Hurricanes Rumors & News

  • NHL TV schedule stinks, ignores Connor McDavid

    Sporting News "Connor McDavid could be one of the few best players in the NHL. Like, right now. He was also born in 1997. So, you'd think the best hockey talent to come along since Sidney Crosby would pop up on national American TV a couple times this season. You'd also be wrong. Exactly zero Oilers..." July 21

  • Signing-bonus laden contracts could lead to next lockout

    TSN "If you needed any evidence that another NHL lockout might be on the horizon, look no further than the type of free agent contracts executed during the 2015-2016 off-season. Admittedly, this is attempting to project the future, the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) is fully binding..." July 19

  • Hurricanes' Fleury fixated on open spot after Wisniewski buyout

    The Score "Haydn Fleury knows an opportunity is there for the taking. The 20-year-old defenseman, who was drafted seventh overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in 2014, has yet to make his NHL debut, but is well aware that a spot on the blue line recently opened up. "Ever since (James) Wisniewski was..." July 17

  • Canes Agree to Terms with Brody Sutter

    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 forward Brody Sutter on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will play Sutter $600,000 at the NHL level, or $115,000 at the..." July 15

  • Canes Agree to Terms with Dennis Robertson

    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 Dennis Robertson on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Robertson $650,000 at the NHL level, or $75,000 at..." July 15

  • Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

    Yardbarker "Never mind the fact the NHL expansion draft won’t take place for another yea, it has had an very strong effect on the happenings of the current offseason. Even before league commissioner Gary Bettman made the official announcement that the NHL will be adding a team in Las Vegas, it appeared..." July 15

  • NHL reaches landmark in-market streaming deal with Fox Sports

    Fox Sports "The NHL recently reached an agreement with Fox Sports for in-market streaming. Although not finalized, an agreement has been reached after negotiations spanning the course of five years. The agreement will allow in-market streaming of NHL games that are broadcast on Fox’s regional sports networks..." July 14

  • Hurricanes Ink Ryan Murphy For Two Years

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Hurricanes only had one remaining restricted free agent and they locked him up. Carolina announced a two-year, $1.575MM deal with defenseman Ryan Murphy. The deal will pay $750K in 2016-17, and $825K in 2017-18. It will have a cap hit of $787,500." July 14

  • Hurricanes sign Victor Rask to 6-year, $24M deal

    The Score "The Carolina Hurricanes have locked up one of their best young forwards for the long term. Victor Rask agreed to a six-year contract with the club worth $4 million per season, the Hurricanes announced Tuesday. The 23-year-old ranked second on the team with 21 goals and tied for second with..." July 12

  • Eight NHL teams that could be active in trade market this offseason

    USA Today "While the high-profile unrestricted free agents have all been claimed, offseason shopping is far from finished. Free agents such as Sam Gagner, Justin Schultz, Matt Carle, Kris Versteeg and James Wisniewski are still available. i Now multiple teams are looking to make trades to ease their..." July 11

  • Hurricanes Sign First Rounders Bean And Gauthier

    Pro Hockey Rumors "At their Summerfest earlier today, the Hurricanes announced the signings of both of their first round picks, defenseman Jake Bean (13th overall) and right winger Julien Gauthier (21st overall). Bean was the third overall blueliner to be selected in last month’s draft behind only Olli Juolevi..." July 09

  • McKeown, Fleury eye Hurricanes’ roster spot

    Raleigh News & Observer "Wednesday’s first evening of Carolina Hurricanes prospect development camp ended with defenseman Roland McKeown beating goaltender Callum Booth on a breakaway, shifting from backhand to forehand to sneak the puck inside the right post. It was an impressive move for a defenseman – and,..." July 08

  • AHL announces new rules on fighting that could come to the NHL

    Puck Drunk Love "The AHL has announced new rules regarding fighting and they may eventually impact the future of fighting in the NHL. The new rules are an attempt to cut down on staged fights and aim to eliminate players who fall into the “goon” category. First, AHL players won’t be able to fight after a..." July 07

