With Ron Francis’ trade for Scott Darling on Friday, April 28 and then the announcement that Darling had been signed this past Friday, the Hurricanes’ offseason is off to a fast start. If you were away from Canes hockey this weekend, you can find my write up on the Darling signing HERE.
With what I think was the biggest need over the offseason addressed already, the big question is “What’s next?” No doubt, Francis still has work to do to build a roster for the start of the 2017-18 season.
The Monday Coffee Shop gives you the chance to predict what happens next and also what happens in total for the rest of the Hurricanes’ offseason. Please check out the companion Daily Cup of Joe today that assesses the various moves left to be made and my best guess for which happen and which happen first.
Carolina Hurricanes polls
Please remember to click ‘vote’ for each individual poll response.
1) Of the four rising young players scheduled to come off inexpensive contracts next summer (Jaccob Slavin, Brett Pesce, Elias Lindholm, Noah Hanifin) who would you most want to lock up to a long-term deal early? Which is the greatest risk for seeing his salary skyrocket with a big 2017-18 season?
2) What is your prediction for the most likely transaction to happen next? What is your prediction for a transaction or deal that is not from the list of reasonably expected summer moves?