After another long offseason, hockey is here. As I write this, the Carolina Hurricanes are off to a 2-0 start and are on pace to defend their 2016 championship. Alas, it is not at the NHL level, but what’s not to like about the latest draft classes setting a precedent that when they pull a Hurricanes sweater over their head, they win and claim championships.
Closer to home and at the NHL level, hockey is also very close. The annual media day was Monday which offered a decent amount of content this week to go with the Traverse City tourney news.
Without further ado, here is the final summer reading list before hockey starts up in earnest on PNC Arena ice later this week.
Carolina Hurricanes media day
If you missed it this week and want the maximum dosage, the best thing to do is to head over to CarolinaHurricanes.com where you can find a bunch of short interview videos, but here are a couple of my favorites for those who want a shorter list.
Probably the biggest news to drop on media day was Coach Bill Peters saying the team would have a captain for 2017-18. The News & Observer article with the video clip with Peters’ comments is HERE, and Canes and Coffee discussed that subject HERE.
Traverse City Prospects Tournament
For Game 1, a 6-2 win over the Red Wings on Friday, Michael Smith’s recap at CarolinaHurricanes.com is HERE, and Canes and Coffee’s game notes are HERE.
For Game 2, a 4-0 win over the Rangers on Saturday, Michael Smith’s recap at CarolinaHurricanes.com is HERE, and Canes and Coffee’s game notes are HERE.
More Carolina Hurricanes prospects news
Dave McCarthy at NHL.com penned this article that has Jake Bean coming into training camp looking to make an impression and seize an NHL roster spot.
See where Peter Harling at Dobber Prospects has the Carolina Hurricanes prospect pool rated in his ranking of all 31 NHL teams’ youth.