First, some photos from camp today.
A few training camp thoughts and observations:
- Currently, there are 7 defensemen, three goalies and 13 forwards participating in training camp, including Stefan Della Rovere, who is still unsigned.
- In Raleigh, the following players are considered to be “on the bubble” as far as making the Hurricanes roster: Brett Bellemore, Ryan Murphy and Matt Corrente at defense, and Chris Terry, Zac Dalpe, Jeremy Welsh, Brett Sutter, Riley Nash and Nathan Gerbe. What does that mean for Charlotte? Well, two of the defenseman and probably three or four of the forwards will probably end up in Charlotte depending on waivers. All but Welsh will have to clear waivers to be assigned.
- The Hurricanes cuts could happen as early as Friday night, following the Hurricanes final preseason game in Raleigh.
- So who makes the Checkers team after camp? It’s still too early to tell, though many have asked for my opinion. I’ll just say this… I’d guess one goalie, two defensemen and three forwards get sent to the Florida Everblades, but I’m not sure who the skaters will be quite yet.
- Jason Shaya was on the Powerplay Post Show today, the only AHL-only radio show. It’s an internet-based show, and you can listen to Bob Howard’s interview of the great Checkers broadcaster here.
- Sorry on the delay on posting this! Real life tends to interrupt, and in this case, it was a visit to the always awesome US National Whitewater Center for their Thursday night Riverjam.