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Time for the NHL to Embarass the Divers

#57060815 / gettyimages.coms/t Pro hockey talk... I really like the idea of exposing and publically humiliating the divers in the NHL. I am all in on that idea. In fact, let's have a wall of shame and expose the frauds weekly that cheapen the game of hockey. I have a great idea. Let's have an end of the season dishonor award for the frauds that get caught diving and embellishing...
Via Goon's World
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Canes improve special teams, but it is too late?

The Carolina Hurricanes spent much of the season trying to fix a broken power play. It took a mandate from Canes coach Kirk Muller and a personal challenge before the penalty killing improved. That both special teams have become more effective of late has made the Canes a tougher team to beat, but it’s too late. With five games left, they likely will be left out of the Stanley...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 77 By the Numbers: Stars at Hurricanes

As sports fans, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the emotion of a game and get jazzed up over a win even when the season is basically over. Nobody likes to lose, but all winning does at this point is worsen the Hurricanes draft position, so it’s important to keep your eyes focused on the process more than the results. If the Canes are just squeaking out wins while relying on goaltending...
Via Shutdown Line
April 04, 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...
Via Shutdown Line
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking Down Hurricanes Power Play: Entries

Special teams are something that can give clubs a big boost and for the Hurricanes it's been the exact opposite. Both their power play and penalty kill are ranked in the bottom-third of the league and their Special Team Index (PP% + PK%) is the third worst in the NHL. For reference, most teams strive to have a STI of at least 100 and the Hurricanes are obviously well below that...
Via Shutdown Line
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Zone Entry Update: Olympic Break

With the Olympic break coming to an end and the Hurricanes ready for action tomorrow, it's now a good time to look at their neutral zone performance. I've talked about some of their tendencies in my game recaps and in other articles, but it's been awhile since I last gave a comprehensive look at the Hurricanes zone entry numbers. The last time I did this, all the way...
Via Shutdown Line
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes overwhelm Toronto Maple Leafs 6-1

It's hard to imagine the Carolina Hurricanes playing a much better game than they did Thursday. Two days after having a game in Buffalo postponed by a blizzard, the Canes jumped on the Toronto Maple Leafs early in a 6-1 victory at PNC Arena, pushing their winning streak to five games. The Canes, playing a second game without injured captain Eric Staal, got a big game from his...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Staal, Hurricanes beat Maple Leafs 6-1

Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller wasn't sure how his team would respond after Tuesday's game at Buffalo was postponed by a blizzard. With the way Carolina is playing right now, it is going to take more than a change in plans to throw off the Hurricanes' rhythm. Jordan Staal had a goal and three assists, and Jeff Skinner extended his offensive surge with a goal and an assist...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs send John-Michael Liles to Carolina for Tim Gleason

   The Toronto Maple Leafs pulled off a trade on New Year’s Day when general manager Dave Nonis sent veteran defenseman John-Michael Liles and prospect Dennis Robertson of Brown University to the Carolina Hurricanes for fellow American Tim Gleason. The trade comes just a day after the Leafs locked up 28-year-old defenseman and team captain Dion Phaneuf to a seven-year contract...
Via Hockey Fan Land
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

John-Michael Liles is literally the "new guy"

Whooooo's that guy..... It's John-Michael! John-Michael Liles might not have Zooey Dechanel's bangs, but he's still the "new guy" on the Carolina Hurricanes. He even has the locker stall nameplate to prove it! Liles was acquired by the Hurricanes in a surprise move that sent Tim Gleason to Toronto. Liles got to take warm-ups with...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

John-Michael Liles is literally the "new guy"

Whooooo's that guy..... It's John-Michael! John-Michael Liles might not have Zooey Dechanel's bangs, but he's still the "new guy" on the Carolina Hurricanes. He even has the locker stall nameplate to prove it! Liles was acquired by the Hurricanes in a surprise move that sent Tim Gleason to Toronto. Liles got to take warm-ups with the Leafs...
Via Bloguin Best
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Saluting the saddest man from the Winter Classic

The Winter Classic is the highlight of the regular season in the NHL. It was an outrage when it was canceled last year thanks to the lock out. It was such a marquee event that the game broke a record for highest attendence on an NHL game. It hearkens back to a players youth, and provides a spetacle for viewers watching at home. Even people that aren't regularly hockey fans are...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

John-Michael Liles traded to Canes, name plate says 'New Guy'

