Hurricanes Rumors & News

  • Perry ends scoring drought, Ducks top 'Canes in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- By breaking one of the longest offensive droughts of his career, Corey Perry enabled the Anaheim Ducks to get back on track. Perry forced overtime with his first goal in 19 games, then Ryan Getzlaf and Ondrej Kase scored in a shootout as the Ducks rallied for a 6-5 win..." December 08

  • McDavid, Crosby, Price and Kane lead All-Star voting through first week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Voting for the 2017 NHL All-Star game has been underway for more than a week now, and on Tuesday afternoon the league announced the early leaders from each division. The game, which will take place in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, will feature the same format as last year’s game with the four..." December 06

  • Di Giuseppe's overtime tally lifts Hurricanes over Lightning

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- This time the Carolina Hurricanes turned a good situation into the best kind of result. It came with dramatics as Phillip Di Giuseppe's first goal of the season gave the Hurricanes a 1-0 overtime victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday at PNC Arena. "We've..." December 04

  • Rangers beat Hurricanes again, 4-2

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Alain Vigneault was so upset about the way his New York Rangers played on Saturday afternoon that he opted to not answer a question afterward because there were kids from a high school class in the press conference room. Afraid that he may he respond using salty language, he..." December 03

  • NHLPA expected to reject offer to extend CBA for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL’s verbal offer of a three-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement in exchange for Olympic participation has been rejected by the NHLPA. If NHL players are going to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, it’s not likely to come by way of extending the collective..." December 02

  • NHL Eyeing Exhibition Game In China; Continues History Of International Play

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to TSN’s NHL Insider Darren Dreger, the NHL is expected to play an exhibition game in China next season. While the NHL is easily the most nationally diverse of the “Big Four” North American sports leagues and has a history of playing international games, this would be their first foray..." December 02

  • Khudobin guides Bruins past 'Canes in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Anton Khudobin kept the Boston Bruins in the game as long as he possibly could Thursday night, and his teammates rewarded him with a victory. Torey Krug scored the tying goal with 31.5 seconds left in regulation, and David Pastrnak converted the winning shootout strike as Boston..." December 01

  • Rangers remain NHL’s most valuable team, according to Forbes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers have widened the gap atop the annual list of the NHL’s most valuable teams. According to Forbes, the Rangers’ franchise value has risen four percent in the last year to $1.25 billion. Meanwhile, the NHL’s second-most valuable team, the Montreal Canadiens, fell five percent..." December 01

  • Nash, Vesey lead Rangers to victory

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- For a second game in a row, the New York Rangers found themselves trailing a lesser opponent on home ice and failing to generate anything resembling a consistent offensive attack. They were again down two goals and struggling to get shots on net against a stingy, hard-checking..." November 29

  • Hurricanes rally past Panthers behind Leighton

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- Goaltender Michael Leighton almost acted like it was no big deal, but those around him with the Carolina Hurricanes felt otherwise. Leighton won his first NHL game in almost six years as the Hurricanes used a big second period to rally past the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Sunday..." November 27

  • Hurricanes hope strong analytics lead to wins "At first, Bill Peters played it coy. When the Carolina Hurricanes coach was asked Thursday if he were a numbers guy, Peters deflected the question with his great sense of humor, one of the many things in his toolbox that make him very good at his job. "I've got to be able to count to six so..." November 26

  • Turris' late goal helps Senators survive Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- It was another close, tight-checking game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Ottawa Senators, another one of those games that cried out for a great individual play to be the difference. For the second time in November, Senators forward Kyle Turris came up with that play. He..." November 26

  • Pacioretty, Habs edge Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens have been waiting for some offense from their second line. On this night, they came through. Max Pacioretty struck early in the third period, and Tomas Plekanec and Brendan Gallagher snapped point droughts with an assist each to lift the Canadiens to a 2-1..." November 24

