Hurricanes Rumors & News

  • For Eddie Lack, the Canes’ win over the Senators had extra meaning

    Raleigh News & Observer "For Eddie Lack, helping the Carolina Hurricanes win a hockey game, ending a five-game winless streak, was the most important thing Friday. That he shut out the Ottawa Senators 3-0, making 34 saves, was personally gratifying given his injuries and missed games this season. But the game..." February 26

  • Lack, Hurricanes blank Senators

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- Through a lot of inactivity, in part because of a lingering concussion, Carolina Hurricanes goalie Eddie Lack never lost faith. As it turned out his teammates had his back as well. Lack recorded his first victory since October by stopping 34 shots as the Hurricanes..." February 24

  • Bryan Bickell nearing return after MS diagnosis, assigned to AHL

    Sportsnet "Carolina Hurricanes forward Bryan Bickell has been cleared to make his return to the ice. The team made the announcement Thursday, along with the news that he’d been placed on waivers for an AHL assignment. Bickell, 30, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November 2016 and has remained..." February 24

  • Trade: Pens acquire d-man help, get Hainsey from Carolina

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pittsburgh has added another veteran presence on the blueline in advance of a second consecutive Stanley Cup. Ron Hainsey, the 35-year-old ‘Canes rearguard, has been acquired in exchange for a second-round pick and AHLer Danny Kristo, per TVA. Hainsey, a pending UFA, is in the last of a..." February 23

  • Crosby, Penguins dump Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Pittsburgh Penguins are showing how to play a winning brand of hockey late in games. The defending Stanley Cup champions improved to 25-0-0 when leading after two periods as Sidney Crosby scored his NHL-leading 33rd goal, and Matt Murray stopped 29 shots in a 3-1 victory..." February 21

  • McElhinney, Leafs blank Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- Goalie Curtis McElhinney is still trying to prove to his new teammates that he can be an asset to the Toronto Maple Leafs. They saw some of the value Sunday night. McElhinney secured his first shutout as a member of the Maple Leafs in a 4-0 victory over the Carolina..." February 19

  • Blues re-claim Rattie from Hurricanes

    Fanrag Sports "The St. Louis Blues have claimed forward Ty Rattie off waivers from the Carolina Hurricanes, according to a report from James Mirtle of TSN. Defenseman Taylor Fedun, who was also placed on waivers by the Buffalo Sabres near the time that Rattie was, has since cleared. The 24-year-old Rattie has..." February 19

  • Avs top 'Canes in OT to snap 5-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- With by far the NHL's worst record, the Colorado Avalanche have had few bright spots this season. Overtime has been one of them. Mikko Rantanen scored with 36.4 seconds left in overtime as the Avalanche snapped their five-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the..." February 17

  • Carolina Hurricanes' depth on defense drawing interest ahead of trade deadline

    ESPN "In a league where two-thirds of the teams are starving to improve their blue line, the Anaheim Ducks aren't the only ones with great leverage because of their crazy depth on D. The Carolina Hurricanes are knee-deep too, with young defensemen throughout the organization -- and there's no..." February 16

  • Canes eyeing Duchene?

    TSN "An unlikely candidate may be emerging in the trade rumours swirling around Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene. The Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch reported that according to league executives, the Carolina Hurricanes may be making the hardest push for the Avs' forward. However, any package for..." February 12

  • Eaves scores twice, Stars sink Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Mired in a four-game losing streak, the Dallas Stars were desperate for a win to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. And thanks to two goals from Patrick Eaves and a 22-save performance from Kari Lehtonen, Dallas returned to the win column with a 5-2 victory against the Carolina..." February 11

  • Capitals, Holtby hold Hurricanes scoreless in 5-0 win

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Washington Capitals continue to put up big numbers on offense. They are playing pretty well in the defensive zone as well. Braden Holtby picked up his seventh shutout of the season, five different players scored and the league-leading Capitals defeated the Carolina..." February 07

