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Luke DeCock

Quiet weekend for Canes at mostly quiet draft

The weekend ended without a goalie trade, leaving Cam Ward and Eddie Lack in place as the Hurricanes’ tandem. It ended without the Hurricanes picking up Pavel Datsyuk’s contract, the Detroit Red Wings instead dumping the departed forward’s salary-cap hit on the Arizona Coyotes and their 27-year-old general manager for far less than many thought it would cost. And it ended without the Hurricanes making a deal of any kind, instead proceeding through an entirely ordinary weekend.

Carolina Hurricanes

Canes select defenseman, forward in first round of NHL draft

For the third straight year, the Carolina Hurricanes took a defenseman in the first round, selecting Jake Bean of the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League with the 13th overall pick. With their second selection in the first round, No. 21, Carolina took forward Julien Gauthier, who scored 41 goals last season for the Val-d’Or Foreurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

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Ron Francis on Carolina Hurricanes draft outlook, player updates 3:16

Ron Francis on Carolina Hurricanes draft outlook, player updates

Brind'Amour will join Ron Francis in NC Sports Hall of Fame 2:01

Brind'Amour will join Ron Francis in NC Sports Hall of Fame

Canes players taking batting practice with the Durham Bulls 1:12

Canes players taking batting practice with the Durham Bulls

Carolina Hurricanes' Francis and Peters discuss future of NHL franchise in Raleigh 4:10

Carolina Hurricanes' Francis and Peters discuss future of NHL franchise in Raleigh

Hurricane's goalie Cam Ward speaks about his future in the net for the Raleigh NHL franchise 2:40

Hurricane's goalie Cam Ward speaks about his future in the net for the Raleigh NHL franchise

Ward reflects on what could be his last game at PNC as a Hurricane 1:49

Ward reflects on what could be his last game at PNC as a Hurricane

Eric Staal returns to PNC Arena 1:14

Eric Staal returns to PNC Arena

Canes' Jordan Staal on return of his brother to Raleigh 2:40

Canes' Jordan Staal on return of his brother to Raleigh

Eric Staal returns to Raleigh 0:34

Eric Staal returns to Raleigh

Catching up with Jack Eichel 1:38

Catching up with Jack Eichel

Faulk back on the ice for the Hurricanes 2:50

Faulk back on the ice for the Hurricanes

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Carolina Hurricanes not moving says Ron Francis

Video: The Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis stated that he knows of no plans to move the team from the Triangle during a press conference held to discuss the upcoming NHL draft at PNC Arena on Thursday. Yesterday NHL commissioner Gary Bettman stated the same, despite rumors in some cities.
Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com
Carolina Hurricanes not moving says Ron Francis 0:46

Carolina Hurricanes not moving says Ron Francis

Ron Francis on Carolina Hurricanes draft outlook, player updates 3:16

Ron Francis on Carolina Hurricanes draft outlook, player updates

Brind'Amour will join Ron Francis in NC Sports Hall of Fame 2:01

Brind'Amour will join Ron Francis in NC Sports Hall of Fame

Canes players taking batting practice with the Durham Bulls 1:12

Canes players taking batting practice with the Durham Bulls