Hurricanes look to new leadership this season

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) At first glance, this looks a lot like the same Carolina Hurricanes team that missed the playoffs for a fifth straight year. The new faces in new places are the guys calling the shots, not taking them. The Hurricanes kept their roster largely intact this offseason. Instead, they're counting on the new management team of coach Bill Peters and general manager...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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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&...
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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.
Via Kukla's Korner
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

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...
Via Shutdown Line
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

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

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

Hurricanes begin camp with eye on playoffs

The Carolina Hurricanes wrapped up their first practice of the preseason Thursday by gathering in a ring at center ice. They skated into the circle two at a time and went one-on-one for loose pucks in what's essentially hockey's version of the Oklahoma drill. The message was clear: If the Hurricanes are going to finally get back to the playoffs, they need to get tougher...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Top 25 Under 25: #2 Justin Faulk

Position: Defenseman Height: 6'0" Weight: 205 lbs. Drafted: 2nd Round, 2010 Draft Age: 21 Last Year's Ranking: 3 Justin Faulk Season Age Team Lge GP G A Pts P/G 2008-09 16 ...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Looking at next summer's cap situation

After a very disappointing season, some were expecting the Hurricanes to be major players in the free agent in trade market but that hasn't been the case thus far. The biggest move they made was the draft day trade for Andrej Sekera and all of their signings have been low-risk, low-cost moves to help bolster the team's depth. Not that there is anything wrong with this, as...
Via Shutdown Line
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Carolina's best and worst defense pairings, 2013

Carolina fans should know this well but it takes a lot of trial and error to get the right line combos and defense pairings. Some trios click instantly (see the first line Tlusty-E.Staal-Semin) while others take more time to gel (see almost every bottom-six unit). This was especially the case last season with the team cycling through so many different players and they were basically...
Via Shutdown Line
July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes Could Find Themselves in Difficult Situation

By Dylan Howlett (@DylanHowlett) With his team’s season over, his teammates preparing to disperse for an all-too long offseason, Justin Faulk wanted to taste it. It would be tasted by 16 other teams, but not by Faulk nor the Carolina Hurricanes, who had failed their taste test for a fourth straight season and for the sixth time in seven seasons. The promising second-year blue liner...
Via The Hockey Guys
June 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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