Ron Francis, Director of Hockey Operations for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed defenseman Austin Levi to a three-year, entry-level contract. The deal will pay Levi $525,000 on the NHL level or $60,000 on the minor-league level in 2012-13, $550,000 in the NHL or $60,000 in the minors in 2013-14 and $575,000 in the NHL or $62,500 in the minor leagues in 2014-15. Levi will receive a signing bonus of $175,000.
Well my main point is that I just want to see a better defense. Whether that means someone from Charlotte come up or someone like Gleason actually live up to his contract.
I can understand wanting a better defense and agree with that. I don't think adding any of our prospects will necessarily make them better next year. Having a healthy Pitkanen back should help though.
The only guy in Charlotte who has a chance IMO is up now and that is Sanguinetti. Of the other guys, maybe Dumoulin would have a chance, but I think the rest of them (Murphy, Levi, Alt, Biega, etc..) would be better served with more time in JRs/AHL.
Agree. Plus, unless there's a trade, the inn is quite full with McBain, Pitkanen, Faulk, Harrison, Gleason, and (presumably) Allen.
It's currently full, but I like it that way personally. That means we've got a passable defense for a few years which gives our prospects as much time as they need to develop with the occasional injury call up.