Hurricanes Rumors & News

  • Slava Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from playing in NHL

    CBSSports.com "Slava Fetisov, a former NHL defenseman that is now a senator in Russia, has called for the country to place a ban on young Russian players from playing in the NHL, restrictions that used to be in place until the late 1980s when Fetisov himself was one of the first players from the country to make..." May 22

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case

    Deadspin.com "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • Can new NHL salary site be the next CapGeek?

    Sportsnet.ca "Since CapGeek went offline in January, analysts, agents, media types and, yes, fans have been craving a suitable replacement source for NHL salary information. While a few websites such as NHLNumbers.com offer up player salary and cap management statistics, no site has been able to focus solely..." May 07

  • Judge orders Bettman to testify on concussions lawsuit

    TSN.ca "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has been ordered by a U.S. federal court judge to offer testimony in the concussions lawsuit filed by 60 former players against the league. TSN has learned that late Tuesday, a judge ordered Bettman to testify in July on matters related to the high-stakes..." May 06

  • ‘Canes part ways with longtime AHL coach Daniels

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Carolina Hurricanes made a fairly significant organizational shakeup on Thursday, dismissing AHL Charlotte head coach Jeff Daniels after seven seasons on the job. “We appreciate the years of service and hard work that Jeff provided for our organization,” GM Ron Francis said in a statement...." April 30

  • Canes’ Francis, Peters address ‘what-went-wrong’

    Raleigh News & Observer "On the day the NHL’s Stanley Cup playoffs began, Ron Francis sat on a raised platform at a press conference explaining why the Carolina Hurricanes won’t be in them. Francis, completing his first year as general manager, was joined Wednesday by Canes coach Bill Peters at PNC Arena in fielding..." April 17

  • Yet again, Hurricanes left to figure out what went wrong

    Fox Sports Carolinas "Another season ended for the Carolina Hurricanes, and another round of exit interviews commenced where the players were forced to search for answers. The Hurricanes have now missed the playoffs every season dating back to 2009. This season marked six straight years, in fact, of the "what went..." April 15

  • Mrazek blanks Hurricanes; playoff starter TBA

    Detroit News "Petr Mrazek got the start in net over Jimmy Howard Saturday for the Red Wings. Will it be Mrazek again for Game 1 of the first-round playoff series against Tampa Bay? Coach Mike Babcock said after Saturday's 2-0 victory over Carolina he'd made up his mind but was not going to divulge his..." April 12

  • Eric Staal uncertain about future with Hurricanes

    NHL.com "As the Carolina Hurricanes prepare for a sixth consecutive offseason without qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, there is a possibility management will make significant roster changes. Captain Eric Staal is among those players who is not certain about his future. With one season remaining..." April 12

  • Hurricanes down Flyers, 3-1

    Canes Country "The Carolina Hurricanes had another slow start with only five shots on goal in the opening period but utilized timely scoring to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-1 on Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Recent call up Keegan Lowe was probably anticipating a quiet NHL debut with the Canes..." April 10

  • Detroit rallies in third, moves step closer to clinching playoff berth

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings rallied in the third period Tuesday and moved a step closer to clinching a playoff berth. Gustav Nyquist and Pavel Datsyuk scored in the third period to erase a one-goal deficit, lifting the Red Wings past the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 at Joe Louis Arena. The Red Wings..." April 08

  • Sabres go prospecting in win over ’Canes

    Buffalo News "Under normal circumstances, the focus during the final games of a losing season turns toward the youngsters. Fans want to know who’s learned what during a long year and whether the players will be able to carry it over to next season. While the focus this year is the race for last - Buffalo..." April 07

  • New Russian bill could ban Ovechkin, others from Olympics

    Sportsnet.ca "Proposed legislation in Russia could prevent a number of hockey superstars from ever competing at the Olympics again. According to the Associated Press, “Russian parliament will consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympics.” The bill, which was put forward by lawmaker..." April 07

