Hurricanes Rumors & News

  • NHL seeks scoring solutions amid season of fewer goals, more shutouts

    Tampa Tribune "Goals, goals, goals. Where did they all go? On many a night around the NHL, goals are like an oasis off in the distance that turns out to be a mirage. Take a look at the scoreboard on any given night and there is a good chance somebody is posting a shutout. And if a team isn’t being kept..." November 27

  • Skinner, Lindholm lead Hurricanes past Oilers

    Canes Country "The Carolina Hurricanes gave their home fans a nice treat the night before Thanksgiving with a solid, 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers in front of 10,911 at the PNC Arena. Cam Ward did not have to stand on his head but he sure made the stops he needed to make and finished with 30 saves on..." November 26

  • Flyers rebound from blown lead to beat Hurricanes in OT

    CSN Philly "Which of the following is more stunning: That it took the Flyers 167 minutes and 54 seconds to end their scoreless skid? Or that once it happened, they scored two goals in less than five minutes? Or that Dave Hakstol’s club blew a two-goal lead against Carolina in the third period, yet..." November 24

  • A brief history of the NHL pretending to fix scoring

    ESPN "The 1992-93 season is often seen as being among the best ever. Mario Lemieux beat cancer and had 160 points in 60 games. Teemu Selanne obliterated the rookie scoring record with 76 goals. A new wave of Russian stars such as Sergei Fedorov, Alexander Mogilny and Pavel Bure was dazzling fans. And..." November 24

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams "Combine lots of playoff hockey and a cash-rich arena with the National Hockey League’s biggest market and you get the sport’s most valuable franchise. For the first time since 2004 the New York Rangers are the most valuable team TISI +% in the NHL, worth $1.2 billion. The Rangers generated the..." November 24

  • Report: NHL moving closer to testing players for cocaine

    Sportsnet "According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, The NHL could very well expand their current drug testing to include cocaine by the end of this season. Cocaine use among NHL players has been brought up several times in the past year. New York Rangers forward Jarret Stoll, then a member of the Los..." November 23

  • Former NHL player Ian White charged with weapons offences: police

    TSN "Former NHL defenceman Ian White was arrested on Friday in Winnipeg and charged with a number of weapons-related offences, Winnipeg police said. White was remanded into custody after his arrest and was scheduled to appear before a magistrate on Saturday, police spokesperson Eric Hofley told TSN...." November 23

  • Canes end winless streak with 4-3 victory over Kings

    Raleigh News & Observer "After finding ways to lose, the Carolina Hurricanes found a way to win Sunday. Or, to be more specific, ways to win. The Canes stopped the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 in a bruising game at PNC Arena, ending a five-game winless streak that caused mounting frustration. Justin Faulk had a pair of..." November 22

  • Leafs storm back in shootout win over Hurricanes

    Toronto Star "Relief. That’s what Nazem Kadri felt when his snap shot went past Cam Ward on Friday night, a third-period goal that helped the Maple Leafs rally to a 2-1 shootout win over the Carolina Hurricanes. “It was relief,” Kadri said, after his goal with 3:33 left in the third forced overtime and the..." November 21

  • NHL reportedly will add regular season bye weeks for each team beginning in 2016

    SB Nation "The NHL is taking a page from the NFL's playbook next season, as the league has reportedly agreed with the NHL Players Association to install bye weeks for every team in the 2016-17 schedule. Each club will receive a week off between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season, according to ESPN reporter..." November 21

  • NHL players were 'uncomfortable' with All-Star fantasy draft

    The Score "With the NHL announcing its surprising new format for the 2016 All-Star Game, involving a 3-on-3 mini-tournament, Mathieu Schneider of the NHLPA discussed what went wrong with the fantasy draft format used at the last three All-Star Games. "I think the concept was neat. In the beginning," said..." November 20

  • Eric Staal talks possibility of re-signing with Carolina

    Sportsnet "It’s during times like these when you wouldn’t blame Eric Staal if he wanted out. The captain’s Carolina Hurricanes have lost four games in a row and six of their last seven. Goals have been increasingly difficult to come by — the club averages just 1.94 per game, third worst in the NHL — and..." November 20

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    The league will fit the 5-day bye break into schedules for each team between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season...

