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Tweetmail No. 155: Jerseys, Homegrown Food & Road Cities

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

Hello and welcome to 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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Tweetmail No. 154: Summer Showcase, Prospects & Peanut Butter

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

Hello and welcome to 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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Pesce Inks Long-Term Extension with Canes

Canes add to banner offseason by securing another crucial piece

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

By the time the calendar flips to August, the National Hockey League offseason has slowed quite a bit.

But behind the scenes, the Carolina Hurricanes were diligently working to ink another one of their young, talented defensemen to a long-term contract extension, a process that had been ongoing for about a month.

On Tuesday, it was announced that the Canes had agreed to terms with Brett Pesce on a six-year extension that pays the blue-liner $4.025 million per season.

"I know how much faith the organization has put in me with this deal," Pesce said on a Wednesday conference call. "I know that now is the time to get even better and work even harder to elevate my game."

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Tweetmail No. 153: Defense, Yard Signs & Season Tickets

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

Hello and welcome to 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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Canes to Face Off with Flyers on NBCSN

Full TV schedule to be released later this summer

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

The Carolina Hurricanes will be featured on NBCSN once during the 2017-18 season when they visit the Philadelphia Flyers.

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Tweetmail No. 152: Hockey, Coaches & Merchandise

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

Hello and welcome to 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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Tweetmail No. 151: Checkers, Promotions & Photos

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

Hello and welcome to 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 Reviews Are In

Media is on the Canes' bandwagon this summer

by Mike Sundheim @MikeSundheim / CarolinaHurricanes.com

One thing has become abundantly clear in the last week or so. The hockey media is on the Carolina Hurricanes' bandwagon this summer. Writers and broadcasters across the continent are raving about the moves General Manager Ron Francis has made this offeason, and optimistic about the team's chances of success in 2017-18.

A sampler of the positive reviews on the Hurricanes' summer of 2017:

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Lucky Number Slavin

Canes secure integral piece of young, talented defensive corps

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

The Carolina Hurricanes boast one of the most talented, young defensive corps in the National Hockey League, and on Wednesday, they secured a centerpiece of that group to a long-term contract extension.

In an already banner offseason, the Canes agreed to terms with defenseman Jaccob Slavin on a seven-year contract extension that carries an average annual value of $5.3 million.

"We think Jaccob is one of the best young defensemen in the National Hockey League. We think he has tremendous upside in addition to that," said Executive Vice President and General Manager Ron Francis. "He's also a man of extreme character. Both he and his wife, Kylie, do an awful lot in the community already at their young age, and I know that will continue. We are thrilled to have him as part of our organization moving forward."

"It's definitely been a really fun journey and experience so far," Slavin said. "There's eight more years here, and we're definitely looking forward to that."

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Tweetmail No. 150: Roster Spots, Lines & Free Agents

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

Hello and welcome back (again) to 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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