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  1. The Texans have solid, veteran players at every position. My concern is the Panther O-line and the Texans WRs. Brandin Cooks and Danny Amendola can make any defense look silly, but they're both getting up there in years and may be a bit slower.
  2. https://www.thescore.com/nhl/news/2196694/nhl-offseason-grades-metropolitan-division Carolina Hurricanes Icon Sportswire / Icon Sportswire / Getty Key arrivals Player Position Contract length AAV Jesperi Kotkaniemi F 1 year $6.1M Derek Stepan F 1 year $1.35M Josh Leivo F 1 year $750K Ethan Bear D 1 year $2M Ian Cole D 1 year $2.9M Brendan Smith D 1 year $800K Tony DeAngelo D 1 year $1M Antti Raanta G 2 years $2M Frederik Andersen G 2 years $4.5M Key departures Player Position Transaction Warren Foegele F Traded to EDM Brock McGinn F Signed with PIT Cedric Paquette F Signed with MTL Morgan Geekie F Expansion draft Dougie Hamilton D Signed with NJ Jake Bean D Traded to CBJ Jani Hakanpaa D Signed with DAL Alex Nedeljkovic G Traded to DET Petr Mrazek G Signed with TOR James Reimer G Signed with SJ Re-signed Player Position Contract length AAV Andrei Svechnikov F 8 years $7.75M Jordan Martinook F 3 years $1.8M Rookies who could crack the lineup Player Position Drafted Jack Drury F 2nd round (2018) Ryan Suzuki F 1st round (2019) The Hurricanes had an absurdly eventful offseason, easily the busiest in the NHL. We've done our best to break it down into a few separate parts. The good Carolina signed Svechnikov to a max-term deal at an affordable rate, which was a tidy piece of business. The 21-year old is a superstar in the making and an integral part of Carolina's attack. Bear is a nice addition to a defensive corps that lost a huge piece. The bad The Hurricanes traded Nedeljkovic, a Calder Trophy finalist and seemingly the stable future in goal for a pick and player the club ultimately let walk. It was a peculiar decision at best. They also let Hamilton hit the open market, which could prove to be a costly mistake. He joined a division rival at a cheaper cost than several inferior blue-liners signed this offseason. Not only is Hamilton elite at shot suppression, he's one of the league's best offensive defensemen. The uncertain Bringing in Andersen and Raanta aboard carries a lot of risk. Both goalies have been capable starters in the NHL but are injury prone and a few years removed from their best work. Retaining Nedeljkovic and finding a cheaper backup would have been the more sensible approach. The Hurricanes insist they didn't give an offer sheet to Kotkaniemi out of spite for Montreal's attempt to poach Sebastian Aho a few years back, but the hockey world isn't convinced. Why else would you give a low-ceiling offensive player $6.1 million per season? If Kotkaniemi doesn't pan out, this could be remembered as an all-time blunder. The unnecessary Signing DeAngelo after the Rangers bought him out drew plenty of ire from fans across the league. What has the controversial blue-liner done to prove he deserves another chance? Grade: D+
  3. Drew Brees and Payton fugged the team over with respect to their QB situation. Who, in their right mind, would make a conscious decision to go into camp with Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill as your QB options? Winston has proven himself time and again to make bad decisions and be a turnover machine, while Hill is nothing but a wildcat running back.
  4. I wouldn't pretend to know what Brees is looking at when he says "college defense." But here's what I have seen: 10 sacks, 3 picks, holding QBs to a 52.5 completion %, 93 total rushing yards thru 2 games.
  5. KC essentially fired their entire O-line after losing the SB. 5 new starters this year.
  6. Listening to Terry Bradshaw butcher his name 3 times during the halftime show was painful.
  7. When Taysom Hill steps on the field, it's a running play. Not sure why the other 31 teams in the league haven't figured that out.
  8. With Tua, Wentz, Taylor, Dalton all hurt today, I guarantee all you Saints fans that nobody is going to ask if Jameis is available.....
  9. Defense gets the game ball. That being said, Haason Reddick may be the sleeper acquisition of the year.
  10. Phil Snow is a better DC than Joe Brady is an OC.
  11. She's got top-thigh fat.... fug....
  12. Carolina deja vu of last week. Give the game away in the 2nd half.
  13. The most obvious issue this team has thru 2 games: 3rd down play calls.... reminiscent of last season.
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