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  • NHL draft: The best player ever picked at every spot from 1-31

    USA Today "While it’s indisputable that NHL teams are more likely to find a superstar in the first few picks of the draft than they are later on, USA TODAY Sports research shows that quality picks can be found deep into the first round. In many cases, we found multiple desirable..." June 20

  • Hurricanes not optimistic about signing Petr Mrazek, Curtis McElhinney, says GM

    NHL.com "Petr Mrazek and Curtis McElhinney will likely become unrestricted free agents on July 1 after the Carolina Hurricanes have been unsuccessful in their attempts to sign the goalies to new contracts. "We're trying to sign them, but it doesn't look like we're going to get..." June 19

  • Three reasons why the NHL salary cap could get tighter

    Sportsnet "I have a theory. And, after the Rangers/Winnipeg trade involving Jacob Trouba, I’ve decided to lay it out. That deal was a surprise because the Jets were asking for more, and, on paper, Trouba is worth a greater return. So, why didn’t it happen? I think..." June 18

  • Report: Multiple teams fear that salary cap will be less than $82M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2019-20 NHL season could come in below the $83-million upper limit that was initially estimated. The NHL and NHLPA are meeting Tuesday, and many teams reportedly told TSN's Bob McKenzie that they're concerned about the current forecast for the..." June 18

  • NHL draft: Six of the worst picks in league history

    USA Today "The NHL draft will be held Friday night and Saturday in Vancouver. Here's a look at some of the worst draft decisions NHL teams have made through the years: In 1993, the Ottawa Senators drafted Quebec Major Junior Hockey League star Alexandre Daigle with the No. 1..." June 17

  • Mike Bales resigns as Hurricanes goaltending coach

    Canes Country "Carolina Hurricanes goaltending coach Mike Bales has resigned his position and will not return to the team next season, the Hurricanes announced in a brief statement Wednesday morning. No reason was given for Bales’ departure, which comes five days before the two-year..." June 12

  • Hurricanes might just keep Justin Faulk, extra defensemen

    Pro Hockey Talk "In a salary cap era, teams really do need to wonder if they can have too much of a good thing. After all, when scarcity is involved, too much of a good thing can mean not having enough of different, needed thing. That sure seemed to be the case heading into 2018-19, as the Dougie..." June 11

  • Checkers top Wolves to claim 1st Calder Cup

    Canes Country "The Charlotte Checkers have had plenty of plaudits come their way this season: a 50-win season, a team record 110 points, the American Hockey League’s top goaltender, the league’s coach of the year. Saturday night in suburban Chicago, they added a Calder Cup championship..." June 09

  • Tomas Jurco leading by example for Charlotte in AHL Calder Cup Finals

    NHL.com "Tomas Jurco is a big reason the Charlotte Checkers are one win away from claiming the Calder Cup championship. Jurco ranks second in scoring in the American Hockey League playoffs with 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists) in 17 games for the AHL affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes,..." June 08

  • Buy me Dougie Hamilton or go to hell

    Pension Plan Puppets "I’m mad as hell and I’m not taking it anymore. I’m sick to death of talk about cap space and asset management and trading contracts and dumping salary and most of all PAYING SOMEONE WITH KASPERI KAPANEN TO TAKE ON A CONTRACT. Ahem. Some mood..." June 07

  • Projecting Sebastian Aho's next contract

    The Score "The player Aho has made significant strides in each season since joining the Carolina Hurricanes after slipping to 35th overall in the 2015 NHL Draft. What made Aho's most recent campaign so impressive is that he switched from playing left wing in his first two seasons..." June 05

  • Hurricanes sign Finnish prospect Eetu Luostarinen to three-year, entry-level deal

    Canes Country "Four wins. That’s all that sits between the Charlotte Checkers and their first Calder Cup in franchise history. What seemed like a distant dream in October is now a realistic possibility. Much like their parent team, the drama followed the team on the way to clinching the Eastern..." May 31

