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  • Hurricanes' Williams covering cost for fans adding 'C' to his jersey

    The Score "Talk about leading by example. Veteran forward and three-time Stanley Cup championship Justin Williams, who was named Carolina Hurricanes captain on Sept. 13, is offering to reach into his own pocket for fans who plan to add the captain's "C" to his..." September 18

  • Victor Rask’s hand injury more serious than Hurricanes originally thought

    Yardbarker "The Carolina Hurricanes already knew that they would be without forward Victor Rask indefinitely following surgery on his hand after he was slicing food in his kitchen several days ago. However, Chip Alexander of the News & Observer reports that Rask will be out..." September 16

  • Justin Williams named Hurricanes captain

    TSN "Justin Williams have been named the captain of the Carolina Hurricanes.  Williams played last season with the Canes after two years with the Washington Capitals.  The 36-year-old also played five seasons in Carolina from 2003 to 2009, before being traded to..." September 13

  • Hurricanes' Rask undergoes surgery after cutting fingers in kitchen

    TSN "Carolina Hurricanes centre Victor Rask had surgery Thursday on his right fourth and fifth fingers after suffering an injury cutting food in his kitchen. The 25-year-old is out indefinitely after the procedure. " September 13

  • Hurricanes To Bring In KHL’s Michal Cajkovsky On PTO

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Carolina Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell said the team will be bringing in KHL defenseman Michal Cajkovsky to training camp, tweets Chip Alexander of the News & Observer. The 6-foot-4, 236-pound Cajkovsky spent the past two years in the KHL for Yekaterinburg..." September 09

  • Svechnikov impressive in debut for Hurricanes at Traverse City "Andrei Svechnikov on Friday showed flashes of the speed and skill the Carolina Hurricanes expect will make him an elite player in the NHL. In his debut at the Traverse City Prospects Tournament, the 18-year-old forward assisted on two goals in a 4-1 win against the St. Louis..." September 08

  • Aho to resume contract talks with Hurricanes "Sebastian Aho and the Carolina Hurricanes plan to resume negotiating a long-term contract extension in the coming days. The sides had discussions earlier this offseason but decided to put them on hold until after the forward returned to North Carolina for training camp, which starts..." September 08

  • NHL players respond to Jalen Ramsey: 'I think it's insulting to our league'

    The Score "Jacksonville Jaguars All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey made waves in the hockey world recently, claiming in a tell-all interview with ESPN's Mina Kimes that he could probably crack the NHL with six months of training. Cue the outrage. With training..." September 07

  • Why aren’t teams experimenting with 3-on-3 lineups?

    TSN "The National Hockey League introduced the 3-on-3 overtime rule in the 2015-16 season, which was designed to marginalize the frequency of shootouts resolving games during the regular season. The league struck a bit of unintended gold with the decision. The pace and talent on display..." August 20

  • Aho, Hurricanes discussing contract extension "Sebastian Aho and the Carolina Hurricanes have begun negotiations on a contract extension. The 21-year-old forward was careful not to reveal any details, but said Thursday that his agent, Gerry Johannson, has been talking with the Hurricanes and is hopeful of signing long term. He can..." August 16

  • NHL not invested in the numbers when it comes to analytics

    Toronto Star "It was 15 years ago this summer that Moneyball, the groundbreaking book by Michael Lewis, began to make its mark on the curious minds of athletic power brokers around the world. And if the intervening time has taught us anything, it’s that the copycat tendencies of sports executives..." August 13

  • NBC's hockey schedule going where it hasn't been much before

    USA Today "NBC will televise the Vegas Golden Knights twice in the first week of the NHL season. The Nashville Predators will be featured three times in the first month. The Arizona Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Winnipeg Jets and Tampa Bay Lightning will appear on NBC before Sidney..." August 13

  • Signing bonus issue lingers over next NHL labour deal

    TSN "To land superstar centre John Tavares, the Toronto Maple Leafs exercised their financial might and structured a contract most teams around the league couldn’t possibly fathom. On the surface, Tavares’ contract isn’t that exotic. A seven-year, $77 million contract for..." August 07

