Morning Line - Chad LaRose

"But I couldn't give somebody me, I couldn't give them 100 percent of me. I wasn't into the game anymore and I didn't think it was fair to give somebody 60 or 70 percent of me. "I had just built up a lot of anger towards the game. I wanted to get away. I didn't know that I would ever play again, to be honest. … I fell out of love with the sport...
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5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chad LaRose returns, signs an AHL deal with Carolina Hurricanes’ affiliate

This isn't blockbuster news, but Chad LaRose basically disappeared off the hockey map for a year (kind of like what Ian White's done now), and this evening, it appears that LaRose is going to attempt to make an NHL comeback the old-fashioned way, via an AHL deal with the Hurricanes' developmental affiliate. Per the Charlotte Checkers: The Charlotte Checkers have...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Chad LaRose Interested In A Return To Hockey

from Chip Alexander of the News & Observer, Chad LaRose may still have some hockey left to play. Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis said Friday the former Canes forward has expressed an interest in returning to hockey after sitting out the 2013-2014 season. Francis said Canes assistant coach Rod Brind'Amour had stayed in touch with LaRose and said...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s Quiet In Carolina

from Luke DeCock of the News & Observer, Monday was a difficult day for a pair of former Carolina Hurricanes. The Buffalo Sabres decided not to bother even making a qualifying offer to Jamie McBain, a restricted free agent, and the Toronto Maple Leafs initiated buyout proceedings with Tim Gleason. Both lasted a season (or less) with their new teams after being considered...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

the beast and the picnic

It's a Staal night.  Canes games might be the worst games, other than Sabres games, which is odd because there's so much circus theater to love.  We blame Chad LaRose.  I basically made dinner in like 10 minutes before the game so let's dive right in because I'm on 3 hours of sleep and Cam is trying to get at my bacon and butternut squash risotto recipe and I don...
Via Puck Huffers
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Training Camp Battles: 3rd Line Right Wing

The other day, we looked at the players competing for the third line left wing spot in camp. Today, we will be moving over to the right wing. What is expected out of this position is similar to the left wing so I'm going to keep the intro short. However, one thing that the Hurricanes probably want out of their right wing is versatility and the ability to play top-six minutes...
Via Shutdown Line
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Chad LaRose returns from semi-seclusion in Northern Quebec, or something close to it

Carolina Hurricanes forward Chad LaRose more or less disappeared after the Carolina Hurricanes' season ended, but (via Pro Hockey Talk's Jason Brough) LaRose explained his decision to skip his exit interview whe the Raleigh News & Observer's Luke DeCock managed to reach him on Monday: I spoke with Chad LaRose on Wednesday from his parents' home in Fraser...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

After 10 years, Hurricanes LaRose exits as quietly as he entered

Ten years ago Tuesday on Aug. 6 2003 the Carolina Hurricanes made a routine and barely noticed offseason signing of a 21-year-old undrafted prospect who was unlikely to ever make a ripple in the hockey world at large let alone in the NHL let alone the Hurricanes. He scored at will in junior hockey but for three years in a row no NHL team was willing to draft a player who was optimistically...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Chad LaRose has…probably…retired…

According to the Raleigh News & Observer's Luke DeCock, the Carolina Hurricanes are pretty sure that Chad Larose, the first player to graduate from Peter Karmanos's Plymouth Whalers of the OHL to first his ECHL team, the Florida Everblades, and then the Carolina Hurricanes, has retired, but nobody's quite sure what LaRose's plans involve, and there's a simple...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Choose the free agent, 2013 edition

Waiting out the free agent market has its share of perks and drawbacks. On one hand, this was a weak free agent class and the Hurricanes managed to avoid committing long-term money to a mediocre player, something a lot of teams ended up doing. On the other hand, they do still have some needs to address and with the free agent pickings being slim, they may have to end up signing a...
Via Shutdown Line
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Storm Aftermath: Chad LaRose

Debates and arguments about Chad LaRose have been really hard to avoid over the last few years if you follow the Hurricanes. The small but gritty forward is a favorite to a lot of Caniacs because of his character, work ethic and tough playing style. All of these qualities made him one of Carolina's more well-known players and he has definitely had a lot of great moments over...
Via Shutdown Line
June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Storm Aftermath: Patrick Dwyer

Every team always has one or two players who are great in a certain role but often get overslotted by the coaching staff and can appear worse than they actually are at times. For many seasons, that player has normally been Chad LaRose on the Hurricanes but last year, it may have been Patrick Dwyer. An excellent penalty killer and defensive forward, Dwyer does a lot of things well...
Via Shutdown Line
June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Neal wrecks Tim Gleason in fight, Sens-Canes fight 5 times

The Ottawa Senators and the Carolina Hurricanes had some serious issues with each other on Tuesday night.  The two teams combined for five fights and 76 penalty minutes.  What started off the whole ordeal was Ottawa Senators defenseman Jared Cowen utterly destroyed Carolina Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner.  Chad LaRose stepped up to Skinner’s defense and this was just the start...
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April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Untapped Resources: Do some of Carolina's younger players deserve more of a chance?

