This Week’s News
- Hurricanes announce front office changes
- Hurricanes Top 25 Under 25 #1: Sebastian Aho
- Looking at the New Division: Wingers
- Canes Country Podcast: Expectations for Brady Skjei and Vincent Trocheck, Hurricanes Training Camp News, and Season Predictions
- Our SB Nation friends continue their divisional previews. [Blackhawks] [Blue Jackets] [Lightning] [Stars]
- Want to know when the Hurricanes are going to be rocking out in black or their Retro Whalers jersey? Check out the full schedule below:
The uniform schedule is here pic.twitter.com/BN91teuQMx— Carolina Hurricanes (@Canes) January 9, 2021
- The Hurricanes have lost another prominent staff member as Pace Sagester is departing for a new position at UNC. We at Canes Country thank Pace for his efforts in aiding our coverage of the team over the years and wish him the best in his new endeavor.
Well friends, after six years with the Hurricanes and four with the Capitals, my time in the NHL is coming to an end. Very excited to start a new chapter in my career at @UNC with University Communications. pic.twitter.com/LNqjhRpzvY— Pace Sagester (@PaceSagester) January 8, 2021
- And we’re excited to keep working with Michael Brown following his well-earned promotion, along with David Piper and Mike Sundheim:
Congratulations to @mike_brownie on his well-earned promotion to Manager of Communications for the @Canes.— Mike Sundheim (@MikeSundheim) January 8, 2021
And welcome back @davidjpiper. An intern during the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons, David now joins the team full-time as Communications Coordinator.
- Gustav Forsling has been claimed off waivers by the Florida Panthers:
Defenseman Gustav Forsling was claimed on waivers by Florida. Joel Quenneville snags one of his former guys. Though Forsling might have been a taxi squad candidate, the #Canes remain very deep on defense.— Michael Smith (@MSmithCanes) January 9, 2021
- In what has become a norm in sports today, the Hurricanes are the latest organization to offer you a chance to have your picture on a cardboard cutout in the stands. [Hurricanes]
- The Hurricanes are continuing to hone in their skills and are preparing for a scrimmage today. [Hurricanes]
- Milestones to watch for this season by Hurricanes players. [Hurricanes]
- Jack LaFontaine has quickly rose up the depth chart of goalie prospects for the Canes and Sara Civian caught for with him for a quick Q&A. [The Athletic $]
- From neuroscience to hockey, get the back story on Carolina Hurricanes data scientist Margaret Cunniff. [SI]
- Corey Crawford has announced his retirement from the NHL:
Corey Crawford has officially announced his retirement from the NHL following 10 NHL seasons and 488 regular-season games.— NHLPA (@NHLPA) January 9, 2021
"Crow" leaves the game with an impressive resume as a two-time #StanleyCup champion: https://t.co/aagQepg6wP pic.twitter.com/oe7HoJJOb2
- Former Hurricane Scott Darling has been cut by the Panthers:
As expected, the Panthers have trimmed the roster a bit.— David Dwork (@DavidDwork) January 9, 2021
Serron Noel, Henry Bowlby, John Ludvig, Max Gildon and Jake Massie have been sent to AHL Syracuse, and Scott Darling has been released from his PTO.
Florida's training camp roster now sits at 33 players.
- Bruce Boudreau wants to return to the NHL, but for now he will settle for owning and operating multiple minor league hockey teams. [The Athletic $]
- The Dallas Stars will have to wait a few extra days to begin their season as multiple players and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. [DMN]
- The WHL has announced plans for a 24 game season with more information such as a start date to be determined. [WHL]
- As the new season gets ready to start, take a look back at all the big rule changes the NHL has made for this year. [ESPN]