  • Official NHL expansion draft exempt list contains surprises

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights officially have a name and they’re starting to get a better sense of who will be off limits when the expansion draft is conducted in June. Sportsnet has obtained a memo distributed from the NHL to its 30 teams on Tuesday night, which outlines the 66 players currently..." November 24

  • Vegas Golden Knights introduced as NHL's 31st franchise

    TSN "These Knights will be Golden. As gold confetti blasted into Sin City’s neon-drenched night sky, owner Bill Foley dubbed the NHL’s 31st franchise the Golden Knights, finally giving the first major professional sports team to call Las Vegas home a name and identity. The Vegas Golden Knights..." November 23

  • Hurricanes defeat Leafs for fifth straight victory

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Carolina Hurricanes started their streak four consecutive home wins. Just how well their act plays on the road will determine how long the run will continue. It was just fine Tuesday night when Viktor Stalberg scored a short-handed goal in the second period to break a..." November 22

  • The Post-Burns Free Agent Market

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Unlike the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Steven Stamkos saga of this past summer, the San Jose Sharks have spared hockey fans the drama and re-signed the top free agent on the market well before the trade rumors or free agency speculation could begin. Brent Burns inked an eight-year, $64MM extension..." November 22

  • Vegas NHL team finally unveils name tonight

    TSN "The NHL’s 31st franchise will unveil its name tonight with all the glitz and glitter you’d expect in Sin City. Owner Bill Foley will pull back the curtain on a tightly-kept secret with help from Cirque Du Soleil performers in a posh party outside T-Mobile Arena, just steps off the famous Las..." November 22

  • NHL team nicknames explained "Five months after being awarded an expansion franchise, Las Vegas owner Bill Foley will announce the name of his team Tuesday. There has been plenty of speculation around what the team will be called, but that will end Tuesday when Foley not only reveals the team name, but likely explains what..." November 22

  • Hurricanes place G Eddie Lack on IR, recall Leighton

    SI "The Carolina Hurricanes have placed backup goalie Eddie Lack on injured reserve with a concussion and called up veteran Michael Leighton to replace him. General manager Ron Francis announced the moves Monday night, after Lack was injured during practice earlier in the day. The 35-year-old..." November 22

  • Eddie Lack concussed at practice, place on IR

    CBS Sports "Lack was moved to injured reserve Monday due to a concussion. Lack suffered the concussion during Monday's practice session, but should be able to rejoin the team when healthy since he hasn't played in a game since Nov. 10." November 21

  • Carter, Ward and Backstrom named 3 Stars of the Week "Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter, Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward and Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Nov. 20. FIRST STAR - JEFF CARTER, C, LOS ANGELES KINGS Carter paced the NHL with three game-winning..." November 21

  • 'Canes top Jets for 4th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- Center Elias Lindholm found his scoring touch and it might have seemed like a relief for the Carolina Hurricanes. "It's good to get the first one out of the way," Lindholm said after Sunday's 3-1 victory against the Winnipeg Jets at PNC Arena. "I just tried to get it on the..." November 20

  • McKenzie outlines critical issues in NHL-NHLPA escrow battle

    Fanrag Sports "Escrow. CBA. Lawyers. Ugh. No thanks. Anybody want to talk about politics instead? There may not be a more mind-numbingly awful subject to discuss for hockey fans than escrow. Truly. We’d generally rather devour a tasty dessert of trade rumors, but escrow and the CBA are the vegetables..." November 19

  • Hurricanes rally to beat Habs

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- The third period hasn't exactly been kind to the Carolina Hurricanes early in the season as one of the youngest teams in the NHL is trying to learn how to win. The Hurricanes scored a combined eight goals in the third period in their first 14 games. But Carolina scored..." November 18

  • Karmanos wants to sell ‘Canes, even if it means relocation

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to a report by 98.5 Sports in Montreal, Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos wants to get his money out of the team, even if it means the ‘Canes are sold and relocated. Today’s report comes on the heels of an apparent settlement in the lawsuit involving Karmanos and his three sons..." November 18

