Hurricanes Rumors & News

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    Igor Eronko @IgorEronko

    Semin's agent says Alexander is ok with a 1-year deal for now. Refuses to talk about an option of the #KHL

  • Assistant coach Morris leaves Panthers for Hurricanes' oirganization

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Panthers will not only lose free agent forwards Scottie Upshall and Tomas Kopecky, but they may have sustained a more damaging blow Friday when assistant coach Mark Morris left to accept a head-coaching job with the Charlotte Checkers, the Carolina Hurricanes’ AHL affiliate. Morris, who..." July 05

  • 23 Players Elect Salary Arbitration "Twenty-three players have elected Salary Arbitration: Arizona Coyotes Mikkel Boedker Phil Samuelsson Brendan Shinnimin Buffalo Sabres Phil Varone Calgary Flames Lance Bouma Paul Byron Josh Jooris Colorado Avalanche Andrew Agozzino Mathew Clark Detroit Red..." July 05

  • Former Canes GM Jim Rutherford won’t be firing back at Karmanos

    Raleigh News & Observer "There will be no public war of words between Jim Rutherford and Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. Karmanos made some pointed remarks Wednesday about Rutherford, the former Canes president and general manager and now GM of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Karmanos also took a few jabs at the Penguins,..." July 04

  • Hurricanes name Mark Morris head coach of team's AHL affiliate

    The Score "There will be a new man in charge of the Carolina Hurricanes' American Hockey League affiliate. The team named Mark Morris as head coach of the Charlotte Checkers on Friday. "Mark is an experienced head coach whose teams never had a losing record in 21 seasons at Clarkson and with..." July 03

  • Hurricanes owner rips Rutherford, Penguins

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford won the day in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, but he took a beating in Carolina. In speaking to reporters in Raleigh, N.C., Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. directed incendiary comments at Rutherford, his former general manager and team president, as well as..." July 02

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    Chip Alexander @ice_chip

    Canes with a depth signing. Right wing T.J. Hensick signed to one-year, two-way contract.

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    Aaron Ward @TSNAaronWard

    Carolina Hurricanes sign Rasmus Rissanen 1 year/ 2 way deal. #TSN

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    Aaron Ward @TSNAaronWard

    Carolina Hurricanes sign Riley Nash 1 year $1.15M #TSN

  • Francis: Semin in 14-15 didn't have 'high compete level'

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Carolina Hurricanes plan to buy out Alex Semin‘s contract after just two seasons of his five-year, $35 million deal. The move wasn’t shocking given that he scored just six goals and 19 points in 57 contests in 2014-15, but Hurricanes GM Ron Francis nevertheless made made his rationale..." July 01

  • Semin Placed on Waivers "The Carolina Hurricanes placed forward Alexander Semin on unconditional waivers Tuesday with the intent of buying out his contract. Semin was notified of the club’s decision Tuesday, per the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and he will need to clear waivers at noon Wednesday prior to being..." June 30

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    Chip Alexander @ice_chip

    By not extending offer to Riley Nash, the Canes allow him to enter free agency. But GM Ron Francis said there could be more talks July 1.

  • Hurricanes build for future, address immediate needs on Day 2 of draft

    Fox Sports Carolinas "The 2015 draft got off to a good start for the Carolina Hurricanes when defenseman Noah Hanifin -- the No. 3 prospect according to NHL Central Scouting -- fell to them at No. 5 overall on Friday night. But general manager Ron Francis was not finished making moves to try to improve this team,..." June 29

  • Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger lead 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame class

    CBS Sports "The Hockey Hall of Fame today announced the 2015 class of inductees and is it ever a good one. Former NHL defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Phil Housley were all elected this year, as was forward Sergei Fedorov. Angela Ruggiero, a member of the U.S. Women's Olympic Team and one of..." June 29

  • Mark Recchi misses out on Hall of Fame this year

    ESPN Boston "Mark Recchi is on the outside looking in. The former NHLer was not elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2015 on Monday. A three-time Stanley Cup champion, Recchi scored 577 goals and registered 1,633 points (12th all-time) in 1,652 games during his 22-year career." June 29

  • Canes Agree to Terms with Andrej Nestrasil "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 Andrej Nestrasil on a two-year contract. The deal will pay Nestrasil $875,000 in 2015-16 and $950,000 in 2016-17. “Andrej..." June 29

  • Canucks deal Lack to Hurricanes for draft picks

    Sportsnet "Eddie Lack is on his way to Carolina as part of a shakeup in the Hurricanes crease. The Vancouver Canucks are sending the 27-year-old goaltender to the Hurricanes in exchange for a third-round pick in Saturday’s draft and a seventh-rounder next year, according to two sources." June 27

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    Aaron Ward @TSNAaronWard

    Hearing trade of Khudobin to Ducks involves Wisniewski coming back to the Hurricanes. #TSN

