Hurricanes Rumors & News

  • ‘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

  • IOC will have to pay for NHL players

    TSN "If the International Olympic Committee wants NHL players at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang they had best take a look at the people sitting at the table and their negotiating history. When they do, they’ll reach the conclusion they’re going to pay or they won’t have NHL players. There’s no..." October 27

  • James Wisniewski Signs In KHL; Includes NHL Out Clause

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to Darren Dreger of TSN, free agent defenceman James Wisniewski has signed a deal with the Vladivostok Admirals of the KHL. The deal will include an NHL out clause, meaning the former Blue Jacket could bolt if a spot opened in North America. Wisniewski was a journeyman defender that..." October 27

  • Larkin scores twice as Red Wings topple Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Forward Dylan Larkin owes his grandmother another goal, but the Detroit Red Wings will settle for what he gave them Tuesday night. Larkin scored his first two goals of the season to lead Detroit to its fifth consecutive win, a 4-2 decision over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday..." October 25

  • Mike Commodore is now an Uber driver

    Puck Drunk Love "Mike Commodore’s career has taken a new, surprising path. When he’s not telling people to #PackYourShit on Twitter, the former Carolina Hurricanes defenseman will be a driver for Uber. Bob McKenzie of wrote an excellent piece on the now retired-defenseman, detailing his first day as an..." October 25

  • Voracek fuels Flyers past Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- After netting just two assists in his first four games, second-year defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere enjoyed a breakout game Saturday night against the Carolina Hurricanes, recording a goal and two assists in a 6-3 win at the Wells Fargo Center. "I think we all felt confident..." October 22

  • Hurricanes douse Flames for first win

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Eddie Lack doesn't know why he plays well against the Calgary Flames, he's just happy he does. The Swedish goaltender made 24 saves on Thursday night to backstop the Carolina Hurricanes to a 4-2 win over their hosts for Carolina's first win of the season and fifth for..." October 21

  • Talbot, Oilers hold off winless Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Edmonton Oilers found some much-needed redemption Tuesday night in the form of a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. The red-faced Oilers were trying to right their ship after an embarrassing 6-2 loss to the short-staffed Buffalo Sabres on Sunday, a defeat that..." October 19

  • James Wisniewski Nearing KHL Deal

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Unrestricted free agent defenseman James Wisniewski is closing in on an agreement to join Barys Astana of the KHL, TSN’s Darren Dreger reports (via Twitter). Despite heading overseas, Dreger notes that Wisniewski is still hopeful of an NHL return at some point. Wisniewski was bought out by..." October 18

  • Canucks rally for OT win over Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Just two games into the NHL season, Vancouver Canucks center Brandon Sutter already has a new nickname. "Mr. Clutch finishes it off again," Canucks defenseman Ben Hutton said with a laugh. Sutter scored 32 seconds into overtime to give Vancouver a 4-3,..." October 17

  • Scheifele sends Jets past Canes in thriller

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG -- The race for the Calder Trophy is on. One night after No. 1 draft pick Auston Matthews scored four goals in his Toronto Maple Leafs debut to take the early lead in the rookie-of-the-year race, the No. 2 selection Patrik Laine scored a crucial third period goal to help the Jets erase..." October 14

  • McKenzie explains potential for NHL lockout in 2020

    Today's Slapshot "NHL Insider Bob McKenzie made an appearance on Toronto’s SiriusXM NHL Network Radio Friday afternoon. Having broken the news of Rickard Rakell’s six-year contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks a short time earlier, McKenzie was asked about the seeming wave of longer-length contracts across..." October 14

  • 10 surprises on opening night rosters "With the NHL season set to begin Wednesday, each of the 30 teams announced its 23-man roster. As expected, Auston Matthews, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Patrik Laine, the No. 2 pick by the Winnipeg Jets, made their teams. But there were plenty of other young..." October 12