  • Skinner waived full no-movement clause to join Sabres

    The Score "Jeff Skinner isn't afraid of the harsh Buffalo winters. Skinner, who was dealt to the Sabres on Thursday, waived a full no-movement clause to approve the trade to head to Western New York. "It excited us that Jeff had a full no-trade - and he came to Buffalo,"..." August 03

  • EA Sports chirps Hurricanes for Jeff Skinner trade

    Sportsnet "We’ve all pulled off that video game trade we feel kind of guilty about, right? Well it might have just happened in real life. The EA Sports NHL Twitter account threw some serious shade at the Carolina Hurricanes for the package they received from the Buffalo Sabres in..." August 03

  • Jeff Skinner Traded To Buffalo Sabres

    Last Word On Hockey "An off-season of change continues in Carolina. In a bit of a stunner, the Carolina Hurricanes have traded one of their best forwards in Jeff Skinner to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Cliff Pu, a second-round pick in 2019, a third round pick in 2020 and a sixth round pick in 2020. Skinner..." August 02

  • Can Darling, Mrazek finally give Hurricanes better goaltending?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Asking the Carolina Hurricanes to get better goaltending sometimes feels like asking water not to be wet. This franchise has been through a lot since it gradually became clear that Cam Ward wasn’t quite the brilliant netminder he seemed to be in leading them to a..." July 27

  • Longtime Hurricanes announcer Chuck Kaiton out after being asked to take 80% pay cut

    USA Today "Carolina Hurricanes radio play-by-play announcer Chuck Kaiton has covered the franchise since 1979. But that will end this season as the 66-year-old Hockey Hall of Fame broadcaster declined an offer that asked him to take an 80% pay cut, according to The News & Observer,..." July 25

  • After 39 seasons, Chuck Kaiton out as Carolina Hurricanes radio broadcaster

    Charlotte Observer "Chuck is leaving, and the letter K is going with him. After 39 years, Chuck Kaiton was officially out Tuesday as the Carolina Hurricanes’ radio play-by-play announcer after the Hall of Fame broadcaster was unable to agree on a new contract with the team. The Hurricanes plan to..." July 24

  • Zero NHL franchises on Forbes list of top 50 most valuable sports teams

    Sportsnet "Forbes released its annual ranking of the 50 most valuable sports teams Wednesday, but not a single NHL franchise managed to crack the list. NFL teams dominated with the Dallas Cowboys sitting at No. 1 with a valuation of $4.8 billion, a 14 per cent increase from their..." July 18

  • Hurricanes Re-Sign Lucas Wallmark to Two-Year Contract

    Hockey Fights "Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Lucas Wallmark on a two-year contract. Wallmark's contract is a two-way deal in 2018-19 and a one-way deal in..." July 12

  • Goaltending will once again make or break the Hurricanes season

    Pro Hockey Talk "So far this offseason is taking shape the same way as the previous four or five for the Carolina Hurricanes There is the yearly talk that forward Jeff Skinner is on the verge of being traded without — to this point — actually being traded. We have also now..." July 11

  • Greg McKegg Re-Signs With Carolina Hurricanes

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Greg McKegg didn’t file for arbitration before the deadline last week, but he’ll be playing for the Carolina Hurricanes organization anyway in 2018-19. The team has reached a one-year, two-way deal with the restricted free agent forward worth $715K at the NHL level according to..." July 11

  • Carolina Hurricanes Announce More Front Office Changes

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Carolina Hurricanes are in the middle of a busy offseason, but are still trying to work out the designations and roles for their front office after a quick dismissal of Ron Francis earlier in the year. Today the team announced that Darren Yorke has been..." July 10

  • Salary Cap Floor Should Not Pose Problems For Any Team In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The purpose of the salary cap in the NHL is to maintain a sense of competitive balance across the league. That means both limiting how much a team can spend, the salary cap ceiling, but also ensuring that every team is competitive with a minimum expenditure, the salary cap floor. Some teams,..." July 10

