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  • Dougie Hamilton out indefinitely for Hurricanes after surgery for broken leg "Dougie Hamilton will be out indefinitely for the Carolina Hurricanes after having surgery for a broken left fibula Friday.  The defenseman was injured in a 3-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday. He left the game with 17 seconds remaining in the second..." January 17

  • The Svech: Andrei Svechnikov Making a Name for Himself, One Lacrosse Shot at a Time

    SI "Inside a cramped referees locker room with low ceilings and wood-paneled walls—a bucket of hot rocks away from a small sauna, basically—Andrei Svechnikov is lacing up his skates and listening to instructions. Alongside fellow Hurricanes winger Martin Necas, the 19-year-old will soon..." January 17

  • Dougie Hamilton injury update: Carolina Hurricanes' D-man reportedly broke leg in scary fall Thursday

    Sporting News "Dougie Hamilton is having an All-Star worthy season for the Carolina Hurricanes, but it looks like he will be sidelined for a considerable amount of time following a scary injury suffered in Thursday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. SiriusXM NHL Network Radio's..." January 17

  • Hurricanes' Dougie Hamilton leaves game with apparent leg injury

    The Score "The Carolina Hurricanes are holding their collective breath after their best defenseman suffered a potentially gruesome injury. Dougie Hamilton, one of the NHL's most talented blue-liners, fell awkwardly on his left leg after getting tangled up with Columbus Blue Jackets..." January 17

  • 7 Maple Leafs trade targets who could help shore up the blue line

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs’ tumultuous season has seen a new dose of chaos thrown into the mix. If a coaching change, an off-season blockbuster deal that hasn’t panned out, and injuries to Mitch Marner and John Tavares weren’t enough to shake things up, the loss of..." January 15

  • New skills event will have players shooting pucks from stands

    The Score "The NHL is unveiling a new skills competition event at the 2020 All-Star Weekend that will feature players shooting pucks from up in the stands into targets on the ice, sources told ESPN's Greg Wyshynski. Eight players will stand in a section of the Enterprise Center in St. Louis..." January 14

  • NHL extends agreement with Buffalo to host combine through 2022

    Buffalo News "Buffalo will remain the final stop for prospects before the National Hockey League's entry draft. The league and the Buffalo Sabres announced Monday the two sides signed a three-year contract to continue to hold the combine in KeyBank Center and LECOM Harborcenter through 2022...." January 13

  • Women's 3-on-3 event arranged for NHL All-Star Weekend

    Yahoo! Sports "Hockey’s greatest rivalry is set to take the spotlight during the 2020 NHL All-Star Weekend in St. Louis, Missouri. A 3-on-3 matchup featuring the top women’s hockey players from the United States and Canada will take place at some point during the..." January 13

  • What Hurricanes should expect from Justin Williams

    NBC Sports "Now that Justin Williams is officially back with the Carolina Hurricanes the waiting game is on for when he makes his season debut. Coach Rod Brind’Amour isn’t putting a timeline on it and just wants to make sure the 38-year-old winger is up to speed. Once that happens he..." January 10

  • Potential targets for the Colorado Avalanche as we approach the NHL trade deadline

    Mile High Hockey "As the 2020 NHL trade deadline draws closer, it’s only a matter of time before the rumor mill picks up steam. We’re set to hear dozens of teams and player mentioned in ‘rumors’ and ‘rumbling’ on a nearly daily basis. Some rumored trades will come to..." January 09

  • Justin Williams has no timetable for Hurricanes season debut " Justin Williams is back with the Carolina Hurricanes but there is no timetable for his return to the lineup. "[Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour] and I will talk through it," the 38-year-old forward said Wednesday. "It's in our hands now. I'm just..." January 09

  • NHL's Bill Daly says trend of players skipping All-Star Game 'a concern'

    ESPN "The decision by Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin to skip back-to-back All-Star Weekends has the NHL concerned it could start a trend among players, according to deputy commissioner Bill Daly. "In terms of player participation, is that a concern? Yes, I..." January 08

