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I am on record as suggesting that if I were Canes GM, I would strongly consider trading Jeff Skinner to add a top-tier defenseman. I was also reasonably tough on him in my 2012-13 review. And I have pointed out my concern with the size, injury risk and length/salary risk associated with his contract. You can find a couple of those past blogs here:
2012-13 Jeff Skinner eval:
My 2012-13 Jeff...
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Ten years ago Tuesday on Aug. 6 2003 the Carolina Hurricanes made a routine and barely noticed offseason signing of a 21-year-old undrafted prospect who was unlikely to ever make a ripple in the hockey world at large let alone in the NHL let alone the Hurricanes.
He scored at will in junior hockey but for three years in a row no NHL team was willing to draft a player who was optimistically...
According to the Raleigh News & Observer's Luke DeCock, the Carolina Hurricanes are pretty sure that Chad Larose, the first player to graduate from Peter Karmanos's Plymouth Whalers of the OHL to first his ECHL team, the Florida Everblades, and then the Carolina Hurricanes, has retired, but nobody's quite sure what LaRose's plans involve, and there's a simple...
First in catching up from yesterday, I created a quick 3-question poll on Jeff Skinner to go with the blog, but life got in the way and I did not get it up in time to include in the blog. I will post results here in the next couple days. You can find that here:
Jeff Skinner 3-question survey
In typical early August fashion, there is not a ton of new earth-shattering Canes...
Former Carolina Hurricanes goaltending prospect John Muse has been signed by the Fort Wayne Komets of the ECHL. In addition, Andreas Nodl has been signed by Lausanne of the NLA in Switzerland. Muse’s first full professional season during the 2011-2012 season saw him spending time in both the ECHL and AHL, recording 15 games in Charlotte and 25 in Florida, where he shared netminding [...]
There is still plenty of time for other moves to be made but since we're only a month away from training camp, I thought it would be a good time to see how this Hurricanes roster compares to last year's. The Hurricanes haven't made many big moves this off-season, but there is a lot of new blood coming in and I think we're going to see a different looking team.