Found May 15, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:
Overall, I am a fan of Canes GM Jim Rutherford. I am not in the camp calling for his job after yet another playoff miss. I grumble about the lack of volume of playoff appearances as much as every other Canes fan. But sprinkled amongst the misses are 3 truly magical deep playoff runs including a Stanley Cup win. And if you understand the details of how those 3 teams were built, Rutherford deser...

Eric Staal Suffers Brutal Knee Injury At World Championships

Eric Staal’s NHL season was cut short as the Carolina Hurricanes didn’t make it to the postseason. Staal went on to play in the IIHF World Championship, serving as the captain for Team Canada. In a game against Sweden on Thursday, Staal collided knee-on-knee with Vancouver Canucks defenseman and Swede, Alex Edler. From the video footage (which can be viewed here), you can see...

Alex Edler Leaves Eric Staal in Ton of Pain After Knee-on-Knee Hit at World Championships

The NHL season may be over for 22 teams, but that doesn’t mean the hockey has stopped for players on the 22 teams who aren’t lucky enough to still be playing for the Stanley Cup. The world championships are going on right now, and there is plenty of NHL representation. At least one team must be hating that fact right now. That team would be the Carolina Hurricanes who saw their...

Carolina Hurricanes 2013 Zone Entries

One of the growing developments in hockey analysis is tracking zone entries to gauge a team's performance in the neutral zone. Why is neutral zone play important? I've gone over this a few times, but I don't have a problem repeating myself. A recent study done by Eric Tulsky and some other hockey bloggers & researchers have shown that being able to win the battle...

Eric Staal injured in knee-on-knee collision at World Championships

During the first period of Canada vs. Sweden in the Men’s World Hockey Championships in Helsinki, Finland, Alexander Edler collided with Eric Staal in a horrific knee-on-knee hit.  Staal was immediately down and writhing in pain.  Staal had to be helped off the ice by trainers and could hardly put any weight on his leg.  Edler was given a five-minute major for kneeing and was...

Eric Staal Injured In World Championship Game

Staal had to be helped off the ice and put no weight on his right leg after a knee-on-knee hit from Alex Edler in the first period of Canada/Sweden WC game today. Edler received a major and a game misconduct.   Bad news for Canes star at worlds.RT "@linushugosson Eric Staal in serious pain after knee-on-knee hit"… — Yahoo Sports...

Matt Karash: Eric Staal world championship injury

So today Eric Staal took what looked like a dirty knee on knee hit from fellow NHLer Alexander Edler in Canada's game versus Sweden this afternoon. At this point, it is all speculation, but it did not look good. He was in severe pain and needed help from a couple teammates to make it off the ice. It will be interesting to see if any kind of early report filters back through...

This Is Why You Don’t Miss The NHL Playoffs

  Fans HATE when their players go play in the Worlds because it a) means their team is not in the playoffs, b) someone could get hurt, and c) is a pretty meaningless tournament. Well, someone did get hurt. Eric Staal is the Carolina Hurricanes’ captain, all-time leader in pretty much everything, and their heart and soul. The Hurricanes missed the playoffs this year after a catastrophic...

GARTH: Heavyweight Street Fight

It was an ugly scene in the first period of the IIHF Worlds. The play will have a profound impact on the Sweden-Canada quarter final. two international hockey giants entered the octagon, and only one team will leave. Vancouver Canuck D, Alex Edler, hammered Canada's captain, Eric Staal, with an obvious knee-on-knee #hurricanes captain Eric Staal in serious pain after...
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