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  • Stuck on zero: Notable NHL players still searching for first goal

    NBC Sports "We are a couple of weeks into the 2019-20 NHL season and there have been some surprising players at the top of the goal-scoring leaderboard, including James Neal, Anthony Mantha, Victor Olofsson, Brayden Schenn, and Erik Haula. Perhaps just as surprising is..." October 15

  • Hurricanes Beat Islanders, Improve to 5-0 for First Time in Franchise History

    Canes Country "Plenty of history was made on Friday as the Carolina Hurricanes faced the New York Islanders for the first time since their date in the second round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. A fun PNC Arena atmosphere enjoyed what was a convincing win for the..." October 12

  • The legend of Rod Brind'Amour: A workout 'beast' might be a perfect Hurricanes fit

    ESPN "The first thing you notice is the grunting. Walk by the Carolina Hurricanes' weight room, and there's a good chance you'll see the biggest gym rat on the team. "You peek your head in and see him," says forward Jordan Martinook. "He's got his..." October 11

  • NHL, SMT announce expanded partnership for puck, player tracking

    Sport Business "The National Hockey League has expanded its 20-year partnership with real-time scoring system provider SportsMEDIA Technology (SMT), which will now also become the league’s puck and player tracking partner. The puck and player tracking technology is designed to aid the..." October 11

  • Hurricanes’ Jordan Martinook out six to eight weeks after surgery

    Sportsnet "Carolina Hurricanes forward Jordan Martinook will undergo surgery on Friday to repair a core muscle injury for the second time this year and miss the next six to eight weeks. Martinook, 27, has played in all four of Carolina’s games (4-0-0) to start the new season..." October 10

  • The NHL's three tiers of hatred

    ESPN "I watched a Los Angeles Kings vs. Calgary Flames game this week. Not by mistake. Not because I fell asleep with Center Ice streaming. I watched it because of pure, uncut, mutual animosity. The rivalry between Kings defenseman Drew Doughty and Flames..." October 10

  • NHL teams are adding dogs to their rosters: Cute pooches are welcomed across the league

    USA Today "NHL teams are as thrilled to acquire a cute dog these days as they would be landing a scoring right wing. Ten teams now boast official team dogs, and that number may grow because team dogs are becoming as popular as players. “I can't tell you how many selfies our..." October 10

  • Julien Gauthier Recalled By Carolina Hurricanes

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Carolina Hurricanes look ready to give one of their top prospects a chance at the NHL level. Julien Gauthier has been recalled and could potentially make his debut on Friday against the New York Islanders. " October 09

  • New NHL rules forcing coaches to think twice before challenging plays

    Calgary Herald "Evidence of the National Hockey League’s new rules came in the pre-season, giving coaches everywhere a window into how they can approach the changes in the most advantageous way to their teams. The Detroit Red Wings were playing the Toronto Maple Leafs in their exhibition finale..." October 08

  • Rod Brind’Amour leaning on defence for Hurricanes’ early season success

    Sportsnet "Between last season’s thrilling playoff run and this year’s 3-0 start, it’s a fun time to be a Carolina Hurricanes fan — and not just because the victory celebrations are back. But 2019-20 is also proving to be a little stressful so far,..." October 07

  • Top prospects eligible for 2020 Draft "Alexis Lafreniere is No. 1 in the inaugural ranking of the top prospects eligible for the 2020 NHL Draft. The left wing, who plays for Rimouski in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, is expected to receive an A rating on NHL Central Scouting's preliminary Players to..." October 07

  • NHL goalies must form quick bond with position coaches

    Nano News "The ability of a goalie and his position coach to form a quick and strong bond is crucial to success in the NHL. The narrative regarding goalies switching teams is often about the need to build new relationships within the locker room, establish communication and trust with a new set..." October 05

  • 2007 NHL Draft Take Two: Twenty-First Overall Pick

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Hindsight is an amazing thing, and allows us to look back and wonder “what could have been.”  Though perfection is attempted, scouting and draft selection is far from an exact science and sometimes, it doesn’t work out the way teams – or players –..." October 04

  • Why goals are rising in the NHL ?— and can we expect more in 2019-20?