  • NHL unveils black-and-white 2020 All-Star Game jerseys

    Yahoo! Sports "The best players across hockey will convene in St. Louis this year for the annual NHL All-Star Game, and with it comes the yearly debate about whether or not the jerseys displayed on ice are aesthetically pleasing, or doomed to be forgotten at best, and ridiculed at worst. The 2020..." January 08

  • Justin Williams tentatively agrees to new contract with Carolina Hurricanes, per report

    Sporting News "Justin Williams may have lost his "C" patch, but he may have his roster spot back soon. The former Carolina Hurricanes captain has "tentatively agreed to terms on a contract," according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun, although nothing has been signed..." January 07

  • Report: Maple Leafs, Bruins made pitch to free-agent Justin Williams

    Yahoo! Sports "Imagine if the Toronto Maple Leafs had Justin Williams — aka Mr. Game 7 — back in 2013, 2018 or 2019... things might have turned out a little bit differently. TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reported Tuesday that the Leafs recently pitched the 3-time Stanley Cup Champion,..." January 07

  • Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and the value of a supporting cast

    TSN "Two of hockey’s superstars will square off Monday night in Toronto as Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers face Auston Matthews and the Maple Leafs (6:30 p.m. ET on TSN 4). Any time you get a head-to-head matchup between players of this calibre, it is..." January 06

  • Rene Fasel: NHL needs to make Olympic decision by end of August

    The Score "IIHF president Rene Fasel has set a deadline for the NHL to decide whether or not the league will participate in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Speaking at the closing press conference at the world juniors Sunday, Fasel said he needs a decision from commissioner Gary Bettman by..." January 06

  • John Tortorella’s nonsensical fine reeks of NHL hypocrisy

    New York Post "It is always amusing when Colin Campbell leaps to the defense of the integrity of the league, as the NHL’s director of hockey operations indirectly did when castigating John Tortorella’s “unprofessional and unacceptable” Dec. 29 postgame tirade against the..." January 06

  • Nic Dowd gets 10-minute misconduct for throwing opponent's stick into crowd

    The Score "Washington Capitals forward Nic Dowd was in the giving spirit Friday night. Following a skirmish at the end of the first period between the Caps and the Carolina Hurricanes, Dowd threw Andrei Svechnikov's stick into the crowd. " January 04

  • Which team should the Minnesota Wild face in the 2021 NHL Winter Classic?

    Hockey Wilderness "It’s official, folks. The Minnesota Wild will finally host a Winter Classic! The big game will take place on New Year’s Day 2021 at Target Field, which can contain close to 40,000 fans. The entire week leading up to the game will essentially be one massive party,..." January 03

  • Five most underrated stars heading into 2020

    Pro Hockey Talk "Like in all sports, the NHL has some players that are both overrated and underrated. Players might fall into either category because of where they play, which players they play with or their personalities both during interviews and on social media. Today, we don’t want to focus..." January 03

  • Four potential trade destinations for Rangers winger Chris Kreider

    Sportsnet "The first marquee trade chip of the season has already been dealt. With elite winger Taylor Hall shipped from New Jersey to Arizona in mid-December, the trade market has officially opened. And as is often the case with big-ticket deals, the fallout is just as important as the initial..." January 03

  • The lessons that propelled Justin Williams to three Stanley Cups

    Sportsnet "Long before Justin Williams won three Stanley Cups or played 1,000 games or scored on the first shift of his NHL career as a teenager, they told him he was too small to play for the best junior team in his hometown. Well before everything stopped dead in Cobourg for a parade..." January 03

  • Hurricanes' Erik Haula, wife Kristen announce loss of unborn daughter

    USA Today "Carolina Hurricanes center Erik Haula and his wife, Kristen, announced Wednesday on Instagram that the couple's unborn daughter had died.  Kristen Haula said in a post they discovered during an ultrasound checkup Monday the baby had lost its..." January 02

  • NHL All-Decade Power Rankings: Blackhawks reign supreme

    The Score "Welcome to a special edition of theScore's NHL Power Rankings, which will encompass the last 10 seasons. With the new decade now underway, it's time to take one last look back at the previous 10 years and see which franchises were the class of the league. Let's rank how..." January 01

