Paul Maurice message

Say what you will about Paul Maurice’s tenure in Carolina, but one thing you won’t be able to take away from him is his dignity.

Case in point, Maurice left a note on the team whiteboard in the Hurricanes locker room for new head coach Kirk Muller to see. RDS’ Max Morin captured a photo of the message and shared it on Twitter for all to see. Maurice’s message for Muller was simple.

“Kirk, Good luck. Great bunch of guys. The staff is A-1. – Paul Maurice”

Simple, to the point, honest, and completely without bitterness over being fired. No wonder Maurice was hired on two different occasions by the Hurricanes. Never mind that they also fired him twice, but still. A little class goes a long way in this business and stuff like that will keep Maurice in everyone’s good graces.

  1. govtminion - Nov 30, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Maybe Muller will leave a note when he gets fired in a couple of years, and Maurice gets re-re-hired?

  2. lonespeed - Nov 30, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    As a Carolina fan, I don’t think anyone disliked Paul Maurice or thought he was a poor coach. It was simply time for a change. In any business, it is healthy to make changes.

    If I was a fan of another team, I’d welcome Maurice to my team if he was brought in. Someone is going to eventually get a very good coach.

    • sknut - Nov 30, 2011 at 11:53 AM

      I feel bad for Maurcie, Carolina doesn’t seem to have enough horses and yes the coach is the fall guy but talent wins games and when your best player is playing awful its tough to get around that and try to win.

    • hurricane9 - Nov 30, 2011 at 4:35 PM

      Well, actually it was widely agreed on that Maurice was the wrong coach for the team. The guy is as stubborn and old-fashioned as it comes, and it lead to his firing.

      But yes, he is one of the classiest and greatest guys you will ever meet. His sense of humor is amazing and his statistical knowledge is fantastic.

  3. whatswellydoing - Nov 30, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    I honestly don’t know much about the guy, but I hope he lands somewhere soon after seeing that.

  4. danphipps01 - Dec 1, 2011 at 2:50 AM

    Good luck to you too, Paul. Not sure where you’ll land, but I hope you have better fortunes there.

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