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Fantucchio’s Focus: Caps and Canes Still Looking For More




Good morning, my name is Andrew Fantucchio. It’s Friday, August 11, and here’s what I’m focused on around the NHL today.

Hurricanes set to Add Free Agent Defenseman:

The Carolina Hurricanes are reportedly close to signing free agent defenseman Caleb Jones, which would only add depth to their already stacked blue line.

REPORT: Hurricanes Expected To Sign Defenseman Caleb Jones

Capitals Still Looking For More:

The Washington Capitals may not be on a lot of people’s radars across the NHL heading into this season. But Caps GM Brian MacLellan is still interested in adding to his roster before the year gets underway.

Despite Lack Of Success, Capitals Not Ending Pursuit Of Top 6 Upgrade


Are Penguins Cup Contenders with Karlsson?

After making the biggest trade of the NHL offseason, are the Pittsburgh Penguins now officially Stanley Cup Contenders with Erik Karlsson on board?

Does Karlsson Make the Penguins a Stanley Cup Contender?

More From National Hockey Now:

Philadelphia: Matvei Mitchkov fell into the Flyers’ laps in the NHL Draft. How they landed may be the most-hyped prospect not named Bedard.

Boston: Trent Frederic could be a solution at center for the Bruins.

Florida: With the release of NHL 24 right around the corner, it only makes sense for Matthew Tkachuck to be on the cover.

Detroit: Some young Red Wings are close to cracking the roster this season.

Montreal: Breaking down what the Habs roster and cap space will look like after a potential Jeff Petry trade.

Chicago: Anders Bjork is (sort of) back with the Blackhawks.

Vegas: What can be expected of Ivan Barbashev this year for the Golden Knights?

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