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Storm Debris: Carolina Hurricanes News Roundup

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On new additions, former players in new places, and reactions to Auston Matthews

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Welp. Drink. At least the Hurricanes managed a point in the standings, right? Luckily, as good as Auston Matthews was the other night, the Leafs couldn’t win with him scoring 4 goals losing in OT 5-4 as well.

  • Ron Francis joined the David Glenn Show on Tuesday to discuss the final Hurricanes roster, Sebastian Aho, and receiving his very own Ron Francis Way in Sault Ste. Marie [DG Podcast].
  • The Hurricanes will go with four alternate captains with Justin Faulk and Jordan Staal as the permanent alternates and Jeff Skinner and Victor Rask as the...alternating alternates [N&O].
  • Washington Capitals’ Tom Wilson does what he does as he hilariously chirps Jordan Staal about his weight [RMNB].
  • Martin Frk, acquired on waivers from the Detroit Red Wings, once had an 8-point night with the Halifax Mooseheads in the QMJHL:
  • Former Hurricanes defenseman Michal Jordan Signs in the KHL [The Score].
  • Remember when Kris Versteeg was rumored to be signing with the Edmonton Oilers but went with the Calgary Flames instead? Here’s why. [The Hockey Writers].
  • Ron Francis has shown no trace of former management with how he’s rebuilt the franchise and the future looks bright, but the team could still use some assets up front. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Kevin Allen puts Sebastian Aho atop best rookie predictions for 2016-17 [USA Today].
  • Speaking of Sebastian Aho, in a recent interview, Canadiens prospect Joonas Nattinen calls his Finnish compatriot one to watch [EOTP].
  • Head Coach Bill Peters says the Hurricanes’ hockey sense as a whole has improved [WRAL Sports Fan].
  • Jeff Skinner opened the scoring for his season last night, and the Hurricanes will be looking for him to have a big year. [Today's Slapshot]
  • Section 328 brings you their 2016 ranking of Carolina Hurricanes veterans of all time [Section328].
  • Some kid named Auston Matthews set a league record with four goals in his NHL debut. Here it is in case you missed it:
  • Faulk talks to Chip Alexander about playing the season opener inside the typically-loud MTS Centre, and comments on Auston Matthews’ debut [N&O].
  • Auston Matthews is so good he has forced NBCSN to add a Leafs game to their schedule [Puck Daddy].
  • Steve Dangle Reacts to Auston Matthews Debut [YouTube].