  • New format for Honda NHL All-Star Game announced "The 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game will be transformed into a 3-on-3 All-Star Tournament among the NHL's most talented star players from each division, the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today. The new format will divide the..." November 19

  • NHL All-Star Game to comprise 3 20-minute, 3-on-3 games

    ESPN "Changes are indeed afoot for January's NHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. How about three mini-games for the price of one? This year's All-Star Game will be three separate 20-minute, 3-on-3 games resulting from a four-team mini-playoff, sources confirmed to..." November 18

  • Hagelin's Three-Point Night Powers Ducks To 4-1 Win Over Hurricanes

    Anaheim Calling "With many eyes trained on the second line before the game with the NHL debut of Nick Ritchie, it was the third line that proved critical for the Anaheim Ducks. Carl Hagelin had a goal and two assists while Anton Khudobin made 24 saves against his former team to lead the Ducks to a 4-1 win over..." November 17

  • Gary Bettman earned $9.6 million in season that followed lockout

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman reportedly earned more than $9.6 million in base salary and benefits in the season that followed the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign, according to the Sports Business Journal. Bettman's earnings represented an $800,000 raise from the previous year, in which he..." November 17

  • Jakub Voracek's 1st goal lifts Flyers past Hurricanes in OT

    CSN Philly "The kids gave them a lift. And Jakub Voracek gave them a victory. The Flyers, who looked invisible for two periods, rallied behind the efforts of youngster Shayne Gostisbehere and Taylor Leier in the third and then stunned the Hurricanes, 3-2, in overtime Saturday at PNC Arena (see Instant..." November 15

  • Hurricanes defenseman Murphy out with concussion "Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Ryan Murphy is sidelined with a concussion, coach Bill Peters said Sunday. Murphy left Carolina's 3-2 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday in the second period after he was hit by Flyers forward Ryan White, who was penalized for boarding. Murphy..." November 15

  • After seven straight healthy scratches, Semin says ‘I want to play’

    Pro Hockey Talk "The last time Alex Semin played for Montreal was back on Oct. 27 — a 5-1 loss in Vancouver, in which he finished minus-2 with one shot on goal in just over 13 minutes of action. Since then, he’s been sitting in the press box. Seven straight games, and counting — that’s how many times Semin’s..." November 14

  • Wild opens road trip with OT win over Carolina

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "“Third time’s a charm.” That’s what defenseman Ryan Suter said to teammate Jason Zucker right after the two connected for the speedy Wild winger’s first career regular-season overtime winner Thursday night, beating the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2. Almost like a carbon copy, in a span of 33..." November 13

  • Rick Nash scores in return as Rangers capture win over Hurricanes

    New York Post "There has been very little continuity during this winning streak for the Rangers, the one that extended to six games with Tuesday night’s 3-0 win over the Hurricanes at the Garden. And it’s just as there has been very little continuity to their 11-2-2 start of this season, which is tied for best..." November 11

  • NHL considering bigger nets if it can’t shrink goalie gear

    Yahoo! Sports "David Poile sees it as a goalie-sized panic button. “The subject that no one wants to go to right now. The last resort,” said the Nashville Predators general manager. “The bigger nets.” Through 215 games, the NHL is averaging 5.26 goals per game played. Last season ended with a 5.32..." November 11

  • Are bigger nets the right answer for the NHL?

    Puck Drunk Love "After some pretty significant rule changes in the NHL it seems like changing the rulebook is the topic du jour around the league. Everyone has an opinion about how the league should be run but the most headway is being made when trying to change the rules. The most recent topic discussed is..." November 10

  • Report: NHL won't vote on expansion at Board of Governors

    Yardbarker "It looks like the wait for the final decision on NHL expansion is going to continue. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Monday that the matter of adding new teams to the NHL will not be voted on at the up-coming Board of Governors meeting, Dan Rosen of reported: “Commissioner..." November 10

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    Carolina Hurricanes @NHLCanes

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  • Canes tie game in final seconds, beat Senators 3-2 in OT

