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  • The top 10 candidates to be traded in 2019-20

    The Hockey Writers "It’s never too early to talk about the next big wave of NHL trades – especially when a couple prominent players have already outed themselves as candidates to be moved. Topping my list of early-season trade candidates are two first-round Finns openly fed up with their situations...." August 22

  • Top 10 entry-level players of the salary cap era

    The Score "With a ton of restricted free-agent chatter around the league - but little action - we thought it would be interesting to review which players performed the best while on their entry-level deals since the salary cap era began in 2005-06. Our list summarizes the 10 most productive..." August 22

  • NHL free agency 2019: Full list of signings, best available players

    Sporting News "Charles Dickens opened "A Tale of Two Cities" with: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness" - or, what the hockey world calls, free agency. Some of the biggest names in the game will be..." August 22

  • Justin Williams' decision on future with Hurricanes could come this week "Justin Williams could decide on his future with the Carolina Hurricanes this week, coach Rod Brind'Amour told The News & Observer on Wednesday. The 37-year-old forward, who helped Carolina reach the Eastern Conference Final last season and is a three-time Stanley Cup..." August 21

  • The best (and worst) NHL teams of the past decade

    ESPN "A lot changed in the NHL standings during the past decade. There was an expansion team added, another that relocated and another that was renamed. There were six divisions when the decade began, with the top eight teams in each conference advancing to the playoffs; by 2014, we were..." August 21

  • NHL farm system rankings: Best, worst prospect pipelines for 2019-20, from 1 to 31

    Sporting News "The general managers who run NHL front offices, with support from their staff, use a variety of methods to identify, develop and assess the future talent within their own organizations. Unfortunately for the general public, they tend to keep us in the dark about the inner workings, which is why..." August 20

  • #NHLTopPlayers: Top 20 Defensemen "Whether it's breaking up a big play, setting up a goal, or scoring on the power play, some defensemen can do it all. NHL Network producers and analysts chose the top 20 defensemen in the League for a special program that premiered Sunday as the third in a nine-part series leading up to the..." August 19

  • Sebastian Aho reveals why he signed offer sheet from Canadiens

    Sportsnet "Sebastian Aho has not endured the same kind of stress as most of the NHL’s other top restricted free agents this summer, but he sure experienced his fair share during the first few days of July. He says he never had a clue an offer sheet was coming his way. Aho didn’t..." August 19

  • The All-Decade Team for all 31 NHL clubs

    ESPN "In 2009-10, the New Jersey Devils were confident that 25-year-old Zach Parisewould help define their next decade in the NHL. Ditto the Washington Capitals, and their 25-year-old, 40-goal scorer Alex Semin. The Columbus Blue Jacketshad a 25-year-old franchise player..." August 19

  • Hurricanes Sign Chase Priskie

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The top player in the mid-August free agent class is off the board as the Hurricanes announced that they have signed defenseman Chase Priskie to a three-year, entry-level contract.  The deal will pay him the maximum $925K at the NHL level (including signing bonuses) and $70K in the..." August 17

  • Forecasting Canada's roster for potential 2021 World Cup

    The Score "With news that the NHL is "cautiously optimistic" that current CBA talks might lead to a World Cup in February 2021, we've decided to predict what each team's roster could look like should the tournament take place. We adopted the NHL's format for the..." August 16

  • ‘Cautiously optimistic’ NHL CBA talks could result in 2021 World Cup

    Sportsnet "Deputy commissioner Bill Daly says he’s “cautiously optimistic” about the direction of collective bargaining talks with the NHL Players’ Association and believes the sides are committed to staging the next World Cup in February 2021 if they can extend or renew the..." August 16

  • Ranking the NHL's top 5 defensive pairings

    The Score "After analyzing the NHL's best forward lines, our focus now shifts to the league's top defensive pairings. These pairings are weighed against each other through a series of advanced statistical categories that quantify their on-ice impact at even strength. Of course,..." August 16

  • Sebastian Aho: 'I'm happy with my situation' after offer sheet played out

    The Score "Carolina Hurricanes forward Sebastian Aho has no regrets about his offer sheet saga with the Montreal Canadiens. "It's done and that's the best part because now I don't have to think about it for the next five years," Aho told's Dan Rosen. "Last..." August 15

  • 2019-20 NHL Fantasy Hockey Sleepers include goalie great Henrik Lundqvist

    CBS Sports "There are always tough decisions to make early on in Fantasy hockey drafts, but it's hard to go wrong when there are a plethora of superstars still on the board. However, things become much less straightforward in the mid-to-late rounds when big-name players become increasingly scarce...." August 15

  • Sharks do not intend to sign Patrick Marleau

    Fear The Fin "According to a report from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, the long-awaited reunion between the San Jose Sharks and their former icon Patrick Marleau may have to wait until after the forward retires. After being traded by the Leafs and bought out by Carolina, Patrick Marleau figured..." August 14

  • Hurricanes Name Jason Muzzatti Goaltending Coach

    Canes Country "The Carolina Hurricanes have a new goalie coach. Jason Muzzatti was announced Tuesday as the Canes’ goaltending coach for the upcoming 2019-2020 season. He replaces Mike Bales, who moved on to the same position with the Buffalo Sabres back in June. Muzzatti,..." August 13

