Hurricanes Rumors & News

  • Canadiens, Hurricanes, Blues showing interest in Ryan O'Reilly

    The Score "If the Buffalo Sabres decide to trade premier center Ryan O'Reilly, they have at at least three potential suitors. The center-needy Montreal Canadiens, Carolina Hurricanes, and St. Louis Blues have all shown interest in O'Reilly, according to The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun...." June 20

  • Carolina Hurricanes Put Jeff Skinner’s Name “Out There”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Carolina Hurricanes are a very interesting team to watch as we approach the draft on Friday night, armed with the second-overall pick and looking to make a splash in the trade market. Today, GM Don Waddell was on Sportsnet radio and spoke about scoring winger Jeff..." June 20

  • Oddsmakers peg Lightning, Knights as 2019 Cup favorites

    The Score "The Vegas Golden Knights fell just short of taking home the 2018 Stanley Cup title in the club's inaugural season, but that isn't getting in the way of hometown oddsmakers naming the Knights as the second favorite to take home the 2019 crown. Bookmakers in Vegas have..." June 08

  • Hurricanes to draft Andrei Svechnikov barring trade for 2nd overall pick

    The Score "The Carolina Hurricanes have made up their mind about who they'll select with the second overall pick in the 2018 draft on June 22. With Swedish blue-liner Rasmus Dahlin a virtual lock to be taken by the Buffalo Sabres in the top spot, the Hurricanes will..." June 07

  • Philipp Grubauer’s time with Caps could be coming to an end

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Washington Capitals’ starting netminder at the start of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs might not be around for much longer. According to The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun, multiple teams have already called the Caps regarding the availability of Philipp Grubauer. Those..." June 07

  • Report: Hurricanes want 1st-rounder, prospect for Jeff Skinner

    The Score "The Carolina Hurricanes could be a very busy organization over the next few weeks, as more than a few NHL general managers have reportedly inquired about their roster. One of the players generating attention is forward Jeff Skinner, with sources indicating to The..." June 07

  • Hurricanes want 1st-rounder, prospect for Skinner

    The Score "The Carolina Hurricanes could be a very busy organization over the next few weeks, as more than a few NHL general managers have reportedly inquired about their roster. One of the players generating attention is forward Jeff Skinner, with sources indicating to The Athletic's Pierre..." June 06

  • Hurricanes, Islanders interested in Caps' Grubauer

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Although he eventually gave the starter’s job back to Braden Holtby this postseason, Washington Capitals goaltender Philipp Grubauer has more than proven himself to be a top option in 2017-18. The 26-year-old won over the leading role in net late in the regular season..." June 06

  • Hurricanes Sign Patrick Brown to One-Year Contract Extension

    Hockey Fights "Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed forward Patrick Brown to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Brown $650,000 on the NHL level or $100,000 on the American..." June 06

  • Are Canucks a 'stealth team' for Noah Hanifin?

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Last week Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet piqued quite a bit of interest with his inclusion of the Vancouver Canucks as a “stealth team” for Noah Hanifin, and this morning he was asked about his thoughts on the subject. Hanifin is scheduled to become a restricted free agent this..." May 30

  • Carolina Hurricanes Re-Sign Trevor Carrick

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Carolina Hurricanes have brought back one of their best minor league players, re-signing Trevor Carrick to a one-year two-way contract worth $700K in the NHL. Carrick was scheduled to become a restricted free agent this summer. In the release, new GM Don Waddell explained that Carrick might..." May 29

  • NHL projects salary cap to be around $80M for 2018-19 season

    The Score "NHL deputy commissioner and chief legal officer Bill Daly confirmed during a press conference Monday that the salary cap for the 2018-2019 season is projected to be around $80 million, up from $75 million this season. A set number for next season has not yet been agreed upon..." May 29

  • Could the Hurricanes be looking to trade Noah Hanifin?

