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Walls Come Down in Locker Room

Canes' new-look space taking shape

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

With just a month remaining until the Carolina Hurricanes open training camp, the team's new-look locker room is taking shape.

Just a few short weeks after construction began, a number of interior walls were removed. The result is an open concept training space for the players, in addition to their lounge, on the south side of the room. Meanwhile, the coaches' offices will now be located at the north end of the room, space previously occupied by the players' lounge and storage.

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Tweetmail No. 198: All-Access, Call-Ups & Naming a Starter

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

Happy 8/15 and welcome to Tweetmail, a weekly feature on CarolinaHurricanes.com in which I take your Twitter questions about the Carolina Hurricanes or other assorted topics and answer them in mailbag form. Hopefully the final product is insightful to some degree, and maybe we have some fun along the way.

Let's get to it.

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Hamilton Named One of NHL's Top Defensemen

NHL Network ranks Hamilton 18th on top 20 list

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

The Carolina Hurricanes have one of the National Hockey League's best defensive corps, a group that now includes one of the league's top 20 defensemen, according to NHL Network.

Dougie Hamilton ranks 18th on NHL Network's list of Top 20 NHL Defensemen Right Now, as revealed in a Sunday night television special.

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Canes Will Square Off Against Capitals on NBCSN

Full TV schedule to be released later this summer

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

NBC Sports today announced its television schedule for the 2018-19 NHL regular season, and the Carolina Hurricanes will appear on national TV once during the upcoming season.

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The Full 60: Jaccob Slavin

Catching up with the Canes' defenseman

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin dropped by the second week of the teams' summer youth hockey camps at Raleigh Center Ice last Thursday, and we had the chance to catch up with him.

Let's set the table for our chat before going "the full 60" with the Canes' blue liner.

CarolinaHurricanes.com: How's your summer been?

Jaccob Slavin: My summer's been good. It's been really good. My wife and I have been here in Raleigh for most of it. We've just been hanging out, doing a lot of church stuff with a lot of friends we've made through there. We have made a couple trips back home to see her family and back home to see my family, but the majority of it has been spent here.

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Tweetmail No. 197: Opportunities, Competition & Songs

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

Hello and welcome to Tweetmail, a weekly feature on CarolinaHurricanes.com in which I take your Twitter questions about the Carolina Hurricanes or other assorted topics and answer them in mailbag form. Hopefully the final product is insightful to some degree, and maybe we have some fun along the way.

Let's get to it.

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Breaking Down the Skinner Trade

Canes retain value in acquisition of picks, prospect

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

Since the conclusion of the regular season, Jeff Skinner's name had regularly surfaced in trade talk conversations around the league.

Then, on Thursday evening, rumor evolved into reality.

The Carolina Hurricanes dealt Jeff Skinner to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for forward prospect Cliff Pu and Buffalo's second-round draft pick in 2019 and their third- and sixth-round picks in 2020.

With a transaction such as this one - parting ways with a former first-round selection who is undoubtedly a skilled goal scorer - it's necessary to peel back the layers and implications in order to discern the how and, perhaps more importantly, the why.

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Tweetmail No. 196: Point Projections, Preseason Games & Breaking Through

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

Hello and welcome to Tweetmail, a weekly feature on CarolinaHurricanes.com in which I take your Twitter questions about the Carolina Hurricanes or other assorted topics and answer them in mailbag form. Hopefully the final product is insightful to some degree, and maybe we have some fun along the way.

Let's get to it.

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The Full 60: Scott Darling

A wide-ranging Q&A with the Hurricanes' goaltender

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

We had the chance to catch up with Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Scott Darling this week when he made an appearance at the team's summer youth hockey camps at Raleigh Center Ice.

Let's set the table for our wide-ranging discussion before going "the full 60" with the Canes' netminder.

CarolinaHurricanes.com: How's your summer been?

Scott Darling: Summer's been great. After the season it was pretty cool to go play for Team USA in Denmark. That was awesome. Just to be a part of the experience and put on the USA jersey, that's something I've always wanted to do, so that was great. Then, took a little time to myself. I've been back here for six or seven weeks getting my roots put in in Raleigh, settled in, got a house and just working out with our strength coach Bill Burniston. I've seen that guy way too much. I'm sick of him. It's been really good, and we've been getting a lot done, doing my training six days a week, resting on Sunday and doing it again.

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Tweetmail No. 195: Hype, de Haan in Raleigh & Realignment

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

Hello and welcome to Tweetmail, a weekly feature on CarolinaHurricanes.com in which I take your Twitter questions about the Carolina Hurricanes or other assorted topics and answer them in mailbag form. Hopefully the final product is insightful to some degree, and maybe we have some fun along the way.

Let's get to it.

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