We are now inside of a month before the expansion draft kicks off the NHL’s wheeling and dealing season for the offseason. Figuring that trades would precede the June 18-20 event, I think we can officially declare it one month away.
Ron Francis started early in filling what I think was the team’s greatest need when he traded for and signed Scott Darling. But he still has work to do. The Monday Coffee Shop and a few of the daily posts this week focused on the Hurricanes’ free agent decisions internally.
This week’s Thursday Coffee Shop pairs with today’s Daily Cup of Joe on Jaccob Slavin’s next contract and has polls that go more in-depth on the possibility of re-signing Jaccob Slavin early. In addition, the last two polls and the discussion questions start to look forward to Ron Francis options to add another difference-maker or two to the current Carolina Hurricanes roster.
Carolina Hurricanes polls
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Carolina Hurricanes discussion questions
1) Of the increasing number of player names being bandied around as possibly available both here at Canes and Coffee and other NHL news sources, which 2-3 players excite you most and why?
2) What are your thoughts on Cory Fogg’s idea of completing matching deals for defense partners Jaccob Slavin and Brett Pesce? Do you think it is important to offer them the same deal out of respect? Do you prioritize re-signing one over the other? Or are they just two separate deals altogether?