Brian has covered the Hurricanes since 2007 and joined the Canes Country staff in 2011. His day job is reporting traffic on the radio in Raleigh, and is inordinately proud of the fact that he has the Interstate highway system memorized. He also likes string cheese. Brian is a native of Cleveland who moved to Raleigh before most of the rest of the city moved here, and has lived here ever since.
The new kid in town showed up a lot of the old standbys, and it was a year to forget for a few others. How did you grade the Canes’ conference final squad?
The mainstay of the Canes’ blue line played with his fourth different defensive partner of the past four seasons, and was predictably excellent. Again.
Once an assumption to be slotted alongside Sebastian Aho every night, the 2022-23 season was an unusually tough one for the longtime Canes winger. Entering a contract year, where do things stand?
The draft is in the rear view and now it’s time to load up the moving vans and the Brinks trucks as the NHL’s free agent class of 2023 finds new homes.
The second day is always more action-packed, and after Wednesday’s by-the-book first round, let’s hope that trend continues.
Come hang out with us during the NHL’s annual two-day swap meet, where the Hurricanes could be active in ways that go beyond the draft floor.
We love all our commenters, so I mean this in the nicest possible sense: this year’s winner is an ass.
An add-on in the Max Pacioretty deal, Coghlan was a fringe roster player to start the season and fell steadily further down the depth chart as the season progressed.
The veteran center was a fourth-line mainstay in his second season with the Hurricanes. Could another one-year deal be in the cards for him to make it three seasons in Raleigh?