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes were seconds away from a third straight defeat and another disappointing loss at home. But hockey is a game of sudden change, as both the Canes and Ottawa Senators were reminded Saturday. The Hurricanes got a tying goal from forward Jeff Skinner with 3.3 seconds..." November 08

  • Scoring drought ends as Bolts beat Carolina 4-3

    Tampa Tribune "The Lightning’s recent struggles on offense were starting to make one wonder if they weren’t trying to fall asleep at night counting goose eggs instead of sheep. Tampa Bay entered Sunday’s game at Carolina having been shut out twice in the past week — the team was shut out once all last season..." November 02

  • Canes return home to top Avalanche 3-2

    Raleigh News & Observer "There was an October rarity Friday at PNC Arena — a Carolina Hurricanes game. After seven consecutive games on the road, an annual rite of the hockey season during the N.C. State Fair, the Canes finally returned home to face the Colorado Avalanche and notch their first victory on home..." October 31

  • Carolina Hurricanes defeat New York Islander 3-2 in OT

    Raleigh News & Observer "No Sleep ’Til Brooklyn? Evidently, the Carolina Hurricanes listened to the Beastie Boys’ rap song, then added their own twist to the iconic anthem for the better part of two periods. It was a suboptimal approach for a team facing a Stanley Cup Playoff contender. Even if it paid off. The..." October 30

  • NHL coaches are up to the challenge with new rule allowing them to review goals

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Dan Bylsma is a big supporter of the NHL's decision to introduce coaching challenges this season. It makes no difference to the Buffalo Sabres' first-year coach that the new rule cost his team in its season-opening game. The Sabres became the NHL's second team to have a goal disallowed as a..." October 30

  • Hurricanes beat Red Wings, 3-1

    Canes Country "The Carolina Hurricanes played an excellent road game and earned a 3-1 win against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night at Joe Louis Arena. After going 0-6-2 during the month of October last season, the team picked up their third win so far this season, all on the road. (3-6-0). This is also..." October 28

  • Canes face tough call on Hanifin, as do other teams with their rookies

    Pro Hockey Talk "Teams that decided to include an 18 or 19-year-old rookie on their roster need to make an important decision in the near future. This will count as the first season of his entry-level deal as soon as a rookie in that age range participates in a 10th contest in 2015-16 and while the decision to..." October 26

  • Ward's hat trick ends Sharks losing streak with a win against Hurricanes

    CSN Bay Area "Behind a hat trick from Joel Ward and second period markers from Joe Pavelski and Tommy Wingels, the Sharks ended their three-game losing streak on Saturday night at SAP Center, 5-2 over the Hurricanes. The Sharks had been outscored 14-4 in three losses in a row after winning their first four..." October 25

  • Tyler Toffoli, Kings show streak smarts in 3-0 win over Hurricanes

    Los Angeles Times "This time, Kings right wing Tyler Toffoli settled for simple skill against Carolina rather than the sick skill he displayed against San Jose. The season is only a few weeks old and already Toffoli has unveiled many moves in his arsenal of tricks. On Friday, it was a precise quick-release shot..." October 24

  • Cam Ward earns first shutout of year and Victor Rask scores the game-winner for Carolina in Denver

    Canes Country "The Carolina Hurricanes had trouble getting their powerplay going and only had 10 shots on goal after two periods, but got a huge game from goalie Cam Ward and went on to defeat the Colorado Avalanche, 1-0 in overtime on Wednesday night at the Pepsi Center. It was the first win at the Pepsi..." October 22

  • Canadians do not make up the majority of NHL players this season

    TSN "For the first time in the 98-year history of the NHL, Canadians do not make up the majority of the league’s players. With an all-time high of players born outside of North America, Canadian-born players made up just 49.7 per cent of the 680 players to appear in a game in the first two weeks of..." October 22

  • The NHL's war against female fans, and the media's complicity in it

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "The Patrick Kane case, the latest in a long line of NHL players getting into trouble, has seen the NHL media defence machine crank up again-a machine that's contributing dangerously to the lack of change in NHL culture. It's a machine driven by journalistic self opinion that needs to be broken..." October 22

