Found July 05, 2012 on
After signing Joe Corvo and missing out on the Ryan Suter sweepstakes, Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford stated that he likes where the team's defense is right now and doesn't plan to make any other signings this off-season. Some might say that this is preposterous because of how poor the team's defense was last season and that entering the year with roughly the same defense corps would be a bad idea. There are a few factors that make this coming year's defense different from last season, though.
Firstly, you have to account for some of the defensemen that the Hurricanes have in their system. Bobby Sanguinetti and Ryan Murphy are not locks to make the team by any stretch, but both players have a very good chance at cracking the opening night roster. Another thing to consider is that some of the younger talents like Justin Faulk and Jamie McBain could continue to improve and step into larger roles than they had last season. What I think will play the biggest factor, thoug...
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Per a tweet from Chip Alexander (Carolina Hurricanes reporter for the Raleigh News & Observer Derek Joslin formerly of the Hurricanes signed with the Vancouver Canucks.
Vancouver radio station WX1130 is also reporting the news now.
The #Canucks have signed defenseman Derek Joslin to a 1 year - 2 way contract. Played 44 games in Carolina last year.— News1130 Sports (@News1130Sports...
When looking at shot-based stats like Fenwick, Corsi and Scoring Chances, it is always important to take context into the situation. I often emphasize this point when I go over the numbers for individual players but it is also important to take them into account at the team level. Individually, context is applied by looking at where a player began most of his shifts or what kind...
If you have been reading this blog or my posts on Twitter, then you probably know that the bottom-six is an area that I wanted the Hurricanes to address in a big way this summer, specifically the fourth line. Finding a top-six winger is the top priority right now, but with there being so few options available in free agency, all we can do right now is just wait and see what happens...
Going into free agency this year, there were two moves that I hoped Jim Rutherford would make. First, I wanted him to put a lot of focus on players who would give the Hurricanes a good bargain for his money. This meant looking for free agents who wouldn't cost a lot but had decent upside and could provide a decent amount of value. In addition to that, I wanted Rutherford to sign...