Carolina Hurricanes News
- Yesterday’s blog on the Philadelphia Flyers can be found here
- The first episode of Open Ice with Ryan Murphy premiered yesterday (Hurricanes’ Website)
- The second set of Charlotte Checkers’ game-worn jerseys went on eBay yesterday (Checkers’ Website)
- Matt Karash looks at the possibility of still trading Jeff Skinner (HockeyBuzz)
My Opinion: At the beginning of the summer, I would have considered trading Skinner, but at this point I don’t believe it would make much of a difference.
The defense is much better than it was last season and the top four is respectable. The Canes would have also been able to sign a forward in free agency at the beginning of July to help replace Skinner’s production. At this point there is less of a market for wingers.
Skinner also figures to be on a scoring line with Elias Lindholm and another winger. I personally like this idea and believe it will bring depth to the Hurricanes’ offense next season. Losing Skinner would greatly hurt the Canes’ offense.