  • Gary Bettman's War and Peace: The cases for, against a lockout-free CBA

    ESPN "Putting Gary Bettman in charge of hockey labor peace is like putting a cat in charge of rodent safety. There are just some things that are inherently, instinctually part of an individual's comportment, and there's nothing they can do to suppress the urges. For Bettman,..." May 30

  • Hurricanes Sign Defenseman Jesper Sellgren to Entry-Level Contract

    Canes Country "The Carolina Hurricanes announced on Tuesday that the team has signed defenseman Jesper Sellgren to a three-year entry-level contract. The deal, which carries an AAV of $716,667 at the NHL level, will kick in for the 2019-20 season. Sellgren is currently under a professional..." May 29

  • Don Waddell to return as Hurricanes president, GM

    The Score "Carolina Hurricanes president and general manager Don Waddell confirmed he will continue to lead the club next season despite being without a contract. "The answer is yes," Waddell said when asked if he'd be returning, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman...." May 25

  • 12 NHL goalies potentially available through trade or free agency

    Sportsnet "The 2018-19 season was the year of the tandem netminder. The trend of having a 1A/1B situation in net opposed to a 65-game starter has been building for some time now and the merits of this strategy have been a defining aspect of the season. Two of the Vezina Trophy finalists started..." May 25

  • Full List Of 2019 Expiring Draft Rights

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When drafting a player out of North America or more European countries, a team acquires their exclusive negotiating rights for a set amount of time. Each year on June 1, a long list of players see those rights expire and they become unrestricted free agents. While this doesn’t always..." May 24

  • Six contracts with cap concerns that could be traded this summer

    Sportsnet "As a rule, even rich people hate spending money on nothing. It’s just one of those things that irks the human soul on a fundamental level. Given that, there’s understandable hesitation when it comes to the potential of buying out players on cumbersome contracts. Sometimes..." May 23

  • Hurricanes hope to re-sign both Pet Mrazek, Curtis McElhinney

    News & Observer "For all that’s changed in the past year, since the Carolina Hurricanes gave Rod Brind’Amour the keys and told him to go build a team in his own image, one thing has not. From last year or the year before that or pretty much any year in recent years.May 21

  • Hurricanes’ Martinook, de Haan undergo surgery for injuries

    Sportsnet "Some of the casualties of the Carolina Hurricanes‘ run to the Eastern Conference Final have emerged. The club announced Tuesday that forward Jordan Martinook and defenceman Calvin de Haan have undergone surgery. Martinook, 26, had a procedure to correct..." May 21

  • Justin Williams undecided on future with Hurricanes

    News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes’ oldest player, and their youngest, both talked about the future Monday. Justin Williams, team captain, 37 years old, was freshly shaven and freshly energized, the wear and tear of three rounds of the Stanley Cup playoffs no longer so..." May 20

  • Carolina Hurricanes Intend to Buy Out Scott Darling

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Carolina Hurricanes felt they were finally getting the starting goaltender it needed to take the team into the playoffs in 2017 when they traded for immediately signed the Chicago Blackhawks’ backup goalie Scott Darling to a four-year, $16.6MM contract. After two long and..." May 19

  • 7 NHL teams that desperately need to find a goalie (or two)

    Sportsnet "As Tuukka Rask’s post-season brilliance reminds us all, good goaltending is paramount to NHL success. Of the top 15 in 2018-19 team save percentage, all but three clubs (Arizona, Anaheim, Montreal) qualified for the playoffs. So, with the needle about to drop on the..." May 18

  • Hurricanes' elimination 'tough to swallow'

    NHL.com "Justin Williams sat in his locker stall hugging his son, Jaxon, and daughter, Jade, consoling them, and them consoling him, after the Carolina Hurricanes' 4-0 loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final on Thursday. The Bruins advanced to the Stanley Cup..." May 17

  • Hurricanes credit fans, atmosphere at home games for special season

    NHL.com "The Carolina Hurricanes never got the chance to do the ultimate Storm Surge celebration. That, of course, would be skating around with the Stanley Cup. Instead of that storybook ending to what had previously been a dream season, the Hurricanes had their Cup fantasy dashed in..." May 17

