Canes fans know the situation with defenseman Frantisek Kaberle. He scored the goal that won the 2006 Stanley Cup. Shoulder problems have hampered him the last two seasons. His name continues to be bandied about in trade speculation.
Here's what Kaberle had to say about those three issues.
Q: How are you physically going into this season?
A: I've been home [Czech Republic] all summer working out. I finally feel healthy like before and lifting the same weights like before the shoulder injury. The last couple of years were hard for me but I feel like I'm getting back to where I was before the shoulder injury.
"Last year, I was feeling good in the beginning, then in the middle of the season was not so good. Hopefully I'm going to play well the whole season and play more consistently. I feel like everything will go well for the team and for me."
Q: There has been so much trade speculation. Have you paid attention to it and what do you think will happen?
A: "Of course. I've been talking to my agent. I guess, you know, I was just trying to focus on my practice and my work this summer, and what will happen will happen.
"What can I do? It's part of the business, you know. So we'll see what happens."
Q: Regardless of what happens, you'll always be a part of Hurricanes history because of the winning goal in Game Seven against Edmonton. Not a bad way to be remembered, is it?
A: "Of course, but it has been a long time ago now, it seems to me. We need to focus for now on next season.
"[To win the Cup] you have to work every practice, every game, every night, you have to work the hardest you possibly can. It starts building with the first practice in training camp and goes through the season."