For the next three weeks will take a team-by-team look at the three divisions in the Eastern Conference. Every weekday we’ll profile a new team and break down the changes they made in the offseason.

This week: Southeast Division. Today: Carolina Hurricanes.


20011-12 Record: 33-33-16, 82 points

Where they finished: 5th in the Southeast; 12th in the East; 23rd in NHL

Coach: Kirk Muller

Key Additions: C Jordan Staal, LW/RW Alex Semin, D Joe Corvo, D Marc-Andre Gragnani

Key Departures: C Brandon Sutter, D Bryan Allen, D Derek Joslin, D Brian Dumoulin

Projected Lineup

Alexander Semin - Eric Staal - Chad LaRose
Jussi Jokinen - Jordan Staal - Jeff Skinner
Zac Dalpe - Tuomo Ruutu - Jiri Tlusty
Andreas Nodl - Tim Brent - Patrick Dwyer
Anthony Stewart

Joni Pitkanen - Jamie McBain
Tim Gleason - Justin Faulk
Jay Harrison - Joe Corvo
Marc-Andre Gragnani

Cam Ward
Justin Peters