Friday was a busy off day for the Hurricanes full of everyday hockey transactions. First, the team placed Justin Faulk on injured reserve. Then the team sent Phil Di Giuseppe to Charlotte and also placed Jakub Nakladal on waivers with the intent to do the same. Then the team back filled 2 of those slots by recalling Brock McGinn and Derek Ryan.

Then suddenly the Hurricanes announced that Bryan Bickell had been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

Suddenly hockey transactions seemed irrelevant in the bigger picture of life.

The news hit hard and dropped everyone’s spirits, but a tiny silver lining in it is how it demonstrates how the NHL and its fans really are a community at their core.

This week’s Canes Chronicle shares some of the stories from Friday and Saturday on the announcement of Bryan Bickell’s diagnosis and also other great Canes articles from around the internet.


Bryan Bickell

Chris Hine from the Chicago Tribune wrote this Blackhawks/Chicago article on Bryan Bickell’s diagnosis.

Cam Tucker from NBC Sports included comments from some of Bickell’s former Blackhawk team mates in this article.

Closer to home, Chip Alexander from The News & Observer wrote this article on Bryan Bickell.


Brett Pesce

Kyle Morton from Canes Country puts some numbers to Brett Pesce’s strong start to the 2016-17 season.


Hurricanes goaltending

Even writers outside of the Hurricanes beat and fan base are taking note of the Hurricanes goalie situation. Todd Cordell from My NHL Trade Rumors offers this article.

Matthew Barlowe at Cardiac Cane makes the case that re-signing Cam Ward was the right move in this article.


Hurricanes prospects

Charles Taylor from Cardiac Cane offers this update on the Hurricanes top prospects.


Go Canes!


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