Carolina Hurricanes: What have we learned from pre-season

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA - JUNE 08: The Carolina Hurricanes exit the ice following Game Five of the Second Round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Tampa Bay Lightning at PNC Arena on June 08, 2021 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA - JUNE 08: The Carolina Hurricanes exit the ice following Game Five of the Second Round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Tampa Bay Lightning at PNC Arena on June 08, 2021 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) /
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TAMPA, FLORIDA – OCTOBER 01: Otto Somppi #42 of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Jamieson Rees #81 of the Carolina Hurricanes fight for the puck during a preseason game at Amalie Arena on October 01, 2021, in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FLORIDA – OCTOBER 01: Otto Somppi #42 of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Jamieson Rees #81 of the Carolina Hurricanes fight for the puck during a preseason game at Amalie Arena on October 01, 2021, in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

The prospects

Carolina’s prospect pool is something that isn’t highlighted enough on Cardiac Cane. Traditionally ranked as a top 3 pool each year, it boasts depth and a lot of talent. We got to see a lot of the fantastic talent the Canes could have in their future on display this exhibition season.

I could sit here talking about Seth Jarvis for hours, but Jack Drury, Jamieson Rees, and a lot of the younger players impressed a lot. They played with skill and intensity, but most of them still have holes in their game that will give them something to work on. I say most of them because Jarvis looks like he belongs in the NHL, but I’ve already talked about that. If you wish to read, the link is below.

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Jack Drury is someone who really impressed this summer. After a lot of rumors he was going to sign with his uncle’s team in the Big Apple, Drury ignored the lure of the New York Rangers in order to stay closer to one of his family friends. Drury has known one member of the Carolina Hurricanes organization his entire life. Carolina’s color commentator and analyzer, Emitt “Tripp” Tracy.

Drury showed a tenacity that you do not see with the usual members of the forward group in Raleigh. It’s promising to show this player who is willing to use the body to blow someone up in open ice, but also has the ability to score he shows a lot of promise for the future if he doesn’t make the roster right away.

Rees is a player that is worth watching should you get the chance. For someone so young, Rees has a habit of winning battles along the boards, battling for loose pucks and finding teammates, and just being a general annoying player for opponents. With a clear scoring edge, this player provides a bright spot in the forward prospects once Jarvis transitions out. He’s a great player.

Obviously, there have been more prospects that stood out during the preseason, but that is a conversation for a different day with what we have coming for you here on CardiacCane! As for now, let us dive into the next part of what we can take from this pre-season!