  • NHL Players To Rate Ice Conditions

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL is finally doing something to remedy the increased complaints of bad ice surfaces around the league. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the NHL and NHLPA are creating a subcommittee to monitor and address poor ice issues. The subcommittee—called the Playing Environment..." February 07

  • Bryan Bickell aims to return to Hurricanes after bye

    NHL.com "Carolina Hurricanes forward Bryan Bickell said on Tuesday he is targeting the five-game homestand that begins on Feb. 17 to return after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Bickell, 30, has not played since Oct. 30. The Hurricanes announced on Nov. 11 that he had been diagnosed with the..." February 07

  • NHL trade deadline 2017: Top 10 players who could be on the move

    USA Today "The most talked-about player in the NHL trade market isn’t the most likely to be dealt before the March 1 deadline. Several teams want Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, but piecing together an in-season deal could be too complicated. Some Duchene suitors are playoff teams, and meeting the..." February 07

  • Sebastian Aho is quietly putting together a strong rookie season in Carolina

    Pro Hockey Talk "When it comes to the Calder Trophy for the league’s outstanding rookie, three players — Mitch Marner, Patrik Laine and Auston Matthews — have separated themselves from the pack. You can throw in some dark horse possibilities for a late-season charge like William Nylander and Columbus defenseman..." February 06

  • Aho, Granlund, Budaj named NHL's weekly 3 stars

    NHL.com "Carolina Hurricanes right wing Sebastian Aho, Minnesota Wild center Mikael Granlund and Los Angeles Kings goaltender Peter Budaj have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Feb. 5. FIRST STAR - SEBASTIAN AHO, RW, CAROLINA HURRICANES Aho tied for the League lead with four..." February 06

  • Hainsey's OT goal helps Hurricanes win wild one

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Carolina Hurricanes coach Bill Peters had one question Saturday night after watching a game that included nine goals, seven penalties, four ties and three lead changes. "So," Peters said with a grin. "What'd you think of that one?" The Hurricanes certainly exited Barclays..." February 04

  • Hurricanes squeak past Oilers 2-1

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- A strong finish in a tight game sometimes escapes the Carolina Hurricanes, but they looked like they perfected that at least for one outing. Sebastian Aho scored 1:48 into the third period on a power play as the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 on Friday..." February 03

  • NHL players called ‘puppets’ in major lawsuit

    Detroit News "Court documents unsealed in Minnesota reveal the NHL calling former players who filed a lawsuit over concussion claims “mere puppets” of a public-relations company when they provided statements to the media about the case, TSN reported Tuesday. In seeking access to correspondence between the..." February 01

  • Aho's hat trick leads Hurricanes' rout of Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- Sebastian Aho went without a goal over his first 13 NHL games, and some began to wonder if and when the slender 19-year-old would find his scoring touch after tremendous success in Finland's top league last season. Don't look now, but Aho is rolling, scoring twice in the..." January 31

  • 2017 All Star Game earns highest overnight rating since 2004

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL All Star Game is a constant source of debate. Some fans love it, others hate it – and yet more think it’s a dying source of entertainment. If the NBC overnight ratings hold any weight, though, it’s possible that the declining interest may not be as true as fans think: According to..." January 30

  • NHL Stars Support Going To Olympics In 2018

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Alexander Ovechkin, Connor McDavid, Jonathan Toews, and Sidney Crosby all agree. The NHL should go to the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018. Now it’s just up to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and IOC President Rene Fasel to hammer out a deal. Toews told TSN’s Frank Seravalli “quite frankly, to..." January 30

  • Bettman argues that Olympic participation hurts NHL product

    Pro Hockey Talk "Gary Bettman reiterated his criticism of the International Olympic Committee today, as prospects of a deal to send NHLers to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea remain in doubt. In an interview with Sportsnet’s Ron MacLean, the commissioner also said that the NHL owes it to the fans to..." January 30

  • NHL appears unlikely to participate in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Sun-Times "It’s looking increasingly unlikely that the NHL will participate in the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Commissioner Gary Bettman said the topic was discussed for “about 10 seconds” at the Board of Governors meeting Saturday, and deputy commissioner Bill Daly told reporters, “As of..." January 29

