Good luck to everyone participating in the Canes 5k this morning to benefit the Hurricanes Foundation. The Canes are expecting nearly 2,000(!) runners and walkers at PNC Arena for today’s event, more than double the number of last year’s participants. Breakfast and beverages await at the finish line, and if you happen to be the first one to cross it, you’ll get to take home this bad boy.
#Canes5k trophy has arrived— Jon Chase (@JChasesthoughts) September 7, 2019
Tale of tape:
Height: Four feet, 11 inches
Weight: 14.7 pounds (estimate)
Player hockey sticks from: Pesce, Svech, Faulk and Erik Cole
Hoisting ability: 10/10
Drinking out of ability: dicey pic.twitter.com/dlzZZMKEgb
In Other News
- The Junior Canes Squirt AA Major squad had a few questions for their pro counterparts so with the help of Sports Channel 8, they had the chance to ask them at Wednesday’s media event.
Ask the Canes with Squirt AA Major
Our #JuniorCanes Squirt AA Major squad had some questions for the Carolina Hurricanes, and Brock McGinn, Warren Foegele, Dougie Hamilton, Jordan Martinook, Haydn Fleury and Ryan Dzingel delivered! Special thanks to SportsChannel 8 on 99.9 The Fan for the video. #CarryTheFlag #TakeWarning #NCHockey #GrowTheGamePosted by Carolina Junior Hurricanes on Friday, September 6, 2019
- As an aside, Marty’s new Bulls jersey must be a good luck charm. Congratulations to the Durham Bulls for pulling off the first round SWEEP of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders to advance to the Governors’ Cup Finals!
- Jake Gardiner’s four-year, $16.2-million deal with the creates a logjam at the blue line, which coupled with the cap implications means Carolina has some work to do, so says The Hockey News.
- And we learn a bit more about the breakdown of Gardiner’s contract (seven teams, eh? That’s an interesting number).
Jake Gardiner contract breakdown: $3.65 M year 1, $3.9 M year 2, $4.2 M year 3, $4.45 M year 4. And seven-team NTC— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) September 7, 2019
- Meanwhile, Jake bids a fond farewell.
- Suffice it to say Steve Dangle is not fond of Gardiner’s farewell, as he articulates on his YouTube channel.
- Well the Patriots prevailed (shocking!) but the Canucks made a valiant effort trying to sign a free agent of their own.
- It was a less than ideal outcome for the Hurricanes prospects as they dropped the first game of the Prospects Showcase to the Capitals in a 10-3 loss yesterday. Forward Eetu Luostarinen and newly-acquired free agent defenseman Chase Priskie each tallied a goal and an assist, and showcase invite Leif Mattson scored the third goal. You can find a full recap from Nashville on Canes.com. The prospects are back in action today against the Lightning at 5 pm and we’ll have a game hub with more information around mid-afternoon.
- In the meantime, Keep Pounding, Petey.