Originally posted on Life and Times of a Caniac  |  Last updated 10/1/11

UNIONDALE, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Zach Boychuk #11 of the Carolina Hurricanes warms up before playing against the New York Islanders on February 6, 2010 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Less than a week until Opening Night!I, for one, am really looking forward to the start of this season, if only because I'll actually be able to attend the Canes Opening Night game for the first time in two years.Am I looking forward to this season's Canes? Eh... maybe. I've read a lot of team preview type things over the past month or so and they all seem to say the same thing - that the Canes didn't add much to their roster and defense still looks to be a weak point.For example, a quote lifted from NHL.com's preview:Kaberle was the only defenseman that Carolina picked up in the offseason and defense is not his strongest suit.Yeah... that really doesn't invoke a lot of confidence in me. Especially considering how Kaberle didn't play the best in the playoffs for the Bruins. But let's look at what we have so far this preseason. The roster was recently chopped to 24, with a surprise (at least for me) in Zach Boychuk being sent to Charlotte. Admittedly, I haven't been able to catch muc...
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