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What could Aho, Teravainen’s next deals look like?

What could Aho, Teravainen’s next deals look like?

The Canes’ young Finnish scorers will be RFAs next summer. How should we expect those contracts to shake out, and are the Canes better off signing them to extensions now? With the Jeff Skinner trade, the Hurricanes’ major business for shaping the 2018-19 roster appears to be done, with no major re-signings left to make, and maybe only a potential Justin Faulk trade still to come. Next summer will be far busier, however, and the Canes could be looking to be proactive and lock in two key pieces of their future long term, as both of last year’s top two scorers in Finnish forwards...
Canes Country Aug 11, 2018
Storm Advisory: 8/11/18

Storm Advisory: 8/11/18

Dylan Larkin locked up, Cliff Pu finding his own identity in Carolina, and Rod Brind’Amour on Sirius Radio. Reading Assignments The Red Wings locked up their young star in Dylan Larkin. [Winging it in Motown] Former NHL defenseman John Miner talks about being a part of the most controversial trade in league history. [ESPN] Cliff Pu can’t make Hurricanes fans forget about Jeff Skinner. All he can do is play his game. [N&O] Head Coach Rod Brind’Amour hopped on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio to talk a little bit about where his team finds itself heading into training camp. ...
The Hockey Writers Aug 10, 2018

Hurricanes Future Coming Into Focus

Jeff Skinner is no longer a Carolina Hurricane. Skinner being shipped out was not the surprising part, however. What was surprising was what seems like a very weak return that they got for him. Sure, Cliff Pu shows some genuine promise, but in fact the entirety of the package they received for a 26-year-old bona […] The post Hurricanes Future Coming Into Focus appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
On the Forecheck Aug 8, 2018
Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Closer

Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Closer

School is back in session in Nashville, meaning most of us will be sitting in traffic for the better part of the week. At least we’re that much closer to October. Hockey News & Rants Photos: Best of Roman Josi | NHLA heaping serving of Roman Josi’s face for your Wednesday morning. Carolina Hurricanes after Jeff Skinner trade | News & ObserverThe Chicago Blackhawks of Carolina are done making moves this summer, but will it be enough to breathe new life into the franchise who’s future still seems uncertain? Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita dead at 78 | NHL | Sporting NewsWhat a legend....
Hockey Wilderness Aug 7, 2018
Central Division’s Best: Centers

Central Division’s Best: Centers

Ranking the Best Centers in the Best Division in Hockey It is August, and since the Wild couldn’t come up with the spare change necessary to trade for Jeff Skinner, there isn’t a lot of Wild news to break down and analyze. Freed from the grind, we here at Hockey Wilderness decided to break down the best players in the Central Division by position to see how the Wild stack up and what we have to face in the upcoming season. We’re calling this series the Central Division’s Best, and look for a break down of position groups over the week. Fittingly, we will start with the Centers of...
Canes Country Aug 7, 2018
Canes Country Podcast: SKIINNERR!

Canes Country Podcast: SKIINNERR!

Goodbye, Smiley Skinner. We’re still alive, just so you know. Summer has been slow but we are back with the second episode of the summer. On this week’s episode of the Canes Country Podcast, Justin is without his pals Brett Finger and Kyle Morton but no need to worry. He’s joined by editor Brian LeBlanc and new senior writer Andrew Schnittker to discuss the Jeff Skinner trade, possible Justin Faulk moves and what prospects to look out for this upcoming season. Thanks for listening! Listen on Podbean ● Subscribe on iTunes and Google Play Music
Canes Country Aug 7, 2018
Storm Advisory: 8/7/18

Storm Advisory: 8/7/18

Canes announce a charity partnership with Lenovo, twitter feuds, and a hype video that will truly rock you like a hurricane. Reading Assignments NHL.com’s Carolina Hurricanes 31 in 31 Preview, in video form: Jeff Skinner discusses his trade to the Sabres on NHL Tonight: The Hurricanes and Lenovo are hosting a camp today from the Autism Society of North Carolina, featuring a floor hockey game with Haydn Fleury. [Hurricanes] The Ryan Kesler and Ryan Johansen twitter feud is all the talk, here’s a brief history. [NBCSports] The Canes’ North Carolina license plates end with “CH”,...
The Hockey Writers Aug 4, 2018

NHL Rumors: Skinner, Panarin, Stone, More

In today’s rumor rundown, the Buffalo Sabres and Jeff Skinner may be thinking long-term extension behind the scenes but you’d never know it by what they’re saying. Artemi Panarin might be interested in a move back to Chicago, William Nylander isn’t worried about his contract extension in Toronto and Mark Stone’s signing for one year […] The post NHL Rumors: Skinner, Panarin, Stone, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Canes Country Aug 4, 2018
What did the Hurricanes Get for Jeff Skinner?

