The Carolina Hurricanes will hold their prospect camp next week from July 15th to 18th. Mark your calendars because they usually allow fans to watch the on ice sessions each day, late in the afternoon at the Rec Zone. All of this year's draftees except for Mattias Lidstrom are expected to attend. Also attending will be last year's draft picks Zac Dalpe and Mike Murphy. They will be joined by Chris Terry, Matthew Pistilli, Mike McKenzie, and local standout Kai Kantola. Look for a couple of other late additions as the final roster and schedule will be out soon.
Cory and I will be there to watch some of the drills and gather as many interviews as we can. Much more about this when the time comes.
The preseason schedule should be out any day now. Four dates have already been determined with probably one more opponent and two more games to go. This is what they have so far.
- 9/18 Nashville
- 9/21 at Atlanta
- 9/25 Atlanta
- 9/26 at Nashville
The full regular season schedule could be out next week as well.
Of course the ongoing negotiations with Tuomo Ruutu could come to an abrupt ending any time, with the Finn re-enlisting in Raleigh. And don't forget that management is still trying to sign that mysterious veteran defenseman.