Haydn Fleury and Warren Foegele will both be re-signed.
Justin Williams will retire for good.
Trevor van Riemsdyk and Joel Edmundson test free agency.
Morgan Geekie sticks with the NHL club.
Sami Vatanen isn’t coming back.
The Carolina Hurricanes don’t sign any new, pending unrestricted free agents.
None of the current prospects ‘WOW’ at training camp enough to steal a spot.
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Turbo – Aho – Svechnikov
Dzingel – Trocheck – Necas
Nino – Geekie – Foegele
McGinn – Staal – Martinook
Slavin – Hamilton
Skjei – Fleury
Gardiner – Pesce
Now for a few final notes. The top three LWs could be considered interchangeable in order to balance scoring as needed. Staal and Geekie should also be consider interchangeable as bottom-6 centers.
If I’m forced to choose between McGinn and Martinook next season, give me McGinn.
If one of Skjei or Gardiner has to go, I’m keeping Skjei. I love Gardiner, y’all know that. But, since we invested a first in Brady, I want to see how it plays out. That, and part of me thinks Fleury could be an acceptable PP2 quarterback if Gardiner isn’t here (anyone else?).
Those considerations aside, that concludes my way-too-early, “perfect world” mock lines for the 2020-2021 Carolina Hurricanes.
How’d I do? Do you agree or disagree with my assessment? Take care of yourselves, Canes fans! Remember to practice social distancing!
Question for CC Readers: What’s your version of early mock lines for the 2020-2021 Canes?