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Carolina Hurricanes’ Eric Staal glad to be back on the ice

Eric Staal showed no lingering effects from offseason surgery Friday as the Carolina Hurricanes’ captain put in his first informal skate at Raleigh Center Ice. Staal pushed himself at times on the ice, looking anything but tentative. “I feel good,” he said. “I just want to continue to take steps before (training) camp opens and then look forward to the start of the year...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL News: Andrei Loktionov Has Options Waiting

While Andrei Loktionov continues to heal from offseason shoulder surgery, the Russian free agent has some offers waiting for him when he returns to health.#482959471 / gettyimages.comPer RSport (via Google Translate), Loktionov's agent Igor Larionov says there are two or three options available to him in the NHL and some interest from overseas in the KHL as well. While it...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sale Rumors Will Only Get Stronger Regarding The Carolina Hurricanes

from Luke DeCock of the News & Observer, Thursday morning on his radio show, Dan Patrick claimed that “a financial person who’s involved in this” told him the NHL would have a team in Las Vegas by 2016. He further claimed the Carolina Hurricanes were one of two teams that could move there. “I guess he’s asking an exorbitant price for his team,” Patrick said...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes Depth Chart 2014 2015

Fantasy Pool Guide 2014-15 $9.99 Carolina Hurricanes C 1. Eric Staal  2. Jordan Staal  3. Jay McClement  4. Riley Nash  5. Patrick Brown  L 1. Jeff Skinner  2. Nathan Gerbe  3. Jiri Tlusty  4. Phil Di Giuseppe  5. Brock McGinn  6. Sergey Tolchinsky  R 1...

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
10 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
16 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
18 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
20 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
21 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
21 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
25 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
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
July 29, 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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