  • Justin Williams still undecided on return to Hurricanes, GM says "Justin Williams has yet to decide whether he will return to the Carolina Hurricanes or retire after 18 NHL seasons, general manager Don Waddell said Monday. "[Carolina owner Tom Dundon] and I have both talked to Justin and the feeling is that is he's still debating it,..." August 12

  • Don Waddell sticks with Hurricanes, signs multi-year contract extension as president and general manager Carolina

    CBS Sports "Don Waddell is staying in Carolina. It was announced Monday that the Hurricanes' president and general manager has agreed to a multi-year contract extension with the club. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. "Don's leadership and experience are invaluable..." August 12

  • Warren Foegele hints that Storm Surge could be back for Hurricanes "The Storm Surge helped push the Carolina Hurricanes to the Eastern Conference Final last season, so it makes sense that it might return this season. Doesn't it? "I guess you'll have to wait and find out," Carolina forward Warren Foegele told TSN this..." August 10

  • Ranking the NHL's 5 best lines

    The Score "A really good line can start clicking for a number of reasons. Sometimes, it's simply due to the individual talent of the three forwards in question, but it isn't always that easy. Putting the best three players together doesn't always pay dividends. Often, it's more..." August 09

  • Erik Haula says Hurricanes remind him of Golden Knights "Erik Haula sees similarities between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Vegas Golden Knights, his new team and former one. "I think [Carolina is] a team that is heading in the right direction. It seems like the city is excited about hockey again, which is great to see and fun to..." August 08

  • Hurricanes owner: Waddell 'not going anywhere' despite Wild interest

    The Score "Tom Dundon wants to end the speculation about Don Waddell once and for all. The Carolina Hurricanes owner said his general manager will remain in the role despite recently interviewing for the vacant Minnesota Wild GM position. "To me, he's..." August 08

  • Don Waddell flirts with Wild as Carolina Hurricanes face front-office dysfunction

    News & Observer "The general manager and team president doesn’t have a contract and interviewed for another job. Two assistant general managers and several scouts left and were not replaced. The goalie coach was allowed to leave, and a new one hasn’t been hired with a month to go until training..." August 07

  • Predicting the NHL's latest 'lottery ticket' contracts

    ESPN "This may come as a shock, but National Hockey League teams are known to hand out a contract or two that they later regret. Sometimes it's because the signing was ill-advised in the first place. Sometimes it's because of unforeseen circumstances, like a player suffering through..." August 07

  • Plenty of Hurricanes are under pressure in 2019-20

    Pro Hockey Talk "Last season, the Hurricanes became a “bunch of jerks.” In 2019-20, they’re now a bunch of people under heightened pressure. Rather than going with one single person, here are a few of the Hurricanes who must wrestle with heightened expectations next..." August 06

  • Petr Mrazek’s workload, Justin Williams’ return among questions facing Hurricanes

    Pro Hockey Talk "Let’s ponder three questions for the Hurricanes heading into the 2019-20 season… 1. Can Petr Mrazek handle a full-time workload as the starter?  Which starting Mrazek will the Hurricanes get this season? The .921 save percentage one in 49 starts in 2015-15..." August 06

  • Top available NHL free agents by position

    The Score "With free agency underway, here's a roundup of all the best players still available. The biggest names are off the board, but some potentially helpful talent remains up for grabs. Left wing Thomas Vanek Patrick Marleau Pat Maroon Jamie..." August 06

  • Anton Forsberg Awarded One-Way, $775,000 Contract with Hurricanes

    Canes Country "The Carolina Hurricanes announced on Tuesday that goalie Anton Forsberg has been awarded a one-year, one-way contract for the 2019-20 season worth $775,000. Since it’s a one-way deal, it means that Forsberg will not have a separate NHL and AHL salary. He will..." August 06

  • Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon remains a bit of a mystery

    Pro Hockey Talk "We simply don’t see NHL teams without GMs into August, yet that’s where the Minnesota Wild are at. It’s highly unusual that the Minnesota Wild are looking for a GM as late as August 6. Technically, they’re not the only NHL team without an official GM, though, largely..." August 06

  • Carolina Hurricanes, San Jose Sharks Complete Minor Trade

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Carolina Hurricanes have sent defenseman Trevor Carrick to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for defenseman Kyle Wood. Neither player has substantial NHL experience but will get a new start with a fresh organization. Hurricanes GM Don Waddell released a..." August 06

  • Canes still waiting on decision from captain Justin Williams

    News & Observer "Will he or won’t he? It’s now August and Carolina Hurricanes captain Justin Williams still hasn’t decided if he’ll return for another season -- and another shot at the Stanley Cup -- or call it a career and retire. Canes general manager Don Waddell..." August 02

  • Jamieson Rees not rushing development with Hurricanes "Jamieson Rees may not be ready for the NHL, but the 18-year-old Carolina Hurricanes center prospect is eager to develop his game. "Obviously, the sooner I get there, the better it is," Rees said during Hurricanes development camp in June. "But there's little..." August 01

