Found January 18, 2013 on
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Los Angeles Kings
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Carolina Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford liked the core of his team enough at the end of last season that instead of moving players from a club that didnt reach the postseason, he systematically added parts.
Gone, at least for now, is the perception that this is a penny-pinching organization trying to massage a playoff spot out of a group that too often lacked the depth and usually firepower to get past the stronger teams in the Eastern Conference.
So instead of letting Tuomo Ruutu go, he was re-signed, though he may miss the season with a hip injury. The team traded for Jordan Staal, who had just one year left on his contract in Pittsburgh. But that risk was smoothed by the reality that his older brother has been a perennial All-Star with the Hurricanes for nearly a decade and, wanting to stay together, the younger Staal later inked a 10-year, 60 million contract with the team.
They signed sniper Alexander Semin to a one-year, 7 million deal. The lone ...
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Earlier on Wednesday, the Carolina Hurricanes made the decision to put both Brett Sutter and Andreas Nodl on waivers, meaning that the Canes are very close to trimming their roster down to the 23 player limit. Assuming they put Tuomo Ruutu on Long-Term Injured Reserve, the Canes would need to make one more cut to reach the limit and if they don't, then two players need to go...
Well, after a very long wait the big day is finally here and the NHL season is ready to get underway starting at 3 p.m. Saturday. Today was the last day of training camp and teams had until 5 p.m. to finalize their rosters for opening night. We've spent the last week or so going over which players might make the roster and the final 23 are now set in stone.
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Carolina Hurricanes vs. Florida Panthers
BankAtlantic Center, 7:30 p.m.
TV: FS-Carolinas, FS-Florida
The long wait is finally over and the much anticipated 2013 season will begin tonight for the Carolina Hurricanes. Carolina comes into this season with a new-look offense and greater expectations than they've had in a few years. It's definitely an exciting time to...
from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
What markets will suffer the most because of the lockout?
Maybe none will. But we'll be interested in places such as Anaheim, which needs success to reinforce its place in the marketplace galvanized most recently by the 2007 Cup win. Dallas needs a strong start and a playoff berth to help new owner Tom Gaglardi realize his dream of restoring...