    Yardbarker "The Carolina Hurricanes are expected to be big players this summer as they try to change their fortunes in 2018-19. With a new owner in Tom Dundon, new GM in Don Waddell and new coach in Rod Brind’Amour, changes have already occurred throughout the organization. On the ice, rumors have..." May 26

  • NHL’s ‘Smart Puck’ will enhance fan experience

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL has already announced that the Smart Puck era is quickly approaching, which is exciting news for hockey fans all over the globe. The league is planning on having this added technology at their disposal for the start of the 2019-20 season, but there’s a chance that we..." May 24

  • Trading Jeff Skinner would likely haunt Hurricanes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Carolina Hurricanes need to score more goals. You know what’s a bad way to do that? By trading away their best sniper. More than a few rumors are swirling that the Hurricanes are shopping Jeff Skinner, a winger who easily leads Carolina in goals (89 versus 55 in second..." May 22

  • Carolina Hurricanes offseason keys heading into '18 offseason

    Yardbarker "It has already been a busy offseason in Carolina.  They’ve made changes both behind the bench (Rod Brind’Amour replacing Bill Peters) and at GM (Don Waddell replacing Ron Francis) and even have made a trade with the acquisition of Jordan Martinook from the Coyotes...." May 19

  • Hurricanes sign Finnish forward Saku Maenalanen

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes have added another Finnish forward, signing Saku Maenalanen on Friday to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Maenalanen $832,500 in the NHL or $70,000 in the American Hockey League during the 2018-19 season. He receives as signing bonus of..." May 18

  • Faulk, Skinner subject of trade talks for Hurricanes "Justin Faulk and Jeff Skinner are generating interest around the NHL regarding a possible trade, and the Carolina Hurricanes are in the market for a goalie, general manager Don Waddell said Wednesday. "We have to look at every position on our hockey team. We've gone nine..." May 17

  • Carolina Hurricanes “Can’t Bring The Same Two Guys Back” In Goal

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Carolina Hurricanes went out in the spring of 2017 and brought in who they believed could be the answer in goal. After a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks, the Hurricanes signed Scott Darling to a four-year $16.6MM contract to be the team’s starting netminder. Unfortunately,..." May 16

  • Jaromir Jagr Will Play In Czech Republic In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though there is still bound to be speculation over a return to the NHL this summer, Nova Sport in the Czech Republic is reporting that Jaromir Jagr has agreed to return as a player for Kladno, the Czech team he owns. There apparently had been interest from the DEL in..." May 15

  • Will Jeff Skinner Be The First Big Move Of The New Hurricanes Administration?

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After a league-worst ninth straight season without making the playoffs, changes were always going to be coming to the Carolina Hurricanes this off-season. Already, big moves have been made by new owner Tom Dundon, as he replaced Ron Francis as GM with Don..." May 14

  • Brind'Amour 'going to demand more' from Hurricanes "Rod Brind'Amour's first move as coach of the Carolina Hurricanes will be to raise expectations for a team that hasn't made the Stanley Cup Playoffs since 2009. "For me, it starts with the standards," Brind'Amour said Wednesday, one day after being hired as coach of the Hurricanes following..." May 09

  • Reports: Hurricanes to promote Brind’Amour to head coach

    TSN "According to multiple reports, Rod Brind’Amour will be the next head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes. Brind’Amour has been an assistant coach with the team since 2012. Bill Peters opted out of the final year of his contract with the Hurricanes last month, taking the head coaching role with..." May 08

  • Carolina Hurricanes Will Make NHL Draft Difficult To Predict

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Carolina Hurricanes were lucky enough to get the second-overall pick in the upcoming 2018 NHL Draft, but who they will take will be even more interesting. While many believe that winger Andrei Svechnikov, who scored 40 goals for the OHL’s Barrie Colts mostly as a 17-year-old, is the obvious..." May 06

  • Kings hoping to fit Jeff Skinner into budget

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Kings were a team on the lookout for scoring help throughout the season, something that isn’t likely to change this summer. With that in mind, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman noted in his latest podcast (audio link) that he has heard that Carolina winger Jeff Skinner is someone that Los Angeles..." May 05

