Brandon Sutter Is the Player To Salvage the Carolina Hurricanes’ Season

November 18th, 2009 by Mark Jones Leave a reply »
Nothing this season has gone well for the Carolina Hurricanes, and everyone involved with the team, and maybe even the league, knows that.

The special teams are bad, the injuries are hitting hard, there are major goaltending issues, troubles with holding leads as well as converting plentiful early first-period scoring chances.

But, recently, there have been signs of life. The Canes salvaged a point last Friday despite falling to the Islanders 3-0 early, and then Carolina ended their unbelievable 14-game losing streak by defeating the Wild in a shootout, 5-4. The Hurricanes then could not be wrestled from a win in Montreal until the sixth round of a shootout.

One of the key parts in finally pulling up the Canes from the dead, as well as bringing them back to life once they had broken the streak, was young 21-year-old Brandon Sutter.

Sutter, who is in his second NHL season after being a top American Hockey League (AHL) prospect for the Hurricanes with the Albany River Rats last season.

After a swarm of injuries to the Hurricanes, Sutter was forced to being called up from the minors and play on the fourth line for Carolina ...

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