  • Bunch of questions for Hurricanes during offseason

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Carolina Hurricanes continued their strange pattern during the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs: during the rare times when they reach the postseason, the Hurricanes have made a big run of it. It surely was bittersweet to get swept by the Boston Bruins in the 2019 Eastern Conference..." May 17

  • Hurricanes' Nino Niederreiter added to Swiss IIHF World Championship roster

    Yardbarker "Switzerland's IIHF World Championship team has received some good news today: Nino Niederreiter is on his way to help. The Carolina Hurricanes forward will give the team another offensive threat as it tries to continue its perfect tournament so far.  The Swiss are currently..." May 17

  • Female Hurricanes Fan Slapped The Crap Out of A Bruins Fan During Game 4

    Total Pro Sports "The Carolina Hurricanes had bigger things they had hoped for their season, but it came to a merciful end on Thursday after the team got blown out by the Boston Bruins 4-0 and at the same time got swept 4-0 to end their season. During that game, a female Hurricanes fan was increasingly..." May 17

  • Tuukka Rask: Hurricanes did not give us problems

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-0 on Thursday night to complete the sweep and advance to the Stanley Cup Final. Boston dominated throughout the series, outscoring the Hurricanes 11-4 over the first two games and winning with a shutout to seal things in Game 4. Boston..." May 17

  • Armstrong, Sweeney, Waddell finalists for GM of the Year

    TSN "St. Louis Blues’ Doug Armstrong, Boston Bruins’ Don Sweeney and Carolina Hurricanes’ Don Waddell were announced as the finalists for the NHL’s general manager of the year award on Thursday. The St. Louis Blues posted a 45-28-9 record this season, finishing..." May 17

  • Justin Williams proud to have made Hurricanes 'relevant' again

    Canes Country "Missed opportunities was the story of the series for the Hurricanes, and Game 4 was no different. Make no mistake, the Canes were outplayed in this series. But it wasn’t as bad as it looks. They were competitive at 5 on 5 for a lot of the series, but you can’t win a playoff series..." May 17

  • Canes' Rod Brind'Amour calls for expanded replay

    ESPN "On the heels of yet another officiating controversy in the Stanley Cup playoffs, Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour passionately advocated for expanded video review. "It's been time forever," Brind'Amour said Thursday. "It's time to get..." May 16

  • Five-alarm fire: NHL playoffs show officiating, review process need significant overhaul

    USA Today "It’s no longer a question of whether the NHL should look at how the game is officiated. The question is: How could they not? This year’s Stanley Cup playoffs has provided overwhelming evidence that significant changes are required. What happened Wednesday, when..." May 16

  • Game 3 shows that Brad Marchand is still deep in Justin Williams' head

    NBC Sports Boston "Don Cherry had some words of warning for the Bruins after the first period of Tuesday night’s Game 3 in Carolina. He saw Brad Marchand suckering Hurricanes captain Justin Williams into taking a stupid penalty in Game 2, and then mocking Williams with a hand “C” gesture and..." May 15

  • Hurricanes won't reveal starting goalie for Game 3 against Bruins

    NHL.com "he Carolina Hurricanes will not say whether Petr Mrazek or Curtis McElhinney will be the starting goalie in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Boston Bruins at PNC Arena on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS). Coach Rod Brind'Amour said..." May 14

  • Why Hurricanes have embraced ‘bunch of jerks’ moniker

    Pro Hockey Talk "“Young men expressing themselves for joy of winning. You don’t do this thing in professional hockey. What are these guys? Jerks or something?” “I know what I’m talking about. You never do anything like that. They’re still not drawing. They’re..." May 14

  • Hurricanes' Rod Brind'Amour remains legendary fitness freak, even as 48-year-old coach: 'Makes us all look bad'

    USA Today "Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour, known as a players’ coach, would never demean his players, though he embarrasses them sometimes without trying. “When he comes into the dressing room to use the shower, we tell him to keep his shirt on because he makes us..." May 14

  • Why do the Hurricanes keep reassigning and recalling Patrick Brown and Jake Bean?