  • Canes make Hanifin first-round draft pick

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes were able to secure what many believed was the best defenseman available in the 2015 NHL Draft, taking Noah Hanifin of Boston College. The Canes found Hanifin, who had been rated as high as third in some scouting lists, available after the first four selections were made..." June 27

  • Despite concussions, Carolina's Jeff Skinner is appealing to Penguins

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "A few years ago, Carolina left winger Jeff Skinner was one of the NHL’s great young talents. A series of concussions later, he might be among the game’s biggest question marks. Nonetheless, he is on the list of candidates the Penguins might try to acquire to play on one of their top two..." June 26

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    Frank Seravalli @frank_seravalli

    #RedWings had ongoing talks w/ pending UFA Andy Miele, but no deal. Miele fielded interest today from Toronto, St. Louis and Carolina. #TSN

  • Hurricanes ink Chris Terry to one year deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Carolina Hurricanes and forward Chris Terry have agreed to a one-year, $875,000 contract extension, per the team’s website. Terry had the option of becoming an unrestricted free agent this summer after completing his one-year, $600,000 deal for the 2014-15 campaign." June 25

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    Chip Alexander @ice_chip

    Francis say talks continue with Eric Staal, Cam Ward on contract extensions. Again says "every indication" is they want to stay with Canes.

  • NHL to announce opening of formal expansion process

    CBS Sports "The NHL is expected to announce that the league's board of governors has approved the opening of a formal expansion process, barring something unforeseen, according to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet. This does not necessarily mean the league will expand, but this will allow the league to gauge..." June 24

  • Report: 3-on-3 overtime coming to NHL, pending board approval

    CBS Sports "It appears the NHL will have a new overtime format for the 2015-16 regular season. That should be music to the ears of anyone that despises the shootout. The NHL GMs and NHLPA agreed Monday to recommend a five-minute three-on-three overtime period for regular season games not decided in..." June 24

  • 10 NHL players who could be traded

    CBC Sports "The NHL's free-agent signing period opens on Canada Day, but the wheeling and dealing could begin much earlier for teams willing to go the trade route to upgrade their rosters. Get the scoop on 10 players considered to be on the block in this interactive graphic from The Canadian Press:" June 23

  • NHL sets 2015-16 salary cap at $71.4 million

    CBS Sports "The NHL salary cap will see a nearly two-and-a-half million dollar increase for the 2015-16 season. The league and the NHLPA announced on Tuesday afternoon that the salary cap for next season has been set at $71.4 million, with a salary floor of $52.8 million. The cap this past season was..." June 23

  • NHL Draft could be momentous for Canes

    Raleigh News & Observer "It’s hard to predict how this week will unfold for the Carolina Hurricanes, whether it will be momentous or mundane. The Canes could work a big trade during the NHL Entry Draft in Florida or routinely make their draft picks and head home. It could be intriguing or simply business as..." June 21

  • Hurricanes Sign Michal Jordan To One-Year Deal

    Canes Country "Apparently, the Carolina Hurricanes liked what they saw of Michal Jordan last season. They just announced the re-signing of the defenseman to a one-year deal which will pay him $625,000 next year. The deal looks to be a one-way deal which will pay him the same amount whether he stays in..." June 18

  • Hurricanes may be parting ways with Semin

    CSN Washington "Maybe former Capitals general manager George McPhee knew exactly what he was doing when he was signing Alexander Semin to a series of one and two-year contract extensions during Semin’s six seasons with the Capitals. The Carolina Hurricanes are probably wishing they’d done the same..." June 18

  • Canes’ GM Francis may be more open to changes

    Raleigh News & Observer "A year ago, Ron Francis was a few months into his new job as Carolina Hurricanes general manager, about to hire a new coach but reluctant to reshape the team or make big roster changes. Francis named Bill Peters coach but the Canes made no major offseason trades. They made few free-agent..." June 17

  • Hurricanes sign Swedish league MVP Derek Ryan

    Sportsnet "The Carolina Hurricanes signed Swedish Hockey League most valuable player Derek Ryan on Monday. The deal is a one-year, two-way contract worth $600,000 at the NHL level or $150,000 in the American Hockey League. “Derek is a skilled, playmaking center,” said Hurricanes general manager Ron..." June 16

  • Eric Staal trade rumors a Triangle postseason tradition

    WRAL Sports "Trade rumors are as much a part of hockey as ice. So it should be no surprise that there are rumors surrounding Eric Staal and the Carolina Hurricanes after another season without playoff hockey. Hurricanes General Manger and Executive Vice President Ron Francis is not one of those exploring..." June 13

  • Carolina Hurricanes announce 2015 preseason schedule

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes announced their 2015 preseason schedule Wednesday, with all six games coming against 2014-15 playoff teams. The club will start on the road, facing the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sept. 21 and Sept. 22. Carolina will then travel north for a pair of..." June 05

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

    CBS Sports "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 23

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

    Deadspin "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 "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 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 "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 "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 "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 "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

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