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HURRICANES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Hurricanes, Lindholm agree to extension

The Carolina Hurricanes had big plans for Elias Lindholm when they made him the fifth overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft. It seems they’ve liked his progress enough to give him a raise before he plays the final season of his entry-level deal. The team agreed to a two-year extension, paying Lindholm $2.5 million and $2.9 million in 2016-17 and 2017-18, respectively. Lindholm is...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes reach deal for 2-year extension with F Lindholm

  The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to terms for a two-year contract extension with forward Elias Lindholm. The deal will pay the 20-year-old former first-round draft pick $2.5 million in the 2016-17 season and $2.9 million in 2017-18. Lindholm had career-highs of 17 goals, 22 assists and 39 points in 81 games last season, ranking him third on the team in goals scored and tied...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes' Eric Staal playing waiting game on contract extension

Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal insists he's focusing on skating drills and training camp as opposed to dollars and cents.Staal will be competing in the final season of his seven-year, $57.7 million contract when the 2015-16 campaign begins in October. The 30-year-old Ontario native collected 23 goals and 31 assists in 77 games last season for the Hurricanes (30-41-11), marking...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes' Lack gets taco tattoo

Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Eddie Lack wears his love of tacos on his sleeve.Well, more appropriately, on his arm.Lack elected to have his favorite fast food delicacy tattooed on his arm recently, thereby showing the world his desire for the tasty treat. The 27-year-old Swede has never been subtle in that regard, as he often takes to Twitter to share his love of tacos with his...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes' Eddie Lack gets taco tattoo

Eddie Lack likes tacos. He really, really likes tacos. We’ve already seen him have a taco night with a cardboard cutout of Ryan Kesler, but now he has a more permanent way of showing off his love. I don't wanna Taco bout it!! pic.twitter.com/SlYD8EiTQu — Eddie Lack (@eddielack) August 23, 2015   This is either awesome or crazy. Maybe both, but it’s clear that Lack...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes offseason recap

Last year: 30-41-11, eighth in the Metro Division. Missed the playoffs by 27 points. Key additions: Noah Hanifin, Eddie Lack, James Wisniewski Key subtractions: Anton Khudobin, Alex Semin, Patrick Dwyer, Brett Bellemore Offense: The Staal brothers are still serviceable players, but they are no longer stars capable of carrying an offense. The present and future lies […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Eddie Lack unveils his goalie pads for the Carolina Hurricanes

Eddie Lack has had some amazing goalie pads in his NHL career. With the Vancouver Canucks, Lack used the team’s original logo on his leg pads which was a striking and rather unique design.  He’s using this same concept now that he’s with the Carolina Hurricanes and the result is still rather impressive. New pads are DONE! Thanks to the best goalie brand in the world ...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes haven’t decided how to fill open roster spots

The Carolina Hurricanes have several open roster spots and so far they’re not sure what to do with them. Alexander Semin officially joined a new team, signing an extremely affordable contract with the Montreal Canadiens, which presumably leaves an open spot on the first or second line. Scanning through the rest of the roster, the club could also use some additional NHL experience...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Draft Pick, BC D-Man Noah Hanifin Signs Entry-Level Contract

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes have signed first-round draft pick Noah Hanifin to a three-year, entry-level contract. Under terms of the deal announced Saturday, the defenseman will make $832,500 at the NHL level or $70,000 in the minor leagues through the 2017-18 season. Hanifin also receives a $277,500 signing bonus. The signing was announced after the team concluded...
Via NESN.com
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Alexander Semin would accept a one-year deal, isn’t interested in the KHL

Alexander Semin is a forward without a team after the Carolina Hurricanes bought out the remainder of his contract. The move will be one which lingers with the Hurricanes for quite some time as they’ll carry a cap hit of just over $2.3 million through 2020-21, but Semin’s future is far more uncertain. Some reports indicated “several” teams are interested in his services...
Via Bloguin Best
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Holmstrom signs AHL deal with Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Josh Holmstrom re-joins Bridgeport Sound Tigers. (Photo/bcsn.tv)The Bridgeport Sound Tigers, American Hockey League affiliate of the New York Islanders, announced today that they have signed former UMass Lowell River Hawk forward Josh Holmstrom, as well as nine others to AHL contracts. Holmstrom rejoins the Sound Tigers after spending the 2014-15 season with the ECHL‘s Toledo...
Via Mill City Sports
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Hurricanes build for future, address immediate needs on Day 2 of draft

