Hurricanes Rumors & News

  • Hurricanes agree to extension with Lack "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 goaltender Eddie Lack on a two-year contract extension. The deal will pay Lack $2.5 million in 2016-17, and $3 million in..." October 04

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    The #hurricanes have sent 2014 first-rounder Haydn Fleury back to WHL Red Deer. Noah Hanifin makes the opening night roster.

  • Ward to open season as ‘Canes starter

    NBC Sports "After a few subpar seasons from starting goaltender Cam Ward, the Carolina Hurricanes decided it was time to bring in some competition. The team acquired Eddie Lack from Vancouver during the off-season and it was understood that both he and Ward would compete for the starting job. Ward got..." October 03

  • Carolina Hurricanes’ roster decisions will impact future

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes are caught in a unique position between past and future. The present will be spent sorting out which players belong to which era. Whether the Hurricanes compete for a playoff spot or not, whether they overachieve or underachieve, whether they’re exciting and surprising..." October 02

  • Commissioner: No timetable for NHL expansion "The NHL continues to explore the possibility of expansion but no firm timetable has been set for the process, Commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday at the fall Board of Governors meeting. Earlier Tuesday, the Board's executive committee heard presentations from representatives from the Quebec..." September 30

  • Report: Eric Staal wants $9 million per year on next contract

    Puck Drunk Love "It was reported by Renaud Lavoie of TVA that Eric Staal would like $9 million a year for his next contract. I also want to be the King of England. While Staal is a very good player and a player who is still playing like a first liner, it is a number that not a lot of people will pay for come..." September 29

  • Carolina could be really, really young on defense this year

    Pro Hockey Talk "Justin Faulk, the former U.S. Olympian and All-Star, is a cornerstone of the Hurricanes’ blueline. And at 23 years old, he’s also one of the more experienced defensemen on the team. Seriously! On Monday, the ‘Canes made another round of training camp cuts, which left them with Faulk and..." September 29

  • Vegas odds for every NHL team’s playoff chances

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s often interesting to see how Vegas odds line up to your own expectations when it comes to the NHL (and various other interests, naturally). Brovada shared its odds for every single NHL team making the playoffs in 2015-16, and some of them provide some rather interesting insights. Here..." September 23

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    Chip Alexander @ice_chip

    Peters says Versteeg will start on line with Staals in first preseason game.

  • Quebec and Las Vegas to officially discuss expansion with NHL’s executive committee

    Puck Drunk Love "NHL expansion is getting a bit more official. Pierre LeBrun of ESPN wrote that while it’s unlikely a decision on expansion will come this month, two prospective NHL expansion locations, Quebec and Las Vegas, will officially present to the league’s board executive committee later this..." September 17

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    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    Jiri Tlusty signs $800K, 1-year deal with #NJDevils.

  • Blackhawks remain favorites to win 2016 Stanley Cup

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks opened as early favorites to win the 2016 Stanley Cup just one week after capturing their third title in six years, and oddsmakers haven't wavered on that. In fact, Bovada slightly increased the Blackhawks' chances to 13/2 odds after initially pegging them at 7/1 in..." September 16

  • NHL players survey: 34 of 35 say they'd accept an openly gay teammate

    USA Today "The NHL never has had an openly gay player, but if a player does come out, he will be accepted, according to results of an anonymous survey conducted by USA TODAY Sports at the NHL/NHL Players' Association Media tour Sept. 8-9, 2015, in Toronto. Thirty-five NHL players were asked whether they..." September 16

  • NHL has instructed teams to play 3-on-3 hockey in preseason even if games aren't tied

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL’s new 3-on-3 overtime format begins this season and the league wants to make sure teams are ready for the change. In order to make sure teams have a chance to practice the concept in a competitive setting, the NHL has instructed all of their teams to play 3-on-3 hockey at least three times..." September 15

  • Friedman: ‘Staal and Hurricanes not close on deal’

    Sportsnet "Sportsnet analyst and Hockey Night in Canada mainstay Elliotte Friedman appeared on Sportsnet The FAN 960 Monday, talking expectations for the Carolina Hurricanes and the current status of their captain, Eric Staal. Staal finished the 2014-15 season with 23 goals and 54 points, which was the..." September 15

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    John Shannon @JSportsnet

    NHL will make move to Adidas official tomorrow. Replaces Reebok as sweater supplier.

