With a couple days of practice and the Caniac Carnival already in the rearview mirror, the preseason starts in earnest with three games in three days starting tonight in Buffalo. Someone holler if he/she finds a video stream, but I had a couple contacts from Buffalo ping me to ask if the Hurricanes would have one. They were not aware of one from the Buffalo side. There should be a radio version available online with a chance to enjoy Chuck Kaiton’s call.

The run of three games offers a first chance for Peters to evaluate players outside of the current lineup as possible upgrades and also begin to assess his working version of forward lines, defense pairings and special teams units.

Getting an early read on the situation is the subject of today’s Coffee Shop polls and discussion.


Carolina Hurricanes polls

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Which parts of the lineup are you most looking to evaluate in the run of three preseason games?

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Which newcomer or rookie are you most looking forward to seeing in game action? (Select up to three.)

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Discussion questions


1) Which player on the outside looking in on the current lineup do you think will most impress in the first run of three preseason games and gain NHL roster consideration in the process?


2) What combinations of players are you watching most closely this week?


3) The first run of preseason games will have been a big success if _____________.



Go Canes!


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