Joni Pitkanen Injury and the Fallout for the Hurricanes

  • Josh Rimer: Rimer has been told that Joni’ Pitkanen’s injury could be career threatening.
  • James Mirtle: Mirtle is hearing that Pitkanen’s injury could be career ending. A race for an icing claims another.
  • Dennis Bernstein: The Kings will have nine NHL defenseman in camp. The Hurricanes have lost Joni Pitkanen. Bernstein wonders if they would be interested in Alec Martinez.
  • Kevin Paul Dupont: Dupont wonder if the Flames would call the Hurricanes to see if they are interested in Dennis Wideman.
  • Tom Gulitti: Gulitti doesn’t know if the Devils are willing to move a defenseman right now, but they might be in a few weeks.
  • Todd Cordell: Smartest thing for the Hurricanes to do may be to save their assets and sign a UFA like Tom Gilbert or Ron Hainsey.
  • Josh Rimer: The Hurricanes had been talking with Ron Hainsey but didn’t have the cap space for him. Will have the room now once Pitkanen is put on the LTIR. They would¬†also have room for Brenden Morrow now, who they’ve also held talks with.
  • Todd Cordell: Darren Dreger said on the radio that the Hurricanes are a team that may consider an offer sheet for Cody Franson.


  1. hotwings

    September 12, 2013 at 8:59 am

    as good as the hurricanes are in goal and at forward… they will prob miss the playoffs due to their lack of d-men and lack of forward depth in the bottom 6… Hopefully the Leafs can ship out Franson for their first rounder!

  2. bullwinkle

    September 12, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    The Kings have 9 defensemen in camp? The Sabres have 14! Certainly a deal could be made there…for the right price.