    Sportsnet "Coming out of the 2004-05 lockout, the NHL made a concerted effort to crack down on obstruction, which immediately led to more goals in that first season. But this didn’t last and the NHL went from a league that dramatically increased its goal total to one that was losing offence every..." October 04

  • Yes, Hurricanes brought the ‘Storm Surge’ back

    Pro Hockey Talk "Right before the Carolina Hurricanes broke their playoff drought in 2018-19, Justin Williams announced that the “Storm Surge” would be put on ice. With Williams on hiatus, and the 2019-20 season upon us, it was fair to wonder if that bunch of jerks would dust off..." October 04

  • Hurricanes, Canadiens hoping to put Sebastian Aho offer sheet in rearview mirror

    Sportsnet " Sebastian Aho knew when he saw the National Hockey League’s schedule come out that signing a five-year, $42.27-million offer sheet with the Montreal Canadiens in July was going to be a topic revisited on the opening day of the regular season. But he made it..." October 03

  • NHL’s New Faceoff Rules: ‘Offensively, It's The Best Rule Ever, Defensively, It Sucks’

    The Hockey News "When a team starts play with the puck in the offensive zone, it can lead to really good things. Like goals. That’s why the NHL tweaked its rules over the summer to allow attacking teams to choose the side of the ice on which they’d like to take the draw in four specific situations...." October 03

  • The Value of a Two-Way Forward in Today’s NHL

    SI "When Predators general manager David Poile thinks about the importance of two-way forwards, two names leap to mind. The first is Guy Carbonneau. Un bon choix. Thanks in part to Poile, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee, the former Montreal center will..." October 03

  • Pheonix Copley Headlines Three Players On Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Washington Capitals have seemingly decided to make the switch to Ilya Samsonov as their backup goaltender. Pheonix Copley has been placed on waivers, along with New York Islanders forward Scott Eansor and Carolina Hurricanes forward Max McCormick...." October 03

  • NHL 20 projects Bruins to win Stanley Cup "The Boston Bruins will be your 2020 Stanley Cup champions, at least if the EA Sports NHL 20 simulations are correct. NHL 20 unveiled its most recent projections, where Boston defeats the Vegas Golden Knights in six games in the Stanley Cup Final to take home the Cup for the first time..." October 02

  • How the NHL Is Working to Give Hockey a Grassroots Presence in China

    SI "Earlier this year, the NHL quietly made a pair of small but significant moves to grow its presence in hockey’s most intriguing market. The first was the hiring of Sandy Ma Yun, a veteran executive of the Chinese auto and motorsports industries, as director of international strategy..." October 02

  • Offence is on a steady rise in the NHL

    TSN "Offence, offence, offence. Since the 2004-05 lockout, the National Hockey League has observed an interesting – if gradual – change in scoring. In the early years immediately after the lockout, it seemed as though goals were nearly impossible to come by after the month of..." October 02

  • Trade candidates you’ll hear about during the 2019-20 NHL season

    Sportsnet "After a summer that saw Phil Kessel, P.K. Subban, Jacob Trouba, Nazem Kadri, Tyson Barrie, J.T. Miller, James Neal, Milan Lucic, Andre Burakovsky and Justin Faulk all traded, plus a pre-season chock full of rumours and speculation, the 2019-20 campaign is shaping up to be a fascinating one when..." October 01

  • NHL Should Allow Sponsored Logos on Team Jerseys

    The Hockey Writers "How do you grow revenue if you are the NHL? Continuing growth is rather difficult to do in any business and the way the NHL has gone about it has been rather smart with new partnerships, expansion franchises, and gambling partnerships. While new revenue sources are always difficult to uncover,..." September 30

  • Nightmare of Nino Niederreiter trade lingers as Victor Rask struggles to earn Wild spot

