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What about Albany?

There’s something that’s gotten lost in the shuffle of all the Hurricanes “big” issues this summer.  People have pretty much assumed that Carolina will offer a head coaching contract to Paul Maurice, removing the “interim” from his title.  It’s not in stone yet, but it’s a safe bet.  There’s some contention about which of the free agents should be re-signed and which should be allowed to walk.  I’ll go in depth about each of those at some point before July 1.  So far, nobody’s talking about the expired contract with Albany.

Carolina has used the Albany River Rats as its AHL team for the last three seasons.  In 2006-07, they shared the team with the Colorado Avalanche.  For the last two seasons, it has been all Carolina.  That contract expired at the end of the 2008-09 season.  I haven’t heard anything about whether they will renew that association or if the Hurricanes will look elsewhere.  Say, Iowa…

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