CAROLINA HURRICANES NEWS

Jay Harrison, Tyler Seguin And Joel Ward Talk Analytics

from Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun, Asked Wednesday if he follows hockey analytics, Carolina Hurricanes defenceman Jay Harrison wryly replied: “No, I just follow pucks.” When the same query was forwarded to fellow NHLers Tyler Seguin and Joel Ward, both admitted they haven’t examined hockey’s new numbers game very closely. At the same time, to a man, all...
Via Kukla's Korner
18 hours 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
5 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
7 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
12 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
14 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
14 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
15 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
18 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
19 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Canes’ top draft pick hopes to make NHL quickly

Being a first-round draft pick – even a top 10 draft pick – carries no guarantees when it comes to playing in the NHL. That’s especially true for defensemen. Haydn Fleury would like to think he’ll be an exception, that he can play his way onto the Carolina Hurricanes’ roster this year and make the jump from junior hockey to the NHL. Then again, he knows that could be...
Via Pro Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Canes Agree to Terms with Rasmus Rissanen

Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Rasmus Rissanen on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Rissanen $575,000 at the NHL level, or $90,000 at the American Hockey League level for the 2014-15 season. Rissanen, 23, completed his...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes prospects start development camp

The Carolina Hurricanes’ locker room is packed with prospects this week, young players filling every seat during development camp. Some hope to be back in the room for the Canes’ preseason training camp in September. A few can hope to be in it when the Canes’ regular season begins in October. Brock McGinn has a chance to be there. Which, in turn, is all the forward wants...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Injury Update: Alexander Semin should be ready for training camp

According to James O'Brien of NBC Sports, Carolina Hurricanes left wing Alexander Semin should be ready to play in time for training camp. Semin had undergone wrist surgery at some point during this offseason to repair his wrist which had been injured for the entire season. Carolina's GM, Ron Francis, stated that Semin is "progressing as expected". #161758315 /...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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