Found January 26, 2012 on Fox - The Hockey Guy:
Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Joni Pitkanen is recovering from knee surgery, but not as quickly as the team hoped. He may not return to action until early March – well after the NHL’s Feb. 27 trade deadline passes.But that won’t stop Carolina from entertaining trade offers for veteran defensemen Tim Gleason, Bryan Allen and Jaroslav Spacek. Each of those players will become unrestricted free agents after the season and Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford is looking to retool with younger players.Each of those defensemen could have value to contending teams looking to rent some help. The Flyers, for instance, are looking to fortify their blue line after losing Chris Pronger to a season-ending concussion.“Despite all the talk that people stir up, I'm approaching it at this stage as being more interested in hockey trades and not deadline trades or trading UFAs,” Rutherford told the Raleigh News & Observer. “If something makes sense for our organization and from a financial point of v...

Hurricanes' play no longer Staal-ed

Whether it's the new coach or the new year, something has gotten into Eric Staal. Since Dec. 29 -- incidentally, two days after his brother Marc Staal was cleared for contact after suffering a concussion at the hands of Eric -- he has been on a scoring rampage with 16 points in 13 games. Some fans were booing his every shift but after the dismal start it seems that Staal is...

Top 5 Goals: Tlusty shoots off Caps

Carolina forward Jiri Tlusty couldn't be stopped, not even by a questionable Tomas Vokoun tactic in the Washington net.

Hurricanes vs.Capitals 1/15/12 Complete Coverage

I was not able to live-track the Hurricanes-Capitals game on January 15th because I was at the game and it's taken me longer than usual to get the scoring chances posted for this game because I was planning on doing something special with this. Remember my post where I tracked zone exits for certain shifts to see how effective certain defensemen were at completing breakout passes...

25 Games

The Hurricanes 2-1 overtime loss to the New York Islanders last Saturday marked game number 25 for Kirk Muller as the Hurricanes new coach. Why is that important? Because Paul Maurice was fired after game 25 (4-3 loss to Ottawa in late Nov.) and we can now reasonably compare what the two have done as the Canes bench boss. The consensus among fans is that the team is playing better...
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