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  • 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

  • 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