Hurricanes Rumors & News

  • Hurricanes reaching out to Victor Rask's agent about new contract

    The Score "The Carolina Hurricanes have taken the first step in locking up forward Victor Rask. The club has reached out to Rask's agent regarding a contract and are now awaiting a response, general manager Ron Francis told Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News and Observer. " May 23

  • Finland’s loss is, shortly, Hurricanes’ gain

    Raleigh News & Observer "Not since Eric Staal a long 13 years ago has a rookie joined the Carolina Hurricanes with the kind of expectations Sebastian Aho will face this fall. Staal was the second pick in the strongest draft in a generation, expected to be a franchise player. Aho was a second-round pick a year ago,..." May 23

  • Free agent Cam Ward unsure if Hurricanes want him back

    Sportsnet "Cam Ward was Matt Murray before Matt Murray was Matt Murray. But that was 10 years ago, when Ward went from late-season AHL call-up to a rookie goaltender starring in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Ward won the Stanley Cup and the Conn Smythe Trophy with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006. If anyone..." May 20

  • It ‘doesn’t look very good’ for NHL participation in 2018 Winter Olympics: IIHF president

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL appreciates the effort IIHF president Rene Fasel is making to get the best hockey players in the world to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. But that doesn’t mean the league is going to open its wallet to help him out. “Rene is a friend of hockey and a champion for the sport,”..." May 17

  • NHL UFA Rumours: Latest on Stamkos, Lucic, Okposo

    Sportsnet "With the Stanley Cup Playoffs in full swing and the off-season already underway for some, we rank the 16 most compelling impending unrestricted free agents of Summer Sixteen. Sure, Stammergeddon has dominated all debate and speculation regarding this summer’s free agency class — and rightly so..." May 09

  • Ted Kulfan's top NHL free agents

    Detroit News "When LeBron James hit NBA free agency in summer 2010, it set off one of the most frenzied and speculated-about periods in league history. The NHL might get a taste of that kind of hysteria this year. Steven Stamkos, who scored 36 goals for the Lightning this season, becomes an unrestricted..." May 05

  • Carolina Hurricanes are logical trading partners for the Edmonton Oilers

    Edmonton Journal "That the Edmonton Oilers need to add at least one quality right-shot defenceman to the mix this summer is obvious. With the team eliminated from the playoffs and still more than a month away from the NHL Draft, this is the point in the offseason where it’s possible to look around the league and..." May 04

  • Eric Staal wants larger role, doesn’t rule out Carolina return

    Yahoo! Sports "Eric Staal played 20 regular-season games and five playoff games for the New York Rangers. It’s completely OK if you don’t really remember any of them. Staal had three goals and three assists in those 20 games, skating to a plus-1. He went scoreless in five playoff games, skating to a..." April 28

  • Bishop, Holtby and Quick Named 2015-16 Vezina Trophy Finalists

    Hockey Fights "Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings are the three finalists for the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded "to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position," the National Hockey League announced..." April 28

  • Will Arnett to host 2016 NHL Awards on June 22 "The NHL Awards™ will return to Las Vegas this summer at the world-famous Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the National Hockey League announced today. The 2016 NHL Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 22, at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's state-of-the-art concert and entertainment venue and..." April 27

  • Gary Bettman Misses The Reality Of Pat Foley's Rant

    St. Louis Game Time "Last night, NBCSN picked up the CSN Chicago feed of game five between the Blackhawks and Blues. Game five, like games one, two, and four, began at 8:45 Central, or 9:45 Eastern. That is a late start time, and the late starts have been exacerbated by the fact that these are two teams who have..." April 23

  • IOC unwilling to pay operating costs to bring NHL players to Olympics, IIHF boss says

    The Score "The NHL's involvement at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang appears further dim. The International Olympic Committee is reportedly unwilling to cover transportation and insurance costs required to have NHL players participate in the event, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene..." April 23

