Just 2 weeks ago, the Hurricanes limped into a break for the All-Star game after losing their fifth straight. The team rebounded coming out of the break, but after a couple tough losses this week, the team finds itself again limping into a break. With 5 days off before the next game, the discussion topics du jour for the upcoming week seem destined to center on topics like ‘what is wrong/how should we fix it’, ‘which Carolina Hurricanes will be moved at the trade deadline,’ ‘what can we do about the goalie position’ and other non-sunshine topics.
Not surprisingly, this week’s roundup of Carolina Hurricanes news from around the internet has some elements of that.
The goalie thing again
With Lack struggling in his NHL return on Tuesday after 3 months off due to injury, the goalie thing is in play again. I wrote about this a bunch awhile back and just might venture back in during the layoff. In the meantime…
Charles Taylor at Cardiac Cane addressed the Hurricanes’ goaltending situation after Lack’s loss on Tuesday.
On Saturday, Andrew Hammond, “the Hamburglar” hit the waiver wire. I wrote up a case for claiming Hammond in some detail and went so far as to say on Twitter that I have hunch that Francis will surprise us and put in a claim for him.
Stepping back from all of the seriousness on the ice right now, Justin Gilliland from Cardiac Canes reminds us how tremendous of a person Eddie Lack is in this fun look at Lack’s Twitter prowess.
2017 NHL trade deadline
Nearing the middle of February, the trade talk only escalates from here…
Brian LeBlanc from Canes Country refers to a source from Twitter who suggests Justin Faulk could be in play in a potential deal with the Colorado Avalanche.
Once we see how things settle out with Andrew Hammond on Sunday, my intent is to start diving into the trade deadline stuff in earnest this week.
Carolina Hurricanes’ prospects
Kevin LeBlanc at Canes Country checked in on Jake Bean, Jeremy Helvig and Canes prospect Matt Filipe and David Cotton playing in the Beanpot.
On Saturday, I posted the ‘Midterm’ update for Canes prospect Steven Lorentz. Check inside for a couple short interview links that remind us how young these prospects are and provide a glimpse into their lives away from home living with billet families.
Blast from the past – the Raleigh Ice Caps
This is an old article, but for those who have not happened upon it yet, Fun While it lasted has a reasonably detailed article chronicling the Raleigh Ice Caps and the origin of professional hockey in Raleigh.