CAROLINA HURRICANES NEWS

Canes believe Semin will be ready for training camp

As much as things have changed for the Carolina Hurricanes, one rather simple hope remains: the team is crossing its fingers for better injury luck. Alexander Semin knows that well, and with offseason wrist surgery in mind, he remains a health question mark heading into next season. The latest update is positive and in line with that earlier prognosis: it appears that the 30-year...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hockey Talk In Mid-July

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, - Do the Carolina Hurricanes scout any team other than the Leafs? The Canes picked up Jay McClement, Tim Gleason and Marlies’ goalie Drew McIntyre this off-season. This after acquiring John-Michael Liles, Jiri Tlusty, Jay Harrison, Alexei Ponikarovsky, Tomas Kaberle, Tim Brent and Ian White in previous years. - If anyone other than...
Via Kukla's Korner
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

All Three Zones Project aka How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Hello everyone, I’d like to start out by apologizing for the lack of activity on the blog over the off-season. It’s been a busy time for me because, as some of you may know, I’m currently in the middle of a project that involves me tracking zone entries & exits from all 1230 games of last year’s NHL season. My intention was (and still is) to track every game and release...
Via Shutdown Line
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chad LaRose Interested In A Return To Hockey

from Chip Alexander of the News & Observer, Chad LaRose may still have some hockey left to play. Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis said Friday the former Canes forward has expressed an interest in returning to hockey after sitting out the 2013-2014 season. Francis said Canes assistant coach Rod Brind'Amour had stayed in touch with LaRose and said...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Do You Consider The Carolina Hurricanes A Playoff Team?

from Chip Alexander of the News & Observer, Peter Karmanos Jr. turned heads a few days ago when he said the Carolina Hurricanes were a “very good hockey team.” Karmanos is the Canes’ owner, and a little hubris is to be expected. But the Canes have missed the Stanley Cup playoffs in each of the past five seasons. They were 13th last season in the NHL’s Eastern...
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Leaf Jay McClement ready to accept his role with the Canes

As an unrestricted free agent, center Jay McClement was looking for more than just the highest bidder. "I wanted it to be a good fit," McClement said Friday. After talking with Canes general manager Ron Francis, after a chat with new coach Bill Peters, McClement made his decision -- Carolina was the right place for him. He signed a one-year, $1 million contract this week...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Canes Agree to Terms with Ben Holmstrom

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 center Ben Holmstrom on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Holmstrom $600,000 in the NHL or $200,000 in the American Hockey League (AHL) for the 2014-15 season. “Ben has served as Adirondack’s team...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Holmstrom signs with Carolina Hurricanes

(Photo/NHL.com) It has been over five years since Ben Holmstrom has skated for a new organization and he will once again. The Carolina Hurricanes announced on Friday, July 4 they have signed Holmstrom to a one-year, two-way deal worth $600,000 in the National Hockey League (NHL) or $200,000 in the American Hockey League (AHL) for the 2014-15 season. Holmstrom spent the past five...
Via Mill City Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Staal in the family: ‘Canes re-sign Eric and Jordan’s younger brother

The Carolina Hurricanes maintained their monopoly on hockey-playing Staal brothers Thursday, agreeing to terms with Jared Staal on a one-year, two-way deal worth $550,000 at the NHL level. The only Staal brother yet to establish himself as a full-time NHLer — Marc (Rangers), Eric (‘Canes) and Jordan (ditto) are all firmly entrenched — Jared scored a mere seven points in 50...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Michal Jordan

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 Michal Jordan (MIH-kahl yohr-DAHN) on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Jordan $550,000 on the NHL level, or $200,000 on the American Hockey League (AHL) level, with a guarantee of $225,000...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Gleason Back With Carolina

RALEIGH, NC – 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 Tim Gleason on a one-year contract. The deal will pay Gleason $1.2 million for the 2014-15 season. “We obviously know well what Tim brings to our team on and off the ice and how he fits...
Via Kukla's Korner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Agree to Terms with McClement

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 center Jay McClement on a one-year contract. The deal will pay McClement $1 million for the 2014-15 season. “Jay is a veteran centerman who is proficient in the faceoff circle,” said Francis. “He’ll also provide...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Add Veteran Goaltender Drew MacIntyre by   Steven Ellis

Former Toronto Marlies goaltender Drew MacIntyre has signed a one-year deal with Carolina Hurricanes. He’ll earn $600,000 in the NHL and $250,000 in AHL. MacIntyre played 48 games for the Toronto Marlies last season and finished with a 29-15-3 record and .917 save percentage. During the AHL playoffs, the veteran goaltender posted a 10-4 record with a 2.08 goals-against average and [...]
Via The Hockey House
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tlusty Re-Ups With Carolina On One Year Contract by   Steven Ellis