  • Hurricanes, Joakim Nordstrom agree to 2-year, $2.55M extension "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 Joakim Nordstrom on a two-year contract. The deal will pay Nordstrom $1.25 million during the 2016-17 season and $1.3..." April 22

  • Hurricanes sign Chris Chelios’ kid "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 Jake Chelios on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Chelios $575,000 at the NHL level, or $70,000 on the..." April 22

  • Playoff TV ratings down a ‘shocking’ 61 percent in Canada

    The Hockey News "Having no Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs was expected to have an adverse effect on TV ratings, but even people in the industry are taken aback at how viewers north of the 49th parallel have tuned out this year’s tournament in CBC and Sportsnet. Through the first five nights of..." April 19

  • NHL offside coach’s challenges must die

    Yahoo! Sports "Those NHL coach’s challenges for blown offside calls on scoring plays? Kill them. End them. As soon as possible. Sometimes it takes a while before one sees the error of their ways, and such is the case with NHL rules changes. It took the Brett Hull incident in 1999 … um, we mean “a..." April 18

  • A bandwagon fan’s guide to the 16 Stanley Cup Playoff teams

    Sportsnet "Let’s be honest: Playoff bandwagon-hopping is a contentious subject. For some fans, it’s a total non-starter – you get one team and one team only, with no backup plans allowed. If your favourite team didn’t make the playoffs, then you’re just out of luck. You settle in for the playoffs and enjoy..." April 13

  • NHL refutes report that it’s banning fan-created GIFs

    Yahoo! Sports "Is the NHL about to ruin fans’ Playoff GIF Parties? Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reported on Tuesday that the “NHL is now not allowing anyone to post gifs. Huge news given playoffs are about to start.” Well, yes, it would be. This news was fueled by the ever-present concern about how..." April 12

  • Panthers win, in New York state of mind

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- New York is coming to South Florida. On Sunday, the Florida Panthers will find out if that New York is the Rangers or the Islanders as next week's playoffs loom. On Saturday, though, the Panthers took care of business, completing the best regular season in franchise..." April 09

  • Rangers' Eric Staal leaves game after blow to head, 'should be fine'

    The Score "Eric Staal of the New York Rangers was forced to exit Saturday's game against Detroit after taking a blow to the head from teammate Jesper Fast. It was announced Staal would not return for the third period, but his status was updated after the game and it's believed the injury isn't serious." April 09

  • Canes Sign Nicolas Roy 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 center Nicolas Roy (nih-COH-la wah) to a three year, entry-level contract. On the NHL level, the deal will pay Roy $575,000 in 2016-17, and..." April 09

  • Karmanos guarantees that ‘the Hurricanes will not become the Nordiques’

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Hurricanes have been rumored to be moving out of Carolina for a while now, but not so fast says owner Peter Karmanos. The ‘Canes average 12, 131 fans per game in 2015-16, and many people feel that moving the team to Quebec City could be just what the doctor ordered for the franchise...." April 08

  • Lindgren leads Canadiens past Hurricanes in debut

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- It couldn't have started any worse for Charlie Lindgren in his NHL debut in net for the Montreal Canadiens -- or ended any better. The 22-year-old Lindgren, who was playing college hockey for St. Cloud State a few weeks ago, allowed a goal on his first NHL shot, but then..." April 07

  • Wayne Gretzky Laments Decline of Scoring (and Creativity) in N.H.L.

