Carolina Hurricanes Projected Lineup and Salary Cap Situation

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February 9, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Carolina Hurricanes center Jiri Tlusty (middle) celebrates his goal with teammates left wing Alexander Semin (left) and center Eric Staal (12) against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports


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If the Canes can’t get more from their big 4 up front, they are destined for the basement once again.  Eric Staal seems to be on the downside of his career after carrying the team for so long, and Semin’s ridiculous contract will haunt them for some time, as might the length of Jordan Staal‘s deal.  Hopefully Lindholm pans out, because there doesn’t appear to be a ton of help coming in the system any time soon.