Other possible camp invites

On Monday, I went over some of the players from within the Carolina Hurricanes organization who may receive an invite to training camp next week and there are more than a few who are worthy of an invite. As if things weren't going to be crowded enough, GM Jim Rutherford has also stated his intention […]

Game 44 Preview: Flyers at Hurricanes

Philadelphia Flyers (24-12-4) at Carolina Hurricanes (14-22-7)RBC Center, 7 p.m.TV: FS-Carolinas, CSN-Philadelphia The Hurricanes have made yet another lineup change as it is Chad LaRose who is injured this time and replacing him will be AHL All-Star forward Jerome Samson. It is odd that I wrote the article about LaRose’s value to this team yesterday […]

Carolina Hurricanes Projections

The season began yesterday but I forgot to post a full recap of the projections I have for this year’s taem. There’s a few players who I didn’t get to post my in-depth projections for so I’m including them in here too. I’m only including players who began the year on the team because doing […]

Winnipeg Jets Season Preview

I don’t think there’s any doubt that the biggest change this off-season was the Atlanta Thrashers being bought by True North and moving to Winnipeg to become the Jets. It’s going to have a big effect on the division as far as travel goes and this could be the last season this team is in […]

Tampa Bay Lightning Season Preview

The Lightning were a very good team last year and surprised a lot of people with how deep they went into the playoffs last year and now we are all wondering if they can pull a repeat performance or possibly take the top spot in the Southeast from the Washington Capitals. I don’t think they […]

Florida Panthers Season Preview

There were few teams who were more active than the Florida Panthers on the first few days of July this off-season. With the NHL imposing a new cap floor, GM Dale Tallon felt the need to spend as much as he could and Florida how has a roster that consists of players who were second […]

Washington Capitals Season Preview

Everyone knows what to expect from the Washington Capitals these days. They will have a great regular season and then struggle come playoff time. The expectations for this team are raised every year and judging from most of their fans, anything less than an Eastern Conference finals appearance will be a disappointment for this team […]

Carolina Hurricanes Season Preview

After missing the playoffs by only one game, there is a sense of optimism among Canes fans that this team will be in the playoff hunt once again. However, there are many who say that the Hurricanes were not that good of a team last year and the one thing that kept them in the […]

Anthony Stewart 2011-12 Projection

I have been very critical of the Anthony Stewart signing this summer, as I feel that he does not add much to a team which is in big need of scoring depth. Yes, he netted 14 goals last year but half of those came in the first 25 games of the season, while he only […]

Tim Gleason 2011-12 Projection

It feels kind of weird to do a projection for Tim Gleason because scoring goals isn’t his job. Being a steady defensive defenseman is what he’s paid to do and the maximum amount of points we can expect from him is around 20. That said, we’ll still do a projection for him and also look […]

Predicting the Forward Lines

With the cuts made yesterday, the forward group for the Hurricanes is beginning to look clearer and so are the possible line combinations. There’s a very good chance the lines change over the season but it’s good to have an idea what the “main” ones will be at the beginning of the year. Ideally, you […]

Brandon Sutter 2011-12 Projection

Brandon Sutter’s already had quite a productive NHL career at such a young age but I remember hearing from a few fans that last season was “disappointing” for him. It’s probably because he saw his point total drop from 40 to 29 and he scored seven fewer goals than he did the previous season. Was […]

Jamie McBain 2011-12 Projection

There’s quite a lot of great, young defensemen in the NHL right now and one guy who kind of falls under the radar of many fans is Carolina’s Jamie McBain. While he isn’t in the same class as guys like Drew Doughty, John Carlson or PK Subban, he quietly had a very solid rookie season […]

Alexei Ponikarovsky 2011-12 Projection

After spending the entire summer talking about how Alexei Ponikarovsky could help the Hurricanes and how his terrible offensive numbers last year were a fluke, it’s time to finally project what kind of numbers he will put up this season. Now that he’s 31, I think his days of being a 20-goal scorer are gone, […]

Training Camp Questions: The First Line

The biggest concern going into this pre-season is wondering who will play on the first line with Eric Staal now that all of his wingers from last season (Cole, Samsonov, Stillman) have left the building. Ideally, you want your team’s first line to strike fear into the opponent’s defense and force them to be on […]