    New York Times "With 102 points in 80 games, Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks is poised to win the Art Ross Trophy as the N.H.L.’s top point scorer. His superlative season has evoked achievements from an earlier era. He is the first American-born player with a 100-point season in 20 years. His 26-game point..." April 06

  • Hurricanes beat slumping Bruins in OT

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- A large contingent of Bruins fans stayed after Tuesday night's game to work as extras in the filming of "Strong," a movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal about Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman. The boisterous crowd cheered wildly and chanted "U-S-A" as Gyllenhaal/Bauman was..." April 05

  • Concussion case will get worse before better

    Sportsnet "A few of you have wondered (via Twitter) why I haven’t commented on the NHL email dump. It’s pretty simple: some of mine are included. I don’t have access to my old CBC correspondence. Tough to comment when you don’t know what’s there. The fight to unseal the documents is Lawyering 101, an..." April 05

  • Blue Jackets cripple Hurricanes' postseason hopes

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Columbus Blue Jackets wanted to do something that mattered late in the season and they accomplished that Saturday night. They stuck it to the Carolina Hurricanes, who've been rather problematic recently for the Blue Jackets. Brandon Saad produced his first hat..." April 02

  • Hurricanes defeat Rangers to spoil Staal's return

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- A bulk of the attention was focused on Eric Staal, a former longtime Carolina Hurricanes captain who returned to PNC Arena as a player for the New York Rangers on Thursday. But a pair of young Carolina players grabbed at least a portion of the spotlight. Victor Rask's..." March 31

  • Unsealed emails: NHL owners tried to warn Bettman about head injuries

    The Score "More than one NHL owner cautioned commissioner Gary Bettman about the need to crack down on headshots before the league was sued by former players in 2013. Emails published this week by The Globe and Mail and later examined by James Mirtle after being unsealed in the ongoing concussion lawsuit..." March 31

  • Unsealed emails reveal NHL executives were aware of link between hockey and brain trauma in 2011

    SB Nation "While the NFL dominates most of the concussion and head injury talk in sports, the NHL has also been tackling the topic on a slightly smaller stage. In 2013, over two dozen former NHL players proposed a class action lawsuit against the league. Since the start of the lawsuit, more than 100..." March 30

  • Shootout win solidifies Islanders' standing

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- In the span of about an hour Tuesday, a disappointing evening for the New York Islanders turned fruitful. Such is life in the thick of the Eastern Conference wild-card race. Kyle Okposo scored the only goal of the shootout as the Islanders continued to solidify their playoff..." March 29

  • Hurricanes hand Devils a crushing loss

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes have been on the wrong side of sudden swings in momentum too often lately. This time, they had an answer and they weren't rattled. Goalie Cam Ward came up a big after a midgame rough stretch, and the Hurricanes defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-2..." March 27

  • Hurricanes denounce anti-LGBT law: 'We stand against all forms of discrimination'

    The Score "The Carolina Hurricanes have joined the Charlotte Hornets in speaking out against a controversial bill enacted in North Carolina earlier this week. “The Carolina Hurricanes and PNC Arena are devoted to providing a welcoming and respectful environment for all fans. We stand against all forms of..." March 26

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    Boston Bruins @NHLBruins

    Julien said that John-Michael Liles is being further evaluated & won't be traveling. Liles left last night's game with a lower-body iniury.

  • Outburst leads to 'Canes win in Columbus

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Goals have been hard to come by this season for the Carolina Hurricanes, so their three-goal outburst in a span of 98 seconds on Thursday was hard for some to process. The Hurricanes broke out of a two-period malaise with a flurry of goals early in the third, jumping the..." March 24

  • Hurricanes' Faulk returns from 12-game absence

    The Score "The Carolina Hurricanes will welcome All-Star defenseman Justin Faulk back to the lineup Thursday when they visit the Columbus Blue Jackets. Faulk has been sidelined since Feb. 23, missing the club's last 12 games and 18 of the past 19. Carolina could use Faulk in the lineup, as it's lost..." March 24

  • 30 Thoughts: Clearing up expansion draft questions

    Sportsnet "The first thing that crossed my mind when Eugene Melnyk unleashed his frustration across the Ottawa organization: how much of a surprise was this to Dave Cameron? The two have a long history. Melnyk bought the OHL’s Toronto St. Michael’s Majors in 2001, one year into Cameron’s tenure as head..." March 23

  • Are 50-goal scorers a thing of the past?

