Pro Hockey Talk "For more than a decade, the Carolina Hurricanes seemingly presented an all-or-nothing proposition: they’d either make a deep playoff run or miss the postseason entirely. Consider their remarkable results since losing in the 2002 Stanley Cup Final against the Detroit Red Wings: 2001-02: lost in..." August 17
Raleigh News & Observer "Don Waddell has been around the NHL long enough to hear the alarm bells ringing before he even arrived in town. The man who oversaw the sale and move of a struggling Sun Belt franchise to Canada is joining the Carolina Hurricanes? “That was the first thing I had to address with the staff,”..." August 10
#Canes Alexander Semin has not yet fully recovered from the wrist surgery. He will travel to the US to rehab this weekend.
Pro Hockey Talk "Joni Pitkanen missed all of last season recovering from a severely broken heel, and it doesn’t sound as though the recuperation process has advanced much. In a brief interview with Finnish news outlet Kaleva, Pitkanen said he’s a “long way” from returning to play, noting that the injury hasn’t..." August 06
NHL.com "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that center Eric Staal underwent surgery to repair a core muscle injury suffered during off-season training. The procedure was performed by Dr. William Meyers in..." July 29
Raleigh News & Observer "Carolina Hurricanes coach Bill Peters was an assistant with the Detroit Red Wings last season when the HBO crew rolled in to tape the “24/7: Road to the Winter Classic” series. The HBO cameras were everywhere, it seemed, but Peters wound up with scant on-air time. “I hid, for sure,” Peters..." July 27
Canes GM Ron Francis says Brett Bellemore has signed a 1-year, 2-way deal. Gets $600,000 NHL, $175,000 AHL.
Raleigh News & Observer "Being a first-round draft pick – even a top 10 draft pick – carries no guarantees when it comes to playing in the NHL. That’s especially true for defensemen. Haydn Fleury would like to think he’ll be an exception, that he can play his way onto the Carolina Hurricanes’ roster this year and..." July 24
NHL.com "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 Rasmus Rissanen on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Rissanen $575,000 at the NHL level, or $90,000 at the..." July 23
Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes’ locker room is packed with prospects this week, young players filling every seat during development camp. Some hope to be back in the room for the Canes’ preseason training camp in September. A few can hope to be in it when the Canes’ regular season begins in..." July 23
Pro Hockey Talk "As much as things have changed for the Carolina Hurricanes, one rather simple hope remains: the team is crossing its fingers for better injury luck. Alexander Semin knows that well, and with offseason wrist surgery in mind, he remains a health question mark heading into next season. The latest..." July 13
Francis on possible LaRose comeback try: "Obviously, he'd need to earn his way, show he can still do it."
Raleigh News & Observer "As an unrestricted free agent, center Jay McClement was looking for more than just the highest bidder. "I wanted it to be a good fit," McClement said Friday. After talking with Canes general manager Ron Francis, after a chat with new coach Bill Peters, McClement made his decision -- Carolina..." July 05
NHL.com "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 center Ben Holmstrom on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Holmstrom $600,000 in the NHL or $200,000 in the American..." July 04
Pro Hockey Talk "The Carolina Hurricanes maintained their monopoly on hockey-playing Staal brothers Thursday, agreeing to terms with Jared Staal on a one-year, two-way deal worth $550,000 at the NHL level. The only Staal brother yet to establish himself as a full-time NHLer — Marc (Rangers), Eric (‘Canes) and..." July 03
NHL.com "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 Michal Jordan (MIH-kahl yohr-DAHN) on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Jordan $550,000 on the NHL level,..." July 03
NHL.com "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 center Jay McClement on a one-year contract. The deal will pay McClement $1 million for the 2014-15 season. “Jay is a veteran..." July 03
NHL.com "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 Tim Gleason on a one-year contract. The deal will pay Gleason $1.2 million for the 2014-15 season. “We obviously know..." July 03
Tlusty signs in CAR. One year deal $2.95M.
Tlusty signs in CAR. One year deal $2.95M.
Per Hurricanes, they sign former Av Brad Malone to two-year deal
Hearing WASH to make a hard run at Brooks Orpik...CAL, COL, FLA also there
NHL.com "The Carolina Hurricanes today extended qualifying offers to forwards Zach Boychuk, Greg Nemisz, Justin Shugg, Jared Staal and Jiri Tlusty and defensemen Michal Jordan and Rasmus Rissanen, retaining their restricted free agent statuses. Tlusty is perhaps the most notable name on this list, as he..." June 30
Flames made a trade offer for Cam Ward in exchange for Carolina's 7th pick. Obvious salary dump opportunity. Hurricanes declined.
Francis said he recently spoke with Joni Pitkanen's agent. Was told Joni still could not put foot in skate.
Francis said the "plan" was to go into next season with Khudobin, Ward as the Canes' two goalies.