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2018-19 season ended up being a disaster both for Victor Rask and the Minnesota Wild, with the Rask – Nino Niederreiter trade being one of the main catalysts for the lightning-quick firing of Paul Fenton. It also seems like that nightmare will linger for Rask..." September 29

  • Hurricanes name Jordan Staal captain

    Canes Country "The Carolina Hurricanes are going back to the future with a former captain returning to assume the captaincy. No, not that one. At the Caniac Carnival on Sunday, coach Rod Brind’Amour called it an “obvious choice” to name Jordan Staal as..." September 29

  • Five second-year players that will have breakout seasons

    Pro Hockey Talk "Not every NHL rookie enters the league with a bang. Not everyone can put up 100-point seasons in their first year like Sidney Crosby or Alex Ovechkin. Some guys need that first year to get used to the pace of play at the NHL level. But a lot guys get a lot more comfortable in..." September 27

  • Hurricanes RFA Saku Maenalanen joins KHL

    TSN "Carolina Hurricanes restricted free agent Saku Mäenalanen agreed to a one-year contract with the KHL's Jokerit Helsinki on Wednesday. The deal also includes an option for the 2020-21 for the 25-year-old, who made the leap to the NHL from Finland's SM-Liiga last..." September 25

  • Justin Faulk trade speculation increases after Hurricanes rest defenseman Tuesday

    Yardbarker "The Carolina Hurricanes kept Justin Faulk off the ice today, leading to mass speculation about a potential trade. The 27-year-old defenseman has been on the block for some time, with a deal reportedly getting extremely close with the Anaheim Ducks recently. Faulk..." September 24

  • St. Louis Blues Acquire Justin Faulk And Sign Him To A Seven-Year Extension

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The St. Louis Blues have added another exciting right-handed defenseman to their group, acquiring Justin Faulk from the Carolina Hurricanes. The Blues will send Joel Edmundson, Dominik Bokk and a 2021 seventh-round pick to the Hurricanes in exchange for Faulk and a 2020..." September 24

  • Jimmy Hayes, Griffin Reinhart Among Notable AHL Camp Invites

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It’s a position that no NHL veteran wants to find himself in, but sometimes it’s the only way to stay employed in North America. With NHL training camps starting to cut mass amounts of participants, AHL camps are opening for another round of evaluation and to prepare young pros for..." September 24

  • Canes' Jake Gardiner adjusting to life after Leafs: 'I can be pretty anonymous here'

    The Score "Jake Gardiner appears to be appreciating his new home outside the Toronto fishbowl. The Carolina Hurricanes defenseman, who joined the team this summer following eight seasons with the Maple Leafs, recently expressed as much to ESPN's Emily Kaplan during his first training camp..." September 22

  • Hurricanes moving forward after eventful offseason "Finding one word that accurately sums up all that happened during the offseason for the Carolina Hurricanes isn't easy, but let's try "eventful". "I don't think any team in the League in the offseason was talked about more than us," Hurricanes coach Rod..." September 21

  • Justin Faulk blocks out trade rumors, prepares as if he'll stay with Hurricanes " Justin Faulk was an alternate captain in his first game of the preseason against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday. In that sense, nothing has changed for the Carolina Hurricanes defenseman. Despite rumors that he might soon be traded because he is in the final season of..." September 20

  • Dream Gap Tour aims to pave way for sustainable women’s hockey league

    TSN "When the Canadian Women’s Hockey League shuttered last spring, the move united 200 female hockey players in a common goal – to build a better, more sustainable future for their sport for the next generation of girls.   It was that dream that spawned the aptly..." September 20

  • Canes sign forward Ryan Suzuki to entry-level contract

    News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes have signed forward Ryan Suzuki, their first-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, to a three-year, entry-level contract. Suzuki, 18, will be paid $832,500 at the NHL level or $70,000 at the American Hockey League level for all three seasons, the team..." September 19

