Hurricanes Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Carolina Hoping For Darling Of A Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Carolina have been perceived as ’winners’ of this off-season, despite accomplishing only minor upgrades on paper. Outside of signing their own RFAs, Carolina acquired Marcus Kruger and Trevor van Riemsdyk in trades. In the free agent market, they acquired the services of senior Justin Williams via..." August 20

  • Francis hopes Hurricanes live up to hype

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Carolina Hurricanes haven’t been able to make the jump that some have been anticipating for a while, but that hasn’t shaken GM Ron Francis’ confidence in head coach Bill Peters. At least not yet. Francis had high praise for Peters and other facets of this Hurricanes team in a detailed..." August 19

  • Disgruntled ‘Canes forward Nestrasil signs in KHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "Andrej Nestrasil, the Carolina forward that spent last year primarily in the AHL, has signed on to play with KHL club Neftekhimik, the league announced on Friday. Nestrasil, 26, made waves back in March while playing for the Charlotte Checkers, unloading on the ‘Canes organization in an..." August 05

  • Hurricanes' Brett Pesce: Commands long-term extension

    CBS Sports "Pesce agreed to a six-year, $24.15 million contract extension with the Hurricanes on Tuesday. Lauded for his two-way game, Pesce added 20 points last season, plus he and defensive partner Jaccob Slavin accounted for a franchise-best plus-23 rating. " August 01

  • Karmanos still not sure offer to buy Hurricanes ‘cuts the mustard’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Peter Karmanos is willing to give Chuck Greenberg some time to put his investment group together. But in an interview with Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer, Karmanos wanted to be clear that he has not yet agreed to sell the Carolina Hurricanes. Before a transaction is finalized,..." August 01

  • Hurricanes have big plans for Gauthier

    NHL.com "Carolina Hurricanes forward prospect Julien Gauthier always has stood out among his peers on the ice. That was the case in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, where he used his 6-foot-4, 225-pound frame to dominate against smaller players in their late teens. The same was true in early July,..." July 29

  • Hurricanes give Di Giuseppe a two-way deal for 2017-18

    NHL.com "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Phil Di Giuseppe on a one-year contract." July 28

  • Potential new Hurricanes owner concerned with ‘revitalizing Raleigh as a hockey market’

    Raleigh News & Observer "No one can talk about Chuck Greenberg’s ownership of the minor-league Frisco RoughRiders without talking about the lazy river. The signature feature of the Class AA ballpark in suburban Dallas isn’t one of the biggest scoreboards in minor-league baseball or the array of food options. It’s the..." July 23

  • AHL players eligible to appear in 2018 Winter Olympics

    Fanrag Sports "As the war wages on of which hockey players can and cannot appear in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, another shoe dropped on Wednesday night with the announcement that players on AHL contracts will be allowed to appear. The same does not hold true at this time for those who..." July 20

  • Hurricanes attendance down 32 per cent over 10 years

    TSN "According to the financial news website 24/7 Wall St., the Carolina Hurricanes have suffered the second largest attendance drop in major league sports over the past 10 years. The outlet reviewed the 10-year average home attendance of franchises in the MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL to see which teams..." July 19

  • Hurricanes sign 1st-round pick Necas

    Charlotte Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes announced Friday that 2017 first-round draft selection Martin Necas has been signed to a three-year, entry-level contract. The deal will pay Necas $832,500 on the NHL level or $70,000 on the American Hockey League level per season. The Czech Republic forward receives a..." July 14

  • Forbes calls report of offer to buy Hurricanes ‘bogus’ and ‘fake news’

    Forbes.com "Yesterday's news that the Carolina Hurricanes are close to being sold for $500 million is bogus. Yes, Chuck Greenberg is trying to buy the money-losing NHL franchise. But all Greenberg has right now is a non-binding letter of intent. Moreover, the real price (enterpise value) is nowhere near..." July 14

  • Analyzing five potential trade destinations for Matt Duchene

    Sportsnet "What are you expecting to get from Matt Duchene if you trade for him? A Calder Trophy finalist in his rookie season, Duchene’s production has been all over the map in his eight-season career. Peaking as nearly a point-per-game player in 2012-13 and 2013-14 (43 points in 47 games and 70 in 71..." July 14

  • Karmanos evaluating offer for Hurricanes; team would stay in Raleigh

    Raleigh News & Observer "Peter Karmanos Jr., majority owner of the Carolina Hurricanes, is considering an offer to sell the team that would keep the NHL franchise in Raleigh. A statement issued by the team Thursday said: “Since an offer has been made to purchase the team, Mr. Karmanos intends to evaluate that offer and..." July 14

