Hurricanes Rumors & News

  • Hurricanes place Kruger, Jooris on waivers

    Raleigh News & Observer "Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis traded for center Marcus Kruger last July, believing the former Chicago Blackhawks player could help the Canes reach the playoffs this season, On Thursday, Kruger, who has spent much of the season as the Canes’ fourth-line center, was placed on..." February 08

  • Hurricanes coach promises lineup changes after 'unacceptable' effort

    Charlotte Observer "This was a breaking point for Bill Peters. You can mark down February 4 as the day he lost faith in his roster, in this group as currently constituted. The Carolina Hurricanes coach has had enough. Now he, like many of the 11,614 in the stands for Sunday's 3-1 defenestration at the hands of the..." February 04

  • Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon wants to 'explore playing games' with iconic Whalers jerseys

    ESPN "Tom Dundon wants to remember the Whale. The new owner of the Carolina Hurricanes said on Tuesday that he wants to "explore playing games" with his team wearing the iconic jerseys of the Hartford Whalers, who relocated to Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1997 to become the Hurricanes. "I think..." January 30

  • New Hurricanes owner wants all fans to sit in lower bowl to get 'better experience'

    Raleigh News & Observer "Carolina Hurricanes fans attending Tuesday’s game against the Ottawa Senators will have an interesting offer: sit in the lower bowl or possibly the suites at PNC Arena. New Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon has put a priority on filling the lower level for games, saying it provides a better game..." January 30

  • Aho Returns to the Ice

    NHL.com "Just 10 days after sustaining a concussion and a lower-body injury on the same hit, Sebastian Aho returned to the ice in Montreal. Aho is traveling with the Carolina Hurricanes on their two-game road trip, and prior to the team's practice in Montreal on Wednesday, Aho took to the ice for an..." January 24

  • NHL announces details of 2018 All-Star Skills Competition

    Pro Hockey Talk "We know who’s going to Tampa this week for the 2018 NHL All-Star Game, and now we know what events will make up this year’s Skills Competition. On Saturday night (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN), there will be six events focusing on individuality, with the winning player taking home $25,000 for each victory...." January 23

  • Carolina Hurricanes “Won’t Lose Players We Want For Five Percent More Money”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For years, the Carolina Hurricanes have been one of the league’s lowest spenders. This season, they rank 30th in the league in terms of payroll, only ahead of the penny-pinching Arizona Coyotes. With the recent sale to Dallas billionaire Thomas Dundon, many Hurricanes fans would hope that would..." January 17

  • Flames’ Mark Giordano ejected for high hit on Hurricanes’ Sebastian Aho

    Sportsnet "Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano was ejected from Sunday’s game for a high hit on Carolina Hurricanes forward Sebastian Aho. Aho was cutting across the front of the Flames’ net with the puck when Giordano hit him. Hurricanes forward Justin Williams then jumped in to fight Giordano. Aho..." January 14

  • Carolina Hurricanes sale to Thomas Dundon approved by NHL

    Raleigh News & Observer "Thomas Dundon was shooting baskets on the floor at PNC Arena Thursday afternoon when the last wire transfer went through. At that moment, the 46-year-old was one pro forma NHL signature away from owning the Carolina Hurricanes. For Dundon, the Dallas billionaire who bought the team out of a..." January 12

  • IIHF head will do 'everything in his power' to get NHL players in 2022 Olympics

    Sporting News "The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation is going to do all he can to get NHL players back into the Olympics in 2022. The NHL decided its players would not participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018 for several reasons. For one, the 14-hour time..." January 05

  • Why the Winter Classic is still an NHL home run

    New York Post "The Winter Classic no longer creates the national footprint it did when the NHL’s outdoor extravaganza was created 10 years ago. It no longer makes for appointment viewing. Fact is, the national TV audience that peaked at 2.5 million for the 2009 game at Wrigley Field between the Blackhawks and..." January 02

  • Cam Ward keeping Hurricanes in playoff hunt as Scott Darling struggles

    Pro Hockey Talk "It seemed simple enough for the Carolina Hurricanes after last season: Find a goaltender and the upward climb should finally begin with the young talent on the roster. So when general manager Ron Francis traded for Scott Darling’s rights and signed him a four-year deal, it seemed like a problem..." December 27

  • 2018-19 Salary Cap Projected At $78-82MM

    Pro Hockey Rumors "At the board of governors meeting today, the league shared projections for next season’s salary cap. According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, that number is set to fall between $78-82MM depending on how the NHLPA uses their escalators. That’s an increase from this year’s $75MM ceiling, giving..." December 09

  • Bettman: Hurricanes relocation rumors are ‘wrong, wrong, wrong’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Today’s meeting for the NHL’s Board of Governors was eventful, though mainly in giving Gary Bettman a chance to clear the air on some key expansion/relocation issues. The sexiest update was the latest green light for the Seattle expansion team process. Yes, it’s still early, but Bettman’s..." December 08