The 2015 draft got off to a good start for the Carolina Hurricanes when defenseman Noah Hanifin -- the No. 3 prospect according to NHL Central Scouting -- fell to them at No. 5 overall on Friday night. But general manager Ron Francis was not finished making moves to try to improve this team, both in the short-term (when it makes sense) and in the future (no matter how long it takes...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes select Noah Hanifin No. 5 overall in NHL Draft

The Carolina Hurricanes have missed the playoffs for six straight seasons, and so they clearly had a lot of needs. One of those needs is on defense, and they addressed that in the first round of the NHL Draft by picking Boston College's Noah Hanifin with the No. 5 overall pick. Hanifin was rated as the No. 3 overall prospect by NHL Central Scouting among North American skaters, and...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Hurricanes' 2015-16 regular-season schedule released

The National Hockey League today released the 2015-16 schedules for its 30 member clubs. The Carolina Hurricanes will open their 82-game campaign on Thursday, Oct. 8 at Nashville before playing their first home game on Saturday, Oct. 10, against the Detroit Red Wings. The Hurricanes' early-season schedule will see the team embark on a seven-game road swing from Oct. 16-29, during...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

tPB Community Mock Draft 2015: Carolina Hurricanes

Day four of the community draft is on!!!!! Here is where we stand in our draft thus far: TPB Community Draft Order Team tPB GM Selection Edmonton OilersThe66thDopefishConnor McDavid Buffalo SabresJonathanKabanaJack Eichel Arizona Coyoteskingling43Dylan Strome Toronto Maple LeafsJNash22Mitch Marner Carolina Hurricansjaschiff...
Via The Pensblog
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeff Daniels: What could have been for the Carolina Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes have only had a few coaches in their 18 year history, yet each one has left a mark — good and bad — for the next coach in line. And not only have they left a mark in Carolina, they have all gone on to find jobs elsewhere in the league while becoming […] The post Jeff Daniels: What could have been for the Carolina Hurricanes appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeff Skinner is a conundrum in Carolina

Carolina Hurricanes fans have seen their share of great young talent since their inception in 1997, yet some shine brighter than others. This has been the case with Jeff Skinner since the day he was drafted, yet things have started to sour in Raleigh the last couple of years. After a spectacular rookie season in […] The post Jeff Skinner is a conundrum in Carolina appeared first...
Via Along the Boards
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Trading Eric Staal would be a mistake

Rumors are becoming more and more common, and many are wondering if the time has come for the Carolina Hurricanes to consider trading Eric Staal. The rumors began in August of 2014, and they seemed to continue throughout the 2014-2015 campaign. Rumors of Toronto possibly being interested in Staal started coming out in the first month […] The post Trading Eric Staal would be a...
Via Along the Boards
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrej Sekera trade worth risk for red-hot Los Angeles Kings

The Los Angeles Kings are finally starting to look like a team that’s won two Stanley Cup championships in the last three years. After a sluggish start to the 2014-15 campaign, L.A. has won eight straight games and knows it has a great chance to become the first team to claim back-to-back Stanley Cup titles since the 1997-98 Detroit Red Wings. This is why trading for veteran...
Via NESN.com
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes look to surge in 2nd half of the season

After returning from a refreshing six day all-star break the Hurricanes continued their hot play with a 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning. While being the winners of 3 straight and a 7-2-1 record in 2015 the Carolina Hurricanes remain 18 points out of a playoff spot but that hasn’t stopped the whispers of the postseason from both fans and local media. While a Stanley Cup...
Via isportsweb.com
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes look to stay hot into All-star break

It’s been a case of new year, new results for the Carolina Hurricanes. The team has been able to maintain its hot start to 2015 and will try to keep up the good work in the second half of the season. With only three games in four days remaining between them and the week long all-star break the entire team knows just how important it is to maintain this kind of lightening in a...
Via isportsweb.com
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

New Year brings new results for Carolina Hurricanes

A change in the calendar has brought a change in fortunes for the Carolina Hurricanes. The team has started 2015 with a pair of 2-1 victories. The wins have instilled a new sense of confidence in the team that may propel them throughout the second half of the season. The Hurricanes ended the year with a deflating 2-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins, a game in which the Hurricanes...
Via isportsweb.com
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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