This past week was actually reasonably busy in terms of real news which is odd for this time of year. In the span of a couple days, the Canes signed Ulf Samuelsson as the head coach for the Charlotte Checkers, inked Josh Wesley to an entry-level deal on the last day to do so and saw Peter Karmanos and his finances in the news again. This week’s look at Carolina Hurricanes news from around the internet has a bit of that and more.


Peter Karmanos situation

Mark Jones from Today’s Slapshot details the Peter Karmanos event.

This article steers clear of the usual offered a detailed and reasonable view of the lawsuit filed against Peter Karmanos for $100 million by his 3 sons.

Early last fall, I wrote an article detailing the long and winding road of Karmanos trying to sell part of the team.


2006 Stanley Cup Finals

Sportsnet has a game by game recap of the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals including quotes from players and coaches.


Perfect storm for Ron Francis to build the 2016-17 team?

Frank Seravalli from suggests it could be a busy summer for trades.

I think there is a bit of drama for clicks with P.K. Subban again making his way onto a trade list, but the list does show the volume of players who could be available. I said on Twitter this week, that a perfect storm is brewing for the biggest trade summer in recent history. With the cap now expected to be nearly flat, so many teams budget-constrained, a number of good RFAs who will require bigger contracts and the potential impending expansion draft next summer, I think there will be ton of activity.


As a couple examples:

Chris Nichols at Today’s Slapshot has Bob McKenzie saying the Oilers will be open for business as expected.

Chris Nichols at Today’s Slapshot also has Bob McKenzie talking about the Ducks situation with 2 good RFA defensemen in Hampus Lindholm and Sami Vatanen which could put 1 on the open market.

Then there are the dual goalie situations in which a team could lose 1 for nothing next summer to the expansion draft plus the usual teams that have cap issues. The situation could be perfect for Francis to canvas the situation opportunistically prey on teams that are up against the wall just like he did in the deal that brought Kris Versteeg and Joakim Nordstrom to the Canes last fall for pretty much nothing.


Go Canes!

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