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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...
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August 11, 2014  |  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
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The Hurricanes unrestricted and restricted free agents

The frustration of another Carolina Hurricanes season has passed, and now fans are beginning to wonder what player changes are going to happen this offseason. Although big name players have been thrown around a lot in trade rumours, it is impossible to know if the Canes will actually deal any of the core players on the team this summer. As I have said numerous times I think this...
Via Puckrant.com
April 22, 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

Has Hybrid Icing Worked so Far in the NHL?

These type of plays have been all but shut down with the new hybrid icing rule (via FaceOffViolation.com) The 2013 NHL offseason brought about many changes to the rules and regulations of game play. Nets were made shallower, goalie equipment was shrunk down and jersey tucking was made into a penalty.  However, each of these changes pale in comparison to a rule not made official...
Via Grandstand University
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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