An eventful week for the NHL is nearly completed. First, we went through a few iterations of the expansion draft before it finally yielded a preliminary Las Vegas roster. Then before the smoke had even cleared on the expansion draft, the regular draft and the wheeling and dealing that it brings was only a couple days away.

On a Hurricanes front, the team simultaneously avoided losing a player and brokered a deal for Trevor van Riemsdyk who Las Vegas selected from Chicago. Then on Friday and Saturday, the Hurricanes used all of its eight draft choices.

Today’s reading list focuses on this week’s group of Hurricanes newcomers including Trevor van Riemsdyk and the new draftees.


Trevor van Riemsdyk

Scott Cullen from TSN looks statistically at van Riemsdyk and suggests that the Hurricanes received good value in him.

Brett Finger from Canes Country assesses the van Riemsdyk acquisition here.

At Canes and Coffee, we offered our initial thoughts on van Riemsdyk and where he fits on the Hurricanes roster.

And a second article on the van Riemsdyk acquisition offers a few additional Hurricanes’ angles on the trade.


The Carolina Hurricanes 2017 draft class

To help everyone get up to speed on the newest Hurricanes prospects drafted on Friday and Saturday, Canes and Coffee offers a profile and reading list for each player (last two still in process).

Martin Nekas — First round (#12 overall) — Czech Republic

Eetu Luostarinen — Second round (#42 overall) — Finland

Luke Martin — Second round (#52 overall) — University of Michigan

Morgan Geekie — Third round (#67 overall) — Tri-City Americans (WHL)

Stelio Mattheos — Third round (#73 overall) — Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)

Eetu Makiniemi — Fourth round (#104 overall) — Finland

Brendan Du Jong — Sixth round ( #166 overall) — Portland Winterhawks (WHL) ==>COMING SOON

Ville Rasanen — Seventh round (#197) — Finland ==>COMING SOON


Go Canes!


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