Carolina Hurricanes

It’s never supposed to happen. When it does, the “guilty” player is typically (and often unfairly) spoken of in mockery or with scoffing for many years. Hockey fans take their sport seriously and swear allegiance to their respective teams. When a player is drafted who does not pan out, the legend of their failure often
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Max Pacioretty is one of several names being floated around the NHL as possible trade bait. Before Thursday night’s game between the visiting Montreal Canadiens and the Carolina Hurricanes, I pondered the colossal impact of Pacioretty telling his teammates “See ‘ya later” and donning a Hurricanes sweater. Like Phil Kessel going to the Pittsburgh Penguins a
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The Carolina Hurricanes are singing a familiar tune. The lyrics go something like, “Here we are again, hanging out in no man’s land. Year after year, fans can’t understand.” It is a sad song, really, that laments the reality that another season out of the playoffs is unfolding. The team seems headed to no man’s land
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Noah Hanifin is an All-Star. The Carolina Hurricanes defenseman was announced Wednesday as having been selected to play in the 2018 NHL Honda All-Star Game. He is the only member of the Hurricanes squad to have been selected and, frankly, is a bit of a surprise. Not a surprise from the standpoint of his ability,
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As the calendar runs out on 2017, the Carolina Hurricanes season really got going in earnest Friday night as they began a deep dive into competition in the Metropolitan Division. The Pittsburgh Penguins came calling for the season’s first matchup with the Hurricanes. Raleigh’s Pittsburgh Penguins forward, Phil Kessel, leads his struggling team in points
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The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is filled with great opportunities for sports fans across the spectrum. College football bowl games, the winding down of the NFL season, featured NBA marquis-matchups and of course “holiday hockey” fill the sport menu. Like filling up on holiday food, the sports fan can overdose on a
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After 13 days on the road, where they put together a record of 2-2-2, the Carolina Hurricanes were glad to be home in Raleigh. Though the “home stand” was only for one night – they hit the road for a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs this Tuesday, and against the Nashville Predators two days
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Tom Dundon has likely made many interesting calls to his wife, Veruschka about interesting ventures he has put together. Most recently, he may well have had this exchange: “Honey, I bought the Carolina Hurricanes.” Veruschka: “Why? Aren’t they pretty bad? Won’t that be frustrating?” Tom Dundon, You’re up The truth is that the Hurricanes have been frustrating
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With great anticipation, the Carolina Hurricanes welcomed the start of the 2017-18 season. A month later, it is painfully obvious that something is dreadfully wrong with the team. They are not winning games at home, and they are seriously offensively challenged. Carolina Hurricanes forward Victor Rask (Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports) Unless something changes quickly, the
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I absolutely love Carolina Hurricanes head coach, Bill Peters. He is an old-school hockey guy, with a resume of success wherever he has coached. Most of the time Peters comes across as a tough, no-nonsense throwback to hockey’s grittier days. But, he is fair and enjoys a good laugh just like anyone else. Peters’ Pedigree
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On Tuesday, the Carolina Hurricanes proved that defenseman Brett Pesce is part of their long-term plan. Pesce and the team agreed to a six-year extension that will pay him $4.025 million per season starting in 2018-19. For those who were wondering if he would get an extension when his defensive linemate, Jaccob Slavin, did a few
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In an environment where management sometimes receives criticism for not being willing to spend money to improve, the Carolina Hurricanes did an excellent job extending the contract of defenseman Jaccob Slavin on Wednesday. According to the Hurricanes’ press release, the team and Slavin came to terms on a seven-year contract extension that will begin during the
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Ron Hainsey is a former Carolina Hurricanes defenseman. For three and a half years he was the anchor on the ‘Canes blue line, often paired with All-Star, Justin Faulk. In many respects, he embodied the typical NHL defenseman, in that he came to work and took care of his business without fanfare or the desire
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Ron Francis, GM of the Carolina Hurricanes is holding prime cards. As the 2017 NHL Entry Draft approaches, and with it the poaching of players by the NHL expansion Vegas Golden Knights, Francis is his usual stoic self. He knows he’s got a good hand and, like World Series of Poker players, believes he will
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