Carolina Hurricanes News
- Yesterday’s look at Nathan Gerbe vs. Aaron Palushaj can be found here
- The second episode of Open Ice with Ryan Murray premiered yesterday (Hurricanes Website)
- Pat McGrath bid farewell to the Canes from a Florida Panther point of view (The Rat Trick)
- Mark Jones looks at where Elias Lindholm will fit in on the Hurricanes’ depth chart (Bleacher Report)
My Opinion: I’ve always been for the idea of running three strong lines, which would mean that Lindholm would be on the third line with Jeff Skinner and another winger. I believe this would give the Canes excellent depth and open up some scoring on the lower lines.
I don’t see Lindholm taking a winger’s spot because it would cause Skinner to slot in at center on the third line, when he is better utilized on the wings.
Similar to Mark, I believe the Swede is a lock for the Canes opening-night roster. He’s too good for the AHL and after signing him to an ELC, it makes no sense to send him back to Sweden.