  • Greenberg Is Said to Near $500 Million Deal for NHL's Hurricanes

    Bloomberg "Chuck Greenberg, once part-owner and CEO of the Texas Rangers, is close to completing an agreement to buy the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes for about $500 million, according to people familiar with the deal. The team will stay in North Carolina. Greenberg will seek to add local..." July 13

  • Hurricanes improved by additions of Justin Williams, Scott Darling

    NHL.com "The Carolina Hurricanes are trending upward and appear poised to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2008-09. Prior to losing five of six to end last season (1-4-1), the Hurricanes made a run at the second wild card into the playoffs from the Eastern Conference by earning at..." July 12

  • Canes, Slavin Agree on Seven-Year Extension

    NHL.com "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Jaccob Slavin on a seven-year contract extension. The contract will begin during the 2018-19 season and carries an..." July 12

  • Hurricanes GM: Can't have too many guys with playoff success

    NHL.com "On the heels of an active July 1, headlined by the return of Justin Williams to Raleigh, the Carolina Hurricanes continued to retool their roster over the Fourth of July long weekend. The Hurricanes on Tuesday acquired center Marcus Kruger from Vegas (via Chicago a few days prior) in exchange..." July 06

  • Carolina Hurricanes Acquire Marcus Kruger From The Vegas Golden Knights

    kuklaskorner "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired forward Marcus Kruger from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a fifth-round selection in the 2018 NHL Draft. "We were determined to..." July 04

  • Justin Williams: Hurricanes are done losing

    Raleigh News & Observer "At age 24, Justin Williams was raising the Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes. His empty-net goal late in Game 7 of the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals against the Edmonton Oilers sealed a 3-1 victory, and he was front and center later when the celebratory team photo, all smiles and hugs, was..." July 02

  • Canes Agree to Terms with Jeremy Smith

    NHL.com "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Jeremy Smith on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Smith $750,000 on the NHL level or $225,000 on the..." July 01

  • Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Josh Jooris

    NHL.com "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Josh Jooris on a one-year contract. The deal will pay Jooris $775,000 during the 2017-18 season. "Josh is a versatile..." July 01

  • Justin Williams likely to sign with Hurricanes

    TSN "According to TSN Hockey Contributor Aaron Ward, Justin Williams seems likely to return to the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday. The 35-year-old had 24 goals and 24 assists for 48 points in 80 games with the Washington Capitals. Williams added three goals and six assists in 13 games played in the..." July 01

  • Flames acquire Eddie Lack in exchange for prospect, pick

    Calgary Herald "The National Hockey League free-agency period is basically a moving target. Needs and wants for all 31 franchises change frequently as players get snapped off the market or, in the Calgary Flames’ case on Thursday, suddenly become an option. Striking a deal with the Carolina Hurricanes,..." June 30

  • Carolina re-signs ‘physical, smart’ McGinn — two years, $1.775 million

    Pro Hockey Talk "After a breakout campaign, Brock McGinn has cashed in with the Hurricanes. McGinn has signed a two-year, $1.775 million extension, the club announced on Wednesday. The deal carries a $887,500 average annual cap hit, and comes on the heels of a campaign in which he scored 16 points in 57 games,..." June 28

  • Hurricanes sign Derek Ryan to 1-year, $1.425M contract

    NHL.com "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Derek Ryan on a one-year contract. The deal will pay Ryan $1.425 million for the 2017-18 season. "Derek proved he..." June 26

  • Vegas trades van Riemsdyk to Hurricanes

    TSN "Less than 24 hours after announcing him as a member of the team, the Vegas Golden Knights have traded Trevor van Riemsdyk to the Carolina Hurricanes, according to TSN's Frank Seravalli. van Riemsdyk scored five goals and added 11 assists in 58 games this season as a member of the Blackhawks." June 22

  • Hurricanes hire former Penguins goalie coach Mike Bales

    Sportsnet "The Carolina Hurricanes have hired Mike Bales to be their new goaltending coach. Bales, 45, is a former NHL goalie who has served as goaltending coach with the Penguins the past four seasons. Before that he served as a goaltending development coach and scout with the Penguins. “Mike has a..." June 18

  • Bryan Bickell staying busy in fight against multiple sclerosis

    NHL.com "In his past life, former NHL forward Bryan Bickell already would have begun preparing for next season by now. Unless, of course, it was one of three times he won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks, in which case he'd still be busy wrapping up the season. But more than two months after..." June 16

  • ‘Canes sign Teuvo Teravainen to two-year extension

    TSN "The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed restricted free agent Teuvo Teravainen to a two-year, $5.72 million contract. Teravainen, 22, will own a cap hit of $2.86 million in each of the two seasons. He scored 15 goals and added 27 assists in 81 games with the Hurricanes last season. He was..." June 15