  • NHL, Stakeholders Discuss Possible Change To Draft Age

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Could the NHL change the draft age from 18 to 19? TSN’s Bob McKenzie spoke about the possibility on Tuesday night’s edition of Insider Trading. Former third-overall-pick Pat LaFontaine is leading a group of stakeholders that includes the NHL, NHLPA, CHL, USHL, Hockey Canada, USA Hockey, and..." November 16

  • NHL has new meetings to discuss participation in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Tribune "NHL meetings are set for this week to discuss whether the league will participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. League officials will meet with the International Ice Hockey Federation in New York on Wednesday. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the NHL hopes to learn if any traction has..." November 16

  • Nordstrom's goal lifts Hurricanes to 1-0 victory

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- With more pieces to the defense in place and performing at a rather high level, the Carolina Hurricanes enjoyed seeing the possibilities of going on a bit of a surge. Left winger Joakim Nordstrom scored his first goal of the season midway through the third period to break a..." November 15

  • NHL Will Not Market Individual Rivalries or Players Because It's a Team Sport

    The Comeback "The NHL is done marketing individual rivalries. Speaking to Chris Johnston of, NHL Deputy Commissioner said the league is not marketing individual rivalries among players because “our sport is the ultimate team sport.” That’s a crock of BS for multiple reasons. First of all,..." November 15

  • Is NHL participation in 2018 Olympics really what’s best for hockey?

    Sportsnet "Wednesday’s meeting in New York City involving the NHL, its players and the IIHF to discuss involvement in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games will resolve nothing. There will be no grandiose statements, fireworks and the singing of “We are the World”. What we will hear is that the nearly 20 million..." November 15

  • Bryan Bickell on MS diagnosis: 'I'm just uncertain'

    Chicago Tribune "Former Blackhawk Bryan Bickell woke up one recent morning and felt a shooting pain in his shoulder. No big deal, he thought, maybe he had just slept on it the wrong way. "It was just a little numb," the Hurricanes winger said. "We thought it was a pinched nerve." But after a couple of..." November 14

  • Hurricanes place defenceman Justin Faulk on IR

    Sportsnet "The Carolina Hurricanes have placed defenceman Justin Faulk on injured reserve, retroactive to Nov. 7. The team announced the decision Friday morning. Faulk left the Hurricanes’ game versus the New Jersey Devils on Sunday and underwent an MRI on Monday to determine the extent of what the..." November 11

  • Bryan Bickell Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that forward Bryan Bickell has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). "First and foremost, the most important thing is for Bryan to take care of himself and our..." November 11

  • Silfverberg, Kesler leads Ducks over 'Canes

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- Ryan Getzlaf admits he's not much of a stats guy, but the Anaheim Duck captain was alerted he was closing in on the franchise's all-time assist record in a text from former teammate and record holder Teemu Selanne two weeks ago. Getzlaf's 532nd assist with the Ducks likely..." November 10

  • NHL, PA among groups meeting about Olympics

    TSN "The NHL and NHLPA are just two of the groups set to meet next week to discuss the NHL's involvement at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. THe IIHF as well as USA Hockey and Hockey Canada will also meet in New York City next week. The..." November 10

  • Justin Faulk Out “Week-To-Week”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Carolina Hurricanes announced today that All-Star defenseman Justin Faulk is considered “week-to-week” with an upper body injury. Faulk was injured in the third period of the Hurricanes game against the New Jersey Devils on Sunday and will be out of the lineup for the rematch tonight. Although..." November 08

  • Devils dump Hurricanes in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- To hear P.A. Parenteau speak, it is not about proving New York Islanders decision makers made a mistake by placing him on waivers prior to the start of the 2016-17 regular season. Instead, he's focused on the present with a New Jersey Devils team that wants him. "I'm..." November 08

