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The Carolina Hurricanes have placed center Jussi Jokinen on waivers, which prompted a lot of discussion about the Rangers claiming him. Jokinen is having a down year, but he is still a good face off guy and one of Carolina’s top puck possession forwards (1.11 CorsiRelQoc, 3rd among ‘Canes forwards). Jokinen is shooting well below his career average (9%, average of 13%), which would affect his point totals. Also, his quality of teammates have taken a big hit over the past few years.
Two things might stop the Rangers from claiming him: His contract ($3 million through next season), and that he would be contract number 50 for this year. Fifty contracts is the max, and leaves the Rangers with minimal flexibility. His contract is a big dent in a year where the cap goes down. The Rangers would need to move a body this year and another body in the offseason to fit him in.
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With the Hurricanes currently in a tough losing streak, most people figured that there were going to be some changes to the roster very soon and we saw one of those moves today with Jussi Jokinen being placed on waivers. To most people, this move came as a surprise because Jokinen is known to most people as a "top-six player," a good face-off guy and a solid play-maker...
There's something funny about this.
I know "collusion" is a strong word, but you can't tell me some team out there somewhere doesn't have an interest in Carolina Hurricanes forward Jussi Jokinen, who just cleared waivers. Maybe teams have agreed not to take each other's guys? No takers for Jokinen makes no sense to me.
There still could be an Oilers...
Jussi Jokinen could have been a good addition to the Caps, but they passed.
During the team’s sixth-straight loss courtesy of dropping Tuesday night’s tilt against the Winnipeg Jets by a score of 4-1, Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jamie McBain suffered an epic whiff for the ages.
When trying to clear the puck out of the defensive zone, McBain whiffed horribly, missing the puck. As his stick returned to to the ice, he inadvertently propelled the puck...
Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jame McBain had some very bad luck against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night. He went to clear the puck after Joni Pitkanen broke up Jets’ forward Evander Kane’s passing attempt. McBain fanned on the first clearing attempt and then when he brought his stick back for a second attempt he fired it right past his own goalie. The goal ended up...
The Charlotte Checkers announced today the team has signed goaltender Mike Murphy to a professional tryout contract. Murphy was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the sixth round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft with the 165th overall pick. On March 18, 2009, he signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Hurricanes.In 2007-08, Murphy led the Belleville Bulls to the finals [...]
Prior to the 2013 season, hockey fans wondered which team would take a chance on free agent Alexander Semin. Coming off seven seasons with the Washington Capitals, Semin landed in Carolina with a one-year deal worth $7 million.
How has the Semin experiment worked for the Hurricanes? Pretty well, actually. Through 30 games, Semin has eight goals and 22 assists for a total of...
This time a backhand from the low slot by Jamie McBain of the Carolina Hurricanes.
Before taking the ice, Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jamie McBain probably should have taken the day off since he ended up making a pretty memorable NHL blooper.
The Hurricanes took on the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night and as McBain was trying to clear the puck to other side of the ice, he swung at the puck and missed.
That miss caused Jamie's backswing to send the the...
This could be a crazy day for the Oilers.
There could be a big pile of inactivity.
Which scenario would you rather?
Option 1: The Oilers pass up on/don't have the successful waiver claim for Jussi Jokinen. The Danny DeKeyser thing does not happen. Therefore, the Oilers move forward with the same roster going into Thursday's game, which might not be a bad...