The Carolina Hurricanes have undergone considerable change in the offseason, with the makeover creating heightened expectations going into the season.
That description perhaps relates to perhaps an even larger degree for the New York Islanders.
After all, fresh off coaching the Washington Capitals to a Stanley Cup championship, Barry Trotz is on board directing the Islanders.
New York and the Hurricanes begin the season with a clash Thursday night at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C.
Trotz became the Islanders coach two weeks after he guided the Capitals to the Stanley Cup in June. He has offered solid reviews for how his new team has responded during the preseason.
"They've been fantastic," Trotz said of his players. "They've been listening and doing the right things." >> Read More
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