HURRICANES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Carolina Hurricanes Select Julien Gauthier #21 Overall

With the twenty-first pick in the 2016 NHL Draft the Carolina Hurricanes have selected Julien Gauthier from the Val d’Or Foreurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. About Julien Gauthier Julien Gauthier is a right wing that stands 6’4″, 225 lbs. and entered the draft after three seasons with the Val d’Or Foreurs. Gauthier, 18, scored 41 goals and 57 points in 54...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 hours ago

Carolina Hurricanes Select Jake Bean13th Overall

With the #13th pick in the 2016 NHL Draft the Hurricanes have selected Jake Bean of the Calgary Hitmen in the WHL. About Jake Bean The 6’1”, 170 pound, left-shooting defenseman joined the Hitmen as an undrafted player to begin the 2014-15 season (at the age of 16). Bean played in 51 of Calgary’s 72 games that season and proved himself a steady contributor with some...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 hours ago

Gary Bettman says the Carolina Hurricanes ‘aren’t going anywhere’

There were rumors leading up to Wednesday’s expansion announcement that, with Quebec City having its expansion bid deferred, there was a possibility the Carolina Hurricanes could potentially relocate north of the border. However, commissioner Gary Bettman said there’s no truth to that. Speaking following the announcement of expansion to Las Vegas, Bettman was asked about the...
Via The Hockey News
1 day ago

Bettman says Hurricanes are not going anywhere

The Carolina Hurricanes have been the subject of plenty of relocation rumors over the past several months. Some rumors suggested the team would be moved to Las Vegas while other reports suggested they’d be moved but to a different unspecified location. Shortly after it was formally announced that Las Vegas would be taking on an expansion team, Gary Bettman commented on Carolina’s...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Potential Draft Day Trades for the Carolina Hurricanes

It’s NHL Draft week, and with all the trade rumors swirling, this weekend is bound to be a big one. The Carolina Hurricanes find themselves in an interesting situation. The Canes have been busy over the past couple of weeks. General manager Ron Francis has managed to sign a pair of entry-level deals and pulled off a big trade to bring in two forwards from the Chicago Blackhawks...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Hurricanes’ decision to extend Cam Ward is both unnecessary and an overpayment

The Carolina Hurricanes have announced the club has reached a two-year, $6.6 million deal with goaltender Cam Ward. Bob McKenzie reports the deal features a modified no-trade clause. The netminder was an unrestricted free agent. The move comes as a bit of a surprise. Ward has long been on the decline and with his contract ending following the completion of the 2015-16 season, it...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes sign goalie Cam Ward to 2-year extension

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Hurricanes have signed goaltender Cam Ward to a two-year, $6.6 million contract extension. The team announced the deal Thursday. Ward will be paid $3.5 million next season and $3.1 million in 2017-18, keeping the 32-year-old netminder with the team that selected him in the first round of the 2002 draft. His tenure with the team includes the Hurricanes...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes agree to 3-year deals with Aho, Saarela

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to three-year entry-level contracts with forward Sebastian Aho and center Aleksi Saarela. The team announced the terms Monday. Aho's deal will pay the 18-year-old $832,500 at the NHL level or $70,000 in the American Hockey League for each season. Aho also receives a signing bonus of $277,500. Carolina selected Aho in the...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes top prospect Aho coming to Carolina next season on entry-level deal

The Carolina Hurricanes had a disappointing regular season that saw the team finish 10 points out of a wild-card spot, average attendance plummeted to a league-worst 12,200 per game and the off-season hasn’t been kind, either, with rumors of relocation and a lawsuit facing team owner Peter Karmanos, Jr. There’s some good news for the Hurricanes to celebrate Monday, though, as...
Via The Hockey News
11 days ago

Report: Carolina Hurricanes could relocate to Vegas

Here’s some disheartening news for Carolina Hurricanes fans. Journalist Jimmy Murphy reports he’s talked to two NHL executives that believe the Hurricanes could be relocated to Las Vegas. Should that happen, he reports a possible expansion draft would be put on hold. Spoke to two NHL executives today that believe the Carolina Hurricanes could be relocated to Las Vegas &...
Via Puck Drunk Love
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-NHL enforcer Stephen Peat struggling with CTE symptoms

Former Washington Capitals enforcer Stephen Peat has been struggling with CTE-like symptoms since retiring nearly a decade ago. Peat’s career wasn’t an illustrious one. He appeared in 130 career games in four separate stints with Washington, registering 10 career points. Despite the short career, he’s been paying the price for taking multiple blows to the head. In an incredible...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes owner sued by three sons over team finance dispute