  • Problem isn't with NHL DoPS, it's the rulebook

    TSN "The tin foil hats are on in Vancouver, chin straps done up nice and tight. Canuck fans are thoroughly convinced the NHL Department of Player Safety has it in for Daniel Sedin and the Canucks; that Nazem Kadri and the Toronto Maple Leafs are, as usual, benefitting from the league's Eastern bias..." November 07

  • Slavin's shootout goal lifts Hurricanes past Predators

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- For the Carolina Hurricanes, it was a satisfying result in an early season full of road trips and losses. For the Nashville Predators, it was another loss in an early season that has met precisely no one's expectations. Jaccob Slavin's tally on the last attempt of a..." November 06

  • Devils ride Cammalleri hat trick past Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- Left winger Michael Cammalleri knew someone needed to spark the New Jersey Devils from their recent doldrums. He was happy to be that guy. Cammalleri produced a hat trick and the Devils won for the first time in six road games, defeating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on..." November 06

  • Report: NHL may restrict All-Star Game to only ‘bona fide players

    The Hockey News "It looks as though the NHL is going to restrict the likes of John Scott from the All-Star Game by placing parameters around the definition of NHL player. Even though the NHL plans to continue to have populist voting for the All-Star Game, it’s still unclear whether or not the John Scott..." November 02

  • Turris, Senators edge Hurricanes in overtime

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Kyle Turris is becoming a regular overtime hero. For the second time this season, the Turris scored the winning goal in the extra five-minute session, giving the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes at Canadian Tire Centre on Tuesday night. Turris also..." November 01

  • Red Wings Claim Martin Frk Off Waivers From Carolina

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Detroit Red Wings have reclaimed right winger Martin Frk off of waivers from Carolina, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports (Twitter link). Bob Duff of the Windsor Star adds via Twitter that Frk has been assigned to Grand Rapids of the AHL. Frk, originally drafted by the Wings in the..." November 01

  • Bankruptcy may end Bauer endorsements for top NHL stars

    TSN "Alex Ovechkin, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and other high-profile NHL players may find their endorsement contacts with Bauer hockey cancelled as early as Monday because the equipment manufacturer’s parent company is preparing to file for bankruptcy protection, a person familiar with the matter..." October 31

  • Entry-level contract decisions looming for a number of NHL teams

    TSN "Now that Connor McDavid has played nine games this season, the Edmonton Oilers will have to decide whether he plays No. 10 and burns a year on his entry-level contract. Uh, never mind on that one. This admittedly lame attempt at humour does underline two things, though. One, McDavid,..." October 31

  • Hurricanes’ Skinner proud to wear an ‘A’

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes’ Jeff Skinner had a new addition Friday to his No. 53 jersey, and was proud of it. Skinner was wearing an “A,” serving as an alternate captain for the Canes. The winger is one of four players who will have “A’s” this season — along with Jordan Staal, Justin Faulk and..." October 30

  • Flyers outlast Hurricanes on Manning goal

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- Ten games into the season, the Philadelphia Flyers are finding themselves in their share of high-scoring games, so three goals by the defensive corps is a welcome addition. Defenseman Brandon Manning scored a shorthanded goal with 12 minutes left and fellow defensemen Radko..." October 30

  • Hurricanes claim first win in home opener since 2008

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- The comforts of home sure made Jeff Skinner well. Skinner scored twice, the Carolina Hurricanes didn't allow a third-period goal and they won their home opener by defeating the New York Rangers 3-2 on Friday night. Skinner had missed the previous game with a mysterious..." October 28

  • ‘It’s outstanding to be at home’ — ‘Canes to play their opener, finally

    Winston-Salem Journal "Bill Peters, a country music man at heart, said he wished he had time to take in the Alan Jackson concert Thursday at PNC Arena. It’s just that the Carolina Hurricanes coach has more on his mind than hearing Jackson sing “Don’t Rock the Jukebox” or any of his other hits. With October quickly..." October 28