Hurricanes Rumors & News

  • New big NHL contracts appear to have protection from potential upcoming lockout

    TSN "NHL lockout. It's the one phrase that can send a chill down your spine on the sweatiest summer July day. Rest easy, for now: the NHL and NHL Players' Association has guaranteed labour peace for each of the next five seasons, through the 2019-20 campaign. While another hockey work..." July 29

  • Carolina Hurricanes top pick Hanifin has eyes on NHL, but team in no rush

    Raleigh News & Observer "Noah Hanifin first took the ice to play for Boston College as a 17-year-old freshman defenseman last season. “Not many 17-year-olds can do that, and not at Boston College,” Eagles coach Jerry York said. “You’re playing against 22- and 23-year-old men. It’s a big adjustment.” In a few months,..." July 26

  • NHLPA’s Fehr: Players want to play in Olympics

    Sportsnet "NHL players competing at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics certainly isn’t the most important storyline in hockey these days – expansion, off-season transactions and managerial moves are – but it’s still a topic many are interested in. NHLers have competed at the Olympics since the 1998 Nagano..." July 25

  • Alexander Semin's agent says he is closing in on a deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "Alexander Semin stands as one of the most fascinating wild cards in NHL free agency, and it sounds like we’ll find out where he’ll land soon. His agent Mark Gandler told that Semin should come to a decision soon. Here’s a translation of a rather saucy quote Gandler gave about..." July 24

  • Canadiens sign F Semin to one-year, $1.1M deal

    TSN "The Montreal Canadiens agreed to a one-year, $1.1 million deal with forward Alexander Semin on Friday. Semin, 31, scored six goals and added 13 assists in 57 games with the Carolina Hurricanes last season. He was bought out by the Hurricanes after the season, with three years and $21 million..." July 24

  • Post expansion, could NHL realign with eight divisions?

    Pro Hockey Talk "After the NHL received just two bids for expansion teams — one for Las Vegas, the other for Quebec City, but nothing for Seattle or Portland — could the league be headed for another realignment? From the Globe and Mail’s Eric Duhatschek: When the NHL last realigned, the commitment was only..." July 22

  • Can young NHLers be trusted?

    TSN "One of the hockey narratives I’ve always been curious about is the reputation that veterans pick up as the steady, reliable defensive options. The reputation seems to be built out of the fact that these players have extensive experience at the NHL level, and through that experience, they have..." July 22

  • Quebecor submits expansion bid for NHL franchise in Quebec City

    The Score "The company hoping to bring NHL hockey back to Quebec City has formally applied for an expansion franchise. Quebecor, the media conglomerate that operates Sun Media, TVA, Videotron, and Canoe, confirmed the bid in a brief statement Monday. A new arena in Quebec City, the Videotron Centre,..." July 20

  • Lack of cap room has made for ‘really difficult’ summer for some free agents

    Columbus Dispatch "It's been nearly three weeks since NHL free agency opened, and there are still plenty of good players on the market. There will be a second wave of signings, but one longtime NHL agent told The Dispatch that the market has never been this stagnant. "It's tough," the agent said. "There are..." July 20

  • Top 15 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped..." July 14

  • Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Justin Shugg "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team agreed to terms with forward Justin Shugg on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Shugg $600,000 at the NHL level, or $85,000 at the American..." July 12

  • Canes Sign Hanifin to Entry-Level Contract "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed defenseman Noah Hanifin to a three-year, entry-level contract. The deal will pay Hanifin $832,500 on the NHL level or $70,000 on the American..." July 12

  • Ducks, Capitals stand out as teams with best salary cap situations

    CBS Sports "When you're a good team in the NHL over an extended period of time it is inevitable that the salary cap is going to become an issue. The Chicago Blackhawks are still experiencing that this offseason (again), whiles teams like Pittsburgh, Boston, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Vancouver and San Jose..." July 09

  • Top 14 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped up...." July 07

  • Canes Agree to Terms with Zach Boychuk "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 Zach Boychuk on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Boychuk $600,000 in the NHL or $200,000 on the American..." July 07

  • 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 06

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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

  • 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

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