Czech center Martin Necas, the Carolina Hurricanes' first-round draft pick this year, has been impressive in training camp and his goal is to make the Canes' roster at 18. But he also has other options.
Scott Darling's first official practice in a Carolina uniform on Friday represented something bigger than a changing of the guard in goal, although it certainly did that. When it comes to size in net, the Hurricanes have caught up with the rest of the league with the 6-foot-6 Darling.
Goalie Scott Darling talks Sept. 15, 2017, about his first day in training camp with the Carolina Hurricanes, meeting Cam Ward and his thoughts on being a No. 1 goalie in the NHL for the first time in his career.
As training camp begins Friday, Sept. 14, 2017, the Hurricanes still have a long way to go to take the next step and become one of the NHL’s “cool” teams – a designation they had their hands around but couldn’t capture in the post-2006 years – but being noticed is a big step forward from being ignored, which was the NHL’s standard posture toward the Hurricanes in recent memory.
Who says Victor Rask of the Carolina Hurricanes never smiles? The Swede did in talking about winning a World Championship for Sweden, and discusses what he needs to do to help the Canes reach the Stanley Cup playoffs this season.
Video: Carolina Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters said the team would have a team captain by the start of the season and that "leadership is not an issue," as he talks with reporters at the Canes' media day held at PNC Arena in Raleigh Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.