PSD Staff The 2014 NHL Entry Draft goes on Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia. While this year's NHL draft will certainly not be able to match the talent pool of Thursday's NBA Draft, or even most other NHL Drafts for that matter, there are still some extremely talented players available. The best part... June 28
NHL.com "The Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday re-signed forward Nathan Gerbe to o a two-year, $3.5 million contract that will pay him $1.5 million next season and $2 million in 2015-16. Gerbe, 26, signed as a free agent with Carolina last summer and set or tied career highs in goals (16), power-play goals..." June 24
Hockey Fights "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 Ron Hainsey on a three-year contract. The deal will pay Hainsey $3 million for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons and $2.5..." June 24
Fox Sports Carolinas "When Jim Rutherford was hired earlier this month as general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins, following a 20-year stint in the same position with the Hurricanes/Whalers, he was asked why he thought his former franchise had not earned a playoff berth since 2009. His answer: mostly injuries at..." June 24
Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes first promoted Ron Francis to general manager, which was expected. The Canes then hired a new head coach, Bill Peters, which was a bit of a surprise. But while those were two major moves for the organization, there are some hard decisions still to be made in the..." June 22
Yahoo! Sports "The National Football League is famous for having coaching staffs that consistently produce head coaches for other teams via their coordinators. Bill Parcells gave the world Tom Coughlin and Bill Belichick; and Belichick gave the world Eric Mangini and Josh McDaniel. So it doesn’t always work...." June 19
CAR G Cam Ward has full NTC but under right circumstances it's believed he'll waive. In any case, consider him available/expendable in CAR.
Raleigh News & Observer "The clock is ticking. Ron Francis fired coach Kirk Muller a week after taking over as general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes. That was more than a month ago and since then … nothing. At some point, the Hurricanes are going to need a coach. Patience, Francis said. “I’m more focused on..." June 08
Detroit News "Peter Karmanos has issued the challenge: Show up to games or the Plymouth Whalers are moving. Karmanos made the declaration Friday after announcing new personnel appointments for the Whalers and Compuware Arena, where the Whalers play. The Whalers are preparing to play their 25th season in..." May 31
NHL.com "The Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday signed left wing Erik Karlsson to a three-year, entry-level contract. On the NHL level, Karlsson will be paid $550,000 in the first year, $600,000 in the second year and $650,000 in the third year. He will receive $60,000 in the American Hockey League in year..." May 27
Raleigh News & Observer "Nearly a month into his new job as general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, Ron Francis has had little down time. “There are a lot of things going on,” Francis said Friday. “We have the coaching search, and decisions to be made on the team and the draft coming up. We have to look at the free..." May 25
Pro Hockey Talk "After the Carolina Hurricanes’ campaign ended with their elimination in the regular season, forward Alexander Semin underwent wrist surgery. Since then he’s been rehabbing and should be okay for the start of training camp, general manager Ron Francis said, according to the Raleigh News &..." May 23
#Canes Loktionov has left Minsk for Moscow today. Will go to Switzerland shortly to see a specialist. No definite prognosis yet but it's bad
Raleigh News & Observer "Before making his first major decision as general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes – his first decision of any kind – Ron Francis thought about it for a week. He talked to confidants throughout the game. He considered what the players had to say in their exit interviews. He weighed the..." May 05
TSN.ca "The Carolina Hurricanes have relieved head coach Kirk Muller of his coaching duties. The team also dismissed assistant coaches John MacLean and Dave Lewis while reassigning goaltending coach Greg Stefan to the pro scouting department. Assistant Coach Rod Brind'Amour will remain part of the..." May 05
Raleigh News & Observer "Ron Francis had a Hall of Fame playing career in the National Hockey League, twice winning the Stanley Cup. But can he do it as general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes? “The job has become more complex, no question, to when I came in,” said Jim Rutherford, who stepped down last week..." May 04
NHL.com "Jaromir Jagr of the New Jersey Devils, Manny Malhotra of the Carolina Hurricanes and Dominic Moore of the New York Rangers are the three finalists for the 2013-14 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, which is awarded "to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and..." April 30
TSN.ca "The Carolina Hurricanes have called a news conference for Noon et on Monday when it is expected they will introduce Ron Francis as the team's new general manager. Francis, who is in his eighth season with the Hurricanes, is currently the team's vice president of hockey operations. As a..." April 28
ESPN.com "It is likely that Jim Rutherford will step down as general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes early next week. It is likely that he will stay on in an executive role. Rutherford, 65, is also president of the team and has been with the franchise since 1994 when they were still the Hartford..." April 26
CBSSports.com "The Stanley Cup playoffs have only just begun but it's never too early to look forward to next season, particularly for those teams who are already done and can do nothing but figure out how to get better. Essential to the offseason planning is knowing what the salary cap will be next season so..." April 23
This 1st round has the makings to be the best 1st round in the salary cap era, all 16 teams are strong, skilled and determined with no team having a huge edge over the other. If you enjoyed the regular season, let us remind you, you ain't seen nothing yet. April 16
Pro Hockey Talk "A year after losing out on the No. 1 pick, the Florida Panthers flipped the script. Florida won the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, edging out Buffalo for top spot despite the Sabres holding superior odds for the first overall pick. Last year, the Panthers were on the other end of this..." April 16
Raleigh News & Observer "It’s hard to imagine the Carolina Hurricanes without Eric Staal or Cam Ward. They starred on the Canes’ 2006 Stanley Cup team. They’ve become fixtures with the franchise. Staal has been the team captain since January 2010. But the Hurricanes now have missed the Stanley Cup playoffs five..." April 16