  • Breaking down the most egregious 2020 NHL All-Star team snubs

    Sportsnet "The rosters for the NHL’s four divisional All-Star squads are nearly set. After announcing the four captains earlier this month — Connor McDavid, Nathan MacKinnon, David Pastrnak and Alex Ovechkin, who’s elected to skip the festivities to rest up for the..." December 31

  • Divisional imbalance sure to impact NHL playoff races

    TSN "One story I’ve been monitoring since the National Hockey League adopted a division-based playoff format at the onset of the 2013-14 regular season is how divisional imbalance influences playoff races. There were a few reasons for realignment, but the league’s primary bet..." December 31

  • NHL unveils All-Star Game rosters, Last Men In candidates "The National Hockey League announced today the four divisional rosters for the 2020 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend as well as the return of the 2020 NHL All-Star Last Men In presented by adidas, which gives fans the ability to vote for the final player on each All-Star..." December 30

  • How tragedy forged special bond between Dougie Hamilton and a grieving family

    Sportsnet "With a simple flick of the wrist, Dougie Hamilton demonstrated his ability to change the complexion of an afternoon. The highlights showed him doing it for his Carolina Hurricanes with a power-play goal here two Saturdays ago. What people didn’t see was the..." December 27

  • Concussions dominated the 2010s, but the NHL is still fighting its demons

    The Score "Tim Thomas didn't expect this - the pain, the suffering, being open about both. Yet there he was, signature goatee and all, speaking candidly with a small group of reporters earlier this month in Washington. His voice trembled. Tears streamed down his cheeks. He bore it..." December 27

  • NHL players most likely to be traded this season

    Yardbarker "Even though the NHL trade deadline is still two months away, it is not too early to start looking at the players who could be on the move. We already saw one of the biggest names make headlines this month when the New Jersey Devils traded Taylor Hall to the Arizona Coyotes. Here..." December 27

  • The World Junior Championship Is a Prospect-Lovers Paradise Thanks to a Strong Draft Class

    The Hockey News "If your favorite NHL team is down in the dumps, help is on the way. The World Junior Championship is always seen as the ultimate test for the best prospects in the world, both drafted and undrafted. And while the 2020 edition will have its fair share of top drafted NHL prospects, such..." December 26

  • Nine bold NHL predictions for 2020

    Sportsnet "Did you know a year in advance that P.K. Subban would get traded (again), Patrick Marleau would find his way back to San Jose, and Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky would split from Columbus after the playoffs? We did. We’re not guaranteeing all of these nine NHL..." December 26

  • Kathryn Tappen: Jeremy Roenick's comments 'unacceptable,' we remain friends

    The Score "NHL on NBC host Kathryn Tappen released a statement Tuesday condemning the recent comments made by co-worker Jeremy Roenick that led to his indefinite suspension from the network. "While Jeremy and I continue to be good friends, what he said was unacceptable, especially..." December 24

  • All-Star Game rosters as selected by "Rosters for the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Game have yet to be announced by the League's Hockey Operations Department, but staff writers are getting a head start. Four writers, one per division, were asked to fill out their own teams to go along with the four captains already..." December 24

  • NBC suspends Jeremy Roenick for inappropriate comments on podcast

    The Score "NBC has suspended Jeremy Roenick indefinitely without pay for inappropriate comments made about his co-workers during a recent appearance on the "Spittin' Chiclets" podcast, the network announced on Monday, according to Stephen Whyno of The Associated Press. On the..." December 23

  • How tragedy forged special bond between Dougie Hamilton and a grieving family

    Sportsnet "With a simple flick of the wrist, Dougie Hamilton demonstrated his ability to change the complexion of an afternoon. The highlights showed him doing it for his Carolina Hurricanes with a power-play goal here two Saturdays ago. What people didn’t see was the..." December 23

