CAROLINA HURRICANES NEWS

Hurricanes buy out Semin's contract, sign Riley Nash

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Hurricanes have officially bought out Alexander Semin's contract. The team announced the buyout Wednesday, after the enigmatic forward cleared irrevocable waivers. Carolina waived him Tuesday with the intent of buying out his deal. Under terms of the collective bargaining agreement, Semin is owed $14 million - two-thirds of the amount remaining on...
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5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes GM criticizes Semin's 'compete level'

The Carolina Hurricanes placed Alexander Semin on waivers Tuesday with the aim of buying out his contract, and it doesn't look like the two sides are parting on good terms. General manager Ron Francis explained the move to the media by criticizing the Russian forward's effort. "He certainly has had some injuries, but last season he did not have the compete level we expect," Francis...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Carolina Hurricanes buy out Alexander Semin

Alexander Semin’s days as a Carolina Hurricane are now over. The team announced they are placing him on waivers with the intention of buying out the remaining three years of the Russian forward’s contract. Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston reports the Hurricanes will pay him $14 million over six years. Here’s the team’s statement. The Carolina Hurricanes placed forward Alexander...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Carolina Hurricanes buy out Alexander Semin

Alexander Semin’s days as a Carolina Hurricane are now over. The team announced they are placing him on waivers with the intention of buying out the remaining three years of the Russian forward’s contract. Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston reports the Hurricanes will pay him $14 million over six years. Here’s the team’s statement. The Carolina Hurricanes placed forward Alexander...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes place Semin on waivers, plan to buy out his contract

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Alexander Semin's time with the Carolina Hurricanes is over. The Hurricanes on Tuesday placed the enigmatic forward on unconditional waivers with the intent to buy out his hefty contract. The move came the day before the start of the NHL's free agency period. Semin must clear waivers at noon Wednesday before his deal can be bought out. Under the league's collective...
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Canes place Semin on waivers, plan to buy out his contract

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Hurricanes have placed forward Alexander Semin on unconditional waivers. The team announced the move Tuesday, saying it plans to buy out his contract. The Hurricanes say Semin must clear waivers at noon Wednesday before his deal can be bought out. They say he was told of the move Tuesday. The 31-year-old Semin has three years remaining on a contract...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes reach deal with Nestrasil for 2-year contract

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to terms for a two-year deal with forward Andrej Nestrasil. The deal will pay Nestrasil $875,000 this season and $950,000 in the 2016-17 season. In a statement, general manager Ron Francis says the 6-foot-3, 200-pound Nestrasil has good size and is ''a good fit for our team and what we're trying to do.'' The 24-year-old made...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes build for future, address immediate needs on Day 2 of draft

The 2015 draft got off to a good start for the Carolina Hurricanes when defenseman Noah Hanifin -- the No. 3 prospect according to NHL Central Scouting -- fell to them at No. 5 overall on Friday night. But general manager Ron Francis was not finished making moves to try to improve this team, both in the short-term (when it makes sense) and in the future (no matter how long it takes...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks trade Lack to Hurricanes for pair of draft choices

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Vancouver Canucks have traded goaltender Eddie Lack to the Carolina Hurricanes for two draft picks. The Canucks acquired Carolina's third-round pick in this weekend's draft as well as a seventh-round pick in next year's draft. In a statement, Carolina executive vice president and general manager Ron Francis called Lack "a big-bodied goalie who has proven himself...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Canes sent Khudobin to Ducks for Wisniewski

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Anaheim Ducks acquired goalie Anton Khudobin from the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday in exchange for defenseman James Wisniewski. The move came shortly after the Hurricanes added goalie Eddie Lack in a trade with Vancouver. Carolina general manager Ron Francis says Wisniewski is ''a veteran defenseman who has proven his ability to produce offensively'' and...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks trade goaltender Lack to Hurricanes for two draft picks

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Vancouver Canucks have traded goaltender Eddie Lack to the Carolina Hurricanes for two draft picks. The Canucks acquired Carolina's third-round pick in this weekend's draft as well as a seventh-round pick in next year's draft. In a statement, Carolina executive vice president and general manager Ron Francis called Lack "a big-bodied goalie who has proven himself...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks trade Lack to Hurricanes for 2 draft choices

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Vancouver Canucks have traded goaltender Eddie Lack to the Carolina Hurricanes for two draft picks. The Canucks acquired Carolina's third-round pick in this weekend's draft as well as a seventh-round pick in next year's draft. In a statement, Carolina executive vice president and general manager Ron Francis called Lack ''a big-bodied goalie who has proven...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks Deal Eddie Lack to the Carolina Hurricanes

View image | gettyimages.com The Carolina Hurricanes were one of the few teams looking to add a starting netminder during the offseason.  They have been connected to some rumors regarding available goalies.  Today, they got their guy. Neither Cam Ward nor Anton Khudobin have played impressive hockey in the last few years, which has prompted their need to make a move.  With...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes select Noah Hanifin No. 5 overall in NHL Draft

