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Storm Advisory for February 8: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup (Update: Kruger, Jooris on Waivers)

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Trade winds beginning to swirl; Ron Francis discusses the state of the organization

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Kruger, Jooris on waivers

The Hurricanes announced this afternoon that Josh Jooris and Marcus Kruger have been placed on waivers, and are likely to be assigned to Charlotte should they clear tomorrow at noon. Presumably this means that the Canes will be calling players up from the AHL for tomorrow’s game against the Canucks, the logical names being Valentin Zykov and Warren Foegele, but nothing has been confirmed yet, so stay tuned.

Reading Assignments

  • If you missed it yesterday, Elliotte Friedman lists a few possible Canes moves in his most recent 31 Thoughts. One involving Justin Faulk and another saying the Penguins might be sniffing around Derek Ryan. [Sportsnet]
  • You can see some thoughts from out own Brian LeBlanc here on the proposed swap, and be sure to check out the views of our Red Wings SB Nation brethren over at Winging It In Motown [Winging It In Motown]
  • Chip Alexander of the News & Observer caught up with General Manager Ron Francis to get his thoughts on a number of things, including the new owner and his view of the playoff chase. [News & Observer]
  • David Marcoux, maligned former Canes goalie coach, discusses the importance of playing the puck well as a netminder. [NHL]
  • One candidate for Governor in the state of Connecticut has a proposal for new Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon. [Youtube]
  • Speaking of the owner, his attention has turned to a surface perhaps more slick than the ice at PNC Arena: the greens at Pebble Beach. [News & Observer]
  • The Canes and team ambassador Erik Cole are providing a suite for the Me Fine Foundation for critically ill children for the remainder of the season. Certainly a worthwhile cause. [Hurricanes]