Five Things the Carolina Hurricanes Must Accomplish At the 2010 NHL Draft

June 21st, 2010 by Mark Jones Leave a reply »

After a disappointing season for any hockey team, the next offseason usually includes a complete roster assessment, a youth movement, and a strong emphasis on putting together an excellent draft class.

That list of priorities fit the Carolina Hurricanes plan almost perfectly this summer. Just one season removed from an appearance in the Eastern Conference finals, the 'Canes struggled mightily this season, and were unable to recover from a dreadful autumn, despite several bright moments throughout the spring.

However, there is still hope for the Hurricanes. This will certainly be a vital summer in terms of the decisions made for the team moving forward. And any changing of the guard will likely begin the night of June 25, when the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft is conducted in Los Angeles.

The 'Canes won't be left out of the fun for long, either. Their first pick comes just seventh overall in the order. The decisions will also continue the next day, as the Hurricanes hold a league- ...

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