April 27, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Carolina Hurricanes goalie Justin Peters (35) guards the net against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins won 8-3. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Friday Hurricanes Update

Carolina Hurricanes News

  • Yesterday’s blog on why the Canes should not look at Brenden Morrow can be found here
  • Video of the prospects at development camp working on power skating (Hurricanes’ Website)
  • Matt Karash gives a profile of Victor Rask and expectations for this upcoming season (HockeyBuzz)

My Opinion: Rask is definitely one of the better prospects in the Hurricanes’ system, but Matt’s expectations for this season may be too lofty. If he does make the team, I do not believe the right spot for him would be the wing on the Staal/Ruutu line.

He is a natural center and it may take time for him to convert. Rask could always play a season with the Checkers at wing and take time to develop.

NHL News

  • The league has still not announced whether it will be involved with the 2014 Winter Olympics or released the 2013-14 schedule as was expected to be done yesterday.
  • The Edmonton Oilers brought back Denis Grebeshkov signing him to a one-year deal (CBC)
  • Matt Duchene signed a five-year/$30 million extension with the Colorado Avalanche (USA Today)
  • The Los Angeles Kings signed Dustin Brown to an eight-year/$46 million extension (Rink Royalty)
  • New York Islanders signed Thomas Hickey to a two-year/$1.35 million contract (NHL.com)

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