Looks like the Carolina Hurricanes made John-Michael Liles feel right at home after acquiring him from the Toronto Maple Leafs on New Year’s Day during warm ups for the Winter Classic. His name plate says “New Guy” and I really hope that’s what it says on his jersey until his gets in.  Liles was traded for Tim Gleason and a prospect in a trade of underachieving big contract...
Via Diehardsport
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes swap Tim Gleason for John-Michael Liles

Everyone around the hockey universe knew that Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford was looking to make a few trades and we've seen a couple go down over the last few days, the biggest of which occurring yesterday. Longtime Hurricanes defenseman Tim Gleason was dealt to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for defenseman John-Michael Liles and prospect Dennis Robertson. This was something...
Via Shutdown Line
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Gleason heads to Toronto in trade with 'Canes for Liles, prospect

The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired veteran defenseman Tim Gleason from the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday in exchange for defenseman John-Michael Liles. The Hurricanes also received the rights to college defenseman Dennis Robertson in the trade announced during the Maple Leafs' game against Detroit in the Winter Classic. The 30-year-old Gleason was the Hurricanes' most...
Via AP on Fox
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs, Hurricanes Make Trade

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired Tim Gleason from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for John-Michael Liles and Dennis Robertson.
Via Hyped Up Hockey
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes trade Gleason to Maple Leafs for Liles

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired veteran defenseman Tim Gleason from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for defenseman John-Michael Liles. In the trade announced Wednesday during the Maple Leafs' Winter Classic game against Detroit, the Hurricanes also received the rights to defenseman Dennis Robertson. The 30-year-old Gleason was the Hurricanes' most physical forward...
Via AP on Fox
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Trade Defenseman Tim Gleason to Leafs, Acquire Defenseman John-Michael Liles And a Prospect

The Toronto Maple Leafs bolstered their blue line on Wednesday by acquiring defenseman Tim Gleason from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for defenseman John-Michael Liles and former sixth-round pick Dennis Robertson. The two teams announced the deal during the 2013 Winter Classic at the University of Michigan, where the Leafs are playing in the NHL’s marquee outdoor event against...
Via NESN.com
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Trade: Leafs acquire Gleason for Liles

The oft-rumored Tim Gleason trade is complete. Gleason is on his way from Carolina to Toronto, according to the Raleigh News & Observer. In exchange, the Leafs will send defenseman John-Michael Liles and defenseman Dennis Robertson, the Leafs’ sixth-round pick at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Gleason, 30, has spent the last eight years with the ‘Canes after breaking into the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Canes and Leafs Make Deal by   Curtis Morrison

While the Leafs are playing in the Winter Classic, their front office has come to a deal with the Carolina Hurricanes for defenseman Tim Gleason. The Leafs give up healthy scratch John-Michael Liles & defensive prospect Dennis Robertson in the deal. Tim Gleason is a 30-year-old veteran who has spent the majority of his career with the Hurricanes. He’s currently [...]
Via The Hockey House
January 01, 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...
Via Shutdown Line
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Trade talks heating up

Trade discussions between NHL clubs are starting to pick up. The Detroit Red Wings are among the teams believed to be eager to make a move. The Wings need to create some cap space and sources say Jordin Tootoo is in play. Detroit would like to call up Gustav Nyquist from the AHL but don't have the cap room to make it happen. Tootoo makes $1.9 mill. this season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Brian Burke’s Costly Contracts Continue to Haunt the Maple Leafs

Getty Images By Tony Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio) Brian Burke’s costly contracts continue to haunt the Maple Leafs. It’s a long list: Mikhail Grabovski, Mike Komisarek, and now John-Michael Liles. Lengthy contracts handed out by former Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Brian Burke that did not work out. Liles is the latest one – still with 3 years and a cap hit of $3.875 M...
Via The Hockey Guys
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Liles among Maple Leafs on waivers

Defenseman John-Michael Liles is among five players the Toronto Maple Leafs placed on waivers according to TSN's Bob McKenzie and Pierre LeBrun. Liles 32 had two goals and 11 points in 32 games for the Maple Leafs in 2012-13 and his average ice time (18:46) was his lowest in a season since 2009-10. He also appeared in four of Toronto's seven playoff games and averaged less...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Leafs place D Liles on waivers

The Toronto Maple Leafs have placed defenseman John-Michael Liles on waivers as their opening-night roster begins to come into focus. Liles's departure seemed certain after Cody Franson signed with Toronto. If he's not claimed by another NHL team, Liles could be assigned to the AHL's Toronto Marlies. The 32-year-old has a $3.875 million salary-cap hit. If he's sent...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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