With the bye week, the past week was a quiet one on the Hurricanes front with no games or even practices from Sunday through Thursday and a light 2-game week. But between early rumblings of the trade deadline which is now less than 2 weeks away and a decent number of other articles, the week was actually a fairly busy one on the news front.
Hurricanes player features
Alex Prewitt from Sports Illustrated offers a great read on Derek Ryan’s circuitous route to the NHL.
Mike Solarte from TWC News has a short 2-minute video checking in on Andrej Nestrasil in Charlotte.
The most recent ‘Midterms’ check in at Canes and Coffee featured Spokane Chief Hudson Elynuik (with links to previous 7 articles).
A team effort from Canes Country wraps up their top 20 Hurricanes of all time with number 1-5.
Pierre LeBrun from ESPN writes on the common theme of the Hurricanes’ depth on the blue line and possibilities to use it to bolster their forward ranks.
Possibly looking forward to summer if Francis tries to upgrade in net, Jared Clinton from The Hockey News offers a short list of 5 pending unrestricted free agent goalies that could be available come July.
Canes and Coffee reader Michael Perlmutter evaluates the Duchene for Faulk thing and emerges with a different answer as part of a new series of reader articles.
Other interesting stuff
Well-timed coming off of a tough loss on Friday, Matthew Barlowe from Cardiac Cane sees the bright side with 5 things Hurricanes’ fans should be excited about.
Harvey Fialkov from the Sun Sentinel writes about Aaron Ekblad’s slow start in his third season in 2016-17. I think the article is relevant on the Hurricanes front because of the number of young defensemen at various stages of development suggesting a need for patience (myself included) and also demonstrating that setbacks are not uncommon even with good young players.
In case you missed it with the nice weather on Saturday, I compared and contrasted the in-process rebuilds of the Hurricanes and Maple Leafs that started at about the same time.