  • The NHL is political, whether you like it or not

    Sporting News "In the immediate aftermath of raising his fist, Lightning forward J.T. Brown received death threats. Brown, in the eyes of some hockey fans, had broken the cardinal rule of combining sports and the vague concept of politics. For, in the NHL, the best player is a quiet player who keeps his head..." December 08

  • Hurricanes sale in NHL Board of Governors' hands, report says

    Sporting News "Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. and Texas investor Tom Dundon made a presentation Thursday morning to the NHL Board of Governors in West Palm Beach, Fla., and Karmanos told TSN that they hope to have a decision on the sale of the franchise as soon as Thursday afternoon. While Karmanos has..." December 07

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams

    Forbes.com "NHL team values are up 15% over last year to an average of $594 million, the biggest increase in three years. Deal-making in and out of hockey has been a boon to the NHL, most notably the $2.2 billion sale of the Houston Rockets (NBA), the $1.2 billion price for the Miami Marlins (MLB) and the..." December 05

  • Dallas billionaire in discussions to purchase Hurricanes

    Sportsnet "Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos is in discussions to sell the team to billionaire Dallas businessman Thomas Dundon, according to Sportsnet’s John Shannon. The potential deal with Dundon precludes the team from leaving Carolina, adds Shannon. Karmanos has owned the team since 1994..." November 29

  • IIHF backs Russia’s participation in Pyeongchang Olympics

    Pro Hockey Talk "The International Ice Hockey Federation doesn’t want to see hockey suffer at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. With the International Olympic Committee set to rule on whether Russia can compete at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games next week, the IIHF threw its support behind Russia’s..." November 28

  • Best NHL trade targets with Duchene off the market

    Pro Hockey Talk "Fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes, and other teams must feel a little left out after this weekend. While those GMs either were afraid to pay the sticker price or weren’t in the conversation, the bottom line is that the Ottawa Senators got Matt Duchene,..." November 07

  • Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward is now in a backup role. How’s he handling it?

    Raleigh News & Observer "Cam Ward has had better November nights. Then again, the Carolina Hurricanes goalie has always had more October opportunities. Ward was the starter Thursday as the Hurricanes were beaten 5-3 by the Colorado Avalanche in Denver. The Avs, who aren’t lacking speed, scored three second-period..." November 05

  • Hurricanes owner doubts interested buyer can afford franchise

    Raleigh News & Observer "Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. said Friday that negotiations continue with sports attorney Chuck Greenberg over the proposed sale of the NHL team. But Karmanos, in an interview, said he has questions as to whether Greenberg will be able to form an investment group capable of..." October 28

  • Why Maple Leafs and Hurricanes look like perfect trade partners

    Sportsnet "Looking back at the 2015 NHL Draft, the Toronto Maple Leafs chose uber-talented winger Mitch Marner fourth overall and passed up defencemen Noah Hanifin (fifth), Ivan Provorov (seventh) and Zach Werenski (eighth). Today, Marner has been demoted to the fourth line in his second NHL season as he..." October 26

  • A solution to the NHL’s advanced stats problem

    New York Post "During a recent casual conversation with someone who has been intimately involved in the NHL for decades, he jokingly said this: “You ever think that all of these off-ice officials are actually the same people in every arena?” It was a funny take on this gaggle of people in each city who keep..." October 20

  • Report: NHL might scrap All-Star Game in favor of international event

    CBS Sports "The NHL All-Star Game has been somewhat of a shapeshifting beast over the years. A lot about the annual midseason event has changed, from the game's format to the way teams are picked and how players are voted in. But soon the league's All-Star Game may cease to exist altogether. According to a..." October 17

  • Hurricanes president disputes attendance figures: 'I go by dollars'

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes’ home attendance Tuesday – or lack thereof – again has created some chatter throughout the NHL. The Canes, following a sellout at PNC Arena on Saturday for their home opener, had an announced crowd of 7,892 Tuesday for their Metropolitan Division game against the..." October 12

  • Hurricanes attendance drops by more than 10,000 after one game

    Sportsnet "When the Carolina Hurricanes opened their 2017-18 campaign with an overtime victory against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday they did so in front of a sold-out crowd of 18,680 at PNC Arena. On Tuesday, the Hurricanes’ second home game of the season had a different feel. This time the team lost to..." October 11

  • Hurricanes name Staal, Faulk co-captains

    TSN "Jordan Staal and Justin Faulk have been named co-captains of the Carolina Hurricanes for the 2017-18 season. The Hurricanes had been without a captain since trading Eric Staal to the New York Rangers in February 2016. Staal, Faulk, Jeff Skinner, Victor Rask all served as alternate captains last..." October 05

  • Sebastian Aho one of the reasons for optimism in Carolina this season

    Pro Hockey Talk "Even though the organization hasn’t been in the playoffs since 2009 there is a lot of excitement around the Carolina Hurricanes heading into the 2017-18 season. A lot of the attention is directed toward their young defense that is the backbone of their current rebuild, but they also have a ton of..." September 30

