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Will Carolina Really Sell Its Stars?

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The Carolina Hurricanes are having another rough season. For a few seasons now fans in Raleigh have had to hear the same refrain of weak optimism: there’s young talent on deck, management is willing to spend, and better times lie ahead. But through coaching changes, strong draft picks, and a few years of waiting, the Canes just don’t seem to have gotten much better. Despite having played nearly .500 hockey of late, Carolina rests in seventh place in the division with a losing record (as of the time of this writing) of 16-17-7.

NHL Off-season: Winners and Losers

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Every offseason teams lose players. That much is inevitable. Many of these teams just hope that they don’t lose their key players, stars or leaders of their team to the free agent market. Of course, it isn’t always possible to keep these guys because of salary cap considerations and the money they often demand. Alas, if you do lose one of these players, it’s bound to hurt. Not to mention, it’s even worse when you lose a player to free agency, rather than retirement, personal leave or injury. This essentially means that one teams loss becomes another teams gain. With free agency now winding down to a snails pace I’m going to give you my 3 winners and losers of the free agency period. (more…)

Are the Carolina Hurricanes done this offseason?

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The Carolina Hurricanes have had the most productive offseason in the team’s history this summer. Not only did the Hurricanes resign core offensive and defensive players from last season, like Jay Harrison, Jamie McBain and most recently Jeff Skinner, but they also bolstered their offense by trading for star center Jordan Staal and signing dynamic winger Alexander Semin. (more…)