  • Steve Smith Resigns From Assistant Coach Role In Carolina

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Carolina Hurricanes continue to see turnover in the front office and behind the bench, as today the team announced that Steve Smith has resigned as assistant coach. Smith had been with the team for four seasons as their defense and penalty kill coach. " July 09

  • Hurricanes sign defenceman van Riemsdyk to two-year contract

    Sportsnet "The Carolina Hurricanes have signed defenceman Trevor van Riemsdyk to a two-year contract worth $4.6 million. van Riemsdyk played in 79 games with the Hurricanes in the 2017-18 season and recorded three goals and 13 assists. " July 05

  • Hurricanes Sign Calvin de Haan

    The Hockey Writers "The frustrating offseason continued for the New York Islanders late on Tuesday evening when news broke that the Carolina Hurricanes had signed defenceman and former Islander Calvin de Haan to a four-year contract, according to Luke DeCock. The deal is reportedly worth $18.2 million..." July 04

  • Carolina Hurricanes Sign Dan Renouf To One-Year Deal

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Carolina Hurricanes have added some minor league depth, signing defenseman Dan Renouf to a one-year two-way contract. The deal will pay Renouf $650K at the NHL level. " July 02

  • Blackhawks to sign goalie Ward to 1-year contract

    Daily Herald "The Blackhawks are expected to sign 13-year NHL veteran goalie Cam Ward to a one-year contract when free agency opens Sunday. The deal is worth $2.5 million, according to SportsNet. Ward, who has 568 career starts and a 318-244-84 record, backstopped the Carolina Hurricanes..." July 01

  • Canes Agree to Terms with Petr Mrazek "Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Petr Mrazek on a one-year contract. The deal will pay Mrazek $1.5 million for the 2018-19 season. "Petr brings a..." July 01

  • Flames sign Derek Ryan (three years) and Austin Czarnik (two years)

    Flames Nation "As the calendar flips over into Canada Day, the free agency courting period turns into the free agency signing period players are beginning to make decisions. The Calgary Flames have reportedly come to terms with two forwards this evening. Per Sportsnet‘s Elliotte Friedman, the Flames..." July 01

  • Maple Leafs, Flames interested in Ryan

    TSN "The Toronto Maple Leafs and Calgary Flames are among the teams interested in pending free agent Derek Ryan. TSN Senior Hockey Reporter Frank Seravalli reported the Leafs haven't made a firm offer to Ryan yet as they wait to see where John Tavares ends up, while the Flames have a..." June 30

  • Hurricanes Sign Andrei Svechnikov to Entry-Level Contract

    Hockey Fights "Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed forward Andrei Svechnikov to a three-year, entry-level contract. The deal will pay Svechnikov $832,500 on the NHL level or $70,000 on the American Hockey..." June 30

  • Hurricanes sign Russian forward Zykov to two-year contract

    News & Observer "Russian forward Valentin Zykov has earned a two-year contract from the Carolina Hurricanes, it was announced Friday. Zykov, who led the American Hockey League in goals last season, will earn $650,000 in 2018-19 and $700,000 in 2019-20. Zykov, 23, played in 10 games for the..." June 29

  • Hurricanes GM says team not 'comfortable yet' with offers for Skinner

    The Score "Carolina Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell hasn't been shy about his interest in trading forward Jeff Skinner, but the offers he's received aren't quite where he wants them to be. "It's ongoing," Waddell said about his trade talks with teams..." June 29

  • Carolina Hurricanes’ Most Crucial Need

    The Hockey Writers "For the past four seasons that I have been covering the Carolina Hurricanes for The Hockey Writers, I have formed an opinion as to what the team’s most crucial need is. After reviewing some numbers, I am beginning to re-think that opinion. I’m not abandoning totally what I believe..." June 27

  • Hurricanes Re-Sign Phil Di Giuseppe

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Although the Carolina Hurricanes did not qualify restricted free agent Phil Di Giuseppe earlier today, it was quickly revealed that they were still in negotiations with the young forward. Now a deal is done, as TVA’s Renaud Lavoie reports that the Hurricanes have signed Di..." June 25

