Is it the second time that's the charm?
Canes signed Jesse Boulerice...again. Not sure how this makes the squad or system depth any better. Like Stormbringer said in her post about the Jesse signing:
"We're putting the band back together. Now we need to sign Jaro, trade for Bates and bring Ronnie out of retirement."
I'd rather see JR add depth thru younger guys with some potential offensive upside - kind of what he did in signing Chad LaRose in '03. Yeah, I know. We're still waiting on Chad to break the elusive 2 career NHL goals mark.
Burning questions that remain in my feeble mind on this August 2nd include:
- How will JR fill the hole at 3rd line center created by the departure of Cullen? UFAs out there include Travis Green, eurosoft Jan Hrdina, and the equally soft Boyd Devereaux. How about a blast from this time last season. Remember when the Canes were reported to be courting Jason Allison? This season, a second run at Allison might be intriguing.
- What's the deal with Heddy's status going into next season?
- Canes have six proven NHL blueliners and two they want to turn into NHL blueliners (Babchuk and Hutchinson). How hard are the Canes gonna try and move Oleg Tverdovsky and his $2.5 mil salary?
- Is there a even a snowball's chance that Jack Johnson will be in camp? I'm tired of being teased by this story line.