Found June 20, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:
The Carolina Hurricanes desperately need a top 4 defenseman and GM Jim Rutherford has called that the top priority this summer. With a shallow UFA pool, it might take some creativity. There are 4 paths to landing a top 4 dman this summer: 1) Signing an unrestricted free agent. 2) Collecting this as part of the king’s ransom for moving down from the #5 draft pick. 3) Trading a similar qualit...

Bobby Sanguinetti & Brett Bellemore's new contracts

A couple weeks ago, Chip Alexander broke the news that the Hurricanes will let their potential unrestricted free agents test the market and they aren't going to lose a ton of value by doing this. The only player who will be difficult to replace is back-up goaltender Dan Ellis and even then, they might be able to find someone of equal talent for a low cost with goaltender performance...

The State of Carolina's Prospects: Centers

With the NHL Draft being on the horizon, now would be a good time to evaluate the Hurricanes farm system and look at some areas they should consider addressing with their picks this year. When it comes to draft discussion, most people focus on the first round because that is where you are most likely to land a future star or an NHL player in general. However, the rest of the draft...

Storm Aftermath: Marc-Andre Bergeron

Every year, there is always a team that enlists services of Marc-Andre Bergeron in a desperate attempt to bolster their power play. This year, that team was the Carolina Hurricanes. Bergeron is not a bad player, but he has never been able to find a permanent home in the NHL. He has played for eight different teams in his ten year NHL career and has been traded four times. The reason...

Storm Aftermath: Jeff Skinner

Jeff Skinner had a lot of things go his way during his rookie season. At the age of 18, he emerged as a dynamic forward with a 31-goal, 63-point season and managed to stay away from any injury concerns. Since then, his luck has dried up in regards to both goal-scoring and injuries. Despite being one of the Hurricanes more active forwards, he has scored only 33 goals in 106 games...
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