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Quick Takes: Tim Wallace and Andreas Nodl Sign In Europe, Chad LaRose Next?

Former Hurricanes turn to Europe for contracts

Tim Wallace tries to score against James Reimer
Tim Wallace tries to score against James Reimer
John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Reports on Twitter Tuesday confirmed that Tim Wallace and Andreas Nodl will join former teammates Bobby Sanguinetti, Tim Brent, and Marc-Andre Bergeron in Europe this coming season.

Wallace, who played in 28 games for the Hurricanes last season, signed to play in the Swedish Hockey League. Nodl played in eight games in Carolina last season. He will play in Switzerland.

Brent said his goodbyes on Twitter last week after his new KHL team, Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod announced his signing. The center was a huge disappointment last season as he failed to score a single goal in 30 games.

Sanguinetti and Bergeron had previously announced their signings in Europe.


Where will Chad LaRose sign?

Luke DeCock had an interesting article in Sunday's paper which created quite a buzz about the rise and fall of Chad LaRose. In the article, DeCock says that LaRose did not answer texts or phone messages, meaning that the winger is looking to stay out of the media.

Remember that Jim Rutherford threw the winger under the bus during his end of season press conference when he told local media that LaRose skipped his end of season interview.

With most teams under severe salary cap pressure and with many free agents still on the market, LaRose could be hard pressed to get an NHL contract. Could it be long before there is an announcement of his signing in Europe?

The Michigan native's numbers last season were not impressive as he scored just two goals and two assists in 35 games, but his average minutes of ice time per game dropped from a career high 16:46 in 2011-12 to 12:51 per game in 2012-13.


Open Ice with Ryan Murphy

The Carolina Hurricanes are keeping up some fresh content over the slow month of August. This week they posted part one of a behind the scenes look at Ryan Murphy's experience at development camp. Check it out here.