  • Top 50 defenseman rankings for July

    NHL.com "This offseason hasn't brought a lot of player movement along the blue line, but the outlook for fantasy defensemen heading into this NHL season did have a major change. Prior to the start of free agency, two big-name defensemen switched teams in a one-for-one trade, sparking plenty of debate in..." July 07

  • Canes Agree to Terms with Matt Tennyson

    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 Matt Tennyson on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Tennyson $675,000 on the NHL level or $275,000 in the..." July 03

  • Capitals Sign Brad Malone

    Monumental Network "The Washington Capitals have signed center Brad Malone to a one-year, two-way contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Malone, 27, registered six points (two goals, four assists) and 75 penalty minutes in 57 games with the Carolina Hurricanes last..." July 03

  • Maple Leafs 'kicking tires' on Wisniewski

    The Score "The Toronto Maple Leafs are showing interest in free agent James Wisniewski, according to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston. Wisniewski is heading to unrestricted free agency after the Carolina Hurricanes bought out the final year of his contract Thursday." July 01

  • Lee Stempniak Agrees to Terms with Hurricanes

    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 forward Lee Stempniak (STEHMP-nee-ak) on a two-year contract. The deal will pay Stempniak $2.5 million per season. “Lee is a..." July 01

  • Rangers Sign Nathan Gerbe and Michael Grabner

    Hockey Fights "New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with free agent forwards Nathan Gerbe and Michael Grabner. Gerbe, 28, has skated in 394 career NHL games over parts of eight seasons (2008-09 – 2015-16) with Buffalo and Carolina, registering 58 goals..." July 01

  • Viktor Stalberg signs 1-year, $1.5-million deal with Carolina

    The Score "The Carolina Hurricanes have added free-agent forward Viktor Stalberg on a one-year, $1.5-million contract, the team announced." July 01

  • Canes Add Joseph as Goaltending Consultant

    NHL.com "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has hired Curtis Joseph as its goaltending consultant. “We are thrilled that Curtis has chosen to be a part of our organization,” said Francis. “His..." July 01

  • James Wisniewski bought out by Hurricanes

    Today's Slapshot "The Carolina Hurricanes haven’t had blue liner James Wisniewski in their system for very long. The defenseman played in just one regular season game in the 2015-16 season before being shut down for the year due to surgery. He was sidelined with a torn ACL, which came with a six month recovery..." June 30

  • Canes sign Brown to one-year deal

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday agreed to terms with forward Patrick Brown on a one-year, two-way contract that will pay him $650,000 on the NHL level or $75,000 on the American Hockey League (AHL) level for the 2016-17 season. " June 29

  • Hurricanes not pursuing reunion with Eric Staal

    The Score "The Carolina Hurricanes are moving on. General manager Ron Francis has confirmed the club has not contacted former captain and unrestricted free agent Eric Staal about a possible return on a new deal. "(It would be) unfair to us and to him to bring him back and ask him to accept a different..." June 29

  • Canes make qualifying offers to Rask, six others

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes on Monday made qualifying offers to seven restricted free agents, including center Victor Rask. Also receiving offers before the NHL’s 5 p.m. deadline were forwards Patrick Brown, Brody Sutter and Brendan Woods, and defensemen Ryan Murphy, Keegan Lowe and Dennis..." June 28

  • Ranking the top 20 NHL unrestricted free agents

    USA Today "The NHL free agent signing period doesn’t start until Friday at noon, ET, but teams have been allowed to talk to potential free agents since Saturday. Scorers are in short supply, as are impact defensemen, particularly right-shot defensemen. Here is a ranking of the top 20 potential..." June 27

  • NHL Draft Picks Tracker

    NHL.com "The first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at First Niagara Center on Friday marked the first step toward an NHL career for 30 young men. NHL.com has the vital information and analysis for each selection here. DATA TRACKER: PICK-BY-PICK 1. Toronto Maple Leafs - Auston Matthews, C,..." June 25

