Happy Friday the Thirteenth, but more importantly, happy Training Camp day! In about 45 minutes we’ll start to learn whether pride or passion will prevail this preseason. Brett and I will be providing coverage this morning from PNC Arena, so stay tuned here, on twitter, and maybe even Instagram for news and updates for all things Canes.
In the meantime here’s the training camp schedule.
And the roster.
And the Team Pride and Team Passion assignments, with one new addition: former Senators defenseman Fredrik Claesson is in camp on a PTO.
- Yesterday’s News Today - Breaking down the 2019-20 schedule, and tracking how you feel about the Hurricanes as they head into the preseason.
- Michael Smith empties his notebook, covering what we learned in Nashville, thoughts on the Jake Gardiner contract, an update on Trevor van Riemsdyk, and more in a prologue to training camp. [Canes.com]
- Thoughts from John Forslund on the Canes blue line, the next step for Andrei Svechnikov, and more in this week’s Canes Corner podcast with Adam Gold. [WRALSportsFan]
- Don’t ever turn down an opportunity to read or listen to an interview with Rod Brind’Amour. This is no exception. He talks about the constant drive to stay relevant, along with other thoughts on his roster as he heads into training camp. [SI.com]
- There are locks to make the Hurricanes’ Opening Night roster. ... and there is everyone else and how they fit into the equation. [The Athletic $]
- An NHL rule change is in place for next season regarding tiebreakers for the league standings.
- Logan Couture has been named the new captain for the Sharks (but it’s a bit crowded on the next rung of the leadership ladder). [Sharks.com]
- It’s not often that a failed drug test becomes a positive, but for the Golden Knights’ Shea Theodore it was an early detection blessing in disguise. [Players Tribune]
- Around the league defensemen are getting paid. The Jets inked Josh Morrissey to an eight-year, $50m contract. [Jets.com] [breakdown of the terms]
- And the ink apparently hasn’t dried on this one yet, but when Ivan Provorov arrives at Flyers training camp tomorrow, he’s expected to sign a six-year contract with an AAV of $6.75m per season. [Bob McKenzie on twitter]