CAROLINA HURRICANES NEWS

Carolina Hurricanes’ Eric Staal glad to be back on the ice

Eric Staal showed no lingering effects from offseason surgery Friday as the Carolina Hurricanes’ captain put in his first informal skate at Raleigh Center Ice. Staal pushed himself at times on the ice, looking anything but tentative. “I feel good,” he said. “I just want to continue to take steps before (training) camp opens and then look forward to the start of the year...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL News: Andrei Loktionov Has Options Waiting

While Andrei Loktionov continues to heal from offseason shoulder surgery, the Russian free agent has some offers waiting for him when he returns to health.#482959471 / gettyimages.comPer RSport (via Google Translate), Loktionov's agent Igor Larionov says there are two or three options available to him in the NHL and some interest from overseas in the KHL as well. While it...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sale Rumors Will Only Get Stronger Regarding The Carolina Hurricanes

from Luke DeCock of the News & Observer, Thursday morning on his radio show, Dan Patrick claimed that “a financial person who’s involved in this” told him the NHL would have a team in Las Vegas by 2016. He further claimed the Carolina Hurricanes were one of two teams that could move there. “I guess he’s asking an exorbitant price for his team,” Patrick said...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes Depth Chart 2014 2015

Fantasy Pool Guide 2014-15 $9.99 Carolina Hurricanes C 1. Eric Staal  2. Jordan Staal  3. Jay McClement  4. Riley Nash  5. Patrick Brown  L 1. Jeff Skinner  2. Nathan Gerbe  3. Jiri Tlusty  4. Phil Di Giuseppe  5. Brock McGinn  6. Sergey Tolchinsky  R 1...
Via Hockey Trades | NHL Trade Rumors
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff O’Neill On The Carolina Hurricanes

from Katie Strang of ESPN, Though the Carolina Hurricanes made significant changes in their front office and behind the bench – Ron Francis took over as general manager while former Detroit Red Wings assistant coach Bill Peters replaced Kirk Mueller as head coach -- following the team’s 13th place finish last season, the personnel has not fluctuated much. And considering...
Via Kukla's Korner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

How long can Carolina put off a major makeover?

For more than a decade, the Carolina Hurricanes seemingly presented an all-or-nothing proposition: they’d either make a deep playoff run or miss the postseason entirely. Consider their remarkable results since losing in the 2002 Stanley Cup Final against the Detroit Red Wings: 2001-02: lost in SCF 2002-03 and 03-04: missed playoffs 2005-06: Won the Stanley Cup 2006-07 and 07-08...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Injury Update: Eric Staal undergoes surgery for core muscle

According to Jason Brough of NBC Sports, Carolina Hurricanes center Eric Staal underwent surgical repair to a core muscle on July 29. It remains unknown how the injury was sustained, and the only detail available regarding when it occurred is that the injury happened during the off-season. Staal hopes to recover in time for training camp and the start of the upcoming season.#140138089...
Via Sports Injury Alert
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Bruins Goalie Anton Khudobin Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge In Hilarious Video

Former Boston Bruins goaltender Anton Khudobin became the latest Carolina Hurricanes player to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge in support of ALS on Monday. The 28-year-old, who was challenged by goaltender teammate Cam Ward, used a few different props in his video. Among the items involved were a cat litter box, goggles, some sort of hat and a life preserver. Props to Khudobin...
Via NESN.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
21 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Don Waddell Is The Money Man In Carolina

from Luke DeCock of the News & Observer, Don Waddell has been around the NHL long enough to hear the alarm bells ringing before he even arrived in town as President of Gale Force Sports & Entertainment, parent company of the Carolina Hurricanes. The man who oversaw the sale and move of a struggling Sun Belt franchise to Canada is joining the Hurricanes? “That was...
Via Kukla's Korner
23 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL, Carolina Hurricanes agree to terms with Haydn Fleury

Hayden Fleury (photo courtesy NHL.com)RALEIGH--The Carolina Hurricanes announced that the team has agreed to terms with 18-year old defenseman Haydn Fleury on a three-year, entry-level contract. According to a team press release, the deal will pay Fleury $832,500 per season at the NHL level or $70,000 at the American Hockey League (AHL) level for each season. He will also receive...
Via Online Sports Guys
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Stall On The Upcoming Season

from Michael Smith of CarolinaHurricanes.com, At the end of the 2013-14 season, the fifth straight year in which the Carolina Hurricanes had missed the playoffs, captain Eric Staal once again faced the media in a haze of disappointment. He was dejected, and he was blunt. “I know everybody is frustrated,” he said. “I know our fans are frustrated. Management, staff...
Via Kukla's Korner
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina’s Pitkanen (heel) not close to returning

