[PRO SPORTS] 2019-20 Carolina Hurricanes/NHL Thread

[PRO SPORTS] 2019-20 Carolina Hurricanes/NHL Thread

  • Discussion
  • A good start for the 2019-20 season with the main team going to the Eastern Conference Finals and their AHL Affiliate team, the Charlotte Checkers taking the Calder Cup.

    But the off season this year will be super interesting. Drafting, call ups from the AHL team, AND contracts/free agency over the course of the summer will be a big deal.

    Draft 6/21
    https://www.nhl.com/news/nhl-draft-order-set-through-first-29-picks/c-307294600

  • Also, IMO, an interesting sidebar will be does the "Jerks" theme and the "Storm Surge" continue. I personally think they should.

  • Pir8TreasureNC said... (original post)

    Also, IMO, an interesting sidebar will be does the "Jerks" theme and the "Storm Surge" continue. I personally think they should.

  • ecusetarip said... (original post)

    Ned and Cam Ward next year.

    I like Cam a lot, but I think his time for us has passed. It kind of got to that Eric Staal stage IMO. Granted, Eric has done ok for where he is with the Wild.

  • Pir8TreasureNC said... (original post)

    https://www.nhl.com/nhl-draft

    NHL Draft tonight!

    https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/27016392/2019-nhl-draft-pick-pick-analysis

    28. Carolina Hurricanes: Ryan Suzuki, C

    Team: Barrie (OHL)
    Ranking: 20 | Nationality: CAN
    Age: 18 | Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 180 | Shot: L
    Stats: 65 GP, 25 G, 50 A

    Scouting report: Suzuki is one of the better playmakers in the draft. He has elite vision and anticipates exceptionally well. One of the primary complaints among scouts is a relative lack of intensity and compete level, and there are some issues with consistency that arose when he wasn't getting to the middle of the ice enough. He's a cerebral player who could afford to make quicker decisions, but there's very little questioning his puck skills and his ability to find teammates. -- Peters

    Team fit: The Hurricanes picked center Ryan Suzuki, the brother of Nick Suzuki, a Montreal Canadiens prospect (and first-round pick of Vegas in 2017). The knock on Ryan is that he's too much of a perimeter player, which clashes a bit with what we've seen from the Hurricanes lately, as they try to become a heavier team. -- Kaplan

    Where Suzuki is most likely to play in 2019-20: OHL

    This post was edited by rotawa68 5 months ago

  • No. 36: Pyotr Kochetkov | G
    Ryazan (Russia)

    6'3", 180 pounds

    No. 44: Jamieson Rees | C
    Sarnia (OHL)

    5'10", 182 pounds

    No. 73: Patrik Puistola | RW
    Tappara Jr. (Finland)

    6'0", 175 pounds

    No. 83: Anttoni Honka | D
    Jukurit (Finland)

    5'10", 178 pounds

    No. 90: Domenick Fensore | D
    USNTDP

    5'8", 153 pounds

    No. 99: Cade Webber | D
    Rivers Academy (High MA)

    6'5", 205 pounds

    No. 121: Tuukka Tieksola | RW
    Karpat Jr. (Finland)

    5'10", 146 pounds

    No. 152: Kirill Slepets | RW
    Yaroslavl (Russia)

    5'10", 165 pounds

    No. 181: Kevin Wall | RW
    Chilliwack (BCHL)

    6'0", 188 pounds

    No. 183: Blake Murray | C
    Sudbury (OHL)

    6'2", 187 pounds

    No. 216: Massimo Rizzo | C
    Penticton (BCHL)

    5'10", 175 pounds

    and...

    Canes Acquire 2020 First-Round Pick and Patrick Marleau from Toronto. If pick is top-10 in 2020, Carolina instead receives 2021 first-round selection.

  • oh, and they're rumored to be shopping Justin Faulk...

  • rotawa68 said... (original post)

    oh, and they're rumored to be shopping Justin Faulk...

    Hope so.

  • DirtNasty9 said... (original post)

    Hope so.


    Why?

  • ecusetarip said... (original post)

    Why?