The Carolina Hurricanes have signed winger Jiri Tlusty to a one-year contract worth $2.95 million. Tlusty potted 16 goals and added 14 assists in 68 games with the Hurricanes in 2013-14. Since getting drafted by the Maple Leafs back in 2006, Tlusty has totaled 73 goals and 142 points in 344 career NHL games with Toronto and Carolina. Follow me on twitter, @StevenEllisNHL.
Via The Hockey House
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jiri Tlusty Back With the Hurricanes on a One Year Deal

#477989653 / gettyimages.com Jiri Tlusty is back with the Hurricanes on a one year deal this season.  Tlusty is currently 26 years old and plays on the wing for the Carolina Hurricanes, and had 30 points for the team last season. Jiri Tlusty signs a one-year deal with Carolina. #TSN#FAF — NHL on TSN (@NHLonTSN) July 1, 2014 Tlusty is back for 1 year/2.5 million dollars.  Tlusty...
Via TopSportsReport
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Habs Sign Manny Malhotra To One-Year Deal by   Bradshaw Furlong

After an injury that threatened his career, Manny Malhotra is going to Montreal on a one-year contract worth $850,000. Malhotra has played in the NHL for 15 seasons and this will be his seventh NHL team. Malhotra was drafted seventh overall in the 1998 NHL Draft by the New York Rangers after two seasons with the Guelph Storm of the [...]
Via The Hockey House
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes 2014 Draft Review

#451352132 / gettyimages.com The 2014 NHL Draft left the Carolina Hurricanes with seven players that will, hopefully, create positive contributions to the organization in the future. The team’s first pick, with seventh overall selection, was Haydn Fleury. The 17-year-old spent the last three seasons playing with the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League. The skilled defenseman...
Via Beyond The Benches
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Qualify Seven Players

The Carolina Hurricanes today extended qualifying offers to forwards Zach Boychuk, Greg Nemisz, Justin Shugg, Jared Staal and Jiri Tlusty and defensemen Michal Jordan and Rasmus Rissanen, retaining their restricted free agent statuses. Tlusty is perhaps the most notable name on this list, as he led the team with 23 goals in the 2012-13 48-game season. Last year, Tlusty tallied 30...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s Quiet In Carolina

from Luke DeCock of the News & Observer, Monday was a difficult day for a pair of former Carolina Hurricanes. The Buffalo Sabres decided not to bother even making a qualifying offer to Jamie McBain, a restricted free agent, and the Toronto Maple Leafs initiated buyout proceedings with Tim Gleason. Both lasted a season (or less) with their new teams after being considered...
Via Kukla's Korner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Up Next For The Carolina Hurricanes

from Chip Alexander of the News & Observer, The team probably will not look to re-sign two other UFAs, defenseman Mike Komisarek or forward Radek Dvorak, Francis said. Forward Jiri Tlusty is a restricted free agent and Francis said the Canes were in talks with Tlusty and would "definitely qualify him." Final decisions on qualifying offers for the team's...
Via Kukla's Korner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pens pick Finnish winger Kapanen in 1st round of NHL Entry Draft

Jim Rutherford kept the pick, and he hopes he landed a falling star at the NHL Entry Draft. With his first pick as Penguins general manager, Rutherford authorized the selection of Finnish winger Kasperi Kapanen on Friday night. A frenzied crowd of booing Philadelphians temporarily halted their deafening jeering of Penguins brass on the stage for the introduction of Kapanen, who...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes draft defenseman Haydn Fleury in first round

Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis used the first draft pick of his tenure in Charlotte on one of the top defenseman available in the draft, Canadian prospect Haydn Fleury. Fleury, a 6-foot-2 left-hander who last played for Red Deer in the WHL, was taken with the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. He was the second defenseman off the draft board, following No...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Rutherford Rating: Only way to go is up

The final numbers for the June Jim Rutherford ratings:   Two good points made by commentors on this subject. In defense of     A good summary on why 1437 other people do not approve   Rough start to the tenure of ol’ Carolina Jim. The pressure is only going to get worse. Do the opinions of people on the Internet matter? No. But Rutherford and the 12 other Penguins GM’s...
Via The Pensblog
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes extend Ron Hainsey for three years

(Photo/Gregg Forwerck/Getty Images) Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager the Carolina Hurricanes, announced on Tuesday that the Canes have agreed to terms with defenseman Ron Hainsey on a three-year contract extension. The deal will pay Hainsey $3 million for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons and $2.5 million in 2016-17. Although the former River Hawk signed...
Via Mill City Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes re-sign Gerbe to two-year contract

The Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday re-signed forward Nathan Gerbe to o a two-year, $3.5 million contract that will pay him $1.5 million next season and $2 million in 2015-16. Gerbe, 26, signed as a free agent with Carolina last summer and set or tied career highs in goals (16), power-play goals (3), points (31) and shots (221) in 2013-14. He ranked fourth on the Hurricanes in goals...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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