  • Actual Crack Smoker Rob Ford Elected To Hockey Hall Of Fame Board

    Deadspin.com "Toronto’s former crack-smokin’, councilwoman-knockin’ mayor Rob Ford has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s board of directors, according to the Canadian Press. Ford, who smoked crack while he was mayor, was elected to the board on March 25. A museum spokesman said Ford won’t be on the..." April 05

  • Luongo notches 400th win as Panthers rout Hurricanes

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "For the first time this season, Panthers coach Gerard Gallant interrupted what he perceived as a listless morning skate Thursday at the BB&T Center and pulled his players to the corner of the rink for a stern chat. He noticed that they were deflated after Tuesday's gut-wrenching 3-2 loss to the..." April 03

  • Capitals top Canes, close in on Isles, Pens

    CSN Washington "Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes Tuesday night at Verizon Center: How it happened: Alex Ovechkin scored his 50th goal of the season to tie Peter Bondra for the Caps’ all-time goal-scoring lead [472] and picked up an assist to pass Michal Pivonka and move..." April 01

  • Nash Diagnosed with Concussion

    NHL.com "Riley Nash has been sidelined with a concussion, Carolina Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters said on Tuesday morning. In a fairly routine segment of warm-ups before Sunday’s game against Boston, Nash was along the side of the net when a puck was tipped and struck him around the right ear. Nash..." March 31

  • Bruins grab crucial win over Hurricanes in OT

    Boston Herald "The Black and Gold jalopy is still dangerously careening down the road on two wheels, but at least now the Bruins have put themselves in the driver’s seat. They did so yesterday with their 2-1 overtime victory against the very pesky Carolina Hurricanes. With 37 seconds left in OT, rookie David..." March 30

  • Ward, Staal lead Canes to 5-2 victory over Penguins

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes finally had one of those games where the puck was going in the net, goaltender Cam Ward was at times brilliant in net and everything fell into place neatly. The Canes ripped the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 Thursday at PNC Arena as Eric Staal had a goal and two assists, 11..." March 27

  • NHL loses bid to dismiss retired players' concussion lawsuit

    Sporting News "A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected the NHL's motion to dismiss a concussion lawsuit brought on by retired players, the New York Times reported . The plaintiffs accused the league of failing to inform them of health risks caused by concussions as a result of repeated head trauma and are..." March 26

  • Players in NHL concussion case want Bettman deposed by July 1

    TSN.ca "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman should be forced to be deposed about matters relating to the NHL concussions lawsuit within the next three months, lawyers for a group of former players wrote in a legal filing. Lawyers for the former players wrote to the NHL on February 23 asking to set up a time..." March 26

  • Judge denies NHL's motion to dismiss concussion lawsuit

    CBSSports.com "The NHL's bid to have a lawsuit brought against the league by former players regarding concussions dismissed took a hit Wednesday. A judge in U.S. district court in Minnesota has denied the NHL's motion to dismiss litigation brought against the league by former players regarding concussions...." March 25

  • Corey Crawford steals a victory for Blackhawks in Carolina

    Chicago Sun-Times "So the Blackhawks gave up 19 shots in the second period alone. So they spent the last 40 minutes on their heels, unable to hold their own blue line and unable to gain the other one. So they relied heavily on Corey Crawford to bail them out. So what? “I really liked those two points,” a..." March 24

  • Mats Zuccarello leads Rangers in shootout win over Hurricanes

    New York Daily News "The Eastern Conference standings give the impression that the Rangers are clicking on all cylinders. The truth is that a lot of their wins have been ugly and forgettable, just like Saturday night’s 3-2 shootout victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. But that’s exactly why the Blueshirts..." March 22

  • Liles at practice, could play Saturday

    Raleigh News & Observer "Canes coach Bill Peters was a little surprised to see defenseman John-Michael Liles at practice Friday. Liles was hit in the back of the leg late in Tuesday's game against the Ottawa Senators, and was unable to practice Wednesday or play Thursday in Montreal. Defenseman Danny Biega was recalled..." March 21

  • Andrew Hammond secures NHL goaltending record, Senators claim crucial OT victory

