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Staal Undergoes Surgery for Core Muscle Injury

Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that center Eric Staal underwent surgery to repair a core muscle injury suffered during off-season training. The procedure was performed by Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia. “Eric notified us of the injury late last week, and flew to Raleigh and then...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eric Staal Had Recent Surgery For Core Muscle Injury

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that center Eric Staal underwent surgery to repair a core muscle injury suffered during off-season training. The procedure was performed by Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia. “Eric notified us of the injury late last week, and flew...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Canes’ new coach low-key, but ready for challenge

Carolina Hurricanes coach Bill Peters was an assistant with the Detroit Red Wings last season when the HBO crew rolled in to tape the “24/7: Road to the Winter Classic” series. The HBO cameras were everywhere, it seemed, but Peters wound up with scant on-air time. “I hid, for sure,” Peters said, smiling. “There’s more interesting people than me to interview and spend...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes News: Brett Bellemore re-signs

The Carolina Hurricanes have an announcement to make,NEWS: #Canes sign defenseman Brett Bellemore to a one-year contract. Details: http://t.co/3c7RBo3rlD pic.twitter.com/K1zBPGXvsB— Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) July 25, 2014#460792829 / gettyimages.comChip Alexander of the Raleigh News and Observer has the details,Canes GM Ron Francis says Brett Bellemore has signed a 1-year...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Ward robs Dvorak, the most underrated save in NHL history? (2006 Stanley Cup Finals - Oilers vs. Hurricanes)

Is this the best save of Cam Ward's career? Or maybe this one, or this? Point is, the Hurricanes goaltender has a lot of mind-boggling stops under his resume. Here's one that you may have not seen very often: Ward robs Radek Dvorak with a diving glove save in Game Six of the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals between the Edmonton Oilers and Carolina Hurricanes. I myself haven'...
Via Talk Hockey
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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
5 days 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
7 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
11 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
15 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
17 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
23 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
28 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
June 27, 2014  |  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
June 24, 2014  |  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
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