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A Look At The Carolina Hurricanes

NHL.com is previewing all 30 NHL teams during the month of August, today the Carolina Hurricanes...

from Davis Harper of NHL.com,

Asked about the lack of summer splashes, (Ron)Francis noted the Hurricanes had "good pieces in place" and pointed to recent roster additions as a sign they are not content with another early summer.

"It wasn't that we were opposed to making a deal, we just needed a deal that would make us better," Francis said. "You look at what we've done … last year, we brought in a lot of new faces at the beginning of the season, and a lot of those guys had pretty good years. [Anton] Khudobin, [Andrej] Sekera, Gerbe, Hainsey played well for us.

"It's not like we've been standing pat with the same lineup the past five or six years."

While he refused to make excuses for the team's often-stagnant performances in 2013-14, Francis could not avoid the injuries that lay like a dark cloud over PNC Arena from training camp on through the regular season.


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DocF's avatar

Ron Francis seems to have a much higher opinion of the brothers Staal than does this fan.  I have thought for several years that, healthy or not, Eric Staal is the most over-valued player in the NHL.  When the going gets tough, Eric disappears.


Posted by DocF from Now: Lynn Haven, FL; was Reidsville, NC on 08/02/14 at 10:26 AM ET

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