  • One month into NHL free agency, who’s left on the market?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL free agent market opened one month ago today and there was plenty of cash thrown around and faces headed for new places. While there were 126 signings of different varieties on July 1 there have been 167 total in the 30 days since. Even with all those contracts signed, there..." August 01

  • Hurricanes happy with offseason, GM says "Carolina Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell acknowledges the significance of matching the five-year, $42.27 million offer sheet the Montreal Canadiens gave restricted free agent center Sebastian Aho. By not hesitating to commit the finances to keep Aho, arguably their most..." July 30

  • Fighting in NHL hit record lows during 2018-2019 season, continuing downward trend

    CBS Sports "If you've been watching the NHL over the past handful of years, you likely don't need numbers to tell you what's pretty obvious: The league and its product is not quite the same as it once was, say, in the 80s, 90s or even early 2000s.  Plenty about the game has..." July 30

  • 5 players likely to regress next season

    The Score "It's incredibly difficult to stay consistent at the NHL level; some players experience regression, unable to carry over their success from one campaign to the next. Regression doesn't necessarily result in a poor season or a downward trend that will last for the rest of a..." July 26

  • Signing depth players long-term is usually losing move for NHL teams

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Nashville Predators’ decision to sign Colton Sissons to a seven-year contract earlier this week certainly raised a lot of eyebrows around the NHL. As PHT’s James O’Brien argued immediately after the signing, the salary cap hit is pretty..." July 26

  • Ranking the 10 worst contracts in the NHL

    The Score "Nearly every general manager in the NHL has a contract they'd like to get rid of. Not including LTIR-eligible players or players signed this summer, here are the current 10 worst deals in the league based on cap hit, term, and expected value over the duration of the..." July 25

  • Max McCormick Signs With Carolina Hurricanes

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Carolina Hurricanes have added some more forward depth, signing Max McCormickto a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will carry a $700K salary at the NHL level. GM Don Waddell released a short statement: Max is a hard-nosed forward who has shown a scoring touch..." July 25

  • 5 players poised for bounce-back seasons

    The Score "Some years, things just don't go as planned. The NHL season is a grind, and even some of the top talents are bound to endure a mediocre year or two. Several factors can result in a player taking a step back, including injuries, coaching, or just sheer bad luck. Here are..." July 24

  • Is there too much offence from the defence in today’s NHL?

    TSN "One of the questions I’ve wrestled with over the years is how to value individual offensive contributions from defencemen, particularly when it comes to goal scoring. It’s an important subject because, much like forwards, there is a strong correlation between two..." July 22

  • David Cotton in no rush to join Hurricanes, continues development at own pace "David Cotton is hoping another season of college hockey will move him a step closer to an NHL career with the Carolina Hurricanes. The 22-year-old center, selected by the Hurricanes in the sixth round (No. 169) of the 2015 NHL Draft, led Boston College last season as a junior with 36..." July 20

  • Brock McGinn Re-Signs With Carolina Hurricanes

    Last Word On Hockey "The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed free-agent winger Brock McGinn to a two-year contract worth $4.2 million. His salary for the upcoming season will be $1.9 million and $2.3 million for 2020-21. This contract carries him through the 2020-21 season. McGinn has spent his entire..." July 20

  • Brock McGinn, Carolina Hurricanes Exchange Arbitration Figures

    Pro Hockey Rumors "  Brock McGinn’s arbitration hearing is first on the books this year, scheduled for Saturday in Toronto. Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet has received word on the figures exchanged from both sides, tweeting that McGinn’s camp is looking for $2.7MM while..." July 18

  • There’s now a tool to compare NHL players to Pokemon and it’s absolutely incredible

    Newark Star-Ledger "The tool you never knew you needed has arrived. Thanks to CJ Turtoro, a hockey analytics writer and contributor for All about the Jersey, you can now find every NHL player’s best Pokemon comparable with a new generator, which takes stats from hockey..." July 18

  • Hurricanes sign Haydn Fleury, Gustav Forsling to one-year deals

    Canes Country "Get pumped for another year of breathless speculation about when Haydn Fleury will score his first NHL goal. The Carolina Hurricanes and the restricted free agent defenseman agreed Tuesday to a new one-year contract. Fleury, coming off his entry-level deal, will..." July 16

  • Clark Bishop Re-Signs With Carolina Hurricanes

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed Clark Bishop to a one-year, two-way contract. The restricted free agent forward was not eligible for salary arbitration and will earn $700K in the NHL next season. " July 15

  • Ryan Suzuki not in rush to make Hurricanes roster "Ryan Suzuki may need some time to reach the NHL, but the Carolina Hurricanes are hoping the No. 28 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft will one day become a high-end center. The 18-year-old got his first taste of the Hurricanes organization during development camp in June. He leaned on his..." July 15

  • Where should the best remaining NHL free agents sign?

    ESPN "While hundreds of free agents have signed with NHL teams this summer (at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars in total), some notable names remain on the market. Will they re-sign with their 2018-19 clubs, or move on to new opportunities? Our panel debates the 2019-20 destinations for..." July 15