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Carolina Hurricanes: A Look at the Forward Depth Chart Before Free Agency

At the 2016 NHL Draft, player trades were few and far between. The Carolina Hurricanes didn’t make any moves on draft weekend and go into free agency with holes to fill. With a young and stout blue line going into October, general manager Ron Francis will certainly be looking to fill in some holes up […] Carolina Hurricanes: A Look at the Forward Depth Chart Before Free Agency...
Via Cardiac Cane
13 hours ago

Carolina Hurricanes Qualify Seven Players

Carolina Hurricanes Qualifed One Carolina Hurricane member and six minor league team members.   The Carolina Hurricanes qualified Patrick Brown, Victor Rask, Brody Sutter, Keegan Lowe, Ryan Murphy and Dennis Robertson, by today’s 5:00pm deadline. However, (and for me, sadly) they didn’t qualify Zach Boychuk, Anthony Camara, Dane Fox, Carter Sandlack, Justin Shugg, Danny Biega...
Via Cardiac Cane
14 hours ago

Sounds like Eric Staal won't return to the Hurricanes

After Eric Staal was traded to the New York Rangers during the 2015-16 season, there was some speculation that the forward could return to the Carolina Hurricanes as a free agent over the summer. Those rumors may be put to rest as new reports indicate a reunion won’t be in the works. Canes GM Ron Francis says he has had no contact with Eric Staal, indicating it is extremely...
Via Puck Drunk Love
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cinderella Coastal Carolina forces winner-take-all Game 3 of College World Series final

OMAHA, Neb. — Coastal Carolina's incredible postseason run isn't over yet.Connor Owings' bloop RBI single sparked a three-run eighth inning, and the Chanticleers beat Arizona 5-4 on Tuesday night to send the College World Series finals to a deciding Game 3.Mike Morrison was sensational in his first start of the season, helping the Chanticleers rebound from a 3-0 loss to the Wildcats...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Coastal Carolina beats Arizona 5-4 to even CWS finals

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Connor Owings’ bloop RBI single sparked a three-run eighth inning, and Coastal Carolina beat Arizona 5-4 on Tuesday night to send the College World Series finals to a deciding Game 3. Mike Morrison was sensational in his first start of the season, helping the Chanticleers rebound from a 3-0 loss to the Wildcats in the opener. The teams meet again Wednesday...

Mike Morrison gives great interview after last outing for Coastal Carolina

Mike Morrison put together one heck of an outing for Coastal Carolina in his final appearance ever for the Chants, and he was very sentimental about the experience. Morrison, a closer, was asked to make the start for Coastal Carolina in Game 2 of their WCWS final game against Arizona on Tuesday. He more than delivered. Morrison pitched 6.2 innings on a career-high 103 pitches and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes Sign RFA Patrick Brown

Carolina Hurricanes have signed restricted free agent forward Partrick Brown to a one year deal. The deal will pay Brown $650,000 at the NHL level or $75,000 at the AHL level. Patrick Brown was given a qualifying offer on Monday to retain his RFA status. Brown and the Carolina Hurricanes wasted no time as they […] Carolina Hurricanes Sign RFA Patrick Brown - Cardiac Cane - Cardiac...
Via Cardiac Cane
1 day ago

Hurricanes Post-Draft Update

The NHL Entry Draft weekend has concluded and the Carolina Hurricanes have added two more promising prospects to their growing list of talent. Now General Manager Ron Francis turns his attention towards negotiating with restricted free agents, as well as free agency itself. Here is a Hurricanes update as to where the team stands heading into this crazy part of the off-season. Goaltending...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

WATCH: Ron Francis on the 2016 Hurricanes Draft Class

(6.25.16) - Ron Francis spoke with the media after the final day of the 2016 NHL Draft.
Via YouTube
2 days ago

WATCH: Tony MacDonald on the Hurricanes First Round Picks

(6.24.16) - Tony MacDonald speaks with the media after the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft.
Via YouTube
2 days ago

WATCH: Ron Francis on the Hurricanes First Round Picks

(6.24.16) - Ron Francis spoke with the media after the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft.
Via YouTube
2 days ago

Hurricanes Hit Homeruns in First Round

The Carolina Hurricanes entered the first-round of the 2016 NHL Draft on Friday with a lot of questions, and general manager Ron Francis stuck to plan and drafted with both of their top-30 picks. Jake Bean With their first pick in the draft at 13th overall, the Canes had a lot of options. A team stocked with young defensemen, the Hurricanes were expected to draft a heavy forward...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days 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
5 days 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
6 days 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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
13 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
13 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
27 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
28 days ago  |  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

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
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