  • Eddie Lack recalled from conditioning stint by Carolina

    Fanrag Sports "The Carolina Hurricanes couldn’t have had worse luck this season with backup goaltender Eddie Lack. After a slow start to his 2016-17 season, the undrafted veteran ended up with a concussion. That left him out of the lineup for a huge chunk of the year up to January, leaving the team both..." January 29

  • Hurricanes’ owner Peter Karmanos open to selling entire franchise

    Fanrag Sports "According to a Saturday afternoon report from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, Carolina Hurricanes’ owner Peter Karmanos says that he is open to the “possibility of selling the entire team.” This is a significant piece of information because Karmanos is now pondering whether to sell more than just part of..." January 28

  • NHL All-Star Skills competition breakdown: Who’s competing in each event

    Sportsnet "The NHL has announced the all-star assignments for Saturday’s 2017 Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ in Los Angeles. The all-stars from the Atlantic and Metropolitan Divisions will compete against the Pacific and Central Divisions throughout the night for points in the overall..." January 28

  • In support of Mr. 101, who just missed the NHL’s all-time list

    Sportsnet "The 101st greatest NHL player to ever live got shafted Friday night in Los Angeles. Not only did he miss out on an opportunity to swap war stories with Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr and Red Kelly, mingle with Jaromir Jagr in a black-tie setting, and consume what we can only assume was some epic..." January 28

  • Gretzky, Orr and Lemieux agree that Gordie Howe was the best NHL player ever

    Fox Sports "On Friday night in Los Angeles, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr and Mario Lemieux sat on a platform just prior to the NHL100 presentation at All-Star Weekend — an event aiming to identify the best 100 players in the league’s 100-year history. While some may try to argue that any one of the three..." January 28

  • NHL brings hockey world together with top 100 players of all-time

    TSN "Jonathan Toews struggled to find the words. His search, moments after being named to the NHL’s list of 100 greatest players, was a genuine aw-shucks moment - not the humble hockey player shtick where he does anything to avoid talking about himself. Toews could not believe he was minted as..." January 28

  • Hurricanes assign Eddie Lack, Michael Leighton to AHL

    Sportsnet "The Carolina Hurricanes activated Eddie Lack from injured reserve on Thursday and assigned him to their American Hockey League affiliate with fellow goaltender Michael Leighton. Lack’s assignment to the Charlotte Checkers will be for a brief conditioning stint as he has missed 26 of the last 30..." January 27

  • Budaj, Kings shut out Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- The heart and soul of the Los Angeles Kings -- Jonathan Quick -- has played one period of hockey this season, a groin injury sidelining the franchise goalie and fueling skepticism about his team's chances of making the postseason without him. Enter journeyman goalie Peter..." January 26

  • Clarification Please: The NHL's offsides review still a work in progress

    Yardbarker "Welcome to Clarification Please, an ongoing series in which Yardbarker will take a look at rulings that have players, coaches and fans a bit puzzled. Whether it is regarding old "unwritten rules" or a new subsection IV schedule, these are some rules in which we would like to get more..." January 26

  • Capitals control Hurricanes in 6-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- When their top lines are producing, the Washington Capitals are dangerous. Lately they've been getting production across the lineup. Dmitry Orlov scored twice, Braden Holtby made 25 saves and the Capitals defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 6-1 on Monday night at Verizon..." January 23

  • For Wayne Gretzky, history is hockey's cornerstone

    NHL.com "Wayne Gretzky is keenly aware there will be considerable debate Friday, and presumably for much longer, when the League unveils the rest of the 100 Greatest NHL Players. Given that pitched arguments break out whenever people compare hockey dynasties and eras, it is also a given that emotions..." January 22

  • Strange omissions reveal NHL’s real motive for Greatest 100 list

    New York Post "It is a marketing function, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but you should bear that in mind when the NHL unveils the post-Original Six Era portion of its Greatest 100 Players on Friday night in Los Angeles as part of the league’s All-Star weekend. And as such, I would expect current..." January 22

  • Hartnell's heroics help Blue Jackets edge Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An impressive play by a pair of veterans resulted in the Columbus Blue Jackets skating to a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night at Nationwide Arena. Scott Hartnell scored the game-winning goal after receiving a tape-to-tape pass from linemate Sam..." January 21

  • Some NHL stars are packing less punch this season; why?