The owner of the Carolina Hurricanes is getting sued by his own sons. Peter Karmanos, who has owned the Hurricanes since they moved from Hartford, is being sued by his three sons for over $100 million, Rod Meloni of WDIV-TV Detroit reports. According to the report, Karmanos borrowed millions of dollars from trusts that were promised to his three sons, who filed a lawsuit against...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley: NBA All-Star Game should be pulled from North Carolina due to anti-gay laws

Charles Barkley is the latest public figure to speak out against North Carolina’s House Bill 2. Speaking with CNN, Barkley said he wanted to use his platform as a celebrity to speak on behalf of those who don’t have a voice, saying the NBA should move the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte since the state enacted laws allowing discrimination against the LGBT community. “I think...
Via Awful Announcing
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Trade deadline outlook: Carolina Hurricanes

Buyers or Sellers? The Carolina Hurricanes are expected to address the elephant in the room with the upcoming NHL trade deadline upon us. In short, what are they going to do with captain Eric Staal?Staal, who is the final season of a seven-year contract with an $8.25 million cap hit, is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of the campaign. The 31-year-old...
Via Fox Sports
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

The goaltending scene as the NHL trade deadline nears

The crowd at SAP Center became hushed last Thursday when the Calgary Flames’ Karri Ramo had difficulty getting up. After colliding with San Jose Sharks’ Joonas Donskoi, the starting goaltender remained sprawled across the crease in visible pain, prompting the training staff to spring into action. Ramo eventually got up but had to be helped into the dressing room, only putting...
Via Yardbarker
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Hurricanes' Faulk to miss at least three more games

The Carolina Hurricanes are being careful with defenseman Justin Faulk, announcing on Wednesday that they are ruling out their lone All-Star selection for at least the next three games.Faulk is nursing an undisclosed injury and will not travel to Canada's capital as the Hurricanes visit the Ottawa Senators on Thursday. The 23-year-old will also miss Friday's home contest against...
Via Fox Sports
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Hurricanes PA man scores in alumni game, announces name to crowd

Carolina Hurricanes public address announcer Wade Minter is used to bellowing out the name of the goal scorer - it's part of his job. On Sunday, Minter echoed a familiar name - his own - after he scored in the team's alumni game.With his Team White trailing 4-2, Minter redirected a feed from former Carolina defenseman Glen Wesley into the net and promptly raised his stick in the...
Via Fox Sports
February 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Even former NHL players don’t like the NHL’s new website

The NHL’s new website is a disaster. Ever since it launched, the new website has been met with a ton of criticism which extends well beyond the expected critiques which come with a redesign. The new website is extremely difficult to navigate and even harder to find useful information and features fans have grown accustomed to accessing. It turns out that fans aren’t the only...
Via Awful Announcing
February 14, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kris Versteeg gets fancy with between-the-legs goal

There haven’t been too many highlights for the Carolina Hurricanes as they sit near the cellar of the Metropolitan Division and the Eastern Conference this season. However, Kris Versteeg gave Canes fans something to cheer about with this sweet looking between-the-legs goal against the Capitals. It was the fourth goal of the season for the former Blackhawks Stanley Cup winner. ...
Via The Comeback
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jordin Tootoo lays knockout punch on Brad Malone

In one of the many tense scenes in the film version of "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," evil ex-boyfriend No. 3 punches Scott's girlfriend Knives Chau so hard that he knocks the blue highlights out of her hair.A similar feat occurred when the New Jersey Devils' Jordin Tootoo layed this haymaker on the Carolina Hurricanes' Brad Malone. The uppercut, as CBS Sports points out, appears...
Via Yardbarker
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hurricanes' Liles takes stake to face

A scary moment took place in Wednesday night’s Avalanche-Hurricanes game when John-Michael Liles took a skate to the face. It was an unfortunate occurrence and completely accidental. Liles was near the boards when Jerome Iginla tripped over the Hurricanes defenseman’s stick and went airborne. Unfortunately, while in the air, one of his skates clipped Liles right in the face...
Via The Sports Daily
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL Preview: Carolina Hurricanes

Carolina Hurricanes (30-40-11, eight in the Metropolitan Division)Coach:  Bill Peters (30-40-11, second season with Carolina this year)Key Departures: Alexander SeminKey Additions: Eddie Lack, James Wisniewski, Kris VersteegKey Player: Eric StaalEric Staal is entering the biggest season of his career in Carolina. He has one year left on his contract and, depending on where the...
Via The Sports Quotient
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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