After a week off in the midst of a busy weekend with the conclusion of the Hurricanes prospect camp and also the start of free agency, Sunday Canes Chronicle returns this week with a decent collection of articles and interviews from around the internet.
This week likely represents the last full out ‘storm’ of news as we creep closer to the ‘calm’ (and sometimes painful quiet) of the six most uneventful weeks of the hockey year spanning mid-July through the end of August leading up to the start of training camp.
This week’s batch of reading picks up with news on the conclusion of the Hurricanes prospect camp and the Marcus Kruger trade both of which seem ancient already but are actually less than a week old. Next is a couple Ron Francis’ interviews and some feel-good articles both from the rink and from outside it.
Carolina Hurricanes prospect camp
From the category of “a picture is worth a 1,000 words” check out Jamie Kellner’s mini-photo album from prospect which is at Canes Country. You can also find another treasure trove of Hurricanes photos at Jamie’s Smugmug site.
Chip Alexander at the News & Observer offered first impressions on 2017 first-round draft pick Martin Necas through the eyes of Coach Rod Brind’Amour in his many quotes in the article.
Matt shared some insight from the Carolina Hurricanes prospect camp in this “Prospects Ramblings” article by Peter Harling at Dobber Prospects.
And in case you missed it, more player by player player notes from the prospect scrimmage were included in our recap at Canes and Coffee.
General Manager Ron Francis hits the interview circuit
Ron Francis was interviewed this week about the progress building the 2017-18 Hurricanes roster on the NHL Tonight show on NHL.com.
Francis also did an interview with Scott Laughlin on the Power Play show on XM Radio.
Brett Finger at Canes Country wrote up the Marcus Kruger addition in detail with a few nifty charts and also questions as to what his addition means for the Hurricanes’ lineup.
Here at Canes and Coffee, we offered our initial thoughts on the trade for Marcus Kruger and followed up with an article that considered the relationship between Kruger and Jordan Staal for the 2017-18 Hurricanes.
Good vibes on and off the ice
Dom Luszczyszyn went mathematical on the NHL’s moves so far, and Canes fans will be happy with where their team ranks in this article.
Section 328 provided great news on Caniac Tony Price and his success battling pancreatic cancer. We are not sure if we should add this to the list of many great people stories in our Hurricanes hockey community for the 2016-17 season or if we should count it as the first for the 2017-18 season. Either way, it is great news!