  • 31 bold predictions for 2016-17 season

    TSN "Go bold or go home. The task at hand on the eve of the 2016-17 season is to make one bold prediction for all 31 National Hockey League franchises. By nature, the end result is either all or nothing, spot on or utterly insane. There is no comfortable middle ground. Last year, it wasn’t so..." October 12

  • Hurricanes nab Nakladal for one year, $600K

    Pro Hockey Talk "If you can ignore the questionable move to bring back Cam Ward, the Carolina Hurricanes have enjoyed a very nice summer. Sunday stands as one of their better days so far. After making a low-risk claim on a nice asset in Martin Frk, the Hurricanes signed Jakub Nakladal to a one year, $600K..." October 09

  • Hurricanes Claim Martin Frk Off Waivers From Detroit

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Carolina Hurricanes have claimed RW Martin Frk off waivers from the Detroit Red Wings, TSN’s Bob McKenzie was first to report. Detroit had waived Frk yesterday in the hopes of assigning him to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins. Frk, originally drafted by the Wings in the second round (49th..." October 09

  • Report: 2016-17 trade deadline will be on March 1

    Pro Hockey Talk "TVA’s Renaud Lavoie tweeted out two important deadlines for NHL teams to consider on Friday. NHL teams must finalize their rosters by Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET. The trade deadline is set for March 1 at 3 p.m. ET. This conflicts with earlier word that it would be on Feb. 28. Both are..." October 08

  • Ryan Murphy to miss up to four weeks with injury

    Today's Slapshot "Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Ryan Murphy will be out for three to four weeks due to a lower-body injury according to head coach Bill Peters. Selected 12th overall by the Hurricanes in 2011, Murphy has featured in 124 career NHL games to date, registering six goals and 35 points. He signed a..." October 07

  • NWHL player Harrison Browne comes out as a transgender man

    ESPN "Before Harrison Browne could walk, he could skate. Last season the 23-year-old forward nicknamed "Brownie" helped his pro hockey team in Buffalo to the championship series, and with the season opener Friday, Buffalo aims for more than just a shot at a title in 2016-17. "It's the first game..." October 07

  • NHL has mid-January deadline for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL has until Jan. 15 to come to an agreement with the IOC, but whether the NHL decides to go or not, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis says he'll support Alexander Ovechkin. While there’s been some negativity on the side of both the NHL and the International Olympic Committee about the..." October 07

  • NHL point projections: How we see 2016-17 season unfolding

    USA Today "The only guarantee about the NHL standings in 2016-17 is that they won’t look like the 2015-16 standings. Historically, there’s usually a significant change in who makes the playoffs and who doesn’t. This past season, the NHL had five new playoff qualifiers. In 2014-15, seven playoff teams..." October 04

  • Canes send five players to Checkers

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday assigned goaltender Daniel Altshuller, defenseman Josh Wesley and forwards Clark Bishop, Erik Karlsson and Kyle Hagel to the American Hockey League’s Charlotte Checkers. " October 02

  • Make-or-break time for Canes’ Ryan Murphy

    Raleigh News & Observer "Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Ryan Murphy has been slowed by flu-like symptoms, missing training-camp practice Thursday. Murphy did not play in either of the Canes’ first two preseason exhibition games. He will miss the exhibition game Friday against the Tampa Bay Lightning at PNC Arena. In..." September 30

  • Daly: NHL could skip 2018 Olympics and return in 2022

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s participation in the 2018 Olympics is in Pyeongchang, South Korea is still undetermined, and on Tuesday deputy commissioner Bill Daly didn’t sound overly optimistic about the chances of their players taking part. At a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday before the first game of the..." September 27

  • Canes competition to soon ramp up

    Raleigh News & Observer "For the Carolina Hurricanes, the first two days of on-ice practices in training camp have been about skating, passing, systems, special teams. Hitting? Not so much. That may change on Sunday when the Canes hold a Red-White scrimmage at 1 p.m. in PNC Arena during the annual Caniac Carnival...." September 25

  • Bean’s first day in camp ‘really cool’

