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Flyers Rumors: Andrej Sekera, Jeff Petry, Jakub Kindl

The Philadelphia Flyers are looking to strengthen their defense, but their aren't many names on the market right now.#484499233 / gettyimages.comFrank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News, noted the Flyers defensive issues. He explained that the Flyers need a player like Anton Volchenkov, but may have to settle for Andrej Sekera, Jeff Petry, or Jakub Kindl. These are...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Injury Update: Sekera, Liles, Skinner all near return

There is more good news coming for the Carolina Hurricanes. Yes Eric Staal is skating, and the team is about to welcome back three players to their lineup. These players include defensemen Andrej Sekera and John-Michael Liles and forward Jeff Skinner.<div style="background-color: white; color: #a7a7a7; display: inline-block; font-family: "Helvetica Neue",Arial...
Via Sports Injury Alert
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes-Jets Preview

With some reinforcements on the way, the Carolina Hurricanes can confidently focus on earning their first victory. The visiting Hurricanes could have three key players back as they try to avoid matching a club record with five straight losses to open the season Tuesday night against the reeling Winnipeg Jets. After scoring a career-high 33 goals in 2013-14, star Carolina winger Jeff...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Injury Update: Eric Staal out for Tonight’s Game

The hits keep on coming for the Carolina Hurricanes. They will also be without Eric Staal tonight for their game against the New York Rangers.  Previously, it was also announced that two other players who would not be playing tonight - Jeff Skinner and Andrej Sekera. #79363083 / gettyimages.comChris Peters from CBS Sports reported that Eric Staal would miss his second straight game...
Via Sports Injury Alert
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 5: Needing to beat a bad Carolina team

It’s too early in the season to call a game a must win, but the Rangers could really use a dominant showing against the woeful Carolina Hurricanes tonight. The Canes are without brothers Staal, Jeff Skinner, and Andrej Sekera. Considering the team really wasn’t that good to begin with, missing four of their top players […] The post Game 5: Needing to beat a bad Carolina team...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Injury Update: Andrej Sekera and Jeff Skinner out for Tonight’s Game

The Carolina Hurricanes will be without both Jeff Skinner and Andrej Sekera tonight for their game against the New York Rangers. #460792769 / gettyimages.comSkinner, Sekera out tonight Peters says.— Chip Alexander (@ice_chip) October 16, 2014Jeff Skinner has been out of the lineup since October 5th with a concussion suffered in the preseason but was hoping to rejoin the team for...
Via Sports Injury Alert
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Injury Update: Andrej Sekera feeling 'real sore', considered day-to-day

The Carolina Hurricanes received some good news regarding the nasty spill that starting defenseman Andrej Sekera took into the boards Tuesday night. According to The Score, Sekera emerged only "real sore" from a face-first collision with the end boards that looked to be potentially much worse.#477346609 / gettyimages.com Sekera appeared to have gotten his skate caught...
Via Sports Injury Alert
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes beat Islanders 4-2

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) Defenseman Ryan Murphy had a goal and an assist and Drew MacIntyre made 24 saves to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 4-2 in an exhibition game Wednesday night. Murphy opened the scoring with a power-play goal at 8:29 of the first, beating goalie Jaroslav Halak. Jeff Skinner, Nathan Gerbe and Andrej Sekera also scored for Carolina. Ryan...
Via AP on Fox
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets beat Hurricanes in exhibition opener

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Cam Atkinson scored twice and Anton Forsberg made 29 saves to help a Columbus Blue Jackets split squad beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Sunday in the exhibition opener for both teams. Nick Foligno and Mike Hoeffel added goals for Columbus. Chris Terry, Riley Nash and Andrej Sekera scored for Carolina. The Hurricanes have lost six straight exhibition openers...
Via AP on Fox
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 80 By the Numbers: Hurricanes at Rangers

With last night’s 4-1 loss to the New York Rangers, the Carolina Hurricanes are mercifully officially eliminated from playoff contention and it was fitting that a game like this would be the final nail in the coffin. The Rangers outplayed and skated circles around the Hurricanes in route to a win and this was with them missing a key player in defenseman Ryan McDonagh. Yes, the...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Neutral Zone Breakdown: Open Door Policy

Tracking zone entries has been all the rage in the hockey analytics community this year and the main thing we look at is how often a team/player carries the puck into the offensive zone as opposed to dumping it in. That is generally how we judge which players are "winning the battle" in the neutral zone and creating the most offense off of zone entries. As important as...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Neutral Zone Breakdown: Open Door Policy

Tracking zone entries has been all the rage in the hockey analytics community this year and the main thing we look at is how often a team/player carries the puck into the offensive zone as opposed to dumping it in. That is generally how we judge which players are "winning the battle" in the neutral zone and creating the most offense off of zone entries. As important as...
Via Shutdown Line
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Play Problems: Setup & Shot Location

