After a tough 0-3 week for the Carolina Hurricanes and a heavy dose of adversity, this week’s Sunday Canes Chronicle aims to offer some respite for Canes fans. As a starting point, consider voting in our lighthearted poll to name the cutest “Baby Cane” from the slide show that Fox Sports aired as part of Saturday’s telecast for the Hurricanes dads’ trip.
After that, check out the collection of articles on the Carolina Hurricanes from around the internet.
Carolina Hurricanes’ playoff hopes
I recognize that optimism is low right now after a tough week, but if you create standings based on games above .500, the team is tied with the Flyers and Bruins for the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference right now. And on January 22, a full 46 games into the 2016-17 season, that is a good place to be.
Andrew Schnittker from the Technician wrote this article about the Canes’ playoff hopes.
Travis Yost from TSN.ca also chimed in calling the Hurricanes a “legitimate playoff contender” this week.
Granted it was before the 0-3 week, but Matthew Barlowe from Cardiac Cane did a survey of some of the statistical models that predict playoff teams with reasonably favorable results.
Dave Molinari from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette offers an outsider’s view of the Hurricanes playoff push and also a former insider’s view of Jordan Staal’s game.
Carolina Hurricanes prospects make the future bright
The next wave of future Hurricanes continues to paint the future bright.
Michael Smith from the team web site detailed Alex Nedeljkovic’s surprising NHL debut in relief on Tuesday night in Columbus.
Great NHL level Hurricanes’ player articles
Tom Giulitti from NHL.com provided an update on Bryan Bickell’s battle with multiple sclerosis.
Cory Lavalette at the North State Journal wrote a great article on Viktor Stalberg’s unique path to the NHL.