(Credit: Steve Hiscock)
Funny how the summer always seems to fly by. The rookies hit the ice next week! Hurricanes hockey is just around the corner and I wanted to take a quick peek into the coming season. It only seems fitting to examine a few reasons fans (and management) should be excited about the coming season.
With the foundation the players and coaches were able to establish last season, it’s not hard to be optimistic about the outlook for the coming hockey season. The team is on solid footing and the players ought to be returning with gleeful energy and confidence. The Hurricanes are a good team and there’s no reason this group shouldn’t once again be competing as one of the best in the Eastern Conference.
Without further ado, I present to you five reasons Hurricanes fans should be excited for 2016-2017.
Every year around this time, I run out to the local magazine store to pick up a few NHL fantasy draft guides. Fantasy hockey is a great time – allowing average joes like you and I – to try manage our humorously named team to the top of the office, class, or friend group league standings. Its also an excuse for a bunch of grown men to gather in a room and watch football in a circle with open laptops and notepads. I’ve never managed to win a fantasy pool, but boy do I love to try.
Today I throw on the fantasy coach hat and take a stab at what the Canes roster may look like once the final moves are announced next week.
*UPDATE 2.0* More roster moves have been made ahead of opening games against Tigers