- Ripped from the headlines of No Crap: The Magazine:
It’s my understanding the Carolina Hurricanes plan on buying out the contract of G Scott Darling when the buyout period opens and that the netminder is aware of their decision.— David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) May 19, 2019
- And you might be wondering how a buyout will impact the Hurricanes’ cap. Here’s your answer:
If the Carolina #Hurricanes were to buyout goaltender Scott Darling per @TheFourthPeriod, the buyout cap hit would be as follows:— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) May 19, 2019
2022-23: $1.183Mhttps://t.co/PUcgxG06vI https://t.co/WednCNwEUs
- Worth noting: the Hurricanes still have two years left on Alexander Semin’s buyout, so they will be paying those two players more than $8 million over the next two seasons to not play for them, which I’m sure will make Tom Dundon just giddy.
- Jeff Jacobs, a longtime columnist at the Hartford Courant, has long been the man leading the “keep the Whalers’ history in Hartford” brigade, taking shots at the Hurricanes and specifically Peter Karmanos at every possible opportunity. Which is why it’s safe to say no one saw this column coming. [Connecticut Post]
- It might not be as cryptic as Micheal Ferland’s message, but Curtis McElhinney seems to accept that his time with the Hurricanes might be limited.
- A reminder: today is locker clean-out day for the Canes players. We’ll have coverage later today here, and likely through the day on twitter @CanesCountry.
- Four Sharks were injured in their Game 5 loss yesterday. [Mercury News]
About Last Night
Speaking of the Sharks’ Game 5 loss yesterday, the Sharks lost Game 5 yesterday. They got no help at all in losing a quarter of their lineup to injury, but credit the Blues for taking full advantage. Jaden Schwartz scored a hat trick, his second of the playoffs, and Vladimir Tarasenko scored the first penalty-shot goal in Blues playoff history (!) as St. Louis shut out the Sharks 5-0 in San Jose.
The Blues now have a chance to clinch the Western Conference title on home ice tomorrow night, with a 3-2 lead in the series. And if they win tomorrow, there’s no doubt in my mind that some radio station in St. Louis is going to play “Gloria” nonstop right up to the start of the Stanley Cup Final, so brace yourself now.