Carolina Hurricanes News
- Yesterday’s blog on the Hurricanes being a playoff team or not can be found here.
World Junior Championship Preview
The WJC is coming soon – tomorrow to be precise and the Canes will have a few representatives in the tournament, so let’s take a look at some of the players:
Elias Lindholm: Here’s the most obvious Hurricanes prospect in the tournament. The 18-year-old needed permission to play for Team Sweden, which was given by GM Jim Rutherford. Playing in Sweden and with a stacked team, Lindholm has a chance at dominating the tournament. Sweden is the favorite to win the championship at this point.
Erik Karlsson: Another Swedish prospect, Karlsson, a winger, will join Lindholm in Sweden’s quest for the gold medal. The two could play on the same line after spending some time together in the Hurricanes summer camp before the start of the season. Karlsoon has impressed in the Swedish Elite League, but won’t make as much of an impact as Lindholm.
Jaccob Slavin: Brett Pesce was the first Hurricanes defenseman invited to Team USA’s camp, but Slavin will be the one wearing the American jersey as Pesce was cut and Slavin has made the team. The Colorado College defenseman is a strong two-way player that has a chance to make an impact with a young USA team.