Carolina Hurricanes News
- Yesterday’s blog on why Elias Lindholm will be the Hurricanes’ X-Factor can be found here
- Jeff Skinner gave Taylor Swift a Hurricanes jersey yesterday (Hurricanes Instagram)
- The newcomers on defense are becoming acclimated to Raleigh (Hurricanes Website)
- Mark Jones previews the Canes preseason (Bleacher Report)
- Corey Sznajder looks at the training camp battle for third line right winger (Shutdown Line)
- Is this finally Drayson Bowman‘s year to make the Hurricanes? (Raleigh News & Observer)
Training Camp Update
Note: Information is taken from Hurricanes beat reporters such as Chip Alexander and Michael Smith, however opinions are my own.
- Jiri Tlusty made his return to practice, but participated in the second practice instead of with his regular linemates.
- Drayson Bowman continued to play with Staal and Semin: Bowman won’t take Tlusty’s spot, but playing three days with the first line has to be a good sign of him making the team.
- Nathan Gerbe made his first appearance at practice, playing with Lindholm and Skinner.
- Gerbe’s participation meant Radek Dvorak was sent to a lower line, although who he played with was not reported: Dvorak continues to move down the depth chart, which may not be a good thing, but the fourth line is where he belongs.