Hurricanes re-sign Teuvo Teravainen for 5 years at $5.4 million per year

Hurricanes re-sign Teuvo Teravainen for 5 years at $5.4 million per year

On Monday morning, the Carolina Hurricanes announced that the team had extended Teuvo Teravainen for five years at $5.4 million per year. Scroll down a bit for more details if you already read my initial reaction on Twitter: 2/? Teravainen is still only 24 years old and is established as top half of roster player. $5.4M/year for 5 years through his prime is a low-downside deal with upside to boot. — Canes and Coffee (@CanesandCoffee) January 21, 2019 3/? Especially with chemistry with Aho, making Teravainen a permanent part of the mix was a no-brainer and gives you 2/3 of a true 1st scoring line. #TakeWarning — Canes and Coffee (@CanesandCoffee) January 21, 2019 4/? Interesting timing in that deal highlights the risk of the Ferland situation. Ferland has a stretch of 40ish games and a stretch of 25ish games as legit top 6 scoring forward and possibly prices at north of $6M per year. #TakeWarning — Canes and Coffee (@CanesandCoffee) January 21, 2019   The deal itself The term and price are very fair in today’s NHL. William Nylander is a couple years younger and might arguably have a bit more upside because of that, but if you simply look at them head to head for the 2017-18 season, Teravainen had 64 points to Nylander’s 61 with Teravainen having an edge in terms of power play scoring (20 points to 12) and Nylander an edge otherwise (49 points to 44). When one considers how much better Toronto’s offense was in 2017-18, the gap could be considered a tiny bit higher in Teravainen’s favor. Both are similarly good second...
Considering Micheal Ferland

Considering Micheal Ferland

Happy Martin Luther King Day! I hope that everyone who has the day off enjoys it and also that everyone pauses for a moment to consider what Martin Luther King stood for and accomplished.   Over the past couple weeks, the Carolina Hurricanes have been a newsworthy bunch. We are now multiple weeks deep into the team being regularly mentioned in the trade rumor mills that are starting to kick up with the trade deadline just over a month away. To no surprise, the Hurricanes are allegedly open to trading a right shot defenseman to add a forward. But the bigger news has been rumors and rumblings that impending free agent Micheal Ferland could be on the trade block. Elliotte Friedman has mentioned Ferland a couple times as have others. Today’s Daily Cup of Joe looks at the Micheal Ferland situation from multiple angles.   Micheal Ferland’s contract situation and trade value Ferland is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, so if the Hurricanes keep him but do not re-sign him, they run the risk of losing him or nothing to free agency on our after July 1. His current contract is only $1.75 million. That number could be relevant to the situation in two ways. First, that low salary cap amount should be a positive for trade value. That amount should fit into even the tightest of salary cap budgets which could boost the return if the Hurricanes choose to trade him. Second, the low salary makes it more likely that he goes for the maximum payday next summer which likely means testing free...
Gm48 @Edm: Canes awaken and surge to 7-4 win over the Oilers

Gm48 @Edm: Canes awaken and surge to 7-4 win over the Oilers

After mostly sleeping through consecutive games earlier in the week, the Hurricanes awoke in a big way on Sunday night in Edmonton. The Canes scored first when Nino Niederreiter scored his first as a Hurricane on a Sebastian Aho pass off the rush on the first shift of the game. The Hurricanes are a completely different team when it scores first, so sure enough the early goal was the start of more good things to come. Next Andrei Svechnikov who had been mostly invisible in January scored on a tip of a Jaccob Slavin point shot. That also seemed to get him going. Then a strong first period saw Niederreiter score again on a power forward’s delight. He was second to a dump in behind Adam Larsson, but he rode Larsson into the boards separating him from the puck and then deftly wheeled off the boards and out to the front of the net where he made no mistake finishing. The goal was equal parts physical play, nice footwork and finishing. Meanwhile, the Oilers elicited Bronx cheers when they mustered their first shot on net midway through the first period. The Oilers did score late in the first period to make it 3-1.When the dust settled on the first period, the Hurricanes led 3-1 on the scoreboard and had fired 19 shots on net to Edmonton’s 10 mostly late in the period. The Hurricanes pounced again in the second period when Brock McGinn finished on a heady Svechnikov odd angle shot aimed at generating a rebound which it did. Lucas Wallmark scored on the power play, and then Jordan...
‘What I’m Watching’ — Gm48 @Edm: Canes seek to salvage something from tough week versus the Oilers

‘What I’m Watching’ — Gm48 @Edm: Canes seek to salvage something from tough week versus the Oilers

After consecutive disappointing efforts and results, the Hurricanes head west to try to salvage something from a tough week and rebound during a three-game road trip before an extended layoff for the NHL All-Star break and the team’s bye week. The Hurricanes have recent experience with this situation. Twice in late December, the Hurricanes entered a Sunday game winless heading into it. In both cases, the Hurricanes pulled out a win to salvage something from a negative week. With the distance below the last playoff spot back at seven points (adjusted for games played), the team desperately needs a win to try to stop the bleeding before playoff hopes die. The game is an interesting match up schedule-wise in that the Oilers are playing the second half of a back-to-back, and the Hurricanes are playing their first game after the long trip out West. But more than scheduling, the opponent or anything else, the Hurricanes need to demonstrate that they are still engaged after what was one of the team’s worst outings this season. My watch points for the first of three #CanesAfterDark games follow.   ‘What I’m watching’ for the Carolina Hurricanes versus the Edmonton Oilers 1) A response and a pulse The Hurricanes were lifeless in Friday’s loss. The team failed to start on time and really never mustered much of a push back once they fell behind. After a similarly ‘meh’ effort in a loss on Tuesday and with a deficit still to be made up, the effort and level of play was both inexcusable and inexplainable. So on Sunday I will be watching to see...
Gm47 Vs. Ott: Canes lay an egg in 4-1 loss in important game versus the Senators

Gm47 Vs. Ott: Canes lay an egg in 4-1 loss in important game versus the Senators

After reeling off seven wins in eight tries to start January, the Hurricanes had reversed course after an abysmal December. The team was still on the outside looking in, but the gap up to the playoff cut line had shrunk significantly. Then on Tuesday against the Rangers the Hurricanes failed to launch and laid an egg. With very little margin for error, that set Friday’s game to be a big one. The Hurricanes had a home match up against a bottom third team in the Senators and desperately needed a win to avoid giving back too much of what was earned in the front part of the month. Inexplicably, in that situation and desperately needing a win, the Hurricanes again failed to launch. The result was a debilitating 4-1 loss. Per a tweet shortly after the game ended: This week is eerily reminiscent of #Canes recent past. Team is able to muster a push after it digs a hole, but for whatever reason (increased pressure? taking foot off pedal? Or…?) getting close again triggers floundering each and every time. This is the next hurdle… — Canes and Coffee (@CanesandCoffee) January 19, 2019 The Hurricanes just seemed a step slow from the beginning. Early on, the Hurricanes had a decent amount of offensive zone time but seemed to shoot everything into Senators players’ shin guards. Ottawa scored first late in the first period on a rebound chance and then posted two goals in the span of 13 seconds in the front half of the second period to run out to a commanding 3-0 lead. The Hurricanes maybe pushed a bit...