The struggles of the Hurricanes power play are frustrating and it goes beyond just this season. The team's power play has ranked in the bottom half of the league for the last five years, so figuring out the root of the problem is a daunting task at this point. This year is especially frustrating because the Hurricanes have the personnel to run a power play that can at least be...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrej Sekera Possessed The Puck For 24 Seconds Before Scoring Against Anaheim

Down 5-0 to the Ducks in the second period of Sunday night’s game in Anaheim, Hurricanes defenseman Andrej Sekera was clearly fed up and decided to take things into his own hands. And by that, I mean he refused to pass to anybody else on the ice until Carolina scored their first goal. With about five minutes left in the second, Sekera gathered a loose puck in the offensive zone...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes: Three blueline targets before trade deadline

In many ways this season, the Hurricanes have never recovered from the loss of top defenseman Joni Pitkanen, whose ankle injury was deemed season-ending back in September. Defenseman Andrej Sekera, acquired at the NHL Draft last June, has been one of Carolina's best players; and 21-year-old Justin Faulk has a bright present and excellent future as a top blueliner. But there&...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Preview: Hurricanes at Sabres

(Photo courtesy of Sabres.nhl.com) With the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in the books, the NHL season resumes Tuesday, after players and coaches are back at work and, hopefully, got some much-needed rest as we continue on with the season. There is just one game Tuesday, which happens to be the Carolina Hurricanes (26-22-9) taking on the worst team in the NHL, the Buffalo Sabres (15...
Via New York Sports-Kings
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes extend home dominance of Panthers, 5-1

Riley Nash and Alexander Semin scored 87 seconds apart early in the Carolina Hurricanes' 5-1 rout of the Florida Panthers on Friday night. Brett Bellemore, Jiri Tlusty and Andrej Sekera also scored, and Jeff Skinner had two assists to help the Hurricanes win their seventh in 10 games. Eric Staal set the club record for career shots on goal, passing Hall of Famer Ron Francis...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Canes crush Panthers before Olympic sendoff

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Riley Nash and Alexander Semin scored 87 seconds apart early in the Carolina Hurricanes' 5-1 rout of the Florida Panthers on Friday night. Brett Bellemore, Jiri Tlusty and Andrej Sekera also scored, and Jeff Skinner had two assists to help the Hurricanes win their seventh in 10 games. Eric Staal set the club record for career shots on goal, passing Hall of Famer...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrej Sekera's surprising season

When the Hurricanes acquired Andrej Sekera from the Buffalo Sabres, it was met with mixed to negative reactions. Sekera wasn't considered a "top four defenseman" by many and most thought that he wasn't worth a roster player and a second round pick. It's been almost seven months since that trade happened and Sekera actually looks like he is worth way more than...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes rally to beat Sabres 5-3

Alexander Semin had two goals and defenseman Andrej Sekera added a score at 9:50 of the third to lift the Carolina Hurricanes to a 5-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. Jeff Skinner also scored for the Hurricanes, who overcame three one-goal deficits. Jiri Tlusty sealed the win by scoring into an empty net with one second remaining. Semin has six goals in his past...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

2013-14 Fantasy Hockey Daily Fix: Thursday, January 9th

There are a couple games tonight I would love to take full advantage of, but the majority of the NHL slate is packed with toss up games. Thoughts and Musings: The Carolina Hurricanes rake the Leafs 4-2. Carolina has had a nice layover after their game in Buffalo on Tuesday was postponed due to inclement weather. The Hurricanes are hot right now, especially at home. I love Jeff Skinner...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Fixing the third defense pair

Poor depth has been the root of a lot of the Hurricanes problems this year and a major one has been finding a consistent third defense pairing. The blue line was a major concern for this team coming into the season but the third pairing wasn't supposed to be a problem. If anything, a problem last year was that the Hurricanes had "too many" third pairing guys and not...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

The Slovakian 2014 Olympic hockey team

Defense Zdeno Chara  (Boston Bruins)Martin Marincin (Edmonton Oilers)Andrej Meszaros (Philadelphia Flyers)Andrej Sekera (Carolina Hurricanes)Lubomir Visnovsky (New York Islanders)Ivan BarankaDominik GranakMichal SersenForwardsMarian Gaborik, (Columbus Blue Jackets)Michal Handzus, (Chicago Blackhawks)Marian Hossa, (Chicago Blackhawks)Tomas Jurco, (Detroit Red Wings)Tomas Kopecky...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Zone Exits: The case for adding a puck-mover

The term "puck-moving defenseman" has become a taboo topic among Carolina fans because most are sick of hearing about it at this point. Between the years of watching terrible defensive play and the rumors of the Hurricanes being interested of John-Michael Liles, the mere mention of the words "puck-moving defenseman" is bound to make any Carolina fan cringe. Personally...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Solving the Hurricanes defense logjam

As everyone slowly returns to health, the Hurricanes will have some roster decisions to make over the next few days. The team has been the center of a lot of trade rumors lately and with there being 23 skaters and three goaltenders at practice now, there are bound to be some bodies moved soon. The most obvious decision they'll have to make is whether or not they want to trade...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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