Mar 28, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs center Tyler Bozak (42) and Carolina Hurricanes forward Jordan Staal (11) battle for position during the first period at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Tuesday Hurricanes Report


Carolina Hurricanes News

  • Yesterday’s part one grading of the offseason moves made so far can be found here. Part two will be posted later today.
  • Luke Pither, a Charlotte Checker forward, signed with Kalpa Kuopio of Finland according to his Twitter account
  • The Checkers are selling game-worn jerseys on eBay (Checkers Website)
  • Alexander Edler was served another two-game suspension for the Winter Olympics by the IIHF for his knee-on-knee hit on Eric Staal in the World Championships (Sports Illustrated)
  • Drayson Bowman was ranked 22nd in Corey Sznajder’s Top 25 Under 25 (Shutdown Line)
  • Matt Karash looks at three burning questions for the forwards in the next season (HockeyBuzz

My Opinion: I’m actually not worried about who will kill penalties next season. The players that are fighting for spots are ones that are good two-way players. Among Jordan Staal, Dwyer, Nash, Palushaj, Welsh, Lindholm and Victor Rask an offense penalty kill group will be found.

The next two holes in the offense are definitely huge. A defensive winger will need to be found for Jordan Staal’s line and a decent scoring winger for the third line with Lindholm and Jeff Skinner.

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