    Ottawa Citizen "Ho hum. The Hamburglar strikes again. Ottawa Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond tied a 76-year-old National Hockey League record and ran his spectacular record as a starting goaltender to 11-0-1 as the Senators pulled out an entertaining 2-1 overtime win over the Carolina Hurricanes on..." March 18

  • Report: NHL to have 3-on-3 OT hockey, pending approval

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL is looking to decide the outcomes of more games before they reach a shootout and they believe moving to 3-on-3 hockey in overtime is the way to do it. The AHL recently incorporated 3-on-3 play in overtime and they’ve seen a drastic drop in games decided by the skills competition...." March 18

  • Report: Canes’ GM Ron Francis proposed change to face-offs

    Pro Hockey Talk "Carolina Hurricanes General Manager Ron Francis proposed a change to how face-offs are conducted during Tuesday’s session at the GMs meetings in Boca Raton, Florida. According to hockey insider Bob McKenzie, the rule change would see the defending team put down their stick first during a..." March 18

  • Hurricanes 3, Blue Jackets 2: Second-period implosion proves costly

    Columbus Dispatch "Save for two fleeting highlights — a last-second goal by Nick Foligno in the first period and a dazzling display by rookie Marko Dano in the second — the really-bad Blue Jackets played at a glorified preseason pace against the even-worse Carolina Hurricanes last night. The Hurricanes won 3-2..." March 16

  • It got close late, but Stars topped Hurricanes by playing 'desperate brand of hockey'

    Dallas Morning News "The Dallas Stars were missing a combined 26 goals from their lineup Thursday night, with defensemen Trevor Daley (16 goals) and John Klingberg (10) out with injuries. But the Stars got a lift from two less regarded backline scorers against the Carolina Hurricanes. Jason Demers and Alex..." March 13

  • Canes' Jordan Staal, Victor Rask share a position and a bond

    Raleigh News & Observer "Jordan Staal and Victor Rask sit side-by-side in the Carolina Hurricanes locker room, different in age, experience and nationality but sharing a common position and now a bond. Staal, 26, is a Canadian center with almost 600 NHL games under his belt, winning a Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh..." March 12

  • NHL GMs might curb shootouts

    CSN New England "This will hardly come as a shock to anybody that remembers just last week when Claude Julien famously said “they suck” when asked about NHL shootouts, but the Bruins coach is in favor of getting rid of them altogether. Darren Dreger said on NBCSN Wednesday night that the NHL general managers..." March 12

  • Canes allow three power-play goals in 4-3 loss to Blue Jackets

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes didn’t get a circus shot from Alexander Semin, a hat trick from Elias Lindholm or score seven goals Tuesday. What they did do was allow more power-play goals – three – than they have in a game all season on their way to a shootout loss at PNC Arena. The Columbus Blue..." March 11

  • Semin, Lindholm spark Hurricanes’ rally for 7-4 win over Oilers

    Raleigh News & Observer "Alexander Semin’s goal was pretty incredible. Elias Lindholm’s first hat trick was pretty impressive. Then there was the Carolina power play. On a day when the Canes allowed two power-play goals, they scored three times. Those were the makings of the 7-4 comeback victory Sunday over the..." March 09

  • Evgeny Romasko will become NHL's first Russian referee on Monday

    CBSSports.com "On Monday night in Detroit, when the Red Wings host the Edmonton Oilers, Evgeny Romasko will make some history when he becomes the first Russian referee in NHL history when he joins Paul Devorski on the ice at Joe Louis Arena. The 33-year-old Romasko had some assignments earlier this season in..." March 09

  • Dubnyk saves Wild from slow start to beat Carolina

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Wild’s been the best road team in the NHL for nearly two months, and perhaps one reason is because road games are starting to feel and sound a lot like home games. Yet again Friday night, despite Minnesota wearing its road whites in a 3-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes, any time the..." March 07

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  • Canes cruise past Islanders with trade deadline looming

    Raleigh News & Observer "Bill Peters acknowledged the obvious. There is a very good chance that come Monday night in Chicago, the Carolina Hurricanes will not resemble the group constructed by general manager Ron Francis at the start of the season. "I know all our guys - obviously upcoming free agents - are in..." March 01

  • Hurricanes Sign Jay McClement to Two-Year Contract Extension

    Hockey Fights "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the Hurricanes have agreed to terms with center Jay McClement on a two-year contract extension. The deal will pay McClement $1.3 million in 2015-16 and $1.1 million..." March 01

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    The Capitals are finalizing a trade sending D Jack Hillen and a draft pick to Carolina for D Tim Gleason, per league sources.

