Former Whalers Captain Dineen Fired As Panthers Coach In Kevin Dineen's first season with the Florida Panthers the team won its first division title and ended a playoff skid that had lasted more than a decade. A year and a half removed from one of the franchise's highest points, Dineen,the former Hartford Whalers captain was fired.
Former Whalers Hero Now NHL Head CoachKevin Dineen, who played for the Hartford Whalers from 1984 to 1991, has been named head coach of the NHL Florida Panthers.

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