Found August 15, 2013 on
The 2013 Carolina Hurricanes were a very strange team. They finished with a lottery pick despite being a positive team in terms of even strength puck-possession and managed to do it while playing behind one of the most porous defenses in the NHL. They were among the worst teams in the league at preventing shots on goal but managed to create more than they gave up, as they were also one of the best teams at creating 5v5 shots on goal. This should have resulted in them scoring more goals but that wasn't the case, unfortunately.
Outside of their first line, the Canes had problems finding the back of the net. They had the 7th worst 5v5 shooting percentage in the NHL and the worst shooting percentage on the power play. On top of that, they received below average goaltending and that's generally bad news when you give up 30+ shots per 60 minutes during even strength play along with a terrible penalty kill. The fact that the Hurricanes were able to stay above water at even stre...
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Marc has never said a word about joining his brothers in Carolina
Ever since Jordan Staal turned down a 10-year, $60 million contract extension from Pittsburgh last June, leading to a blockbuster draft day trade to the Hurricanes, Rangers fans have been panicked about Marc Staal’s desire to join his three brothers in Carolina.
Marc himself has never given us any reason to believe...
When the Carolina Hurricanes snatched Alexander off the free agent market for a nearly risk-free 1-year trial contract, Canes fans were generally pleased. The summer of pulling off an aggressive draft day trade for Jordan Staal followed by seizing the opportunity to sign another elite forward in Semin seemed very unCanes-like and unRutherford-like. I was a big fan of the 1-year...
Weight: 191 lbs.
Drafted: 1st Round, 2007 Draft
Last Year's Ranking: 22
The sound bites from the executive office at PNC Arena during the second half of the summer do not suggest any big additions to the current Carolina Hurricanes lineup before training camp. The big fuss in mid-July had Canes GM Jim Rutherford suggesting that he might make a big addition but only if he could couple it with a subtraction. There was also some mumbling about being at...
Thanks to everyone who took a couple minutes to complete the Canes youth poll. Here are the results:
1-Which long-time Canes forward prospect is most likely to rise up in training camp, seize a spot and make the biggest contribution during the 2013-14 season?
Zac Dalpe 28%; Zach Boychuk 0%; Riley Nash 38%; Brett Sutter 18%; Drayson Bowman 18%
2-Which younger Canes forward...