    Raleigh News & Observer "Jake Bean took a seat in the corner of the locker room Friday at PNC Arena, sweat still dripping off his forehead and nose. Bean had just gone through his first practice of preseason training camp with the Carolina Hurricanes. The defenseman, a first-round draft pick by Carolina this year, was..." September 24

  • Team Canada enters World Cup of Hockey as betting favourite

    Sportsnet "Team Canada’s 3-2 win over Russia in their pre-tournament finale has solidified their spot atop the odds to win the World Cup of Hockey at sportsbooks monitored by Canada tallied two wins in three pre-tournament contests, but have been forced to make a number of roster changes..." September 17

  • New Goalie Equipment Rules For 2016-17 Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL will have at least one new goaltending equipment restriction this season: slimmer hockey pants. 2016-17 was supposed to usher in a new era of streamlined goaltending equipment, but manufacturer delays pushed those changes back until further notice. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated..." September 13

  • Jordan Staal on Eric: ‘I miss having him here’

    Raleigh News & Observer "Jordan Staal doesn’t try to deny it or try to hide his feelings. The Carolina Hurricanes center misses his big brother, Eric. For the first time since being traded to Carolina in June 2012, Jordan Staal has returned to Raleigh from Thunder Bay, Ont., for preseason training camp knowing his..." September 09

  • Leighton signs one-year contract with Canes

    Raleigh News & Observer "Goaltender Michael Leighton is returning to the Carolina Hurricanes, signing a one-year, two-way contract on Wednesday. Leighton, 35, played parts of three seasons with the Canes from 2007 to 2009 and had an 8-12-2 record with a 3.20 goals-against average in 29 games. Leighton is coming off..." September 07

  • Daly: NHL is happy with CBA, no ‘storm clouds on the horizon’

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, the league is happy with how the current CBA is working and doesn’t think “there is anything major that would need fixing.” Translation: Daly doesn’t foresee another work stoppage, at least from the NHL’s perspective. “I think there’s a general..." September 06

  • Shoulder surgery recovery complete for refocused Rask

    Raleigh News & Observer "With a new contract signed and a healthy shoulder at last, a refocused Victor Rask arrived in Raleigh on Thursday night eyeing another productive season in 2016-17. “I think I had a good season last year but I also want to improve and get better for every season. I think this year’s going to be..." September 04

  • Raffi Torres: 'I think I can change the way I play'

    Raleigh News & Observer "Raffi Torres realizes there are those who have already judged him, found him guilty, and don’t want him anywhere near their favorite hockey team. Torres also is aware the reaction was sudden, harsh and mostly negative in Raleigh this week when it was learned the Carolina Hurricanes had given..." September 03

  • Hurricanes’ Torres tryout makes no sense

    Raleigh News & Observer "Based on everything Ron Francis has done to date, there’s no reason for the Carolina Hurricanes not to extend his contract as general manager through 2019. While he was unable to effect an immediate turnaround, he has slowly built a foundation for the future. While he still hasn’t gotten the team..." September 02

  • NHL to add meldonium to banned substances list

    The Hockey News "Meldonium use has become a hot-button issue over the past several months, and the NHL is taking steps to ensure its players aren’t taking the substance. Russian news outlet TASS reported Tuesday that meldonium will be added to the list of substances banned by the NHL ahead of the coming season...." August 31

  • Power shifting from West to East in NHL

    SI "In any sport, league conferences are rarely created equal, and the NHL is no exception. Since 2010, the West has branded itself as the modern, faster-paced incarnation of hockey. The Chicago Blackhawks (Stanley Cups in 2010, '13, '15) and Los Angeles Kings (2012, '14) have done the loudest talking..." August 31

  • Canes invite veteran Torres to camp on PTO

    TSN "Raffi Torres could have another shot at the National Hockey League. The 34-year-old Toronto native has been invited to the Carolina Hurricanes' camp on a professional tryout basis. Though nothing has been signed, Aaron Ward reports that Torres will accept the offer. A 15-year pro, Torres..." August 30

