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Canes acquire Teravainen, Bickell from Blackhawks

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http://hurricanes.nhl.com/club/m_news.htm?id=886117

EDIT: For a 2nd in 2016 and 3rd rounder in 2017. 2nd was acquired via Staal trade. 3rd was acquired via Versteeg trade. 

Not that familiar with NHL rosters but all indications are Teravainen was one of the bright young prospects for Chicago who just couldn't get on the ice with the big club (1st rounder in 2012, 21 years old) they really wanted to dump Bickell, and Ronnie Francis got a steal.

Deals like this are how a proper rebuild is done. I like it.

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15 minutes ago, Hammerin'Cameron34 said:

A move committed to winning ? What is this ?

Had to tear it down first, and as cap strapped and lacking in talent as this team was that wasn't easy to do.

Technically this isn't even a "win" move. More like an addition to the young core thanks to Francis seeing an opportunity with a Chicago team needing to cut salary.

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7 minutes ago, Hammerin'Cameron34 said:

Its a step in the right direction for sure

Do they try and sign a big FA now like Okposo ?

I'd like to see what the young guys could do together and stay flexible. Prior to blowing it up at the deadline they were hanging around the WC spots and maybe even snuck in had they made a "win now" move.

They still have plenty of picks and youth with high upside. If they make some real progress in a few years then I'd start to go after the big fish on the market to supplement the team and add depth and at that point, you're looking at a real Cup contender.

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31 minutes ago, cbarrier90 said:

I'd like to see what the young guys could do together and stay flexible. Prior to blowing it up at the deadline they were hanging around the WC spots and maybe even snuck in had they made a "win now" move.

A win now move would've been pointless. The team couldn't have competed with Pittsburgh, Washington or Tampa in a series. Ron made the best move and let go of a falling star and gaining those picks as now he has turned them into a potential Top 6 player who can play with Skinner or in best case scenario Aho.

It'll be tough to get a top Free Agent to come to Raleigh but ya never know. I hope we make a run at Okposo.

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Love this deal. I wouldn't be surprised if we're not done making any moves. I think if Ronnie sees a guy he likes, don't be surprised we move one of our D prospects (Pesce, Fleury) or maybe even Wiz.  As far as free agency goes, I would love to see is go after Reimer and then pick up a guy like Louie Erickson. As good as Okposo would be, I think he's going to be out of RFs price range. 

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Good pickup. 

GM Ronnie Francis turned Eric Staal into Teuvo Teravainen (2016 2nd rounder used on TT), Aleksi Saarela (another solid finish prospect), and a 2017 2nd round draft pick. It will be interesting to see where TT slots. He was playing 3rd line center/2nd line right wing with the Hawks.

Carolina will still have to spend to get to the cap floor. As of right now, we are still $8M under the cap floor and a total of 26M under the actual cap. However, everyone knows that Karmanos has GMRF operating under an internal cap

I've seen a few line combos posted over at Hockey's Future Message Board that really interest me, this one in particular:

Skinner / Rask / FA (Okposo/Eriksson)

Nestrasil / Staal / Nordstrom

Aho / Teravainen / Lindholm

Bickell / McClement / Di Giuseppe

Outside of a 1st line right wing (Okposo/Eriksson), a 13th forward (maybe bring back Riley Nash?), and a goalie (Frederik Andersen, Marc Andre-Fleury, James Reimer, Cam Ward?) this Canes team isn't looking too bad.

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5 hours ago, Hammerin'Cameron34 said:

Will having a competitive team ever net nightly sell outs in Raleigh ? Even after the cup year attendance was only middle of the pack ... I know Raleigh has it in them ... Or don't they .. I find it hard to believe with all the young talent if the team finally were to be contending the crowd wouldn't be better than ever before

Raleigh can and will support a winner. It's just taken so long that it will take a huge turnaround to see immediate results in attendance.

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