Ethan the Bear just wants to play but will it be with hurricanes or someone else?

Sports network: Elliot Friedman on 32 thoughts on Carolina Hurricanes quarterback Ethan Burr.

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“Now something similar (to Jack Rathbone last night in his first game of the season with the Vancouver Canucks) is playing with the Carolina Hurricanes and Ethan Beer, who has yet to play this year.

Again, I don’t think it’s anything nefarious. The Hurricanes have what they believe is their best lineup, but the Bears want to play. He hasn’t played yet.

Now, from what I’m told, the Hurricanes are telling other teams, “Look, we don’t have a cap problem.” We don’t keep 50 percent of Bear’s earnings unless we’re making a good profit or making a minimal return. We believe this is an NHL player.”

They were together a couple of times. I think Vancouver was one of the teams.

But Mishka wants to play. So either someone is going to propose better soon or make Carolina say yes. Can he get into the lineup. Or maybe he’s going to give up.

But I also think it’s coming to a head because Bear just wants to play like any player.

The NHL is looking to Australia to play a few games

Sports network: Elliot Friedman on 32 thoughts on the NHL, looking at Australia.

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“Yes. So over the next week or two the NHL will be doing a site review in Australia. Nothing solid, but I believe the league plans to play a couple of games there.

The question is that it will be in early 2023 or maybe 2024, but there will be a site survey and I would love to go on that trip.

NHL Rumors: Hurricanes Ethan Bear, and the NHL looking at Australia