It would have been nice to just spring forward through the overtime on Saturday night, but alas, as is usually the case, the whole Daylight Saving Time thing in March just means that I am minus an hour of sleep.
So in trying to get to sleep, I will skip the usually rambling prelude and just get right to this week’s Carolina Hurricanes articles from around the internet.
The future is still bright
Chris Dilks from SBNation’s College Hockey section checked in briefly on Hurricanes’ prospect Jack LaFontaine.
Kyle Morton at Canes Country hashed through the numbers for Valentin Zykov’s strong NHL debut on Thursday night.
Also from Canes Country, Kevin LeBlanc checked in on prospects Jeremy Helvig and Spencer Smallman.
Justin Gilliland at Fansided’s Cardiac Cane says that Elias Lindholm has found his game.
The ChronicleHerald finds Canes prospect Nicolas Roy doing well off the ice in addition to on it, as Roy has been selected as 1 of only 18 candidates for the QMJHL’s award for academic excellence.
Finally, Canes and Coffee’s ‘Midterms’ series continued with a quick look in on Aleksi Saarela’s 2016-17 season.
The process of letting go of another Hurricanes season almost certainly without playoffs is a painful process and 1 that grows with each successive year. It would be a doozy of a post if I collected up a sample of people letting go of 2016-17 in 140 characters X however many tweets it takes on Twitter. Instead, let me share a couple tries at doing so more poetically.
Corey Sznajder from The Energy Line talks a bit about the Peters/Lack event and other struggles as a Canes fan right now.
At Section 328, Meg Palmer/ @, goes through some of the on-ice struggles, I think the way she finishes her article is most important.
On the lighter side
I think the tally of Forslund-isms in my Thursday post has grown to more than 50 and still going if you want something Hurricanes to celebrate in March.
And even cooler, Eric Francis from the Calgary Herald penned a wonderful story about a young eye cancer survivor who was able to see a Calgary Flames game for the first time.
Keep the faith!