    USA Today "Jamie Benn, a scoring champion in 2014-15 and 41-goal scorer last season, has 11 goals in 43 games this season. Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, averaging 28 goals per season in his career, has seven this season. Future Hall of Famer Joe Thornton has scored only three goals and each..." January 21

  • Penguins blast Hurricanes, 7-1

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- It's not just the quantity of goals recently for the Pittsburgh Penguins. It's the timing, too. Conor Sheary scored twice and the Penguins produced their second huge offensive output of the week in a 7-1 romp past the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night at PNC..." January 20

  • NHL announces details of the 2017 All-Star Skills Competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL All-Star skills competition is coming up in Los Angeles on Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Thursday, the league announced details of the event. The following events will be part of this year’s skills competition: · Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay™ · Honda NHL Four Line..." January 19

  • A statistical look at the 2016-17 Selke candidates

    Fanrag Sports "Halfway through the NHL season, it’s pretty obvious who some of the awards favorites are. Unless Auston Matthews falls off the face of the earth, he’s likely to be taking home the Calder Trophy in June. The same can be said of Brent Burns and the Norris Trophy, as he’s on pace to top Erik..." January 18

  • Dubinsky, Bobrovsky help Jackets jolt Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets welcomed back Sergei Bobrovsky on Tuesday night and they are back on top of the NHL standings. The All-Star returned after missing the past three games with an illness and gave the Blue Jackets the stellar goaltending they've come to expect from..." January 17

  • Hurricanes Recall Alex Nedeljkovic

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Carolina Hurricanes’ backup goalie carousel continues to go ’round and ’round. While Eddie Lack remains sidelined, the ’Canes have relied heavily on starter Cam Ward, who has now started 14 straight games. While Ward has performed admirably, with a .915 save percentage and 2.34 goals against..." January 17

  • Backstrom, Marchand, McGinn recognized as NHL's 3 stars

    NHL.com "Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand and Carolina Hurricanes left wing Brock McGinn have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Jan. 15. FIRST STAR - NICKLAS BACKSTROM, C, WASHINGTON CAPITALS Backstrom led the League in..." January 16

  • Hurricanes remain tough at home, defeat Islanders

    The Sports Xchange "By David Droschak, The Sports Xchange RALEIGH, N.C. -- Picked by most to miss the playoffs for an eighth straight year, it's now safe to say the Carolina Hurricanes are the NHL's surprise team. Rookie Brock McGinn had one goal and three assists, while Lee Stempniak scored the..." January 14

  • Skinner scores 2 as 'Canes defeat Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- A few glitches aren't enough to distract the Carolina Hurricanes these days. They keep finding ways to navigate through rough patches, particularly on home ice. Jeff Skinner scored two goals in a 55-second span as the Hurricanes overcame an inconsistent beginning to..." January 13

  • NHL unveils jerseys for All-Star Game

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League's Centennial, the Los Angeles Kings' 50th anniversary, previous NHL All-Star Games and the Hollywood setting all influenced the design of the jerseys that will be worn during the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29. All..." January 11

  • Puck luck helps Hurricanes topple Jackets

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes took advantage of the right kind of friendly bounce and that resulted in another home victory. Jordan Staal scored on a strange deflection to break a third-period tie as the Hurricanes pulled away for a 5-3 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets on..." January 10

  • NHL announces 2017 All-Star rosters

    Sportsnet "The NHL released its 2017 All-Star Game rosters on Tuesday. A fan vote determined each division’s team captain, the results of which were released last week. The four head coaches for all-star weekend will be Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic), Bruce Boudreau of the..." January 10