The NHL free agent season kicked off with fireworks at 12pm on Friday. Within the first hour, more than $300 million had been spent largely on big 5-6-year contracts in the range of $6 million per year. This time last year, Canes GM Ron Francis more or less sat out the event with his lone deal being a 1-year deal to re-sign Riley Nash. But in 2016, Francis was a bit more active adding NHLers Viktor Stalberg on a 1-year deal for $1.5 million and Lee Stempniak on a 2-year deal for $2.5 million per year. Along the way, Francis also signed veteran AHLer Andrew Miller to a 2-way contract.
Today’s Sunday Canes Chronicle features articles from around the internet about the Canes moves and the 2 NHL players that they acquired.
Assessment of Hurricanes’ moves and checking what’s left