  • Marcus Kruger traded to Coyotes in unusual mid-postseason deal

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Coyotes acquired forward Marcus Kruger and a 2018 third-round pick from the Hurricanes for forward Jordan Martinook and a 2018 fourth-round pick in an unusual mid-playoff deal, the teams announced Thursday. It’s not often that you see two teams, even non-playoff teams, make a deal during..." May 03

  • Hurricanes name Rick Dudley senior VP of hockey operations

    Sportsnet "Rick Dudley has been named senior vice president of hockey operations with the Carolina Hurricanes, the team announced Tuesday morning. Dudley had previously served as senior VP of hockey ops and assistant general manager with the Montreal Canadiens." May 01

  • Hurricanes fire Ron Francis after stripping him of GM title

    Sporting News "The Carolina Hurricanes announced Monday Joe Francis was fired. The move comes less than two months after Francis was stripped of his general manager title and moved to the team president of hockey operations. Pro scout and team advisor Joe Nieuwendyk also resigned. Francis was the GM and..." April 30

  • Report: Waddell to continue as Hurricanes GM for foreseeable future

    The Score "The Carolina Hurricanes' search for a new general manager is being put on hold, and team president Don Waddell will continue holding down those duties for now, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. This after Carolina was unable to make a deal with Buffalo's assistant GM Steve Greeley,..." April 30

  • Waddell: No. 2 pick makes Hurricanes more appealing to coach, GM candidates

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes weren’t the biggest NHL lottery winner Saturday. They didn’t get the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. But there were no complaints about coming away with the second overall pick, especially when the Canes were slotted 11th in the draft order before the..." April 29

  • Ferguson among candidates for Hurricanes' GM job

    TSN "The Carolina Hurricanes recently spoke with Boston Bruins executive and former Toronto Maple Leafs general manager John Ferguson Jr. about their vacant GM job according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun. Ferguson Jr. has been with the Bruins for the last four seasons. They also spoke with..." April 29

  • Sabres win top pick; Hurricanes get second pick, Canadiens third

    Sporting News "The Sabres won the NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday and will have the first pick in the 2018 NHL Draft. The Hurricanes will have the second pick, and the Canadiens' name came up third. Earlier in the day, slots 4-15 were determined. The top three spots were announced during the second intermission..." April 29

  • Buffalo, Montreal, Carolina Early Winners In Draft Lottery

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Buffalo Sabres, Montreal Canadiens and Carolina Hurricanes each have won spots in the top three of the 2018 NHL draft at Saturday night’s NHL Draft Lottery. Any of the three can win the first overall pick in upcoming draft. The three teams will have to wait until the second intermission in..." April 28

  • NHL players must step up if they want this headhunting to end

    New York Post "Rule 48.1 splits hairs so that it remains legal to crack skulls. An overstatement? Well, of course, except the NHL and essentially all of its stake-holders are so fearful that banning all blows to the head would all but eliminate the little hitting that remains in the game, they are willing to..." April 23

  • Brind'Amour interested in being Hurricanes coach "Rod Brind'Amour is interested in becoming the next coach of the Carolina Hurricanes. "If you never try, you'll never know," Brind'Amour, a former captain and current assistant with the Hurricanes, told The News & Observer on Saturday. "The reason for saying 'why not?' is I've been doing it for..." April 22

  • Boyle, Luongo, Jordan Staal named Masterton finalists "Forward Brian Boyle of the New Jersey Devils, goaltender Roberto Luongo of the Florida Panthers and forward Jordan Staal of the Carolina Hurricanes are the three finalists for the 2017-18 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, which is awarded "to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of..." April 21

  • Bill Peters spoke with Stars, but 'all signs' point to Flames

    The Score "Bill Peters is not without options. A day after resigning as head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes, Peters has been linked to two of the other three vacancies around the league. The Dallas Stars spoke with Peters after seeking permission from the Hurricanes to do so, but TSN's Pierre LeBrun..." April 21

  • Hurricanes gave Flames permission to speak to Peters

    The Score "Bill Peters could be heading home. The Calgary Flames called the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday to ask permission to speak with head coach Bill Peters, which the Canes granted, a source told TSN's Pierre LeBrun. Peters, a native of Three Hills, Alberta - located about an hour and 20 minutes..." April 20

