Found August 15, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
For a pleasant and positive change, not to mention locking down Jeff Skinner for the long term, the Hurricanes’ off-season moves have offered more answers than questions. Still, given the state of the defense and the inherent risk-reward of the Semin signing, it isn’t time to stop asking yet. -Luke DeCock of the News & Observer where you can read more on the Canes summer.

Hurricanes Top 25 Under 25: #9 Jiri Tlusty

It is weird to think about what this list would look like if it was made starting last season. Had I done that, there is a good chance that players like Zach Boychuk would be in the Top 10 while Jiri Tlusty would be towards the bottom of the list. It's a year later now and while Boychuk has still yet to make his mark in the NHL, Tlusty did just that last season with a 17-goal...

Chad LaRose: Ideal third-liner

Much of the discussion of the Hurricanes this off-season has been concerning their revamped top-six and the issues they have on defense. While there is no doubt that these are very important areas of discussion for next season, something that might be getting overlooked is the team's third line and how different it will look next season. I have talked about this before, but substituting...

Matt Karash: Training camp roster battles - 1 more longshot prediction

Canes coach Kirk Muller will have a lot of sorting out to do in terms of who plays with who this summer. Initially, a Staal/Staal/____ line looked probable partly because it was the easiest way to get Eric a top-tier linemate. Now with the addition of Alexander Semin who actually looks even more like a pure offense, 1st line scoring threat than Jordan Staal. I would make the argument...
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