  • NHL Entry Draft's later rounds wrongly ignored on many levels

    Edmonton Journal "The 2016 NHL Entry Draft will unfold this Friday, when the Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to draft Auston Matthews first overall. History has proven the first round is usually where the most prolific offensive players are chosen. The top-25 point producers during the last five NHL seasons..." June 24

  • Gerbe not going to Swiss League, has interest from NHL teams

    Pro Hockey Talk "Earlier, we passed along a report from Swiss newspaper Le Matin about Nathan Gerbe signing with Swiss National League A side Geneve-Servette. Now, Gerbe’s camp is refuting the report." June 24

  • Bettman says Hurricanes are not going anywhere

    Puck Drunk Love "The Carolina Hurricanes have been the subject of plenty of relocation rumors over the past several months. Some rumors suggested the team would be moved to Las Vegas while other reports suggested they’d be moved but to a different unspecified location. Shortly after it was formally announced that..." June 23

  • NHL confirms expansion to Las Vegas for 2017-18 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday that the league's Board of Governors unanimously approved expansion to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season. Bill Foley will be principal owner of the franchise, which will play its home games at the recently opened T-Mobile Arena. Foley and his..." June 22

  • Here's your handy guide to how the NHL's Las Vegas expansion draft will work

    SB Nation "The NHL announced their expansion into Las Vegas on Wednesday afternoon. That's all very exciting for their fans and the city of Las Vegas, but the fans of the other 30 teams are probably wondering what this means for their clubs. That's because an expansion draft is coming in 2017. Every NHL..." June 22

  • NHL sets 2016-17 salary cap at $73M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2016-17 NHL season has been set at $73 million, with a floor of $54 million, the league and NHLPA announced on Tuesday. The new cap marks an increase $1.6 million (2.2 percent) from last season, and comes from the NHLPA's vote to use its five-percent growth factor." June 22

  • NHL releases full schedule for 2016-17 season

    Sportsnet "he NHL’s 2016-17 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 12, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the Edmonton Oilers playing their first game at their new arena, Rogers Place. The 1,230-game regular-season schedule – 82 games per team – will conclude Sunday, April 9. After closing..." June 21

  • NHL 2016-17 home openers announced, Penguins to host Capitals

    The Score "Just eight days after the Pittsburgh Penguins captured the Stanley Cup, the NHL announced they will raise their fourth championship banner to the rafters Oct. 13 when Sidney Crosby will host Alex Ovechkin and the rival Washington Capitals. The season will start a week later than usual with the..." June 20

  • Hurricanes probably won’t bring back Eric Staal

    Pro Hockey Talk "Yes, the Carolina Hurricanes re-signing Cam Ward felt a little … nostalgic, but there are limits to such sentiments. The Ottawa Sun reports that it’s “doubtful” that the Hurricanes will bring back Eric Staal. The 31-year-old played with the Hurricanes for more than a decade, logging 909 of..." June 19

  • Ward close to 2-year deal with Hurricanes

    The Score "The Carolina Hurricanes are reportedly "on the verge" of extending their partnership with goaltender Cam Ward for another two seasons, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie. Ward has been a lightning rod for criticism throughout his mammoth six-year deal that expires July 1. He's provided mix-bag..." June 16

  • Top 10 trade candidates at the 2016 NHL draft

    The Hockey News "Draft day has usurped trade deadline day and free agent day as the NHL’s most exciting off-ice event, and it’s not because of the drafting. The last weekend in June has become a lightning rod for blockbuster trades because, unlike at the trade deadline, almost every franchise is a theoretical..." June 16

