Found August 21, 2012 on
A couple days before the NHL free agency period began, the Hurricanes decided to buy out the final year of defenseman Derek Joslin's contract and allowed him to become a UFA. It shouldn't take a genius to figure out why Joslin was bought out when you look at the season he had. He didn't contribute much offense, had the worst possession numbers on the team despite receiving some incredibly soft ice time and couldn't be counted on to play more than 7-10 minutes a game. Joslin was on a one-way deal and was set to make $750,000 this season, which is too much for someone who was likely going to be playing in the AHL, so it's easy to see why the Hurricanes decided to cut him loose.
Joslin had a terrible season and I can't really defend any of the numbers he put up, but I can't help but be confused as to why he played so poorly. Sure, he was unproven at the beginning of the season but he was a solid player at the AHL level while he was in the Sharks organizatio...
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Good Morning, everyone, I hope your weekend went well and you didn’t wake up last night at 2 o’clock in the morning with a fever and sore throat.
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