  • Tom Dundon trying to bring Hurricanes back from anonymity

    Sportsnet "Being in the spotlight was never part of Tom Dundon’s plan when he became the new owner of the Carolina Hurricanes. Yet that is where he’s found himself, in the early stages of rebuilding a club that’s desperately in need of a rebrand, too. It’s a concept..." June 25

  • Hurricanes have much to do, but headed in right direction after blockbuster deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "There’s a long way to go to rebuild the Carolina Hurricanes into a contending hockey team, but they took a nice step in the right direction on Saturday. The hockey world has had 24 hours to digest that five-player blockbuster trade on the second day of the 2018 NHL..." June 25

  • Here's a guide to the Hurricanes' 2018 draft picks

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes took five players on the second day of the NHL draft to go with Friday night's selection of Andrei Svechnikov with the second overall pick. FIRST ROUND, SECOND OVERALL Andrei Svechnikov RW, 18, 6-3, 184 Barnaul, Russia/Barrie..." June 24

  • Trade Interest In Carolina’s Skinner Remains Strong

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After being the centerpiece of biggest trade of the NHL Entry Draft, the Carolina Hurricanes aren’t done yet. Not even close, according to News & Observer’s Luke Decock. The team still needs a goalie and still have the assets to move some key players, including defenseman Justin..." June 24

  • Capitals turned down better offer for Grubauer from Hurricanes

    The Score "The Washington Capitals wanted Philipp Grubauer out of the Metropolitan Division and turned down a better trade offer from the Carolina Hurricanes to ensure that happened, reports Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic. The Hurricanes offered up their second-round pick - 42nd overall - and..." June 24

  • Hurricanes Trade Elias Lindholm, Noah Hanifin To Flames For Dougie Hamilton

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Carolina Hurricanes have made their first big trade, reportedly sending Elias Lindholm and Noah Hanifin to the Calgary Flames in exchange for Dougie Hamilton, Micheal Ferland and Adam Fox. It looks like those are the only players involved in the deal, though until it is officially announced..." June 23

  • Hurricanes, Coyotes unveil new alternate third jerseys with ties to past

    CBS Sports "When Adidas took over as the NHL's jersey outfitter prior to last season, the brand announced that there would be no third (or alternate) jerseys in their first year of the new partnership. With that first season now behind us, the Adidas thirds are starting to roll in. A couple..." June 23

  • Hurricanes Pick Andrei Svechnikov #2 Overall

    The Hockey Writers "With the 2nd Pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, the Carolina Hurricanes Have Selected Andrei Svechnikov From Barrie Colts in the OHL. About Andrei Svechnikov Despite missing some time to start the season, Andre Svechnikov quickly proved that he is indeed one of the very best..." June 22

  • Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward likely to hit open market

    Sportsnet "Cam Ward has played every game of his NHL career in a Carolina Hurricanes uniform but that may change by the time the 2018-19 season rolls around. According to Hurricanes beat reporter Chip Alexander, the pending unrestricted free agent netminder prefers to stay with..." June 22

  • Blues, Penguins Interested In Jeff Skinner

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Penguins and Blues are among the teams that are interested in acquiring Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner, Pierre LeBrun of TSN and The Athletic reports (Twitter link).  Skinner has been frequently speculated as a trade candidate in recent months as he gets set to enter the final..." June 22

  • Elias Lindholm Generating Interest For Carolina Hurricanes

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though most eyes are on Jeff Skinner and Justin Faulk, the player generating the most interest in Carolina is Elias Lindholm according to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic (subscription required). LeBrun qualifies the trade speculation by saying the Hurricanes’ first priority is to re-sign..." June 21

  • Carolina Hurricanes might be busy this weekend

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Carolina Hurricanes could look a whole lot more different in the coming days than they do right now. The ‘Canes, who own the second overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, are apparently open for business. They have a new head coach in Rod Brind’Amour, a new general..." June 21