    He's become an enigma...when on he's on but post all-star nod a few years ago he just hasn't backed up his $ with his average play.

  • Pir8TreasureNC said... (original post)

    He's become an enigma...when on he's on but post all-star nod a few years ago he just hasn't backed up his $ with his average play.

    bingo

  • Pir8TreasureNC said... (original post)

    He's become an enigma...when on he's on but post all-star nod a few years ago he just hasn't backed up his $ with his average play.


    Gotcha. Inconsistent

  • Someone explain the Patrick Marleau trade? Canes will be buy him out and he becomes a free agent. Do the canes take the cap hit for 2019-2020? Or does buying him out not count against the cap?

  • ecusetarip said... (original post)

    Gotcha. Inconsistent

    Well, not that directly. But his performance, for his contract value is in a tenuous spot. He was earning it up till he went to the All Star game a few years ago. After that, he just hasn't been playing up to the value. Some could argue the team itself and the coaching was the issue and others could argue its just him. He might be in that same situation Skinner was. Granted we moved out Skinner a lot faster than Faulk so...

  • ecusetarip said... (original post)

    Someone explain the Patrick Marleau trade? Canes will be buy him out and he becomes a free agent. Do the canes take the cap hit for 2019-2020? Or does buying him out not count against the cap?

    https://www.nhl.com/hurricanes/news/canes-acquire-2020-first-round-pick-and-patrick-marleau-from-toronto/c-307987778

    Doesn't really answer that part of it though....

    https://www.newsobserver.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/luke-decock/article231857743.html
    https://www.newsobserver.com/sports/article231858133.html

    2nd article has a little more cap space talk.

  • Pir8TreasureNC said... (original post)

    https://www.nhl.com/hurricanes/news/canes-acquire-anton-forsberg-gustav-forsling-from-chicago/c-308038006

    Trades going down.

    Forsberg, 26, has posted an 11-24-4 record with a 3.21 goals-against average and a .901 save percentage in 45 career NHL games with Chicago and Columbus. The Harnosand, Sweden, native appeared in a career-high 35 games with the Blackhawks during the 2017-18 season, posting a 10-16-4 record with a 2.97 goals-against average and .908 save percentage. Forsberg tallied a 15-15-2 record in 32 games with the Rockford IceHogs (AHL) last season, posting a 2.64 goals-against average and .919 save percentage. The 6'3", 192-pound goaltender has earned an 88-50-21 record in 158 career AHL games with Rockford, Cleveland, Lake Erie and Springfield. He was selected by Columbus in the seventh round, 188th overall, in the 2011 NHL Draft.

    Forsling, 23, recorded nine points (3g, 6a) in 43 games with the Blackhawks last season. The 6'0", 186-pound defenseman was selected by Vancouver in the fifth round, 126th overall, in the 2014 NHL Draft and has earned 27 points (8g, 19a) in 122 career NHL games with Chicago. Forsling tallied two assists in five games with Rockford (AHL) last season and has recorded 15 points (3g, 12a) in 53 career AHL games with the IceHogs.

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    This post was edited by rotawa68 5 months ago

  • On the face it looks like a terrible trade, but it actually has some value for the Canes. Adding a goalie with an NHL contract will allow the Canes to buyout Darling. Forsberg will also compete for the top job in Charlotte as Ned will (most likely) be the #2 with the Canes next year. De Haan played really well last year, but his contract was pretty steep for a 3rd pairing. Also makes room on the back end as the Canes have 8 NHL level d-man, as Bean and Fleury will be with the Canes on opening day. Expect to see Faulk shipped out for a goal scoring forward.

    Another move that should be coming soon is a buyout of Marleau or possibly moving him if he'll waive his NTC (not likely unless its a move to SJ). Theres almost no chance you see him in a Canes jersey.

  • RumRunner said... (original post)

    On the face it looks like a terrible trade, but it actually has some value for the Canes. Adding a goalie with an NHL contract will allow the Canes to buyout Darling. Forsberg will also compete for the top job in Charlotte as Ned will (most likely) be the #2 with the Canes next year.

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