Hurricanes Rumors & News

  • Could Hurricanes’ Aleksi Saarela be the next Aho?

    Raleigh News & Observer "Sebastian Aho got everyone excited in his rookie year with the Carolina Hurricanes, scoring 24 goals, playing with a certain panache this season. Now comes another Finn making some noise, Aleksi Saarela. Unlike Aho, Saarela wasn’t drafted by the Canes, coming to Carolina last year in the..." April 23

  • ‘Canes re-sign blueliner Dahlbeck — one year, $850,000

    Pro Hockey Talk "Carolina has agreed to terms with RFA defenseman Klas Dahlbeck on a one-year, $850,000 deal, the club announced on Friday. Dahlbeck, 25, was acquired just prior to the start of last season, when ‘Canes GM Ron Francis plucked him off waivers from Arizona. Dahlbeck proceeded to appear in 43 games..." April 21

  • Team USA Names Fifteen Players To World Championship Squad

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though some of the names had already been confirmed, USA Hockey has released a full list of the 15 players that have agreed to play in the upcoming World Championships. The team so far is as follows: Nick Bjugstad (Florida Panthers) Daniel Brickley (Minnesota State, undrafted) J.T. Compher..." April 13

  • No local blackouts for NBC’s cable 1st round NHL Playoff telecasts except in two cities

    Awful Announcing "As the NHL Playoffs are about to begin, one of the pet peeves for NBC was that it had to black out its telecasts in the local U.S. home markets in the first round. Take the Chicago-Nashville series for example. In the past, NBCSN or its sister networks would be blacked out to protect the Comcast..." April 12

  • NHL Releases Official Draft Lottery Odds

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has released the official odds for the upcoming draft lottery, which determines the order in which each team outside the playoffs will select in this year’s entry draft. The Colorado Avalanche lead the way with an 18% chance of winning, while the Vegas Golden Knights will be given the same..." April 12

  • Patrick goes No. 1 in TSN's post-season mock draft

    TSN "Nolan Patrick is on pace to make history – twice. TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button projects the Brandon Wheat Kings’ centre going first overall to the last place Colorado Avalanche – provided it wins the draft lottery scheduled to take place April 29 – in the TSN post-season mock..." April 11

  • McGinn's shootout winner lifts Hurricanes past Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Brock McGinn scored two goals in regulation and netted the winner in the shootout, but it was the emotional final game of Bryan Bickell's career that had many of the Carolina Hurricanes wiping tears from their eyes following their 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in their final..." April 09

  • How NHL nixing the Olympics is a harbinger of another lockout

    New York Post "This is what the NHL and Gary Bettman do when they don’t get their way: They take their puck and go home. Or stay home. They refuse to play. They did it through Owners’ Lockouts I, II and III in 1994, 2004 and 2012 and they’re doing it again with the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South..." April 09

  • Blues clinch third place in Central

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- The St. Louis Blues want to go into the postseason the right way and they took another step toward that Saturday night. Vladimir Tarasenko scored in the fourth round of the shootout as the Blues defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 5-4 at PNC Arena. "It has been playoff..." April 08

  • Bryan Bickell of Hurricanes to retire from NHL "Carolina Hurricanes forward Bryan Bickell will retire from the NHL after playing in the Hurricanes' final two regular-season games, he told on Saturday. Bickell, who rejoined Carolina on April 3 after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November, has played in the Hurricanes'..." April 08

  • Ex-NHL Player Dies of Apparent Heroin Overdose

    TMZ "Ex-NHL player Dave Gove -- a member of the Carolina Hurricanes 2006 Stanley Cup team -- died this week and officials believe a heroin overdose is to blame. Gove struggled with addiction and had entered a rehab facility in Pittsburgh. He was reportedly found dead at the treatment center on..." April 07

