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Chairman Mo gets three more years

On Monday, the Hurricanes finally made the announcement that we all knew was coming.  Paul Maurice has officially been signed to a new three year deal to coach the Hurricanes.  Ron Francis will be retained as an associate coach and will be the Director of Player Development.  None of this should be a surprise to anyone. 

Carolina will now get to working on getting some of those forwards re-signed.  And on looking for a cheap alternative to Erik Cole.  Jim Rutherford has done a good job picking up quality stuff out of the bargain bin over the last few years.  He has also always worked with a limited budget well below the upper limit of the salary cap.  This will naturally preclude going after a big dollar free agent.  To clarify my stance from yesterday’s post, my opinion is that the Hurricanes won’t be big players in the FA market.  I

wish

they would get a top notch winger for Staal, but I know that the reality of it is that they won’t be spending big dollars.

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David Lee is a restaurant manager with an unused degree in political science.  He can be found at Carolina Hurricanes games, Scrabble tournaments and indie-rock shows.  Sometimes, all in the same day. 

David has contributed to CBC.ca for their Stanley Cup playoff coverage in 2006 and to the New York Times Slapshot blog for theirs in 2008. Red and Black Hockey was founded in July of 2005.