Hurricanes News Recap: Staals, Sutter, Conditioning Camp and More

As of midnight, the Staal brothers were running a tight horse race in the latest poll.

The last few days have been a storm surge of TV coverage, articles, texts, tweets, analysis, sound bites, and perhaps even a little humor as Canes fans turned our collective attention from draft rankings to blockbuster trades and now on to what happens next with free agency and a CBA negotiations around the corner. So in case you missed anything and need a convenient way to catch up, here's a quick recap.

After the jump:

  • Reaction to "the trade" from around the league, including interview audio
  • Other notes from Draft Day
  • Hurricanes Conditioning Camp begins this week
  • Hurricanes free agents update - who was qualified?
  • What happens next with the CBA?

The Trade

The following news links flow in relatively chronological order as Jordan Staal met with the media on Saturday, followed by media availability from Brandon Sutter, Eric Staal, and Jim Rutherford on Monday.

Mike Sundheim @MikeSundheim: Jordan Staal will wear No. 11 with the Hurricanes, and the brothers will have their initials on their jersey nameplates.

Other Draft-related news and Hurricanes Conditioning Camp
Collin Olsen C_Olsen29: Heading to Carolina tomorrow morning. Couldn't be more excited! #canes
Brody Sutter Sutts19: Good luck to all the guys headed to the @nhl_canes summer camp this week. You're gonna need it. Trust me. #HardestWeekOfMyLife #14HourDays

Hurricanes Free Agency Update
Collective Bargaining Agreement and Labor Negotiations

The NHL Players Association is meeting this week in Chicago to begin developing the player strategy for CBA negotiations. Executive Director Donald Fehr met with the media for the first time on Monday to lay out the agenda. The current Collective Bargaining Agreement expires September 15. While the framework for the CBA will not likely change substantially, at the heart of the negotiations will be revenue sharing, along with realignment and participation in the Olympics, among other issues.
Finally, the Hockey Hall of Fame will announce its Class of 2012 today. Greg Wyshynski of Puck Daddy makes his predictions here, who are your predictions?

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