  • Trade target Tlusty: ‘I know the deal and know what they expect to do’ in Carolina

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Canes' game Tuesday against the Philadelphia Flyers at PNC Arena was to be a memorable game for goaltender Cam Ward, who is playing his 500th career NHL game. For forward Jiri Tlusty, it will be 396th career game but it also could be his last in a Canes uniform. Tlusty is one of the team's..." February 25

  • Canes top Flyers 4-1 in Cam Ward’s 500th career game

    Raleigh News & Observer "Cam Ward insisted he treated his 500th career game as just another game. None of his Carolina Hurricanes teammates believed him, of course. For a goalie, 500 games in the NHL is both rare and special. Ward became only the fifth active goalie to reach that milestone Tuesday and the 64th in..." February 25

  • Kings acquire defenseman Andrej Sekera from Hurricanes

    CBSSports.com "The Los Angeles Kings have filled a major need ahead of Monday's trading deadline by acquiring veteran defenseman Andrej Sekera from the Carolina Hurricanes for a conditional first-round draft pick and prospect Roland McKeown according to multiple reports. According to Elliotte Friedman, if the..." February 25

  • Jets Acquire Jiri Tlusty From Carolina Hurricanes

    NHL.com "The Winnipeg Jets announced they have acquired forward Jiri Tlusty from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a third round draft choice in the 2016 NHL Draft and a conditional sixth round draft choice in the 2015 NHL Draft. The Winnipeg Jets also announced they have placed forward Blake Wheeler..." February 25

  • Blackhawks, Kings reportedly among teams most interested in trading for Sekera

    The Score "The Andrej Sekera sweepstakes are heating right up. The Carolina Hurricanes defenseman has become arguably the most sought-after trade target in advance of Monday's deadline, and the Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings have emerged as two of the most interested suitors, according to Bob..." February 25

  • Bettman: Salary Cap Won’t ‘Fall Off A Cliff’ Because Of Canadian Dollar

    NESN "The March 2 NHL trade deadline is fast approaching and a lot of general managers around the league will be wary of acquiring players with term on their contract beyond this season because of the uncertainty of next year’s salary cap. The salary cap ceiling for the 2014-15 campaign is $69..." February 25

  • Canes’ Francis: We’re not trading Jordan Staal

    Raleigh News & Observer "With the NHL trade deadline a week away, Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis on Monday looked to end one bit of speculation. Disputing media reports out of Pittsburgh that the Penguins could be interested in reacquiring Canes center Jordan Staal, Francis said, “We’re not moving..." February 24

  • Hurricanes not shopping Jordan Staal

    ESPN.com "The Carolina Hurricanes have no interest in trading Jordan Staal, despite the chatter out of Pittsburgh over the weekend that the Penguins would love to reacquire him. Sure, Penguins GM Jim Rutherford would like to bring Staal back to town this summer. Why wouldn't he? But there’s no plan at..." February 23

  • Islanders rip Hurricanes, 4-1

    Lighthouse Hockey "The Islanders took on the Hurricanes who they have had their way with so far this season. One would look at this game and expect a bit of a letdown of a game - both teams played last night, both teams traveled, there was a state of emergency due to inclement weather and Carolina was offering..." February 18

  • Hurricanes double up Senators 6-3

    Canes Country "The Carolina Hurricanes rebounded after a bad Saturday night in Minnesota with a 6-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Monday night at the Canadian Tire Centre. Coach Bill Peters complained about too many passengers in the game against the Wild and his team responded as 13 different players had..." February 17