Craig Custance writes that a potential NHL lockout next season could have a particularly large impact on six players, all of whom may have their retirement decisions altered by an extended work stoppage.
Mario Lemieux and a team of former Pittsburgh Penguins stars will take on Peter Bondra and past Washington Capitals players at an alumni game the day before the NHL's Winter Classic showcase in Pittsburgh.
The Hurricanes promoted Ron Francis, already the team's director of player development, to assistant general manager. He replaces Jason Karmanos, the 33-year-old son of team owner Peter Karmanos Jr., who resigned last week because of personal reasons.
Ron Francis set nearly every offensive record for the Carolina Hurricanes franchise. Now he will help produce the players to break them. The Hurricanes announced that their former captain has joined the front office as director of player development.