Carolina Hurricanes Projected Lineup and Salary Cap Situation

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Apr 1, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Carolina Hurricanes right wing Radek Dvorak (18) and defenseman Andrej Sekera (4) congratulate defenseman Justin Faulk (center) after Faulk scored an unassisted goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports


Justin FaulkJohn-Michael Liles

Ron HainseyAndrej Sekera

Tim GleasonRyan Murphy

EXTRAS: Jay HarrisonBrett Bellemore

When your blue line consists of 3 Maple Leaf rejects you might be in trouble.  Liles, Gleason and Harrison are all former Leafs who couldn’t fit, although Gleason was more of his preference than the Leafs.   It is largely a non-descript group with Faulk being the anchor and Murphy probably destined for that power play specialist role that Marc-Andre Bergeron made a living as.  The 8 of them account for just under $18.5M in cap commitment.