One of the many things that I like about Kirk Muller is that he has been willing to give many young players a chance to succeed. Since his arrival, Muller has been the "Anti-Paul Murice" of sort where he has given most of the Hurricanes younger players top-nine minutes during their call-ups instead of just plugging them into checking line roles. He sort of did this out...
Via Shutdown Line
April 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Canes still searching for depth scoring

15 goals. That is all the Hurricanes have gotten from players not in their top-six this season and it's probably even lower than that if you take away special teams goal. Scoring depth is something that I did not think would be a problem for the Canes this year, but it's a pretty big issue right now. Their top line has accounted for a little under 45% of the team's overall...
Via Shutdown Line
April 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Hurricanes 3, Senators 2, OT

Cam Ward made 45 saves and Jay Harrison scored 2:19 into overtime to rally the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night. Harrison's winner came off a scramble in front as he banged a loose puck past Senators goalie Craig Anderson. Chad LaRose and Alexander Semin scored in regulation for the Hurricanes, who have won five of their last seven...
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February 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Game 6 Preview: Ottawa Senators at Carolina Hurricanes

Ottawa Senators at Carolina Hurricanes PNC Arena, 7 p.m. TV: FS-Carolinas, Sportsnet-East The sense of optimism in Raleigh after their back-to-back sweep of the Buffalo Sabres didn't last long as the feelings of gloom and doom returned after the Hurricanes 5-3 loss to the Boston Bruins on Monday night. A bad third period performance is usually a good way to lose confidence...
Via Shutdown Line
February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

What's wrong with Carolina's third line?

One of the reasons why the Hurricanes acquired Jordan Staal this summer is because he is the type of player who can make the rest of your roster better. We've been over this hundreds of times before, but J. Staal's ability to drive the play and create offense despite playing the toughest minutes on the team allows Kirk Muller to free up some of his other lines to easier minutes...
Via Shutdown Line
February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Game 2 Preview: Lightning at Hurricanes

Tampa Bay Lighting at Carolina Hurricanes PNC Arena,  7 p.m. TV: SportsSouth, Sun Sports We are only one game into the season and the overreactions have already begun. Fans everywhere are calling for players to be benched, coaches to be on the hot seat and front office decision are already being questioned. Yes, the season opener for the Hurricanes didn't go as planned...
Via Shutdown Line
January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

'Canes excited for season with lockout over

RALEIGH, N.C. --- If you didnt know any better, you would have thought the Carolina Hurricanes were in the midst of a hot streak the way Chad LaRose was belting out the lyrics to a country song blaring out of the speakers late Wednesday morning. Of course, that there was no training or coaching staff around and barely more than a handful of players changing was a dead giveaway that...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
January 09, 2013  |  Discuss

"Puck hogs" on the Carolina Hurricanes

If you haven't been keeping up with NHL Numbers over the past week, then you missed a fantastic post from Benjamin Wendorf where he examined which players in the NHL could be labelled as "puck hogs." A puck hog being a player who takes an unproportionally high amount of shots compared to his linemates. Whether or not a player being a "puck hog" is a good or...
Via Shutdown Line
November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Chad LaRose 2012-13 Season Projection

This may sound like blasphemy to some people, but Chad LaRose was one of the Hurricanes better forwards last season. No, he doesn't have the best skillset, never puts up dazzling numbers and was probably over-slotting in the top-six but he did a lot of good things for this club that got overlooked. LaRose is never going to be known as a goal-scoring threat or a top forward but...
Via Shutdown Line
October 07, 2012  |  Discuss

What history says about the Hurricanes players: Depth forwards

Yesterday we took a prolonged look at the historical projections for the Carolina Hurricanes top-six forwards to get an idea of what to expect from them in the upcoming season and today, we will do the same for the team's other forwards. As of right now, many of the Hurricanes bottom-six forward spots are unknown and it's even tougher to figure out who will make the team...
Via Shutdown Line
September 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes Shot Locations

If you have talked to anyone who has dabbled with in-depth hockey stats before, they will probably tell you that shots are the most debated and controversial topic among statisticans and regular bloggers. Most hockey statisticians use simple shots for/against to judge how effective certain players and teams are at controlling the pace of play, which usually translates to a team winning...
Via Shutdown Line
August 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Chad LaRose: Ideal third-liner

Much of the discussion of the Hurricanes this off-season has been concerning their revamped top-six and the issues they have on defense. While there is no doubt that these are very important areas of discussion for next season, something that might be getting overlooked is the team's third line and how different it will look next season. I have talked about this before, but substituting...
Via Shutdown Line
August 16, 2012  |  Discuss
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