With their win on Saturday against New Jersey, the Hurricanes just wrapped up a run of 4 straight road games with a 3-0-1 record. It is a great time to be part of the Caniac Nation with a run of 4 straight GAMES THAT MATTER in late March.
In the name of feel-good, this week’s Canes Chronicle offers articles on the fun and likable Finnish contingent that interesting seems to magically appear right when good stuff is going to happen in April. I also included a mix of articles on the surging Canes roster, prospects and a few other miscellaneous feel-good articles.
Carolina Hurricanes roster rising
Kyle Morton at Canes Country puts some numbers behind Eddie Lack’s run of solid outings in net.
Chip Alexander at the News & Observer wrote about Justin Faulk’s strong play of late and some of the reasons behind it.
At the front part of this week, I wrote an article asking if Elias Lindholm had officially turned the corner.
Finally, Brian LeBlanc at Canes Country wrote about the Hurricanes deserving nominee for the Masterton Trophy, Derek Ryan.
The Hurricanes Finnish connection
Charles Taylor from Cardiac Cane offers a history of popular Finnish players who have played in Raleigh through 3 separate generations.
And from the early days at Canes and Coffee Jamie Kellner from Canes Country was generous enough to write guest posts on Tuomo Ruutu, Joni Pitkanen and Jussi Jokinen who all played important roles in the 2009 season and that thing that happened at the end of it.
For those who want to go deeper in the Hurricanes Finnish history, you can also find a similar article on “the first Finn” Sami Kapanen.
The Carolina Hurricanes future continues to look bright
Eric D. Cox is high on Nicolas Roy in this article at Cardiac Cane.
At Canes and Coffee, Steve Kournianos from The Draft Analyst was interviewed about Roy for the 17th and final ‘Midterms’ check in. (The article also includes links to the other 16 prospect updates.
As detailed in this news release on the team web site, 2016 second round draft pick Janne Kuokkanen was signed to his entry-level contract this week.
It’s NOT baseball season yet and other feel-good stuff
…But I still recommend checking out the feature on the team web site on Jaccob Slavin and Noah Hanifin’s visit with old friend Michelle McMahon on the NHL Network and the game of wiffle ball that broke out.
And from Pat Pickens at NHL.com, check out a great story on young Caiden Chambers starting his Canes fandom off in style with help from the Lee Stempniak and the Carolina Hurricanes.