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Tweet RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s C...

'Canes Insider: Muller patient with Staal

There are high expectations for captain Eric Staal, and that won't change just because of a coaching change. The Hurricanes are intent on seeing more production out of the big center. That's where the coaching change comes in because an established former All-Star player such as Kirk Muller might be the remedy that Staal needs. How demanding Muller becomes in regard to...

Faulk won't play for Team USA in WJC

Canes general manager Jim Rutherford said today rookie defenseman Justin Faulk would not be participating for Team USA in the 2012 World Junior Championship in Calgary and Edmonton. Rutherford said last week the team was still considering allowing Faulk, who competed for Team USA in the 2011 WJC, to play. But he said today that Faulk was needed with the Canes. Rutherford said Faulk...

Monday debate: trade 'untouchables'

Canes general manager Jim Rutherford continues to say he's looking at potential trades and has often mentioned dealing a defenseman for a forward. But should that be it? Or should more players be available and on the table when deals are being discussed? And which ones? Question: which players would you consider the "untouchables" in potential trades? The floor is open.    

Canes, minus Sutter, get in power-play work

Derek Joslin, the extra defenseman in Sunday's game at Florida, was filling in today for center Brandon Sutter in practice at the RBC Center. Joslin was at center with Anthony Stewart and Andreas Nodl on the fourth line, and also scored on the shootout that ended practice. Canes coach Kirk Muller said Sutter was taking a maintenance day for a lower-body concern but would play...

Division leading Panthers to host Hurricanes

It was 2 12 weeks ago that Carolina lost at home to Florida in Kirk Muller's debut as coach. Though the results have not always shown it, Muller believes his new team has improved since he took over. The Hurricanes look to win consecutive games for the first time in almost a month when they visit the Southeast Division-leading Panthers on Sunday. Carolina (10-18-5) lost 3-1...

Hurricanes Weekly Report 12/12-12/18

Three points in three games this past week for the Canes. That doesn't sound too bad, but they were outshot, outchanced and outscored for yet another week. All three games were decided by only one goal and the fact that two came in losses does show that the Canes were getting slightly unlucky the past week but they were VERY lucky to even escape Toronto with a point and they...

Game 34 Preview: Hurricanes at Panthers

Carolina Hurricanes (10-18-5) at Florida Panthers (17-9-6)5 p.m., Bank Atlantic CenterTV: FS-Florida One of the most important things to do during the season is win games in your division, the Hurricanes have only one victory in the Southeast this year. On top of that, they have only gained three points in games against Southeast teams and that's partially the reason why they...

Canes Alumni to Replace Stolen Gifts for Army Family

Tweet RALEIGH, NC – Shane Willis, Youth and Amateur Hockey Coordinator and Carolina Hurricanes alumnus, w...

Russ’s Rants – The NHL Concussion Problem

Courtesy of Russ Cohen at Sportsology. Head over and check out his page. Great stuff!  I’ve been covering the NHL for over a decade and I’ve never seen so many players currently out with concussions. Here is the latest list: Jeff Skinner – Hurricanes Joni Pitkanen – Hurricanes Milan Michalek – Ottawa Sidney Crosby – [...]

Does Bigger Ice Equal Less Concussions?

from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun, In an effort to cut down on concussions, many have trotted out the age-old idea of widening the rink to give guys more room on international-sized ice. It’s a non-starter with NHL executives. One exec estimated it would cost upwards of US$12 million to retrofit his rink — a cost every team in the league would have to swallow to varying...

Hurricanes to Recall Riley Nash from Charlotte

Tweet RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s C...

Florida Panthers rally in overtime win against Carolina Hurricanes

‘Nothing comes easy’ for the Panthers, says coach Kevin Dineen. Take Sunday’s game, in which they rallied to beat Carolina.
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