  • NHL Board of Governors discuss place of anthems before games

    Sportsnet "“It” wasn’t supposed to even be on the agenda at Wednesday’s NHL Board of Governors meeting. This was supposed to be a regular, run-of-the-mill meeting in New York City to rubber stamp a rule change, and get regular updates from various league departments. “It” was a discussion about..." September 29

  • Olympic roster decisions starting to take shape

    Sportsnet "As the parent of a five-year-old, my interest in minor hockey has grown exponentially the last few years. He’s a decent skater, but isn’t sure he wants to play. Despite that, you’re trying to learn everything you can. Toronto is a funny place for minor hockey. A friend of mine who used to coach..." September 28

  • NHLPA issues statement in support of players’ peaceful protests

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association officially joined the political conversation on Wednesday. In an email sent to players by executive director Donald Fehr, the NHLPA stated that any players who would like to participate in peaceful protests of their own “would of course have the full support of the..." September 28

  • Huge step? Doctors may find a way to identify CTE in living NHL players

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pro Football Talk’s Josh Alper and TSN’s Rick Westhead pass along what could be a breakthrough Boston University study – or at least the early stages of a breakthrough – in how concussions/CTE are handled in sports. The key: after only being able to study brains of deceased athletes, there’s a..." September 27

  • A new No. 1: McDavid edges Crosby in TSN's Top 50 player poll

    TSN "Not even back-to-back Conn Smythe trophies were enough for Sidney Crosby to hold off Connor McDavid for one more year. For the first time in the eight-year history of TSN’s Top 50 player poll, Crosby was knocked off his perch as the projected No. 1 player in the NHL, as decided by a panel of 22..." September 26

  • NHL’s Bettman says he respects players’ views on political issues

    Sportsnet "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman says he respects players’ views on political and social issues and "people are going to have to decide what makes them comfortable." Several pro hockey players have commented President Donald Trump’s call for protesting NFL players to be fired...." September 26

  • IIHF release Olympic hockey schedule

    TSN "Canada opens defence of its Olympic men's hockey gold Feb. 15 versus Switzerland and women's gold Feb. 11 against Russia. The International Ice Hockey Federation released the ice hockey schedules and matchups Monday for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Canada's women, who are..." September 25

  • Skinner leading candidate to be Hurricanes' next captain

    NHL.com "Sitting in a quiet room in the NHL's office, microphone clipped onto his shirt and the camera parked on the other side of the table recording everything he says, forward Jeff Skinner was asked to state his case for why he should be the Carolina Hurricanes' next captain. He giggled and smiled,..." September 22

  • NHL goalies won’t wear smaller chest protectors this season

    Sportsnet "NHL goalies will get to wait another year until they are required to downsize their chest protectors, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The proposal to reduce the size of certain pieces of goaltender equipment — specifically their chest protectors and pants — was discussed at last..." September 18

  • IIHF president Rene Fasel shoots down talk of late NHL Olympics deal

    Sportsnet "Although the NHL said in April that it would no longer be participating in the 2018 Olympics, there has been hope that the league, IIHF and IOC would still be able to strike a late agreement to ensure a best-on-best tournament. A month after the NHL’s announcement, IIHF president Rene Fasel..." September 13

  • NHL players survey: 21 of 31 say Quebec City should be next for expansion

    USA Today "If the NHL decides to add a 32nd team, players would want it to be located in Quebec City, Quebec. USA TODAY Sports polled 31 high-profile players at the NHL/NHL Players' Association media tour and 21 (67.7%) chose Quebec as the venue the league should next embrace. Seattle finished second..." September 11

  • Report: NHL trade deadline will be Feb. 26

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL trade deadline, one of the most highly anticipated days of the hockey calendar, will take place on Feb. 26, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The lead-up to last year’s trade deadline saw a number of high profile deals." September 08

  • The ‘Canes will have a captain in 2017-18

    Pro Hockey Talk "For the first time in over a year, someone on the Carolina Hurricanes roster will have a “C” on their jersey when the season begins next month. The ‘Canes, who haven’t had a captain since trading Eric Staal away in Feb. of 2016, used four alternates last year (Jordan Staal, Jeff Skinner, Victor..." September 06

  • Hurricanes' Ward will accept back up position, support Darling

    Raleigh News & Observer "Much has been said about Scott Darling coming to the Carolina Hurricanes, with the understanding he will be the No. 1 goalie. One voice not heard: Cam Ward’s. For more than a decade, Ward has been the Canes’ franchise goalie. Since the day the Canes raised the Stanley Cup in 2006, and Ward..." September 02

  • Don Cherry on Olympics: ‘I’m glad we’re not going’

    Sportsnet "NHL players may be unhappy with the league’s decision to not participate in the 2018 Olympics, but it suits Don Cherry just fine. The colourfully dressed commentator and former coach joined Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup on Tuesday morning and discussed how impractical it would be for everyone to..." August 22