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Tuesday, 03.3.2009 / 2:38 PM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Doug Warf
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I wanted to follow up now that we have four new Hurricanes who have freshly shaven heads. On Saturday, February 21, Canesvision did a great job of documenting the shaving of Niclas Wallin, Dennis Seidenberg and Tripp Tracy. All three guys have shaved their heads before and each was happy to do it again. However, Nic was a little nervous and lost the paper, rock, scissors game with Dennis that decided who went first. You would never know that Nic was a little nervous as his fresh facial scars and stitches helped make him look even tougher with the Mr. Clean look. - Photo Gallery

I do want to mention that Tripp admitted to the crowd that day that he once had an inverted mullet as he and his brothers dressed up as Michael Jackson. He did not give an age to the stunt…but I hope it was pre-teen. 

I wanted to also update everyone that Ryan Bayda has now completed the fearsome foursome by shaving his head Sunday at an event held by the Andy Thomas and the Raleigh Youth Hockey Association. Last year, the Raleigh Youth Hockey Association joined the fun in helping St. Baldrick’s as several youth hockey players raised money for their shaved heads. 

This year, nearly 40 youth hockey players and coaches showed up at the Factory Ice House in Wake Forest to shave their heads. For the second straight year Connor Brody led the fundraising as he raised over $4,000 this year. It was cool to see all of the youth hockey players who were excited about the opportunity…especially seeing how many of them were very “shaggy” as they headed towards the chair.  

Congrats to Connor and all of his hockey buddies who not only raised a great deal of money for pediatric cancer research but showed solidarity with the young kids who are unfortunately do not have a choice regarding their hair. 

NHL Diversity Team
Prior to Thursday’s home game against Buffalo, the NHLPA presented the “Capital City Crew” with a check for $10,000. The Capital City Crew is the newest addition to the NHL Diversity league, the first team in the southeast, and it represents a three party collaboration between the Boys and Girls Club of Wake County, Raleigh Youth Hockey Association and the Carolina Hurricanes. 

The $10,000 check from the NHLPA’s Goals and Dreams Foundation will help provide the 20 youth hockey players with new ice hockey equipment. All of the players on the team will be provided by the Boys and Girls Club and the ice time and instruction will be provided by the Raleigh Youth Hockey Association. 

Thursday’s check presentation served as a soft announcement and I will be happy to actually “unveil” the team later this year. They hope to start playing in August and we hope to officially announce the members of the team in March. Thanks to the NHLPA for getting us started on a positive note.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
7 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
8 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
9 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 54 15 19 -13 34
J. Skinner 54 19 12 -3 31
V. Rask 52 12 19 0 31
J. Staal 54 12 19 8 31
K. Versteeg 53 10 21 1 31
E. Staal 54 9 21 0 30
E. Lindholm 54 8 16 -9 24
A. Nestrasil 47 7 12 0 19
J. Nordstrom 43 5 9 2 14
R. Hainsey 54 3 11 -11 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 15 11 6 .908 2.38
E. Lack 9 10 3 .901 2.74
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