Justin Faulk: Building Block or Centerpiece?

“Rebuilding” in sports is usually a long, painful process and the Hurricanes have seemingly been stuck in one for the last four years or so.  It wasn’t planned for it to end up like this, but the reality is that the Hurricanes have finished out of the playoffs in seven of the last eight seasons and there have been indications of changes being ahead this off-season. Most of...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 78 By the Numbers: Devils at Hurricanes

The Hurricanes point-streak ends at five-games as they dropped a 3-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils last night in what was a pretty uneventful game overall. Carolina continued their recent trend of staring the game off on a poor note, falling behind 1-0 in the first period and using the rest of the night to play catch-up. Things weren’t nearly as bad as they’ve been in recent...
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10 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
10 days ago  |  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...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes ready to hit reset button

This disappointing 31-31-9 season will trigger a long-overdue overhaul in Carolina. Various media reports suggest general manager Jim Rutherford will yield daily control of the hockey operation this season. He would move upstairs into a general oversight position. “I think we want to get to the postseason and take a look at what direction we’re going,” Rutherford, 65, told...
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Rumors: Is Faulk signing Rutherford's last move as GM

In what is likely to be the final move made by Carolina Hurricanes general manger Jim Rutherford, the Caines have resigned restricted free agent Justin Faulk to a six year $29mil contract extension.Faulk, who was the 37th overall pick in the 2010 draft, blossomed this year into one of the leagues better young defensemen, and was named to the U.S. Olympic team. The Hurricanes have...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Canes Sign Justin Faulk to Six-Year Extension, Rutherford To Quit by   Steven Ellis

The Carolina Hurricanes have announced that the team has signed defenseman Justin Faulk to a six-year contract extension with an average cap hit of $4.833 million. The Minnesota native, who represented the United States at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, currently has three goals and 24 points in 65 games to his credit this season. Overall, the [...]
Via The Hockey House
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Faulk signs six-year extension with Carolina

The bright spots have been few and far between for the Carolina Hurricanes on the ice this season. Luckily, Carolina has secured one of their future building blocks with a brand new contract extension. Monday, the Hurricanes signed defenseman Justin Faulk to a six-year contract extension that is worth $29 million in total. That averages out to an extremely-affordable $4.83 million...
Via Around The Rink
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes D Faulk, 22, signs six-year, $29M contract extension

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes have signed defenseman Justin Faulk to a six-year contract extension worth $29 million.
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Canes Sign Justin Faulk to Six-Year Extension

Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed defenseman Justin Faulk to a six-year contract extension. The $29-million dollar deal will pay Faulk $2.5 million in 2014-15, $3.5 million in 2015-16, $5.5 million in 2016-17 and 2017-18, and $6 million in 2018-19 and 2019-20, for an average...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes Sign Justin Faulk To A $29M Extension

RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed defenseman Justin Faulk to a six-year contract extension. The $29-million dollar deal will pay Faulk $2.5 million in 2014-15, $3.5 million in 2015-16, $5.5 million in 2016-17 and 2017-18, and $6 million in 2018-19 and 2019-20...
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22 days ago  |  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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28 days ago  |  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

Audibles: Chrissy Teigen and Nina Agdal, Lance Stephenson with 1 million dollars, @N gets his name back, and either a used Ferrari 360 or new Lexus LS460

Sorry, we had to take a break! Well someone clearly messed up a few of these pics SPORTS Handicapping the 2013-14 Premier League Title Race: Chelsea Are The Team To Beat – The Big Lead Justin Faulk tips game-winning goal into own net during last minute – Diehard Sport Photo: Lance Stephenson shows off $1 million cash in Pacers locker room – Gamedayr Ole Miss guard Derrick Millinghaus...
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February 27, 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

Justin Faulk tips game-winning goal into own net during last minute

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk was playing in his first game fresh off his appearance with team USA in the Olympics when this happened. Faulk tipped the puck into his own net and it ended up being the game-winning goal for the Buffalo Sabres. Definitely a tough way to start the NHL season back up. [@PeteBlackburn] The post Justin Faulk tips game-winning goal into own...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Open Post- Team Canada vs. Team USA, Winner Will Meet Team Sweden For Gold

The puck drops at 12:00pm ET today and can be viewed on NBCSN and CBC. The winner will advance to the gold medal game on Sunday at 7:00am ET and face Team Sweden. I invite you to join in on the discussion. A late scratch for Team USA is defenseman Paul Martin, who according to USA Hockey is ill.  Other reports say he was seen with a wrap/cast on his hand. Justin Faulk will replace Martin.
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. Olympic Hockey Lineup: Justin Faulk To Make Debut; Paul Martin Out

Team USA shook up its lineup just hours before its Olympic semifinal showdown with Canada. In a surprise move, the team announced Friday that Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk will make his Olympic debut, taking the place of Pittsburgh Penguins blue liner Paul Martin. It was initially speculated that Martin was scratched because of illness, but FOX Sports’ Julie Stewart...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Julie Robenhymer: Game Day: USA vs Canada - Semifinal

Paul Martin is ill and will not play today against Canada, which means Justin Faulk will make his Olympic debut. Stepan and Howard scratched Puck drops at 12n ET on NBCSN Tweets by @JulieRobenhymer !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Faulk vs. Team USA's Other Defensemen

Those eager to see Justin Faulk play in this year's Olympics are pretty disappointed right now, as the Hurricanes young defenseman has yet to see the ice. He was scratched in all three games in the preliminary round and is currently listed as the team's 8th defenseman, which means he probably won't get into the lineup unless another blue-liner has a noticeably bad performance...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

'Canes squander early lead, fall to Habs

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Perhaps with some time off for the Olympic break, the Carolina Hurricanes (26-22-9) can convince themselves it's January again.  It was the only month this year when the Hurricanes had a winning record -- 10-4-0. In October-December, they were 15-16-9.  February, though, has gotten off to a bad start at 1-2, as the Montreal Canadiens (32-21-6) came to PNC Arena...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Karash: Canes bits: Weekend in net, Justin Faulk worn out?, Liles, etc.

If you missed my recap from the Canes Tuesday loss against Winnipeg, you can read it in full HERE. The short version is that as disappointing as the results were, it was not a horrible game effort or quality-wise. The Canes had chances to score another goal or 2, and I think I would say that they were the better team overall, though not by a wide margin. The biggest negative was...
Via HockeyBuzz
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues' Sobotka out with bum knee; will miss Sochi Games

A bum knee will keep St. Louis Blues' centerman Vladimir Sobotka from participating in the Sochi Olympic Games.Sobotka suffered the injury when he struck the dashers in an awkward fashion after being tripped up inadvertently by Carolina defenseman Justin Faulk during the Blue's 3-1 loss to the Hurricanes on Friday night and has been placed on the teams' Injured Reserved...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Karash: Carolina Hurricanes Game Day Preview: @Buf -- More points to be had!

After an early round of good Olympic news that saw Justin Faulk make Team USA, the news was not good from a Canes perspective today. The earliest news today was also good, as Tuomo Ruutu was selected to play for Finland. But that is where the good news ends. Jeff Skinner and Anton Khudobin, who would have been surprises, did not make the Olympics. Eric Staal who played on the...
Via HockeyBuzz
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Despite third-period rally, 'Canes fall to Oilers in OT

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Jordan Eberle scored a power-play goal at 1:48 of overtime and the Edmonton Oilers earned a 5-4 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday. Carolina's Justin Faulk took a penalty early in the overtime for a hit from behind on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. The Oilers' forward was able to remain on the ice and set up the winner, sending a pass to Eberle at...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

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