    Canes Country "One of the parlor games of the Carolina Hurricanes’ postseason exploits has been the near-constant shuffle of reassignments and recalls for Patrick Brown and Jake Bean. Ever since Trevor van Riemsdyk and Saku Maenalanen went out injured, the two have been involved..." May 14

  • Should Hurricanes make goalie change for Game 3?

    Pro Hockey Talk "After a decade of consistent goaltending issues the Carolina Hurricanes finally found a winning combination this season with the duo of Petr Mrazek and Curtis McElhinney. It probably was not the duo anyone anticipated being the one to get them back to the playoffs and..." May 13

  • Bruins are flat-out overwhelming the Hurricanes with their roster depth

    NBC Sports Boston "The Bruins are flat-out overwhelming the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference Final. It’s coming from a lot of different places as Tuukka Rask is a far better goaltender than Petr Mrazek and his .808 save percentage through the first two games in this series. And Brad..." May 13

  • McKegg thriving with Hurricanes heading into Game 2 against Bruins

    NHL.com "Greg McKegg has experienced his share of disappointment in hockey. So the Carolina Hurricanes forward is savoring his success in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs heading into Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Boston Bruins on Sunday (3 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN,..." May 12

  • Andrei Svechnikov growing into playoff role with Hurricanes

    NHL.com "Andrei Svechnikov's first attempt at growing a Stanley Cup Playoff beard has produced some scruff on his chin and above his upper lip that has the makings of a decent goatee, and not much else. "I don't like it," the Carolina Hurricanes rookie forward said..." May 12

  • Bruins-Hurricanes coaching matchup showcases clear evolution of the job

    Sportsnet "Butch and Rod. Two hockey guys to the core, with the names and bonafides to prove it. The head coaches in this Eastern Conference Final are also evidence of how things have evolved in the sport, particularly when it comes to how those running a bench handle..." May 11

  • Hurricanes' Dougie Hamilton doesn't agree with 3rd-period penalty calls

    The Score "It was a rough night at the office for Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Dougie Hamilton. In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Boston Bruins, Hamilton was called for two penalties in the third period, that in his eyes, did not warrant a trip to the..." May 10

  • Artemi Panarin tops 2019 Free Agent Frenzy class

    TSN "The Bread Man is going to make cake. Artemi Panarin delivered the goods despite a circus swirling around him in Columbus, leading the Blue Jackets to the best season in franchise history. Now, after fulfilling his contract, he’ll head to free agency as the No. 1..." May 10

  • Hurricanes wary, prepared for Bruins’ ‘Big Three’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Winning the Stanley Cup never comes without passing a series of tests. For each team, those trials come in so many forms, ones specifically tailored to the opponent they’re facing, the adversity that comes from within, be it injuries or otherwise, and any other internal or..." May 09

  • Curtis McElhinney gives Carolina Hurricanes proven insurance against Boston Bruins in East Final

    NHL.com "Before the Stanley Cup Playoffs started, we talked about preparing goaltending tandems for the postseason in an edition of Coaches Room. That preparation has paid off big time for the Carolina Hurricanes. When Petr Mrazek sustained a lower-body injury in the second period of..." May 08

  • Jacob Slavin's rough road to NHL paying off for Carolina Hurricanes in playoffs

    NHL.com "Jaccob Slavin walked into the interview room at PNC Arena last week, saw more than 20 media members and a line of television cameras waiting for him to step up to the podium and said, "Wow!" The Carolina Hurricanes defenseman isn't used to this kind of attention, but the..." May 08

  • 7 NHL teams that could threaten to offer-sheet a superstar

    Sportsnet "Let’s be upfront and clear: Executing a successful NHL offer sheet is about as common as spotting Bigfoot riding Halley’s Comet to the lost city of Atlantis. We haven’t seen one signed since Calgary dangled $10 million over two years in attempt to lure Ryan..." May 08

  • Bruins will play Hurricanes in Eastern Conference Final

    NHL.com "The Boston Bruins will play the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference Final. The Bruins advanced with a 3-0 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 6 on Monday. It will be their first conference final since 2013, when they lost in the Stanley Cup Final to the Chicago..." May 07