  • Report: NHL introducing spotters to look for signs of concussion during games

    The Score "The National Hockey League appears to be taking steps toward improving its concussion protocol. The league will reportedly introduce spotters for every game this season, whose role will be to determine visible signs of concussion among players, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA. The spotter..." September 14

  • Canes’ Skinner tries to ignore the rumors about his future

    Raleigh News & Observer "It would have been hard, if not impossible, for Jeff Skinner to ignore all the NHL trade speculation this summer. Every week, it seemed, Skinner’s name was being mentioned and the Carolina Hurricanes forward said to be “available” for a trade. The Twitterverse was aflame during the NHL Draft..." September 13

  • Bettman: overwhelmingly players do the right thing

    Pro Hockey Talk "This off-season presents a slew of bad headlines for the NHL, something its players and commissioner both notice. ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun caught up with some of the league’s biggest movers and shakers to find out how they feel about these situations. In the case of the players, stars like Tyler..." September 12

  • Blackhawks trade Kris Versteeg, Joakim Nordstrom to Hurricanes

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks still had salary to shed and Marcus Kruger to sign heading into this season. On Friday, they worked on the former. Kris Versteeg and Joakim Nordstrom were traded to the Carolina Hurricanes for defensemen Jake Massie and Dennis Robertson, as well as a fifth-round selection in the..." September 12

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    Andrew Gross @AGrossRecord

    Ex-Hurricane D Brett Bellemore is participating in Rangers' informal skates. Coming in on a training camp invite.

  • World Cup of Hockey announces schedule, format

    Sportsnet "The National Hockey League and the NHL Players’ Association have announced the schedule for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, which will run from Sept. 17 to Oct. 1, 2016. The two-week tournament, featuring eight teams and more than 150 NHL players, will progress from the preliminary round to the..." September 09

  • NHL players look ahead to World Cup – and, hopefully, future Olympics

    The Globe and Mail "Sidney Crosby is not certain if NHL players will be able to compete in future Olympics, but the Pittsburgh Penguins star would surely like to. The league has yet to decide if it will send players to the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, or to Beijing in 2022. Concerns include the vast..." September 09

  • How hockey analytics forecast future success and failure

    TSN "One of the big reasons hockey analytics have really exploded in recent years is their ability to forecast mean reversion well in advance of the rest of the industry. The two most prominent examples of that were the 2011-12 Los Angeles Kings and the 2012-13 Toronto Maple Leafs. That Kings team..." September 03

  • 2015-16 NHL trade deadline set for February 29

    CBS Sports "Well, mark your calendars, folks. The National Hockey League has set its trade deadline for the 2015-16 hockey season and it falls on a rather odd day according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The last day NHL teams will be able to make trades in the upcoming season is February 29, 2016 at 3 p.m...." September 02

  • Whitney, Daniels join Canes' scouting staff

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes had added to their scouting staffs, bringing back former forward Ray Whitney on a part-time basis. The Canes announced Monday that Whitney, former Charlotte Checkers coach Jeff Daniels and Mark Craig have joined the pro scouting staff, and that Don Elland will be a part..." August 31

  • Cam Ward on Hurricanes: ‘Nowhere else I want to be’

    Raleigh News & Observer "Goaltender Cam Ward was the first off the ice Thursday at Raleigh Center Ice, soon to be followed by Eric Staal. Ward and Staal have been two constants for the Carolina Hurricanes for more than a decade. They’re the two remaining members of the Canes’ 2006 Stanley Cup champions, a reminder of..." August 28

  • Hurricanes, Elias Lindholm agree to 2-year, $5.4M extension

    The Score "The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to a two-year, $5.4-million contract extension with forward Elias Lindholm. The deal will pay Lindholm $2.5 million in 2016-17 and $2.9 million in 2017-18. He is under contract with a cap hit of $925,000 for the upcoming season. The 20-year-old scored 17..." August 27

  • Hurricanes’ ownership uncertainty looms over team

    Raleigh News & Observer "Players are already skating at Raleigh Center Ice, training camp is only a few weeks away, and there’s still a lot of old business left for the Carolina Hurricanes before the new season. Neither Eric Staal nor Cam Ward has a new contract, which leaves both in limbo heading into the final season..." August 26

  • NHL free agent class of 2016 strong

    TSN "With Mark Giordano signing a six-year, $40.5 million extension with the Calgary Flames, the 2016 NHL free agent market lost arguably its best available unrestricted defenceman. Fears of a dearth of signing activity come July 1 are unfounded, though, considering that the crop of players set to..." August 25

  • Carolina Hurricanes hire analytics expert for full-time front office job

    Yahoo! Sports "Hockey’s shift towards analytics in the front office continued to gain steam Thursday. The Carolina Hurricanes announced they hired Eric Tulsky full-time for the position of Hockey Analyst. He worked with the team on a part-time basis last season. Tulsky previously had his own web space,..." August 21

  • Who's the best player in the NHL for 2015-16?

    Yahoo! Sports "The Hockey News released its 2015-16 NHL Yearbook, which our own Sean Leahy carries around like a kid at seminary school clutching his Testaments. Within its pages is the annual Top 50 player ranking, and SwissHabs has captured part of the list for 2015-16; we’re guessing it caught their eye..." August 19

  • Adidas lands NHL jersey deal

    TSN "The National Hockey League appears poised for radical changes to its team jerseys in the wake of a deal that may pave the way for advertising on team uniforms. Adidas has won a long-term deal to make uniforms for the 30 NHL teams, beginning in the 2016-17 season. Adidas takes over from its..." August 17

