Through one fantastic game, one inconsistent game and one poor game, the ‘Canes offense and defense have each received passing, yet far from Ivy League-caliber, grades.
The highly touted first line has mysteriously disappeared, but a few unlikely candidates have stepped up to keep the offense afloat. The inexperienced defense stood strong through the opening homestand, then crashed back to ugly old habits in Pittsburgh.
As a testing stretch of four games in six days begins on Thursday, what key takeaways can be drawn from the first three matches of the Hurricanes’ season?
A breakdown of four crucial points fall on the coming slides.