  • Isles stay alive with win over Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- The New York Islanders are determined to do their part. So far, that has been enough to keep them in playoff contention in the Eastern Conference. They struck early and Jaroslav Halak made 29 saves in a 3-0 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes, maintaining their bid to..." April 06

  • Wild clinch home ice in first round

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild will be back home next week for the playoffs, but they gave their fans one last regular-season reason to smile Tuesday, beating the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 and clinching home ice in the first round of the playoffs. Two goals by Nino Niederreiter along..." April 05

  • Bryan Bickell rejoins Hurricanes five months after his multiple sclerosis diagnosis

    Chicago Tribune "Bryan Bickell has rejoined the Carolina Hurricanes for the last few games of the regular season, five months after his diagnosis of multiple sclerosis forced a hiatus from the team and raised questions about his career. Bickell skated with the Hurricanes on Tuesday morning in Minnesota and was..." April 05

  • Olympic decision could lead to more labor strife for NHL

    Chicago Sun-Times "If indeed the Olympics are played in South Korea next year without the likes of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid and all the other best players in the world, it’ll be a blow for the sport of hockey. But look beyond February of 2018 and ahead to September 2019, when both..." April 04

  • Pyeongchang holding out hope to see NHLers

    TSN "South Korean Olympic organizers still hope to see NHL players competing at next year's Winter Games despite the National Hockey League's insistence it won't happen. Nancy Park, a spokeswoman for the Pyeongchang 2018 organizing committee, said Tuesday there's still time for "meaningful..." April 04

  • NHLPA disagrees with NHL’s ‘shortsighted decision’ to skip Olympics

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association voiced displeasure on Monday after learning of the NHL’s decision to not send players to the 2018 Winter Olympics. In a statement, the NHLPA said that it’s disappointed and disagrees with the NHL’s “shortsighted decision to not continue our participation in the..." April 04

  • NHL will not participate in 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

    TSN "For the first time since 1994, NHL players will not attend the Winter Olympics. The league released a statement Monday saying it "considers the matter officially closed" and that it won't participate in the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Negotiations between the league, the NHL..." April 03

  • Bryan Bickell set to play for Hurricanes on Tuesday "Forward Bryan Bickell is back in the NHL after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis earlier this season. The Carolina Hurricanes recalled Bickell, 31, from Charlotte of the American Hockey League on Monday. He is expected to play for the Hurricanes against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy..." April 03

  • Friedman predicts ‘wild trade market after this season’

    Fanrag Sports "Trades. If you ask fans across the spectrum what excites them the most about the NHL, the answer will generally revolve around either trades or the possibility of them. Needless to say, the in-season trend in this league in recent campaigns has seen a dearth of meaningful swaps, with most of..." April 03

  • Sheary, Penguins fend off Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The Penguins' power play hadn't exactly been living up to that description lately, but Pittsburgh scored on both of its man-advantage chances Sunday en route to a 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes at PPG Paints Arena. Conor Sheary's third-period, power-play goal gave..." April 02

  • NHLPA May Bar Agents From Contacting Players Under 16

    Pro Hockey Rumors "TSN’s Rick Westhead reported last week that the NHLPA is considering a new regulation prohibiting any certified agent from contacting an under-16 player or player’s family. The NHLPA controls agents through a certification process, and only certified agents may represent NHL players. The rule’s..." April 02

  • Stars, Lehtonen shut out Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Dallas Stars won't be in the NHL playoffs this season, but they're trying to impact who will be. Their latest result hurt one of the contending teams. Kari Lehtonen made 25 saves as the Stars defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0 on Saturday night at PNC Arena,..." April 01

  • Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Smallman "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 right wing Spencer Smallman on a three-year, entry-level contract. On the NHL level, the deal will pay Smallman $650,000 in 2017-18..." March 31

  • Skinner leads Hurricanes' late comeback vs. Jackets

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- Resilient. Relentless. Pick one if you are the Carolina Hurricanes lately. "Those words are appropriate, for sure," said Carolina coach Bill Peters, who saw his team extend its point streak to a franchise-record 13 straight with a 2-1 overtime win against the Columbus Blue..." March 30