  • 5 head coaches on the hot seat entering this season

    The Score "There's no shortage of bench bosses who will begin 2019-20 feeling the heat. Whether they guide a team on the rise that hasn't gone deep enough, a franchise that's stuck in the mud, or a historically great regular-season club that hasn't achieved Stanley Cup glory,..." September 19

  • 5 best goaltending duos in the NHL

    The Score "Load management has become one of the hottest topics in the modern NHL, with teams looking for new ways to gain an advantage during the regular-season slog. In 2018-19, we saw more teams shift toward a platoon between the pipes, and the need for multiple netminders who can handle a..." September 18

  • NHL Releases Detailed Rule Changes For 2019-20

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL’s Public Relations team has released a video updating all of the rule changes for the upcoming season, agreed upon earlier this year. The five-minute video goes in-depth on each change, noting that the focus was on expanded video review, promoting player safety and..." September 18

  • Fantasy: 6 players with long-term value to target for keeper leagues

    The Score "The following players likely won't be fantasy relevant for the 2019-20 season, but could become incredibly valuable in keeper leagues down the road. These NHLers will need to be designated as not active, so be sure to check your league's settings before drafting any of..." September 17

  • Carolina Hurricanes Sign Fredrik Claesson

    Canes Country "Fredrik Claesson arrived at Carolina Hurricanes training camp at the last minute, on a tryout deal signed the day camp opened, and had to take his fitness and skating test on the second day of camp with his teammates, the media, and some fans watching. It was perhaps a..." September 17

  • NHLPA declines option, CBA extends to 2022

    TSN "The National Hockey League Players' Association has declined their option to re-open the collective bargaining agreement, which will now remain in effect through the 2021-2022 season. The NHL declined their option to re-open the CBA in August, leaving the the..." September 16

  • Fantasy: 3 risky players to gamble on

    The Score "Every year, there are players fantasy owners avoid for one reason or another. Injury concerns, inconsistency, and adjusting to a new team can all turn a once-dependable name into anything but. Despite those factors, there are always a few players with particularly uncertain futures..." September 16

  • Fantasy: 4 goalies who could become studs

    The Score "Among all the positions in hockey, there's no question goaltenders take the longest to realize their potential. With so much uncertainty in the crease, it can be tricky to land two proven netminders come fantasy draft day. Sometimes an increase in opportunity or a change of..." September 15

  • NHLPA’s Decision To Re-Open CBA Will Be Announced Monday

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After the NHL announced that they have formally declined using their opt-out clause to re-0pen the current CBA early, the NHLPA has until Sept. 15th to make their decision on whether they want to opt-out of the current agreement after the 2019-20 season. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman..." September 14

  • Canes' Justin Faulk on trade rumours: 'I'm still here'

    TSN "Justin Faulk was on the ice with the Carolina Hurricanes in training camp on Friday for the first time since trade rumours emerged linking him to the Anaheim Ducks. Faulk, who reportedly would only waive his partial no-move clause to join the Ducks if he worked out a contract..." September 13

  • Fredrik Claesson To Attend Carolina Training Camp

    CBS Sports "Fredrik Claesson will attend the Hurricanes' training camp on a professional tryout offer, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports. " September 13

  • Fantasy: 5 bounce-back candidates

    The Score "The following five players disappointed last season but are primed to bounce back in 2019-20: William Nylander, C/RW, Maple Leafs Nylander never got comfortable last season. He was mired in a contract holdout well into the campaign, ultimately signing minutes before the..." September 13

  • Ducks’ Ondrej Kase would provide exactly what Hurricanes need

    Yahoo! Sports "The loss of Justin Williams to semi-retirement was a blow the Carolina Hurricanes, who relied on him not only as a captain and leader, but also a player who provided plenty of value in almost all situations. While he was getting on in years, 2018-19 was one of Williams’s best..." September 12

  • Fantasy: 3 aging players you can still bank on

    The Score "Age should always be a concern in fantasy, but it shouldn't deter owners from drafting certain players altogether. While most veterans experience a natural decline in production after playing for a decade or so, some remain effective well into their 30s for a variety of reasons...." September 11