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HURRICANES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Canes Agree to Terms with Rasmus Rissanen

Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Rasmus Rissanen on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Rissanen $575,000 at the NHL level, or $90,000 at the American Hockey League level for the 2014-15 season. Rissanen, 23, completed his...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes prospects start development camp

The Carolina Hurricanes’ locker room is packed with prospects this week, young players filling every seat during development camp. Some hope to be back in the room for the Canes’ preseason training camp in September. A few can hope to be in it when the Canes’ regular season begins in October. Brock McGinn has a chance to be there. Which, in turn, is all the forward wants...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Injury Update: Alexander Semin should be ready for training camp

According to James O'Brien of NBC Sports, Carolina Hurricanes left wing Alexander Semin should be ready to play in time for training camp. Semin had undergone wrist surgery at some point during this offseason to repair his wrist which had been injured for the entire season. Carolina's GM, Ron Francis, stated that Semin is "progressing as expected". #161758315 /...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Buy Alexander Semin's mansion for $2.8 million

BC tipster Chris H sent word last night to the BC tip hotline that Carolina Hurricanes right winger Alexander Semin, who last…
Via Busted Coverage
5 days ago  |  Discuss

This was almost the Carolina Hurricanes logo in 1997

[s/t icethetics]. When the Hartford Whalers were relocated to Carolina in 1997, it looks like The Mednick Group - who were hired by the NHL to create a new logo for the Hurricanes - tried their best to convert the famous "HW" icon into a "CH". The colour scheme does look a little dull, but this would have been a very interesting logo if it had made it to the ice...
Via Talk Hockey
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Canes believe Semin will be ready for training camp

As much as things have changed for the Carolina Hurricanes, one rather simple hope remains: the team is crossing its fingers for better injury luck. Alexander Semin knows that well, and with offseason wrist surgery in mind, he remains a health question mark heading into next season. The latest update is positive and in line with that earlier prognosis: it appears that the 30-year...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

All Three Zones Project aka How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Hello everyone, I’d like to start out by apologizing for the lack of activity on the blog over the off-season. It’s been a busy time for me because, as some of you may know, I’m currently in the middle of a project that involves me tracking zone entries & exits from all 1230 games of last year’s NHL season. My intention was (and still is) to track every game and release...
Via Shutdown Line
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Chad LaRose Interested In A Return To Hockey

from Chip Alexander of the News & Observer, Chad LaRose may still have some hockey left to play. Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis said Friday the former Canes forward has expressed an interest in returning to hockey after sitting out the 2013-2014 season. Francis said Canes assistant coach Rod Brind'Amour had stayed in touch with LaRose and said...
Via Kukla's Korner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Do You Consider The Carolina Hurricanes A Playoff Team?

from Chip Alexander of the News & Observer, Peter Karmanos Jr. turned heads a few days ago when he said the Carolina Hurricanes were a “very good hockey team.” Karmanos is the Canes’ owner, and a little hubris is to be expected. But the Canes have missed the Stanley Cup playoffs in each of the past five seasons. They were 13th last season in the NHL’s Eastern...
Via Kukla's Korner
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes 2014 Draft Review

#451352132 / gettyimages.com The 2014 NHL Draft left the Carolina Hurricanes with seven players that will, hopefully, create positive contributions to the organization in the future. The team’s first pick, with seventh overall selection, was Haydn Fleury. The 17-year-old spent the last three seasons playing with the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League. The skilled defenseman...
Via Beyond The Benches
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Up Next For The Carolina Hurricanes

from Chip Alexander of the News & Observer, The team probably will not look to re-sign two other UFAs, defenseman Mike Komisarek or forward Radek Dvorak, Francis said. Forward Jiri Tlusty is a restricted free agent and Francis said the Canes were in talks with Tlusty and would "definitely qualify him." Final decisions on qualifying offers for the team's...
Via Kukla's Korner
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes draft defenseman Haydn Fleury in first round

Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis used the first draft pick of his tenure in Charlotte on one of the top defenseman available in the draft, Canadian prospect Haydn Fleury. Fleury, a 6-foot-2 left-hander who last played for Red Deer in the WHL, was taken with the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. He was the second defenseman off the draft board, following No...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes GM Francis faces difficult decision on goalie Cam Ward

When Jim Rutherford was hired earlier this month as general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins, following a 20-year stint in the same position with the Hurricanes/Whalers, he was asked why he thought his former franchise had not earned a playoff berth since 2009. His answer: mostly injuries at the goaltender position. In inheriting the roster, new general manager Ron Francis also...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Peters brings a fresh start to Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes have a new general manager in Ron Francis and now a new head coach in Detroit Red Wings assistant Bill Peters. It's not quite the fresh start many of the fans were hoping for when the 2013-14 season ended without a playoff berth for the fifth straight season, but it's still a fresh start. Francis reiterated during Peters' introductory...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes draft preview: 5 potential first-round targets

For the first time in 20 years, Jim Rutherford will not run the Carolina Hurricanes/Hartford Whalers' draft. With Rutherford elevated to team president and Ron Francis to general manager, Francis will have his first crack at the task after working for nine years in the team's front office. The Hurricanes have not made the Stanley Cup Playoffs since 2009 and while drafts are...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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