    ESPN "It all rests on Alex Ovechkin ... again. Only he can save the NHL from going without a 50-goal scorer for the first time in a full season in the salary-cap era. "Well, I wouldn't be surprised if Ovi ripped off eight goals in the last however many games they have left,'' Lightning captain..." March 23

  • Sabres rally to defeat Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- Buffalo will miss the playoffs for a fifth straight season. But the Sabres aren't necessarily playing out the string down the stretch. Evander Kane and Johan Larsson scored one minute apart late in the third period as the Sabres rallied to defeat Carolina 3-2 on Tuesday..." March 22

  • NHL, former players await key ruling in concussion lawsuit

    TSN "The National Hockey League and former players suing the league over its handling of concussions are back in court Tuesday arguing over an issue the NHL hopes will lead to the case’s dismissal — pre-emption. The NHL contends that concussions are a health and safety issue, and these issues are..." March 22

  • KHL Won’t Stop Season for World Cup of Hockey

    The Hockey Writers "Russia’s KHL has determined not to stop the 2016-17 KHL season to make it easier for players to participate in the World Cup of Hockey, reports Aivis Kalnins of One Puck Short. The decision not to put their regular season hiatus isn’t entirely surprising. With the KHL season beginning in..." March 21

  • ‘Roster chaos’ – Let’s ponder some possible expansion draft scenarios

    Pro Hockey Talk "In the event that the NHL decides to expand by one team for the 2017-18 season, fans would be treated to more than just the potential of a franchise in Las Vegas. They’d also soak up unknown hours in armchair general managing while discussing an expansion draft. PHT provides an expansive..." March 21

  • Kings label Kris Versteeg day-to-day

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Los Angeles Kings became the first Western Conference team to clinch a playoff spot after beating the Boston Bruins 2-1, but Kris Versteeg got injured during that win. While Kings head coach Darryl Sutter didn’t go deep on details to LA Kings Insider’s Jon Rosen, he did say that the team..." March 20

  • Wild down Hurricanes in shootout for rare home win

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. - With the playoffs rapidly approaching and the Minnesota Wild currently on the outside looking in, any way to get two points is acceptable. Even if it that means a come-from-ahead shootout win. Charlie Coyle and Zach Parise scored in a shootout as Wild got a rare home win,..." March 19

  • Red-hot Crosby powers Penguins past Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The second line did a lot of the damage, but nobody in the NHL might be playing any better right now than the Pittsburgh Penguins' No. 1 star. Sidney Crosby scored twice for his 30th and 31st goals of the season, Phil Kessel added a goal and an assist and goaltender Matthew..." March 17

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    Frank Seravalli @frank_seravalli

    Bill Daly said next year's salary cap will be at $74 million with the escalator and flat without it.

  • Daly: Teams can only lose one player per expansion team

    Pro Hockey Talk "The big development from Wednesday’s GMs meetings in Boca Raton? Expansion draft! After NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told reporters an expansion decision is expected prior to the draft in June, focus shifted to what an expansion draft would look like — the NHL’s first since Columbus and..." March 16

  • GMs would like answers about Kane “loophole”

    TSN "The NHL’s general managers are expected to receive the latest all-important salary cap projection for next season on Wednesday, in addition to tackling the draft lottery format and potential expansion draft details. But before wrapping up their three-day meeting, at least two GMs would like..." March 16

  • Salary cap estimate for next season falls to $74 million, with one notable assumption

    Pro Hockey Talk "Next season’s salary cap is now expected to be $74 million, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told reporters this morning at the general managers meetings in Boca Raton. That figure is slightly lower than the $74.5 million estimate that was provided in December. There is, however, one caveat..." March 16

  • NHL set to cut size of goalie equipment once again

    The Comeback "Large goaltending equipment has become a sticking point in the NHL, and it appears the league is ready to do something about the over-sized advantage as soon as next season. According to a report by the CBC, NHL goalies will be will wearing equipment better suited to body size with strict new..." March 16

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