  • Liles curious to see if Zadorov will make the Avs next season

    Pro Hockey Talk "Former Avalanche d-man John-Michael Liles has been getting an up-close look at new Avalanche d-man Nikita Zadorov. The two players, along with some other NHLers, have been skating together in the Denver area during the offseason. Liles, now a 34-year-old member of the Carolina Hurricanes, is..." August 17

  • Top 50 NHL Goaltending Prospects for 2015-2016

    In Goal Magazine "With the amount of amateur and professional scouting available in this modern age of sports, any list of the best prospects will vary depending who is making the list. Based on a collection of those different opinions and scouting work from our staff, InGoal has created a power ranking for the..." August 14

  • Oilers deemed to have best group of prospects; Penguins worst

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers have the best group of prospects. The Pittsburgh Penguins have the worst. Those were the findings of ESPN’s Corey Pronman, who ranked the “organizational prospect depth” of all 30 NHL teams and published his analysis today. “The Oilers have two great defensive..." August 12

  • Young defensemen give Hurricanes some optimism "It's been a bleak stretch for the Carolina Hurricanes, one of two teams that have not made the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the 2010s. Carolina has advanced to the postseason twice in the past 10 seasons; 2006, when the Hurricanes won the Stanley Cup (defeating the Edmonton Oilers in their last playoff..." August 05

  • NHL unveils ‘historic’ digital media rights deal with MLBAM

    Pro Hockey Talk "In a way, baseball will power the way hockey fans consume a ton of digital NHL-related media going forward. More specifically, MLBAM will be doing the heavy lifting, as the NHL announced a “historic” six-year deal with the service, which also apparently powers streaming services for companies..." August 04

  • New big NHL contracts appear to have protection from potential upcoming lockout

    TSN "NHL lockout. It's the one phrase that can send a chill down your spine on the sweatiest summer July day. Rest easy, for now: the NHL and NHL Players' Association has guaranteed labour peace for each of the next five seasons, through the 2019-20 campaign. While another hockey work..." July 29

  • Carolina Hurricanes top pick Hanifin has eyes on NHL, but team in no rush

    Raleigh News & Observer "Noah Hanifin first took the ice to play for Boston College as a 17-year-old freshman defenseman last season. “Not many 17-year-olds can do that, and not at Boston College,” Eagles coach Jerry York said. “You’re playing against 22- and 23-year-old men. It’s a big adjustment.” In a few months,..." July 26

  • NHLPA’s Fehr: Players want to play in Olympics

    Sportsnet "NHL players competing at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics certainly isn’t the most important storyline in hockey these days – expansion, off-season transactions and managerial moves are – but it’s still a topic many are interested in. NHLers have competed at the Olympics since the 1998 Nagano..." July 25

  • Alexander Semin's agent says he is closing in on a deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "Alexander Semin stands as one of the most fascinating wild cards in NHL free agency, and it sounds like we’ll find out where he’ll land soon. His agent Mark Gandler told that Semin should come to a decision soon. Here’s a translation of a rather saucy quote Gandler gave about..." July 24

  • Canadiens sign F Semin to one-year, $1.1M deal

    TSN "The Montreal Canadiens agreed to a one-year, $1.1 million deal with forward Alexander Semin on Friday. Semin, 31, scored six goals and added 13 assists in 57 games with the Carolina Hurricanes last season. He was bought out by the Hurricanes after the season, with three years and $21 million..." July 24

  • Post expansion, could NHL realign with eight divisions?

    Pro Hockey Talk "After the NHL received just two bids for expansion teams — one for Las Vegas, the other for Quebec City, but nothing for Seattle or Portland — could the league be headed for another realignment? From the Globe and Mail’s Eric Duhatschek: When the NHL last realigned, the commitment was only..." July 22

  • Can young NHLers be trusted?

    TSN "One of the hockey narratives I’ve always been curious about is the reputation that veterans pick up as the steady, reliable defensive options. The reputation seems to be built out of the fact that these players have extensive experience at the NHL level, and through that experience, they have..." July 22

  • Quebecor submits expansion bid for NHL franchise in Quebec City

    The Score "The company hoping to bring NHL hockey back to Quebec City has formally applied for an expansion franchise. Quebecor, the media conglomerate that operates Sun Media, TVA, Videotron, and Canoe, confirmed the bid in a brief statement Monday. A new arena in Quebec City, the Videotron Centre,..." July 20

  • Lack of cap room has made for ‘really difficult’ summer for some free agents

    Columbus Dispatch "It's been nearly three weeks since NHL free agency opened, and there are still plenty of good players on the market. There will be a second wave of signings, but one longtime NHL agent told The Dispatch that the market has never been this stagnant. "It's tough," the agent said. "There are..." July 20

  • Top 15 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped..." July 14

  • Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Justin Shugg "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team agreed to terms with forward Justin Shugg on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Shugg $600,000 at the NHL level, or $85,000 at the American..." July 12

  • Canes Sign Hanifin to Entry-Level Contract "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed defenseman Noah Hanifin to a three-year, entry-level contract. The deal will pay Hanifin $832,500 on the NHL level or $70,000 on the American..." July 12

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