April 23, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller talks to the referee Wes McCauley (4) during the 3rd period against the at the PNC center. The Hurricanes defeated the Islanders 4-3 in a shoot out. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday Hurricanes Report

Carolina Hurricanes News

  • Yesterday’s preview of the New York Islanders can be found here
  • Trevor Carrick and Justin Shugg were named 17th and 16th on Corey Sznajder’s Top 25 Under 25 (Shutdown Line)
  • Andrew Luistro looks at how a single game in the 2002 season turned things around for the Canes and Atlanta Thrashers (Sun Belt Hockey)
  • Luistro also looks at which players could make the Olympics in 2014 (The Hockey Writers)

My Opinion: I agree with pretty much all of what Andrew wrote. The skilled players on the team will play for the less-hockey developed countries such as Andrej Sekera and Tuomo Ruutu, while Eric Staal will likely be the only candidate for Canada.

Justin Faulk will have a difficult time making the U.S. team, but he’s impressed before and a good start to the season could earn him a spot on the team.

My Opinion: Although it doesn’t look like the Canes will sign LaRose, I wouldn’t totally rule it out.

LaRose is having trouble finding a team, as most free agents are, while the Canes have an opening on the third line. They may use a younger player to fill the role, but could look at the veteran LaRose for a bounce-back season.


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