  • Canes Extend Francis Through 2018-19 "Peter Karmanos Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Owner and Governor for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed Executive Vice President and General Manager Ron Francis to a contract extension through the 2018-19 season. Francis will be available to..." August 30

  • Bovada gives Canada best odds at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s no secret that Canada’s been on a strong run at the international level, and it’s no surprise that they’re considered the favorites heading into the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Seriously, just look at the B Team put together by The Hockey News’ Mike Brophy; even with the strange hook of..." August 29

  • Friedman shares latest intel on top NHL RFAs

    Today's Slapshot "Fresh off his Olympic work assignment, Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman dove back into the hockey scene on Tuesday evening with an appearance on NHL Network that covered the status of some of the top restricted free agents. Sean Monahan’s name was recently removed from that list, with..." August 23

  • Jerseys, pucks at World Cup will include tracking chips

    The Score "The future is now for hockey. The NHL held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, including the introduction of brand new technology. It was unveiled that both pucks and player jerseys will feature computer chips that track player speed, distance between..." August 17

  • U.S. Senator says NHL sending ‘conflicting, mixed messages’ on concussions, CTE

    The Hockey News "In late July, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman responded to questions from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal about hockey and its link to concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Bettman wrote that research indicated no clear link could be drawn between the sport and CTE, and Blumenthal..." August 16

  • Slavin, Canes enjoy field day with the kids

    Raleigh News & Observer "Jaccob Slavin pulled off his sneakers, put his head down and barreled into the “obstacle course.” Moments later, the Carolina Hurricanes defenseman was giving pointers on taking a slapshot. Next, off came the sneakers again as Slavin waited his turn — more than a foot taller than anyone else..." August 12

  • Hurricanes' Murphy takes credit for namesake's gold medal

    The Score "Ryan Murphy has captured gold in Rio. Of course, that is not to say the Carolina Hurricanes defenseman is actually an Olympic swimmer in his spare time, but rather that his namesake captured gold for the second time at these Olympics, most recently in the 200m backstroke on Thursday." August 12

  • Bettman: NHL participation in 2018 Olympics not a current priority

    The Score "As of right now, the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang are not on Gary Bettman's mind. The NHL commissioner was at Busch Stadium on Tuesday to discuss January's Winter Classic between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks, but touched on other topics during his press conference. One of the..." August 11

  • NHL preseason schedule highlighted by arena debuts "The 2016-17 NHL preseason schedule, released Wednesday, features the first games at two NHL arenas. On Sept. 26, the second day of the 15-day, 106-game schedule, the Edmonton Oilers open Rogers Place with a split-squad game against the Calgary Flames. Edmonton also will host the Anaheim Ducks..." August 10

  • Dates NHL Fans Should Have Marked on Their Calendars for the 2016-17 Season

    Bleacher Report "The National Hockey League will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this season, and it should be a special one. There will be four outdoor games featuring some big rivalries and historic firsts, and new NHLers will be introduced to hockey's biggest stage and play important roles for their new..." August 09

  • Ranking the 31 NHL general managers

    The Score "Every day this week, theScore's hockey editors are evaluating NHL teams on a different level of management. This time, we're focusing on the GMs, ranking them based on salary cap and asset management, as well as draft history. Farm systems Head coaches General managers Owners (Thursday, Aug...." August 03

  • Carolina Hurricanes sign Bill Peters to two-year contract extension

    Canes Country "With most of the team’s free agents now under contract for next season, Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis turned his attention Wednesday to extending the contract of the man behind the bench. The team announced Wednesday morning that coach Bill Peters has signed a two-year..." July 27

  • N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman Continues to Deny C.T.E. Link

    New York Times "Responding to written questions from a United States senator about the effects of concussions in hockey, N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman continued to deny a link between concussions and the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E. He blamed the news media for fanning fear of..." July 27