  • NHL's compensation policy needs to go

    TSN "Jim Benning woke up today to find a few more million in his budget and an extra second-round pick in his holster. What did the Vancouver Canucks general manager do to make this happen? Swing a trade? Learn a magic trick? Nope. Benning rolled out of bed, put on his slippers and turned on..." October 22

  • Report: Court documents reveal former NHL player treated concussion with ice bag

    Fox Sports "TSN reporter Rick Westhead revealed an excerpt of a court document from the ongoing NHL concussion lawsuit on Twitter Wednesday, and the document reveals how lacking the treatment of concussions in the NHL used to be. Poeschek played 364 games in the NHL over 12 years, and he largely played..." October 21

  • NHL Players Poll: Which team has the worst home ice?

    Yahoo! Sports "Note: While attending the NHL Players Media Tour in September, we polled 27 skaters and goalies about a few topics in the League. Their answers are anonymous to encourage candor.) There’s really nothing more delightfully squirmy than when you ask an NHL player which arena has the worst ice,..." October 19

  • Nicklas Backstrom returns, sparks Capitals past Carolina, 4-1

    Washington Post "The puck bounded off the boards, and for the first time this season, Nicklas Backstrom was there to corral it. He turned and fired from the half wall, watching the puck slip between Carolina goaltender Cam Ward’s legs for a goal. This was the first game the Washington Capitals have been at full..." October 18

  • McGinn gets first goal, Canes first win in 5-3 victory at Detroit

    Raleigh News & Observer "It took just 55 seconds for Brock McGinn in his NHL debut Friday night to help turn the Carolina Hurricanes into winners for the first time this season. The 21-year-old picked up a neutral-zone turnover, broke in on goal and let go a shot that Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard barely deflected..." October 17

  • Bruins' Claude Julien early favorite to be first coach fired

    CBS Sports "We're not even two weeks into the 2015-16 season but several coaches around the league might be finding their seat to be a little warm. That's life in the NHL where the shelf life for coaches is incredibly short, and it's not uncommon for teams to make a change early in a season (keep in mind the..." October 16

  • Rookie Connor Brickley scores first NHL goal to lead Panthers to 4-1 victory over 'Canes

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Midway through the second period a premature whistle by an official deprived Panthers rookie forward Connor Brickley of his first NHL goal and possibly a Panthers' win. Brickley had also been called for two questionable penalties but instead of hanging his head, the Boston toughie kept plugging..." October 14

  • Senior NHL lawyer advised league to ‘leave the dementia issues up to the NFL’

    TSN "A senior National Hockey League lawyer wrote in an email to commissioner Gary Bettman that the league should not put an emphasis on exploring the alleged link between concussions and long-term brain injuries among retired NHL players, and should instead “leave the dementia issues up to the..." October 14

  • Hurricanes' Nash to miss 10-14 days with shoulder injury

    Fox Sports "The season is under one week old and the Carolina Hurricanes already have been bitten pretty hard by the injury bug. Forward Riley Nash is expected to miss 10-14 days with a shoulder injury, the team announced on Monday. The 26-year-old Alberta native suffered the injury after logging just five..." October 13

  • Pulkkinen powers Wings past Hurricanes

    Detroit News "For two periods they were largely listless, looking like a team who'd played the night before. But the Red Wings found some energy in the final 20 minutes and it proved just enough, defeating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3. Teemu Pulkkinen scored two goals 1 minute, 57 seconds apart early in the..." October 11

  • NHL Department of Player Safety inconsistent in disciplining players?

    Yardbarker "After handing down one of the longest suspensions in league history, it looked as though the NHL's Department of Player Safety was really throwing down the hammer when comes to late hits and checks to the head. Just two days into the season, this appears to not be the case, as a handful of..." October 10

  • Report: TV analyst, ex-NHLer Aaron Ward arrested for 'assault on female'

    CBS Sports "Former NHL player and current TV analyst Aaron Ward was arrested Friday according to WNCN in Raleigh, N.C. Ward was charged with assault on a female and interfering with emergency communication according to the report. A veteran of 839 NHL games, Ward suited up for the Detroit Red Wings,..." October 10