Canes’ Link Roundup: Olympics, Kovalchuk, Memorial Cup and more

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Several Canes express disappointment in the NHL’s wish to not participate in the 2018 Olympics that will be held in South Korea. The fallout comes as a result of Gary Bettman’s decision to not allow NHL players to take part in the games. Chip Alexander has the story.

The Hurricanes have a quartet of prospects vying for the 2017 Memorial Cup. Warren Foegele, Spencer Smallman, Julien Gauthier, and Callum Booth all have a chance to hoist Canada’s most prestige junior hockey trophy. Charles Taylor, from Cardiac Cane, breaks down each prospect’s performance thus far.  

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Ilya Kovalchuk has decided to come back to play hockey stateside. The former first overall pick has not played in North America since 2013. However, Kovalchuk has been lighting up the KHL, scoring 78 points in just 60 games for SKA Saint Petersburg. Luke Fox, from Sportnet, thinks Raleigh may be a good landing place for the Russian. Link here. For a franchise that is rebuilding, it may seem counterproductive for Ron Francis to take a risk on a 34-year-old winger. Even though the New Jersey Devils still own the rights to Kovalchuk  — for the right price, it could be a risk worth taking for the Hurricanes.

Many Hurricanes are shining in the IIHF World Championships. Canes&Coffee’s Cory Fogg has you covered.

This week’s Classic Clip™ comes from way back in the vault. So far in fact, that the Hurricanes actually made the playoffs the year this amazing event happened. I present to you, “The Shot Heard Around Boston™.”

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