If you voted early and did not check in to see how things finished up, I think voting in last Thursday’s Coffee Shop post was interesting. Voting was nearly unanimous in terms of identifying a top priority, but Canes and Coffee readers were pretty split in terms of which young defensemen they would/would not give up to add an impact forward and also split in terms of which forwards they preferred.
With June here, but the expansion draft still nearly two weeks ago, we are officially in what I termed ‘the calm before the storm’ for yesterday’s Sunday Canes Chronicle. Deals are possible now, but I think the fireworks start in earnest in the window in between the end of the Stanley Cup Finals and the start of the roster/trade freeze prior to Las Vegas making its selections. (You can find expansion draft and all of the other key NHL dates in the calendar article from Saturday.)
Without a ton of new news in the quiet period leading up to the potential fireworks, today’s polls and discussion questions are a collection of hypothicals from recent poll responses, Coffee shop discussions and comments/debates on other articles.
Carolina Hurricanes polls
Please remember to click ‘vote’ after each individual poll response.
1) If you could do one deal (that is reasonable), what would it be? And if the other GM (or agent if it is a free agent) plays hardball, how much more would you boost your offer before walking away and looking elsewhere?
2) Just for fun, what day and time does Francis do his next deal (not counting predictable stuff like qualifying restricted free agents), and what is it?