Carolina Hurricanes News
- The Hurricanes lost to the Wild last night in a shootout. The recap can be found here.
- Andrew Luistro explains how the Canes and Justin Peters are growing confidence between each other (Sunbelt Hockey Journal)
- Ansel Halle wonders if Nathan Gerbe could make the U.S. Olympic team (Too Many Men on the Site)
My Opinion: Gerbe started out the season on a tear, but has slowed down lately and that surely won’t help his chances. Looking at the possibilities for the Americans, there’s plenty of depth at wing and not a whole lot at center, which isn’t going to help him at all.
However, most of the American wingers are bigger, slower guys that were used effectively in the last Olympics in Vancouver. But unlike the Vancouver games, these Olympics will be played on a bigger ice sheet.
That means the bigger wingers that play a rugged style of play can’t be used to the best of their ability. It’s a small chance, but Gerbe could be a skilled, faster option for U.S.
Charlotte Checkers Recap
The Checkers fell to the Chicago Wolves again, losing 2-1. Brendan Woods got the scoring started before the Wolves scored two unanswered goals to win the game.
The Checkers next play Wednesday against the Hershey Bears.
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