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Jeff O’Neill On The Carolina Hurricanes

from Katie Strang of ESPN, Though the Carolina Hurricanes made significant changes in their front office and behind the bench – Ron Francis took over as general manager while former Detroit Red Wings assistant coach Bill Peters replaced Kirk Mueller as head coach -- following the team’s 13th place finish last season, the personnel has not fluctuated much. And considering...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

How long can Carolina put off a major makeover?

For more than a decade, the Carolina Hurricanes seemingly presented an all-or-nothing proposition: they’d either make a deep playoff run or miss the postseason entirely. Consider their remarkable results since losing in the 2002 Stanley Cup Final against the Detroit Red Wings: 2001-02: lost in SCF 2002-03 and 03-04: missed playoffs 2005-06: Won the Stanley Cup 2006-07 and 07-08...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Injury Update: Eric Staal undergoes surgery for core muscle

According to Jason Brough of NBC Sports, Carolina Hurricanes center Eric Staal underwent surgical repair to a core muscle on July 29. It remains unknown how the injury was sustained, and the only detail available regarding when it occurred is that the injury happened during the off-season. Staal hopes to recover in time for training camp and the start of the upcoming season.#140138089...
Via Sports Injury Alert
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Bruins Goalie Anton Khudobin Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge In Hilarious Video

Former Boston Bruins goaltender Anton Khudobin became the latest Carolina Hurricanes player to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge in support of ALS on Monday. The 28-year-old, who was challenged by goaltender teammate Cam Ward, used a few different props in his video. Among the items involved were a cat litter box, goggles, some sort of hat and a life preserver. Props to Khudobin...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes News: Joni Pitkanen's career still in doubt

Over a year since breaking his heel, Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Joni Pitkanen's career still remains in doubt.#160565510 / gettyimages.comPitkanen has not played since sustaining his injury on April 2nd, 2013 while racing Troy Brouwer of the Washington Capitals to touch up icing, has been working with Raleigh Orthopedic in hopes of recovering his heel enough to continue...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Checking in on the Carolina Hurricanes

Last year: 36-35-11, seventh in the Metro Division. Missed the postseason by 10 points. Key additions: Tim Gleason, Jay McClement, Brad Malone Key subtractions: Andrei Loktionov, Justin Peters, Manny Malhotra, Drayson Bowman (likely), Radek Dvorak (likely), Mike Komisarek (likely), Joni Pitkanen (likely) Franchise direction: Like the Penguins and Capitals, Carolina elected...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL, Carolina Hurricanes agree to terms with Haydn Fleury

Hayden Fleury (photo courtesy NHL.com)RALEIGH--The Carolina Hurricanes announced that the team has agreed to terms with 18-year old defenseman Haydn Fleury on a three-year, entry-level contract. According to a team press release, the deal will pay Fleury $832,500 per season at the NHL level or $70,000 at the American Hockey League (AHL) level for each season. He will also receive...
Via Online Sports Guys
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Stall On The Upcoming Season

from Michael Smith of CarolinaHurricanes.com, At the end of the 2013-14 season, the fifth straight year in which the Carolina Hurricanes had missed the playoffs, captain Eric Staal once again faced the media in a haze of disappointment. He was dejected, and he was blunt. “I know everybody is frustrated,” he said. “I know our fans are frustrated. Management, staff...
Via Kukla's Korner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina’s Pitkanen (heel) not close to returning

Joni Pitkanen missed all of last season recovering from a severely broken heel, and it doesn’t sound as though the recuperation process has advanced much. In a brief interview with Finnish news outlet Kaleva, Pitkanen said he’s a “long way” from returning to play, noting that the injury hasn’t shown much improvement and he also hasn’t resumed skating.
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

A Look At The Carolina Hurricanes

NHL.com is previewing all 30 NHL teams during the month of August, today the Carolina Hurricanes... from Davis Harper of NHL.com, Asked about the lack of summer splashes, (Ron)Francis noted the Hurricanes had "good pieces in place" and pointed to recent roster additions as a sign they are not content with another early summer. "It wasn't that we were...
Via Kukla's Korner
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes News: Eric Staal Has Surgery

Carolina Hurricanes General Manager Ron Francis released a statement on Wednesday, July 30th, announcing that captain Eric Staal underwent surgery to repair a torn core muscle.#465508575 / gettyimages.comStaal suffered the injury during offseason training. He was evaluated last week in Philadelphia by Dr. William Meyers, and they thought it would be best to repair Staals...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes’ Eric Staal Has Sports Hernia Surgery; Should Be Ready By Training Camp

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes say captain Eric Staal has had surgery to repair a core muscle injury and should be ready for training camp. General manager Ron Francis said the surgery was performed Tuesday by a doctor in Philadelphia. He says Staal suffered the injury — also known as a sports hernia — during offseason training. Francis says the doctor who performed...
Via NESN.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes News: Brett Bellemore re-signs

The Carolina Hurricanes have an announcement to make,NEWS: #Canes sign defenseman Brett Bellemore to a one-year contract. Details: http://t.co/3c7RBo3rlD pic.twitter.com/K1zBPGXvsB— Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) July 25, 2014#460792829 / gettyimages.comChip Alexander of the Raleigh News and Observer has the details,Canes GM Ron Francis says Brett Bellemore has signed a 1-year...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Buy Alexander Semin's mansion for $2.8 million

BC tipster Chris H sent word last night to the BC tip hotline that Carolina Hurricanes right winger Alexander Semin, who last…
Via Busted Coverage
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes draft defenseman Haydn Fleury in first round

Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis used the first draft pick of his tenure in Charlotte on one of the top defenseman available in the draft, Canadian prospect Haydn Fleury. Fleury, a 6-foot-2 left-hander who last played for Red Deer in the WHL, was taken with the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. He was the second defenseman off the draft board, following No...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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