  • Goaltender Cam Ward returning to Hurricanes on two-year deal

    Sportsnet "The Carolina Hurricanes have signed goaltender Cam Ward to a two-year, $6.6-million contract extension, the team announced Thursday. Ward’s new deal will pay him $3.5 million in the 2016-17 season and $3.1 million in 2017-18 while counting for $3.3 million against the salary cap. It’s a..." June 16

  • Order Of Selection For The 2016 NHL Draft

    kuklaskorner "The National Hockey League announced today the order of selection for the 2016 NHL Draft, June 24-25 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo. The first round will be conducted on Friday, June 24 and broadcast live by NBCSN in the United States and Sportsnet and TVA in Canada, beginning at 7 p.m., ET...." June 16

  • Canes Acquire Teravainen, Bickell from Chicago

    NHL.com "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired forwards Teuvo Teravainen (TAY-voh tair-uh-VIGH-nehn) and Bryan Bickell from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a 2016 second-round draft..." June 15

  • Bob McKenzie: Many teams interested in making ‘seismic shifts’ via trade

    Today's Slapshot "Bob McKenzie was on Vancouver’s TSN 1040 on Tuesday morning. On what he’s hearing on the trade rumor front: “Hard to say at this point. We just got off the Cup Final. I’ve got to zip out to Detroit for the Gordie Howe funeral tomorrow. We’ve got the awards in Vegas, then on to the draft in..." June 15

  • NHL buyout window opening: 13 top candidates

    Sportsnet "Painfully under-performing players, cumbersome contracts and a “relatively flat” 2016-17 salary cap got you down? Fear not, National Hockey League general managers. The annual buyout window will soon give you an easy out. All you have to do is convince your team’s owner to shell out millions..." June 14

  • Rutherford only 2nd GM to win Stanley Cup with two teams

    The Score "Phil Kessel's not the only one with a redemption story. With the Pittsburgh Penguins' title triumph in Game 6 on Sunday, Jim Rutherford - a man many believed was watching the game pass him by - joined Tommy Gorman as the second general manager in NHL history to win the Stanley Cup with two..." June 13

  • Hurricanes agree to 3-year, entry-level deal with Aho

    Canes Country "Fresh off a star turn for the silver-medalist Finnish national team at the 2016 World Championships, Sebastian Aho is coming across the pond. The Canes announced Monday morning that they have signed Aho to a three-year entry level deal that matches the deal given to his 2015 draft classmate..." June 13

  • Canes have draft decisions to be made

    Raleigh News & Observer "Two weeks before the NHL Entry Draft, Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis and his staff have completed much of their due diligence. Scouting meetings have been held and analytics studied. The NHL prospects combine was held and 73 player interviews conducted by the Canes. Phone..." June 10

  • Hurricanes GM Ron Francis Rebuts Relocation Reports

    Real GM Hockey "Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis believes the team's future is secure in North Carolina. Francis on Thursday became the latest high-ranking person to rebut reports that the team is a candidate for relocation; currently the NHL is weighing its options for possible expansion." June 10

  • Francis talks up Ward, says contract decision coming ‘fairly soon’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Tell you what — you read what Carolina GM Ron Francis said about pending UFA goalie Cam Ward on Thursday, and tell me he doesn’t sound like a guy planning on bringing Ward back: “We’ll make a decision fairly soon in that regard. When we look at Cam, part of my job is making sure I go through..." June 09

  • Sweden sets European record for NHL participation, Canada hits record low

    The Score "Sweden's presence in the NHL is reaching unprecedented levels. A record 87 Swedish players - or 8.8 percent of the league - played at least one game this season, according to the IIHF. That's the highest figure ever by a European nation in league history, and the number of European NHL..." June 08

  • NHL executive committee recommends Las Vegas expansion

    Yahoo! Sports "NHL expansion is reportedly coming to Las Vegas. On Tuesday night Sin Bin Vegas cited sources "with extensive knowledge of the organization and the expansion process" saying that the NHL’s executive committee "formulated a positive recommendation for expansion" to Las Vegas for the 2017-18..." June 08

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