Carolina Hurricanes Analyzed by Matt Cane’s Power Play Structure

The Carolina Hurricanes power play hasn’t been good this year and there is a new stat that might tell us why Earlier this week over at Hockey Graphs, Matt Cane wrote an article about a new statistic called power play structure.  Without going into too great of detail I’ll just quote his overview of the […] Carolina Hurricanes Analyzed by Matt Cane’s Power Play Structure...
Via Cardiac Cane
20 hours ago

Skidding Hurricanes look for turnaround against Maple Leafs

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes couldn't have picked a worst time for their offense to hit the skids. After battling back into playoff contention in the Eastern Conference last month, the Hurricanes have now lost three straight heading into Sunday night's game against Toronto -- one of a handful of teams Carolina is chasing for a final wild-card spot. The Hurricanes,...
Via FOX Sports
21 hours 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
1 day ago

Carolina Hurricanes Return With Loss to Avalanche

Back from the Bye Week, Carolina Hurricanes looked to start strong against the Colorado Avalanche Back to work, as they say, the Carolina Hurricanes finally got back last night after having a long hiatus.  Not only did they get a five-day break but with the lite schedule the prior week it felt like the season […] Carolina Hurricanes Return With Loss to Avalanche - Cardiac Cane...
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1 day ago

Carolina Hurricanes’ Victor Rask: Where Art Thou?

Victor Rask is in his longest scoring slump since his rookie year. On January 14th, the Carolina Hurricanes were on a four-game win streak and averaged over five goals a game. The young team was in the midst of a playoff push, only three points out of the final wildcard spot. During the same span, […] Carolina Hurricanes’ Victor Rask: Where Art Thou? - Cardiac Cane - Cardiac...
Via Cardiac Cane
2 days ago

Hurricanes return from break to host Avalanche

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes are counting on their time off providing a lift as they return to action Friday night to begin a five-game homestand. The opponent at PNC Arena will be the Colorado Avalanche, the worst team in the NHL. "When you take five days off, you're going to sink a little in the standings," Carolina coach Bill Peters said. "Now you have to make sure...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Hurricanes’ Slow & Steady Rebuild

The Carolina Hurricanes certainly have a lot on their plate right now. With the upcoming expansion draft, the NHL trade deadline and the possibility of playoff contention, there’s no lack of influences weighing on the slew of decisions Ron Francis, the club’s general manager, needs to make between now and the draft. As he rebuilds the team, a key focus has been placed on defensive...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Hurricanes Need 2 Things, at Least

The Carolina Hurricanes are sitting in ninth place in the NHL Wild Card standings with 55 points, albeit only six point away from the Toronto Maple Leafs who sit at 61 points. However, there are six teams between the ‘Canes and the Leafs, and there is another factor facing them that will make catching anyone a difficult task — the Hurricanes have a bye week as required by the...
Via The Hockey Writers
7 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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Aho scores winning goal to lead Hurricanes past Oilers 2-1

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Sebastian Aho scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, lifting the Carolina Hurricanes past the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 on Friday night. Jordan Staal had a goal in the first period for Carolina, which split the season series. Edmonton won the other meeting, 3-2 at home on Oct. 18. Connor McDavid scored the Oilers' only goal, tying the game in the second...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Aho's 1st hat trick helps Hurricanes beat Flyers to end skid

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Sebastian Aho had his first career hat trick and added an assist, sparking the Carolina Hurricanes to a 5-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night. The win snapped a five-game slide for Carolina - with all the losses in regulation - and ended Philadelphia's three-game winning streak. Aho, a 19-year-old from Finland, became the first Carolina...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bettman: Carolina Hurricanes not under threat of relocation

LOS ANGELES (AP) NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says Carolina Hurricanes fans shouldn't worry about losing their team to Quebec City. Bettman swiftly knocked down speculation about a possible relocation of the Hurricanes on Saturday during All-Star weekend, saying the league is committed to keeping the team in Raleigh, North Carolina. ''The club is not moving,'' Bettman said....
Via Associated Press
21 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
29 days ago  |  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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 12, 2017  |  Discuss

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