Carolina Needs Quality, Not Quantity, at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Now that the Carolina Hurricanes are proven sellers at the trade deadline, their focus at the upcoming draft should be on quality over quantity of picks. The departure of Ron Hainsey to the Penguins has signaled that the Carolina Hurricanes are selling at this year’s trade deadline. In return, general manager Ron Francis hopes to […] Carolina Needs Quality, Not Quantity, at the...
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3 hours ago

Carolina Hurricanes Recap: Where Was This Team A Month Ago?

Looking to end a five-game losing streak, the Carolina Hurricanes hosted the Ottawa Senators at home Boy this game started out fast.  For the first time as of late, the Canes showed that extra step, starting from the first faceoff.  From the start, the Canes pushed hard and were rewarded with Jordan Staal scoring just […] Carolina Hurricanes Recap: Where Was This Team A Month...
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8 hours ago

Lack gets 9th career shutout, Hurricanes beat Senators 3-0

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Eddie Lack stopped 34 shots for his ninth career shutout to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-0 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Friday night. Jordan Staal, Elias Lindholm and Viktor Stalberg scored, and Phillip DiGiuseppe had two assists to help Carolina snap a five-game losing streak (0-4-1) and move out of last place in the Eastern Conference. Lack...
Via Associated Press
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Canes send Bickell to minors for 1st game after MS diagnosis

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Carolina Hurricanes forward Bryan Bickell is expected to skate in his first hockey game since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The Hurricanes assigned Bickell to their AHL affiliate in Charlotte on Friday and say he's expected to play for the Checkers on Saturday night. The move came a day after he was placed on waivers in a procedural move that allowed...
Via Associated Press
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes: A Complacent and Losing Culture

Carolina Hurricanes are in dire straits. Can anything save the young franchise? On Saturday, the Carolina Hurricanes suffered a horrible loss. Any playoff hopes that were still alive died at the hands of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Once again, Carolina’s season ended before the trade deadline. With dwindling attendance and endless relocation rumors — something needs […] Carolina...
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1 day ago

Carolina Hurricanes shake up roster with Hainsey trade

On Tuesday, the Carolina Hurricanes traded defenseman Ron Hainsey to the Pittsburgh Penguins. In return for the 35 year-old veteran, the Penguins are sending a second-round selection in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft and forward Danny Kristo to the Hurricanes. This is the first of many expected moves for the Hurricanes, as they seek to be contenders in the open market. With the March...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes looking ahead entering tilt versus Senators

RALEIGH, N.C. -- This was supposed to be the stretch where the Carolina Hurricanes inched back into the playoff picture, with a five-game homestand and several games in hand on all the teams they were chasing. Instead, with three straight losses at PNC Arena heading into Friday night's game against Ottawa, the Hurricanes executed the first of what may be a series of moves leading...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Canes' Bickell, fighting MS, moves closer to return to ice

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Bryan Bickell is taking the next step toward his goal of returning to the Carolina Hurricanes while fighting multiple sclerosis. The Hurricanes announced Thursday that they've placed the forward on waivers with the purpose of assigning him to their AHL affiliate in Charlotte. The minor-league team begins a six-game homestand with games Friday and Saturday nights...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Road Success Key to Hurricanes’ Playoff Hopes

It doesn’t seem that a bye week helped the Carolina Hurricanes much. Our own Mark Shiver discussed the Hurricanes’ uninspiring display against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday night, and after a tough 3-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Canes sit 10 points out of the playoffs. On top of that, Carolina has lost its last three games at PNC Arena, despite the fact that the...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Hurricanes player gets hilariously scolded by ref after arguing penalty call

Often times when athletes take exception to a call, a referee will decide that their best course of action is to just ignore the player until they cool down. Sometimes, though, the ref chooses a different adventure. This would be one example of the latter. NHL referee Gord Dwyer was in no mood to put up with Carolina Hurricanes forward Viktor Stalberg on Tuesday night in Pittsburgh...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Hurricanes start to feel urgency entering game against Pens

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Either the Pittsburgh Penguins or Carolina Hurricanes will receive a much-needed get-well result Tuesday night when they meet at PNC Arena. Beyond that, there are sizable differences in the situations facing the teams. While the Penguins (36-14-8) have gone a couple of games without winning, they hold the second-best record in the Eastern Conference. The Hurricanes...
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4 days ago

Hurricanes Show Slow, Sloppy Hockey

The Carolina Hurricanes and the Toronto Maple Leafs met Sunday night and the Hurricanes were slow and sloppy, losing 4-0. I’ve been covering the Hurricanes for The Hockey Writers for over three years. I’ve seen varying degrees of hockey from them along the way, some good and some bad. I’ve seen the ‘Canes play like they were Stanley Cup contenders, and I’ve seen them play...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

WATCH: Kid Masterpiece: Guess the Canes Player

Watch to see the Hurricanes attempt to guess which one of their teammates has been sketched by a fourth grader.
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4 days ago

WATCH: Kids Ask the Canes: What Do You Do When Not Playing Hockey?

Tanner, 6, wanted to know what the Hurricanes do when they do not have any on-ice duties. Watch to find out some of your favorite Hurricanes' leisures.
Via YouTube
4 days ago

WATCH: Kids Ask the Canes: Least Favorite Food

(02.03.17) - Jack, 7, asks the Hurricanes which food item they cannot stand.
Via YouTube
4 days ago

Victor Rask and the Infamous Hard Slump

Victor Rask of the Carolina Hurricanes is slumping hard. His play of late has not been horrid, just not up to his usual standard of performance. The normally reliable center for this youthful band of playoff aspirants usually plays with dependable efficiency and leadership for those around him. Without this play, a slump for Rask is hard. Hard to imagine and hard on the team. Rask...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 days ago

Bryan Bickell optimistic about returning soon to Canes following MS diagnosis

Bryan Bickell is getting close to returning to NHL action.Bickell announced he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis back in November. Acquired from the Blackhawks in the trade which brought Teuvo Teräväinen to the Carolina Hurricanes, Bickell’s appeared in just seven games in 2016-17. His last game came in late October.The diagnosis didn’t stop Bickell’s hopes of returning...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward sucker punches player laying on the ice

It was a long night for Cam Ward. The Carolina Hurricanes goalie's frustration boiled over with his team trailing 6-1 in the third period, and he punched defenseless Pittsburgh Penguins player Patric Hornqvist right on the face while Hornqvist was laying on the ice.Here's video of the incident: Ward was given a two-minute minor for roughing. That seems a bit lenient, and it will...
Via The Comeback
January 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Hawks rookie Malcolm Delaney gets his car washed, teammates then fill it with popcorn

It’s been done before — it even happened already today to a Carolina Hurricanes player — but that doesn’t mean it’s not still hilarious. After Atlanta rookie Malcolm Delaney had his car washed, his Hawks teammates filled the vehicle with popcorn. Delaney wasn’t particularly pleased when he found out:
Via The Comeback
January 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Hurricanes prank Ryan Murphy by filling his car with packing peanuts (vid)

Ryan Murphy may have nothing but love for his Carolina Hurricanes teammates in a general sense, but there’s a good chance he’s not too happy with them right now. The Hurricanes defenseman was on the receiving end of delightfully messy prank that involved his teammates filling up his BMW with an absurd amount of packing peanuts. From the front seat to the back seat and even the...
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January 12, 2017  |  Discuss

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