Faces of the Franchise: Three Young Carolina Hurricanes To Watch For

August 13th, 2010 by Mark Jones Leave a reply »

When the calendar turned from 2009 to 2010 last winter in Raleigh, Nc., the situation of the city's one professional sports team was anything but steady.

That team, the Carolina Hurricanes, had begun the year dreadfully, just one season removed from a run to the Eastern Conference Finals. The 'Canes were currently posting a miserable 10-27-7 record with just two measly wins away from the RBC Center.

Further downgrading the outlook was the fact that Carolina had the second oldest average age out of all 30 NHL teams at 29.2.

But now well over seven months later, the Carolina Hurricanes are just a shell of their former over-their-prime roster.

Today, the new seventh youngest team is preparing for training camp with just 15 players signed to a one-way contract, leaving five spots available for prospects to earn during the preseason.

While the 'Canes still have nearly $12 million in cap space to work with, allowing for plenty of mid-season flexibility, the 2010-2011 Hurricanes have riddled themselves of much of the age weighing down their youth movement.

There are a number of young ...

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