  • Canes’ Sebastian Aho becomes Raleigh’s most talked-about elf

    Raleigh News & Observer "Sebastian Aho wasn’t the game’s first star Saturday as the Carolina Hurricanes faced the Florida Panthers at PNC Arena. But Aho had a starring role. The Canes center didn’t have a point or assist as the Canes lost 4-2. But he seemingly had everyone’s..." December 23

  • Five great NHL performances sneaking under the radar this season

    NBC Sports "On Friday we looked at five players having slow starts this season and are no doubt looking for a fresh start with the new year. Now we want to look at some players on the other end of the spectrum. Players that have enjoyed great starts and are not really getting..." December 21

  • Future Watch: Five Rookies Tearing Up The AHL This Season

    The Hockey News "Welcome to the Lucas Elvenes show. In our 2019-20 Yearbook, Elvenes didn’t crack the top 10 NHL prospects list, which makes sense given that he was coming off a disappointing season with Rogle in the Swedish league where he failed to show much improvement. But up until a few..." December 20

  • Friday Five: What will the NHL look like next decade?

    TSN "What a decade it’s been. The 2010s brought the Golden Goal, a seventh Canadian club in Winnipeg, and a shot in the arm for franchises in Edmonton, Toronto and Vancouver with the arrivals of Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and Elias Pettersson. There was the..." December 20

  • Five players looking for a fresh start in 2020

    Pro Hockey Talk "The year is winding down and some people around the NHL will be happier to see it come to an end than others. 2019 was kind to players like Ryan O'Reilly, Nikita Kucherov and Mark Giordano, but there are others who are ready for a fresh start and a new..." December 20

  • Sabres And Hurricanes Have Multiple Defensemen Available

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Teams that are looking to add defensive depth should be focusing on a pair of Eastern Conference squads.  TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports in the latest edition of Insider Trading (video link) that on top of veterans Zach Bogosian and Marco Scandella who were..." December 20

  • Justin Williams eyeing potential return to Hurricanes

    TSN "Justin Williams kept the door open for a return prior to the season, and it appears he's getting in shape to potentially return to the NHL. The 38-year-old announced ahead of training camp that he would "step away" from hockey, but he did not announce his..." December 18

  • 3 teams that could bring in Ilya Kovalchuk

    The Score "Ilya Kovalchuk's tenure with the Los Angeles Kings officially lasted for just under a year and a half after the forward cleared unconditional waivers Tuesday, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun. Kovalchuk signed a three-year, $18.75-million contract with L.A. in 2018 and appeared in..." December 18

  • The NHL's Great Pretenders: Teams that are not what they seem

    ESPN "Last week we looked at some players who were prime regression candidates, for both good and bad reasons. It's an especially useful mental exercise to go through at this point of the season, because we're at a crossroads point of sorts in the calendar. We now have enough..." December 18

  • Akim Aliu accepts equipment manager's apology for blackface incident

    The Score "The minor-league equipment manager who went to a 2011 Halloween party dressed in blackface as Akim Aliu apologized directly to the player and will keep his job. Colorado Eagles owner Martin Lind said in a statement Tuesday that he and Tony Deynzer, the staffer in question,..." December 17

  • Would Ilya Kovalchuk make sense for Bruins, other NHL contenders?

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s over. The Ilya Kovalchuk era has mercifully ended for the Los Angeles Kings, as Kovalchuk cleared waivers on Tuesday. The 36-year-old is now an unrestricted free agent. So, would and should another NHL team see if they can make it work with Kovalchuk where the Kings..." December 17

  • Hunter Shinkaruk Headed To KHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After spending the first 20 games of the season with the Charlotte Checkers, former top prospect Hunter Shinkaruk is taking his talents overseas. The 25-year old was released from his AHL contract with the Checkers last night, with head coach Ryan Warsofsky explaining that..." December 17

  • 5 teams positioned well to trade for Taylor Hall

    The Score "The Taylor Hall sweepstakes are officially underway, and they may not be here long. The pending unrestricted free agent sat out New Jersey's most recent game Friday and he's expected to do so again Saturday. It appears the former Hart Trophy winner has..." December 16