'Canes focus on forwards during 2nd day of draft


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After picking up another Staal, the Carolina Hurricanes got back to restocking their system during the second day of the NHL draft.

The Hurricanes went heavy on offense Saturday with three of their first four picks going to forwards — including the son of an assistant with division rival Washington.

Of course, none of those prospects deliver quite the name recognition of their prized acquisition: Jordan Staal.

Carolina provided the biggest jolt of Day 1 by acquiring the younger brother of team captain Eric Staal from Pittsburgh on Friday night in exchange for center Brandon Sutter, defenseman Brian Dumoulin and the No. 8 pick in this year's draft.

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