Carolina Hurricanes prepared for tough decisions on final roster cuts


The Carolina Hurricanes were one of the last teams to kick off their preseason schedule, but now after playing five games in eight days (the schedule originally called for six), the team will play the waiting game once again as they await the start of the regular season on Oct. 12 against the Columbus Blue Jackets. And with that surplus of time, one of the things head coach Rod Brind’Amour is worried about is his team losing the edge they gained from playing actual games. "That’s a little bit of a concern," Brind’Amour said. "Everyone comes in in camp-shape and I think they just need one game and can then go play. They come in in-shape, they come in ready to play. So yeah, I do worry. It’s been about two to three weeks now and I think we could have played after three or four days of this. I think that’s the same for every team. I think guys take care of themselves. " But the one positive aspect of this long break is that it gives the team more time to decide on who will be making the final roster cut