Joni Pitkanen missed all of last season recovering from a severely broken heel, and it doesn’t sound as though the recuperation process has advanced much. In a brief interview with Finnish news outlet Kaleva, Pitkanen said he’s a “long way” from returning to play, noting that the injury hasn’t shown much improvement and he also hasn’t resumed skating.
Via Pro Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Holmstrom signs with ECHL’s Toledo Walleye

(Photo/Justin Soderberg/Mill City Sports) The Toledo Walleye of the ECHL have signed former UMass Lowell River Hawk forward Josh Holmstrom, according to Gary Weckwerth, owner of the USHL‘s Sioux Falls Stampede. The Walleye are the ECHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL), and the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League (AHL). The...
Via Mill City Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

A Look At The Carolina Hurricanes

NHL.com is previewing all 30 NHL teams during the month of August, today the Carolina Hurricanes... from Davis Harper of NHL.com, Asked about the lack of summer splashes, (Ron)Francis noted the Hurricanes had "good pieces in place" and pointed to recent roster additions as a sign they are not content with another early summer. "It wasn't that we were...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes News: Eric Staal Has Surgery

Carolina Hurricanes General Manager Ron Francis released a statement on Wednesday, July 30th, announcing that captain Eric Staal underwent surgery to repair a torn core muscle.#465508575 / gettyimages.comStaal suffered the injury during offseason training. He was evaluated last week in Philadelphia by Dr. William Meyers, and they thought it would be best to repair Staals...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Chad LaRose returns, signs an AHL deal with Carolina Hurricanes’ affiliate

This isn't blockbuster news, but Chad LaRose basically disappeared off the hockey map for a year (kind of like what Ian White's done now), and this evening, it appears that LaRose is going to attempt to make an NHL comeback the old-fashioned way, via an AHL deal with the Hurricanes' developmental affiliate. Per the Charlotte Checkers: The Charlotte Checkers have...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes’ Eric Staal Has Sports Hernia Surgery; Should Be Ready By Training Camp

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes say captain Eric Staal has had surgery to repair a core muscle injury and should be ready for training camp. General manager Ron Francis said the surgery was performed Tuesday by a doctor in Philadelphia. He says Staal suffered the injury — also known as a sports hernia — during offseason training. Francis says the doctor who performed...
Via NESN.com
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Staal Undergoes Surgery for Core Muscle Injury

Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that center Eric Staal underwent surgery to repair a core muscle injury suffered during off-season training. The procedure was performed by Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia. “Eric notified us of the injury late last week, and flew to Raleigh and then...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Staal Had Recent Surgery For Core Muscle Injury

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that center Eric Staal underwent surgery to repair a core muscle injury suffered during off-season training. The procedure was performed by Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia. “Eric notified us of the injury late last week, and flew...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Sizing up Blue Jackets' Metro opponents: Carolina Hurricanes

The Columbus Blue Jackets made the trade for Scott Hartnell just a few days prior to the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, adding character and skill to their lineup. With no big free agent moves, the 2014-15 roster looks a lot like last year's roster. This is not a bad thing for the young team. Columbus ended last year with one of the two wild card spots in the Eastern Conference. Although...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Canes’ new coach low-key, but ready for challenge

Carolina Hurricanes coach Bill Peters was an assistant with the Detroit Red Wings last season when the HBO crew rolled in to tape the “24/7: Road to the Winter Classic” series. The HBO cameras were everywhere, it seemed, but Peters wound up with scant on-air time. “I hid, for sure,” Peters said, smiling. “There’s more interesting people than me to interview and spend...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes News: Brett Bellemore re-signs

The Carolina Hurricanes have an announcement to make,NEWS: #Canes sign defenseman Brett Bellemore to a one-year contract. Details: http://t.co/3c7RBo3rlD pic.twitter.com/K1zBPGXvsB— Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) July 25, 2014#460792829 / gettyimages.comChip Alexander of the Raleigh News and Observer has the details,Canes GM Ron Francis says Brett Bellemore has signed a 1-year...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cam Ward robs Dvorak, the most underrated save in NHL history? (2006 Stanley Cup Finals - Oilers vs. Hurricanes)

Is this the best save of Cam Ward's career? Or maybe this one, or this? Point is, the Hurricanes goaltender has a lot of mind-boggling stops under his resume. Here's one that you may have not seen very often: Ward robs Radek Dvorak with a diving glove save in Game Six of the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals between the Edmonton Oilers and Carolina Hurricanes. I myself haven'...
Via Talk Hockey
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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