The Carolina Hurricanes have missed the playoffs for six straight seasons, and so they clearly had a lot of needs. One of those needs is on defense, and they addressed that in the first round of the NHL Draft by picking Boston College's Noah Hanifin with the No. 5 overall pick. Hanifin was rated as the No. 3 overall prospect by NHL Central Scouting among North American skaters, and...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes' 2015-16 regular-season schedule released

The National Hockey League today released the 2015-16 schedules for its 30 member clubs. The Carolina Hurricanes will open their 82-game campaign on Thursday, Oct. 8 at Nashville before playing their first home game on Saturday, Oct. 10, against the Detroit Red Wings. The Hurricanes' early-season schedule will see the team embark on a seven-game road swing from Oct. 16-29, during...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes sign SEL leading scorer Derek Ryan

Derek Ryan, the leading scorer last year in the Swedish Elite League, was rumored earlier this month to be pursuing an NHL deal after his tremendous season overseas. After previous reports suggested he was negotiating a contract with the Colorado Avalanche, the 28-year-old has reached a deal with a different NHL team, the Carolina Hurricanes. “Derek is a skilled, playmaking center...
Via Bloguin Best
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes sign SEL leading scorer Derek Ryan

Derek Ryan, the leading scorer last year in the Swedish Elite League, was rumored earlier this month to be pursuing an NHL deal after his tremendous season overseas. After previous reports suggested he was negotiating a contract with the Colorado Avalanche, the 28-year-old has reached a deal with a different NHL team, the Carolina Hurricanes. “Derek is a skilled, playmaking center...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

tPB Community Mock Draft 2015: Carolina Hurricanes

Day four of the community draft is on!!!!! Here is where we stand in our draft thus far: TPB Community Draft Order Team tPB GM Selection Edmonton OilersThe66thDopefishConnor McDavid Buffalo SabresJonathanKabanaJack Eichel Arizona Coyoteskingling43Dylan Strome Toronto Maple LeafsJNash22Mitch Marner Carolina Hurricansjaschiff...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes CFO Amendola out after nearly 35 years with team

  Mike Amendola is out as the Carolina Hurricanes' chief financial officer. Team spokesman Kyle Hanlin said Thursday night that Amendola is no longer with the company. Amendola was the team's longest-tenured front-office employee, joining the organization in 1981 when the franchise was in Hartford, Connecticut. He was in charge of financial, sales, human resources and information...
Via AP on Fox
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Hurricanes' CFO out after nearly 35 years with team

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Mike Amendola is out as the Carolina Hurricanes' chief financial officer. Team spokesman Kyle Hanlin said Thursday night that Amendola is no longer with the company. Amendola was the team's longest-tenured front-office employee, joining the organization in 1981 when the franchise was in Hartford, Connecticut. He was in charge of financial, sales, human resources...
Via AP on Fox
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers sign winger Aaron Palushaj

  View image | gettyimages.com For the second day in a row, the Flyers tapped into the KHL for another free-agent signing. The Flyers announced Thursday that they have signed 25-year-old right winger Aaron Palushaj from the KHL. Palushaj split time in the KHL this past season with Medvescak Zagreb and Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg, scoring seven goals and adding 14 assists...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Canes take care of business at the Worlds

Several familiar faces will be bringing home medals from Prague, after the IIHF World Championships came to a close this past weekend. Justin Faulk, Anton Khudobin, and Bill Peters will all be returning with some hardware.Hurricanes Coach, and assistant for Team Canada, Bill Peters wrapped up a gold medal with a 6-1 victory in the title game against Russia. In the loss, representing...
Via Fox Sports
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Hurricanes might have their offensive upgrade already on roster

News flash: The Hurricanes were not good offensively this past season. Despite finishing 13th in the league in goals against (219), they finished with the fifth-worst record in the NHL, thanks in large part to the paltry 183 goals they managed over their 82-game schedule. With that in mind, there's no question that they need to increase their scoring output next season if they're...
Via Fox Sports
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Your guide to a Hurricanes home game

Late fall is a perfect time to afternoon-tailgate outside PNC arena, which offers tremendous views of the ice, and atmosphere that rivals any in the NHL when the team is performing well.If tailgating is not your thing, the concessions offer great food inside. There are also some terrific barbecue restaurants in the area. (h/t Carolina Hurricanes)
Via Fox Sports
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Faulk leading U.S. to strong start at worlds

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk has led the Americans in ice-time at the IIHF World Championships. Faulk has provided a steady blue-line presence that had sparked the team to the highest point total in Group B. That changed after the United States lost to Belarus 5-2 on Thursday morning, but they will be back in action Friday against Denmark, looking to bounce back from...
Via Fox Sports
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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