This Week’s News
- Hurricanes claim Forsberg, place Nedeljkovic on waivers, trade Bishop to Senators
- Hurricanes have potential for elite center play in 2021
- Looking at the new division: Defensemen
- Looking at the new division: Goaltenders
- Pesce, Hurricanes ready for long-awaited reunion
- Hockey is back! While the Hurricanes have to wait one more day to hit the ice, there is a triple-header today on NBCSN:
- The Hurricanes have announced their taxi squad (mostly). Morgan Geekie, Steven Lorentz, and Max McCormick are the forwards with Jake Bean and Joakim Ryan on defense. The team will either use Alex Nedeljkovic or the recently re-aquired Anton Forsberg as their third goalie depending on if Nedeljkovic clears waivers today. [Hurricanes]
- The Captain Jordan Staal joins Canes Cast this week and the Hurricanes prepare to start the season. [Hurricanes]
- The Canes have a blueprint for goalie rotation success. [Hurricanes]
- A huge congrats to the Fleury family!
Haydn Fleury says he got married this offseason and he and his wife are expecting their first child.— Andrew Schnittker (@aschnitt53) January 12, 2021
"It's a very exciting time."
- Speaking of congratulations being in order, another huge congrats to former Hurricane Eddie Lack!
Last night life changed forever.— Eddie Lack (@eddielack) January 12, 2021
My wife gave birth to a beautiful perfect baby girl and it was the most amazing experience of my life.
Sophia Goldie Lack, You were worth the wait.
- And speaking of former Hurricanes, Lee Stempniak has a new job:
Per GM Bill Armstrong, AZ is hiring former Coyote (& 9 other teams) Lee Stempniak to act as a filter/liaison between the analytics staff & coaches/hockey ops. Baseball staffs often use the position to filter out incongruities between data & what hockey ops/coaches see.— Craig Morgan (@CraigSMorgan) January 12, 2021
- Evander Kane has joined a sad list of athletes who have filled for bankruptcy as he is facing $26.8 million of debt. [The Athletic $]
- 27 NHL players, including 17 Dallas Stars members, have tested positive for COVID-19. [NBC]
- Gary Bettman says he expects the NHL to lose billions during the shortened, mostly fan-less, season. [ESPN]
- The Boston Bruins will honor Willie O’Ree, the NHL’s first Black player, by retiring his jersey on February 18th. [ESPN]
- Jay Bouwmeester, who experienced a cardiac episode during a game last February, has announced his retirement. [NHL]
- On the same weekend there was supposed to be outdoor hockey in Raleigh, there will be outdoor hockey in Lake Tahoe: