From hot prospect to average NHLer to guaranteed 30-goal man, Jeff O’Neill has been all over the spectrum. And in the short history of the Carolina Hurricanes, few names are remembered as fondly as his.
I would just like to give a shout out to this poor boy who's been with 3 different NHL teams in 2 months. I'd go crazy if I were him. Welcome Back Home, Zach!
Article about Semin's return to play Washington. Great embedded links for anyone interested in a historical perspective of what the Caps fan site thought of him at the time.
The Hurricanes have made another lateral move disguised as a win-now trade. Stewart for a fourth-line grinder like Westgarth would be a pretty even-production swap, but why throw in a couple of draft picks (late-round lottery picks though they may be?) Time will tell, but it seems like the prospect movement may be falling off before our eyes.
"The Flyers acquired prospect Mark Alt, along with Boucher, from Carolina in exchange for minor leaguer Luke Pither."
In what appears to be an end to this terrible lockout, a tentative deal has been reached with still more work to do. Most importantly it looks like we could have around a 40-50 game schedule starting as early as mid January according this article. Anyway, I know we still have to wait for more specifics, but it looks as if were gonna have some form of Hurricanes Hockey!
Alex Semin proves you can go home again, but let's hope not for too long and definitely not for good!
Alexander Semin lives in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, a 12-hour time difference from DC. On Sept. 6 he flew to Novosibirsk, 500 miles west of Krasnoyarsk, to watch the 1st game of the new Lokomotiv team. Unsurprisingly, he was quite affected by the plane crash a year ago, having known and/or played with several team members. I remember him saying he learned of the crash when his sister called him while he was driving. He had to pull over. This is a brief interview from Sept. 6. It needs Google translate or similar.