The Carolina Hurricanes locked in a key part — arguably the most key part — of their rebuild on Tuesday, signing GM Rom Francis to a contract extension through the 2018-19 campaign. “Ron has rebuilt our organization the right way, stocking our team and system with young players who will help this franchise compete for the Stanley Cup year in and year out,” club owner Peter Karmanos said in a release. “I’m thrilled that he will continue to see the job through. “The future is very bright for the Hurricanes in Carolina.” Francis, 53, has been on the job in Carolina for the past two years, and has done a terrific job of stockpiling young talent through the draft and via trade: Noah Hanifin, Teuvo
Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • Chris Higgins with join the Calgary Flames for training camp on a PTO. • Jim Rutherford is optimistic his Pittsburgh Penguins can begin their defense of the Stanley Cup strong despite the possibility of not having Phil Kessel and others in the lineup on opening night.
Dominic Moore preached patience when it came to navigating potential opportunities and destinations as a veteran NHL free agent. After being on the market for almost two full months, Moore is now under contract. On Tuesday, the Boston Bruins announced