What did the Hurricanes Get for Jeff Skinner?

The Hurricanes get a number of assets in Cliff Pu and three draft picks. Two days ago, the Carolina Hurricanes traded Jeff Skinner to the Buffalo Sabres. In return, they got four assets. Opinions (mostly negative) have been flying around all over the place since then, so I’m not necessarily interested in talking about the missteps by Skinner and the organization over the past eight years, the emotions of the trade, “culture”, no-trade clauses, or any of the extracurriculars surrounding the trade. Instead, I want to talk about what the Hurricanes are getting and what it means this...
The Hockey Writers Aug 4, 2018

Skinner Sees a Winner

With a full no-trade clause, Carolina Hurricanes left wing Jeff Skinner was sitting pretty in the driver’s seat, able to choose his next NHL team. Though he’d hit the 30-goal mark three times, the young winger had fallen out of favor with ‘Canes general manager Don Waddell. He had one year remaining on his contract […] The post Skinner Sees a Winner appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Canes Country Aug 4, 2018
Storm Advisory: 8/4/18

Storm Advisory: 8/4/18

Jeff Skinner, Jack Drury, Cap Friendly, and more Skinner.. Enjoy the hockey #content while we still have it! Thanks to the Jeff Skinner trade the hockey world is still buzzing. That means we actually have things to present to you without having to take a ride on the #content struggle bus. Enjoy it while you can; by the middle of next week we will be right back on the road to Nocontentville, with stops in Weneed Stories and Nothing Newhere. Reading Assignments Get Jeff Skinner’s take on the trade as he speaks to the media for the first time. [Sabres (audio)] Skinner then talks about...
Times Herald Aug 3, 2018

Young talent helped convince Jeff Skinner to join Sabres

BUFFALO – Having a no-trade clause attached to his six-year, $34.35 million contract meant Jeff Skinner controlled his future. The Sabres’ newest player could veto a deal and wait until the Carolina Hurricanes and his agent found him a new team he liked. While Skinner denied he turned down any offers before the Sabres materialized, reports and the timing of his trade – high-profile NHL deals rarely transpire in August – suggest otherwise. Whatever the ... Read the full article
Sportsnet.ca Aug 3, 2018
Skinner focused on Sabres, not contract after being traded

Skinner focused on Sabres, not contract after being traded

The trade to the Buffalo Sabres happened so suddenly, forward Jeff Skinner hasn’t had time to think about his contract status. The post Skinner focused on Sabres, not contract after being traded appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Times Herald Aug 3, 2018

Jeff Skinner sees fit with Sabres

BUFFALO – Having a no-trade clause attached to his six-year, $34.35 million contract meant Jeff Skinner controlled his future. The Sabres’ newest player could veto a deal and wait until the Carolina Hurricanes and his agent found him a new team he liked. While Skinner denied he turned down any offers, reports and the timing of his trade – high-profile NHL deals rarely transpire in August – suggest otherwise. Whatever the case, Skinner, who was ... Read the full article
Canes Country Aug 3, 2018
Skinner Trade Inevitable, But Avoidable

Skinner Trade Inevitable, But Avoidable

Why? On Thursday, the Carolina Hurricanes shocked the hockey world by shipping forward Jeff Skinner to the Buffalo Sabres for…well, nothing. That’s it. It’s that simple. There’s no other way to spin this. Sorry, Cliff Pu experts. Jeff Skinner’s services earned the Hurricanes a C-level prospect in Pu, a second round pick, a third round pick and a sixth round pick. A three-time thirty goal scorer got you that. A player that has scored above fifty points in four of his eight seasons got you that. A player that has been cleared of concussion worries and managed to score 49 points...

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