Found July 30, 2012 on HockeyBuzz:
Who would have guessed it? When the NHL offseason wraps up, at most a handful of teams will be able to claim to have made more significant additions. Right now, Minnesota would rank #1 with Parise and Suter and the Canes #2 with Jordan Staal and Semin. It seems unlikely that the Canes could fall lower than #3 leaving a spot above them if the Rangers get Doan or Ryan to go with Nash or if anot...

Projecting the penalty kill

A main goal for the Hurricanes this off-season was to strengthen their top-six by adding at least one top-line player, something they accomplished by trading for Jordan Staal and signing Alexander Semin. Not having enough horses up front was a major problem for Carolina last season, so both of these additions are going to go along way in improving that. However, another problem for...

How much will Carolina's new acquisitions help their powerplay?

Both special teams units were a problem for Carolina last season as both their powerplay and penalty kill had success rates that ranked them in the bottom-ten of the NHL. I discussed the other day about how the penalty kill could still be a major problem for this team next year but the powerplay is a different story. The Canes may have had the 10th worst powerplay percentage in the...
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