  • NHL to unveil protected and available player lists for expansion draft

    Sportsnet "Call it a victory for the people. The NHL has decided to change course and publicly release the list of protected and available players during the June expansion draft. The decision was made after "further consideration of views and feedback we received on the subject," NHL deputy..." March 29

  • IOC email links NHL South Korea participation to Beijing 2022

    Sportsnet "Last week, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel said his organization needed to know by the end of April whether or not NHL players would be competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Afterwards, I reached out to the International Olympic Committee to see if its..." March 29

  • Hurricanes pounce on weary Red Wings

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes were relieved after a scary incident a night earlier and then energized against an opponent that appeared fatigued. It was the ideal recipe to keep some momentum. The Hurricanes jumped on the Detroit Red Wings early and Cam Ward finished with 21..." March 28

  • Hurricanes’ Eddie Lack: ‘Everything looks alright’ after scary collision

    Sportsnet "Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Eddie Lack says that everything looks alright after being stretchered off the ice following a 4-3 overtime loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Monday night. Lack was run into by Detroit’s Andreas Athanasiou at 1:59 of overtime and appeared to injure his left leg on..." March 28

  • If NHL decides to skip 2018 Olympics, fallout will ‘last for a very long time’: NHLPA chief Don Fehr

    National Post "Don Fehr is not making any promises. But he’s also not making any threats. With, presumably, one month to go until a decision has to be made about NHL participation at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, the head of the NHL Players’ Association sounds hopeful that a deal can be worked out in..." March 28

  • Red Wings beat Hurricanes on Athanasiou's OT goal

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- Losing a crucial game in overtime while trying to make a playoff push is one thing. Losing a teammate is quite another. The Carolina Hurricanes faced both difficult situations Monday night in a 4-3 defeat against the Detroit Red Wings. Andreas Athanasiou scored with..." March 27

  • Hurricanes beat Devils, keep playoff hopes alive

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- Jeff Skinner continued his recent goal-scoring splurge Saturday night at the Prudential Center, helping the Carolina Hurricanes keep their faint playoff hopes alive with the game-winning goal in a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils. "That's a big win for us," said..." March 25

  • Stempniak nets pair to lead Hurricanes past Habs

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The Carolina Hurricanes are one of the youngest teams in the NHL this season but it was a wily veteran who helped them continue their recent hot stretch. Lee Stempniak, 34, scored a pair to lift the Hurricanes to a 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night at the Bell..." March 23

  • Donald Fehr: Players won't concede in Olympic stalemate

    ESPN "The NHL should not be waiting for the players to give up something in return for Olympic participation, National Hockey League Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr told ESPN on Thursday. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said earlier this week that if things stayed status quo,..." March 23

  • Hurricanes making late push with comeback victory

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- Maybe it's too late for the Carolina Hurricanes. Maybe they had too far to come and too many teams to climb over in an effort to make the playoffs. If that turns out to be true, at least the Hurricanes are making it interesting, getting what proved to be the game-tying..." March 21

  • Bettman: 'Assume' NHL not going to Olympics

    TSN "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman is advising fans to brace for the 2018 Winter Olympics to take place without NHL players in Pyeongchang. Speaking to Reuters in New York on Tuesday at the Sports Business Summit, Bettman said “people should assume” the NHL is not going to play in..." March 21

  • Flyers strike late, trip Hurricanes in OT

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- It took a little luck and lot of perseverance, but the Philadelphia Flyers kept their faint playoff hopes flickering with an emotional 4-3 overtime win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday night. Rookie forward Travis Konecny tied the score with a power-play goal with 42.9..." March 19

