No Cam Do: The Story of the 2013 Carolina Hurricanes
Team Name: Carolina Hurricanes
Record: 19-25-4, 3rd in Southeast, No Playoffs
Player of the Season: Eric Staal 18-35–53 was the best player on the team. He’s definitely the proverbial straw that stirs the drink and Carolina got a real solid season from him. He’s not a first-round pick but will come off the board early.
Breakout of the Season: Jiri Tlusty racked up a career-best 23 goals ,38 points, eight points on the power play and a +15 rating this season. Looking at the stats on the surface those are great numbers for a 48-game season. But when you dig deeper it becomes caveat emptor for Tlusty in 2013-2014. Will he be the guy who scored seven goals in six games in February? Or will he be the guy who had a nine-game drought to open the season. Tlusty also seems to score in twos or threes which further exaggerate the risk-reward assessment on Tlusty. He scores four goals in five games and then goes 16 games without one (save for...