  • Bill Peters resigns as head coach of Hurricanes

    Sportsnet "Bill Peters has officially resigned from his position as head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes, the team announced Friday. Peters posted a record of 137-138-53 in four seasons behind the Hurricanes’ bench, including a 36-35-11 mark this season. “I want to thank Tom Dundon, Peter Karmanos and..." April 20

  • Carolina Hurricanes Hire Paul Krepelka As VP, Hockey Operations

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Thomas Dundon and the Carolina Hurricanes still don’t have a GM in place, but have hired a new VP of Hockey Operations. Paul Krepelka, a former player agent with the Orr Hockey Group, has been announced with duties revolving around contract negotiations. According to Bob McKenzie of TSN, Rick..." April 19

  • Hurricanes coach Peters can exercise out clause until Friday

    The Score "Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters has a few days to think before locking himself into another season behind Carolina's bench. Peters has until Friday to potentially exercise an exit clause in his contract, team president and interim general manager Don Waddell confirmed Monday to Chip Alexander..." April 16

  • Hurricanes coach Bill Peters free to test the market

    Sportsnet "The Carolina Hurricanes are still in search of a new general manager. Might they also need to start looking for a new head coach soon? Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported last month that the club’s current coach, Bill Peters, could move on thanks to an option in his contract that would allow..." April 15

  • Hudson Elyniuk could re-enter draft

    Yardbarker "Carolina Hurricanes fans have been eagerly watching Hudson Elynuik’s junior career blossom since being selected in the third round two seasons ago, but they may not get a chance to continue. According to Elliotte Friedman in his latest 31 Thoughts column for Sportsnet, Elynuik may not sign with..." April 11

  • Biggest contract years for NHL playoff teams

    Pro Hockey Talk "Technically speaking, NHL players only get paid for the 82-game regular season, aside from the pocket change that comes from certain bonuses for playoff wins. In reality, a player can make a living off of a magical postseason run or two. A strong couple of months could end up being costly in..." April 11

  • Multiple NHL playoff games will air on Golf Channel, for some reason

    Awful Announcing "The NHL announced the broadcast schedule for the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Sunday night, offering us a look at how NBCUniversal will shuffle the various series across its numerous networks. As usual, many games will air on NBCSN, others will appear on CNBC, others on USA, a handful..." April 09

  • Carolina Hurricanes bench boss Bill Peters named head coach for Canada at WHC

    TSN "Carolina Hurricanes bench boss Bill Peters has been named the head coach of Team Canada for the IIHF World Championship next month in Denmark. Mike Yeo will serve as associate coach and Bob Boughner as an assistant. Peters finished with a 36-35-11 record with the Hurricanes this season. He is..." April 09

  • No Decision Made On Carolina Coaching Staff

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Nothing Thomas Dundon has done since taking over the Carolina Hurricanes could be called business as usual, and today he continued his hands-on approach, conducting the season-ending press conference by himself. Dundon also conducted the exit interviews with players according to Chip Alexander of..." April 09

  • Which NHL teams will make a coaching change after the season?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL season will come to an end this weekend and barring some last-minute decision, no head coach will have been fired; that’s something that hasn’t happened since the league expanded in 1967. It’s a rarity that no coach has been canned, despite the calls for management to take..." April 05

  • Stanley Cup stripping big names off hardware to make room for future winners

    Sporting News "The Stanley Cup is erasing some of the biggest names in hockey to make room for future winners. The names from the teams that won the Cup from 1954-64 will be stripped off the hardware this spring, the Chicago Tribune reported. That means legendary names such as Gordie Howe and Robert Hull..." April 04

  • Odds: Vegas pegs MacKinnon as Hart favorite, Rinne for Vezina

    The Score "Spring is finally in the air. And with that, the NHL calendar is inching closer to what we all crave most: playoff puck. However, there is another major event on the horizon, as the league will hand out its awards for the game's best coaches, front-office executives, and players at the..." April 03