  • Skinner's two goals guide Hurricanes by Predators

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- In his seventh season without a playoff appearance on his resume, Carolina left wing Jeff Skinner may be somewhat of an unknown commodity to the casual hockey fan. However, the numbers the former Calder Trophy winner is beginning to pile up in his career speak for themselves...." March 18

  • Rask's late goal helps Hurricanes defeat reeling Wild

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- Eddie Lack's season can best be described as tumultuous. The backup goalie for the Carolina Hurricanes missed two large portions of the season with a concussion, and when he returned in early February his play wasn't up to par, prompting some colorful criticism from coach Bill..." March 16

  • Hurricanes Agree to Terms With Callum Booth "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 Callum Booth on a three-year, entry-level contract. The deal will pay Booth $650,000 on the NHL level in the first and..." March 16

  • Islanders beat Hurricanes on Tavares' overtime goal

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- Interim coach Doug Weight of the New York Islanders made it clear that how the team responded from a lopsided loss would be critical to the rest of the season. He must have liked the way it turned out Tuesday night. John Tavares scored 34 seconds into overtime and the..." March 14

  • Slavin's first career hat trick sends Hurricanes by Isles

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Hurricanes might win the Stanley Cup if they could figure out how to play against everyone the way they play against the Islanders, while a handful of losses to Carolina might keep New York out of the playoffs. Carolina continued its mastery of the Islanders on Monday night,..." March 13

  • Rielly's OT goal lifts Leafs

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Toronto Maple Leafs can't underestimate the importance of taking advantage of the schedule that could be turning in their favor. It took an extra effort to cash in Saturday night. Defenseman Morgan Rielly scored his fourth goal of the season 2:13 into overtime as..." March 11

  • Aho lead Hurricanes over Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes showed off a youth movement on the offensive end, but it took a veteran's work in the net to complete the task Thursday night. Rookie Sebastian Aho scored a pair of third-period, power-play goals as the Hurricanes overcame the New York Rangers for a..." March 09

  • After ‘frustrating’ year with ‘Canes, Murphy could be headed to Vegas

    Raleigh News & Observer "The question caused Ryan Murphy to smile, the Carolina Hurricanes defenseman instantly grasping the innuendo. Ever been to Las Vegas? “Yeah, I’ve been to Vegas,” Murphy said, “but never for business.” Murphy is aware the NHL’s newest team, the Vegas Golden Knights, will be in business in..." March 09

  • Barrie helps Avalanche snap four-game slide

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche haven't had many opportunities to celebrate on home ice this season, so they savored Tuesday's rare chance. Tyson Barrie had a goal and two assists, Gabriel Landeskog also scored and the Avalanche rallied for two quick goals in the second period to beat the..." March 08

  • Colin Campbell ‘nervous’ as unchanged offsides rule looms ahead of playoffs

    Sportsnet "Colin Campbell refers to it as Mike Murphy’s Law. A nod to his right-hand man, yes, but also the NHL’s penchant for finding itself in some kind of rules quagmire at the most important time of year. Consider it a by-product of a game played with a bouncing piece of rubber on ice. "We always..." March 08

  • NHL Will Not Change Definition Of Off-Side

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though it was discussed heavily at the GM Meetings this week in Boca Raton, Florida, the NHL will not change the off-side rule according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. The idea theorized was that the player wouldn’t need to have his skate blade on the ice to be considered on-side, just breaking the..." March 07

  • Lack, Hurricanes bounce back, beat Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Three days after he ripped backup goalie Eddie Lack for allowing four goals on 16 shots in an overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, Hurricanes coach Bill Peters was feeling the sting of regret as he headed to the airport for Carolina's road trip to Arizona. "Not my..." March 06

  • Peters doesn’t regret Lack criticism: ‘That’s just being honest’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Carolina Hurricanes coach Bill Peters made some headlines on Friday when he went on a bit of a rant regarding the play of backup goaltender Eddie Lack this season, basically telling him to make a big save every once in a while. It was surprising not only because of how direct and sharp the..." March 04