Carolina Hurricanes News, Rumors, Injuries & Recruiting
Canes Country: Hurricanes trade de Haan to Chicago in four-player deal
The Carolina Hurricanes have announced they have traded defenseman Calvin de Haan and forward Aleksi Saarela to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for goaltender Anton Forsberg and defenseman Gustav Forlsing.
The move signals added uncertainty in net with recent reports surfacing that the Hurricanes are far apart in deals with unrestricted free agents Petr Mrazek and Curtis McElhinney. Forsberg is a player with just 45 starts under his belt at the NHL level. He's posted an 11-24-4 record with a 3.21 goals against average and a .901 save percentage.
Fansided: Carolina Hurricanes: Can Ryan Suzuki Breakout in the Future?
Ryan Suzuki will most likely spend the 2019-20 season on his junior team, the Barrie Colts. Suzuki was twelfth on the Carolina Hurricanes draft board, according to GM Don Waddell and apparently had a slide in the draft due to compete level. But Suzuki is an absolute steal at this spot and got a player that was at a position of need.
Suzuki is an outstanding playmaker as he can pass at an elite level. In two seasons with the Colts, he has totaled 80 assists. He also has the speed and ability to gain separation from defending players allowing himself to set up high quality chances for his team.
Canes Country: Should the Hurricanes offer a contract to Corey Perry?
Yesterday, The Hockey News published an article detailing five teams that should have an interest in signing former Anaheim Ducks winger Corey Perry, who was bought out last week after 14 years in Southern California. We linked the story this morning in Storm Advisory, so go check it out if you haven't yet seen it.
The idea of signing Perry drew sharp lines on our staff. On one side, a contingent argues that while Perry is on the back nine of his career, he would fill a hole that no one on the Canes' current roster can plug.
Cardiac Cane: Carolina Hurricanes: Three Lessons to Learn from the St. Louis Blues
The 2019 Eastern Conference Finals could possibly go down as the toughest series loss in Carolina Hurricanes history. After upsetting the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Washington Capitals, and sweeping the New York Islanders in the second round, the Hurricanes were swept by the Boston Bruins in the final round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
The Bruins went on to play the St. Louis Blues in the Stanley Cup Finals; this series, opposite to the Eastern Conference Finals, was neck-and-neck the whole way. There were blowouts on both sides. Both teams played well for some games of the best-of-7 series, and both teams played terribly for others.
My NHL Trade Rumors: NHL Trade Analysis: Patrick Marleau and J.T. Miller Traded in Salary Dumps
There were two moves to shed salary were completed on Saturday. The first was the trade from Toronto to Carolina. Then the next was the J.T. Miller trade from Tampa Bay to Vancouver. Let's take a closer look.<strong>Patrick Marleau traded to the Carolina Hurricanes</strong>
The Toronto Maple Leafs knew they had to find a taker for Patrick Marleau and his dead salary cap hit. Remember, Marleau signed a 35+ contract for three seasons. So, it was going to be a challenging contract to move.
Enter the Carolina Hurricanes. They pulled the trigger on the deal.
What a weekend for @RSuzuki61 Next stop, Raleigh! https://t.co/NxHtS1xsng
Cardiac Cane: Carolina Hurricanes: Internal Options at Goalie
After a successful run in the playoffs that relied on, in no small part, to the goaltending tandem of Petr Mrazek and Curtis McElhinney, the Carolina Hurricanes could lose both. As quickly as they came to Raleigh, they could be out the door just as fast.
They have both earned the right to do that, as well. Both played phenomenally on their one year respective one year deals. Petr, who wanted a one dear in particular to prove to the NHL he could be a starter again, probably did that. Mac, who was claimed off waivers from Toronto, and has played just about everywhere, is getting up there in age and could be looking at his options.
Cardiac Cane: Carolina Hurricanes: Ryan Suzuki Player Profile
Ryan Suzuki is a massive pickup. I cannot understate this. Ryan. Suzuki. Is. A. Massive. Pickup. The 18 year-old center was initially projected to be drafted anywhere between 15th and 26th overall, by various sources that have been keeping an eye on the draft-eligible prospects around the world.
Had you told me early in the day on Friday that the Carolina Hurricanes would be selecting Ryan Suzuki mere hours later in the 1st Round of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, I would have laughed in your face. Suzuki was never supposed to fall that far. But, as the hockey gods would have it, he did.
Cardiac Cane: Carolina Hurricanes: NHL Entry Draft Day Two Live Tracker
The Carolina Hurricanes are good at drafting. This is no secret. The last few years have seen their pipeline filled with excellent talent that sent the Charlotte Checkers all the way to the Calder Cup Finals to earn their first cup championship. But the real secret is how well they have drafted in rounds past the first.
While most teams don't spend much time scouting players for the later rounds, the Carolina Hurricanes have made it their mission to find the diamonds in the rough. Several of their top star players have come in rounds 2-7. This includes Sebastian Aho and Jaccob Salvin.
Director of Player Personnel Darren Yorke on the #Canes Draft Class of 2019 https://t.co/tL8zaLAnwX
Canes Country: Hurricanes Acquire Patrick Marleau and a first-round pick from the Maple Leafs
Day two of 2019 NHL Draft weekend was kicked off with a trade out of right field. Shortly after noon EST on Saturday, it was announced that the Carolina Hurricanes had acquired veteran forward Patrick Marleau, a conditional 2020 first-round pick, and a 2020 seventh-round pick from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for a 2020 sixth-round pick.
If Toronto's 2020 first-round pick ends up in the top-10, the pick will be pushed back to 2021. Barring some kind of massive collapse from the Leafs, the Canes should end up with the 2020 pick.
My NHL Trade Rumors: NHL Trade: The Toronto Maple Leafs Trade Patrick Marleau To The Carolina Hurricanes
The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded forward Patrick Marleau, 2020 conditional 1st round pick (Top 10 protected), and a 2020 7th round pick for a 2020 6th round pick.
Thoughts from the media
Pierre LeBrun: "Hurricanes will try to convince Marleau to play for them but if the answer is No they will buy him out and make him UFA."
Chris Johnston: "Patrick Marleau waives his NMC for trade to Carolina and will be bought out by #hurricanes. He'd like to return to San Jose in free agency.
"I want to be the best player on the ice every day going into practice."-@DomFensore https://t.co/VPOGpnCIlz
Scenes from the draft room floor https://t.co/3oWCCsd5tn