Carolina Hurricanes Summer Status: In Rod We Trust

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The summer hockey news has gone quiet as we approach the middle of July already. The Carolina Hurricanes and general manager, Eric Tulsky still have some work to do. Still, it is important to remember the organization's foundation at this point to prevent panic in the uncertainty of new players and potential transactions approaching. Head coach, Rod Brind'Amour is still here and an important piece of the Canes' success.

Change is a shock and the Canes have had a lot this summer. Long-time general manager, Don Waddell, left the organization and picked up with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Players were expected to exit but it is never easy to see after such extended success recently. Brind'Amour, despite rumors, signed a multi-year extension in May and will be behind the bench for the near future.

Arguably the most knowledgeable of the organization, the former Stanley Cup-winning captain will have a lot of "say" in the organizational decisions moving forward. He has always had his hand in the younger players while coaching the team to several divisional titles and playoff appearances.

The 2020-21 Jack Adams Award winner has 278 career victories and has yet to coach a team that does not qualify for the post season. Brind'Amour continuously gets praise from his current and past players. Brett Pesce focused on his relationship with Brind'Amour when discussing how difficult it was to leave Raleigh.

The 53-year-old coach has brought energy and excitement to Raleigh and it shows in how his teams play. The structured system is run well and provides constant movement and pressure on the opposition. The system requires commitment and energy while being responsible in all areas of the ice. There is no better coach to implement his values to a group of new players and raise their respective games.

Success starts from the top and this organization is in great hands, no matter the players, while Brind'Amour is part of the management and coaching staff.