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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April 07, 2014  |  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

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...
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March 25, 2014  |  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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March 25, 2014  |  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
March 24, 2014  |  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
March 24, 2014  |  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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March 24, 2014  |  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...
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March 24, 2014  |  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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March 24, 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

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

Nashville Predators 2 – Carolina Hurricanes 5

Barry Trotz Postgame Press Conference — Tonight’s Three Stars (as voted by the Nashville media): 1) Jeff Skinner 2) Justin Faulk 3) Viktor Stalberg Tonight’s Three Stars (as voted by The Predatorial): Kristopher Martel 1) Jeff Skinner 2) Justin Faulk 3) Viktor Stalberg Patten Fuqua 1) Jeff Skinner 2) Justin Faulk 3) Viktor Stalberg The post Nashville Predators 2 – Carolina...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Three second-period goals lift Hurricanes past Devils

NEWARK, N.J. -- Patrick Dwyer scored short-handed to cap a three-goal burst in the second period, and the Carolina Hurricanes snapped their six-game road losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night. Justin Faulk scored his first of the season, and Tuomo Ruutu and Ron Hainsey each had a goal for the Hurricanes, who opened a 4-1 lead and held on behind...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Karash: Carolina Hurricanes Blog: Player evaluations (defense) at 1/4 mark (2 of 2)

In part 1 earlier today I graded the team as a whole, the goalies and the forwards. You can find that HERE. Below are my grades for the Canes defensemen: Justin Faulk: B+ (Evaluated as 1st pairing defenseman). First, Faulk has been incredibly good in the highest of roles for defensemen as a 21-year old. That, in itself, is impressive. He has also been solid if not spectacular...
Via HockeyBuzz
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Karash: Hurricanes Game Day Preview: @Minnesota--Team USA 1st pairing preview?

You heard it hear 1st. I think Thursday's matchup is an interesting preview night for Team USA's 1st pairing for the upcoming Olympics with Ryan Suter and Justin Faulk taking the ice against each other. Suter is a shoe-in, very likely the team's #1 defender and a left shot. Justin Faulk is an up-and-comer, a well-rounded player and a reasonable fit for Suter as a right...
Via HockeyBuzz
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Faulk, Sekera become Canes’ stoppers

It’s turning into quite a work week for Carolina Hurricanes defensemen Justin Faulk and Andrej Sekera. Or in their case just another week. On Tuesday Faulk and Sekera often were on the ice with Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks at PNC Arena. On Thursday it often was Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak of the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. The Canes...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Wilson: Live Blog: Penguins vs Hurricanes 1-0 Penguins

Penguins have gone with the same lineup as the first two games. Not fixing what isn't broken. This lineup is still finding success in keeping the opposition on the outside while limiting any dangerous shots for Fleury. Justin Faulk is a really nice player and has turned into quite a minutes monster for the Canes. He will be looking to impress Dan Bylsma for inclusion...
Via HockeyBuzz
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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