Found September 06, 2013 on
Another new face will be at training camp, as it was announced that the Hurricanes invited veteran forward Radek Dvorak to their training camp which begins in another week or so. Dvorak has played for seven different NHL clubs over 16 seasons and was most recently with the Anaheim Ducks. He was brought in after the trade deadline and contributed nicely with four goals in nine games. However, he failed to crack the lineup for any of their seven playoff games. Now 36 years old, Dvorak has seen most of his skills dwindle in recent seasons. He was once a quick, effective checking line player who could get you at least 10 goals and 30+ points in a year but it's been awhile since has been able to do that. Dvorak's speed is mostly gone and he has struggled to get the puck moving in the right direction at even strength becuase of it. The one thing Dvorak can still do adequately is kill penalties and that is likely why he received an invite to the Canes training camp. The Hurrica...
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Today, we take a look at the Anaheim Ducks.
By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh)
2013 Season: 30-12-6, 66 pts (1st in Pacific Division, 2nd in Western Conference)
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from Luke DeCock of the News & Observer,
The apparent lack of progress with Joni Pitkanen’s shattered heel is awful news for the Carolina Hurricanes in so many ways. It’s hard to pick just one: The minutes he plays; the all-around role the defenseman can fill when at his best; the fact that the needless injury, suffered on a meaningless icing play, has the potential...
The Hurricanes played most of last season with a banged up roster and an important piece missing was Tuomo Ruutu. The rugged winger was limited to only 17 games last season after undoing hip surgery during the lockout. It was clear that his absence created a big void to fill in the Hurricanes top-six, as the team struggled to replace him on the second line. The right wing spot was...
They just don't get it
I would have loved to have done a full report on the Baby Ranger's game against the Carolina Hurricanes at Traverse City but there wasn't any live audio or video of the game. The Rangers either by choice or by NHL edict are not showing the games of Traverse City after doing so in the past.
If it is a decision that the Rangers made then once...