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
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.
2006 Stanley Cup Finals
Perfect storm for Ron Francis to build the 2016-17 team?
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:
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.