Found January 07, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:
FINALLY! My darkest fears of missing the chance to see how it all turns out after a busy and aggressive offseason to make a big long-term addition in Jordan Staal, but also a potentially equally significant addition with a 1-year deal in Alexander Semin. I called the Semin signing about 12 hours before it happened and am on record as loving the deal. I fully acknowledge that it could be a b...

Who will be at the Hurricanes training camp?

Anybody who has been following the Charlotte Checkers during the lockout knows that the team has more than a few guys on the roster who could possibly be in the NHL as soon as the new CBA is ratified. The Checkers currently have five players with at least 10 goals and the same amount with at least 20 points in less than 40 games. The best part of it is that most of these players...

Hurricanes off-season review and outlook

Before the lockout put everything on hold for the last 113 days, the Carolina Hurricanes made a few very interesting moves this off-season and were expected to be one of the more improved teams in the league. It has been quite a long time since all of this went down, so let's take the next few minutes or so to review everything the Hurricanes did and what their roster looks like...

Hurricanes CHL Prospect Update: 1/1 - 1/7

This was an interesting week for junior hockey, as there were a few teams playing without some of their top players with the World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia. You could consider this a time for some of the "secondary" players on their teams to step up while the stars are out, which it is for some teams like the Niagara Ice Dogs who were missing at least three of...

Checkers win two of three

With the NHL lockout finally coming to an end this weekend, the Checkers most recent set of games could be seen as a "final audition" for players hoping to get an invite to the Carolina Hurricanes training camp, which is set to begin very soon. It also helped that their game on Sunday against the Norfolk Admirals was held at the PNC Arena so more fans, coaches and members...

Other possible camp invites

On Monday, I went over some of the players from within the Carolina Hurricanes organization who may receive an invite to training camp next week and there are more than a few who are worthy of an invite. As if things weren't going to be crowded enough, GM Jim Rutherford has also stated his intention to add another player to the mix as soon as possible. At this point of the off...

Five things to know about the CBA, and how it will affect the Penguins

  #dregerface saved the season, by the way.   The last time we were all having a hockey convo it was sometime last June when the Pens traded Jordan Staal. It feels great to be back. We haven't been this excited since Christoper Lloyd didn't die in Back to the Future.   What will the schedule be? When will the season start? What is the cap? ...
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