Hurricanes Rumors & News

  • Penguins beat Hurricanes, 2-1, in shootout

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Kris Letang isn’t the kind of guy who over-thinks things. Considering his offensive skills and instincts, that’s probably good. Still, Letang was paying close attention when teammates Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz faced Carolina goalie Cam Ward in the first two rounds of a shootout Friday..." February 13

  • Gary Bettman praises the NHL’s new website and app (which are currently awful)

    Puck Drunk Love "If you haven’t noticed, the NHL has a new look on its digital properties. The reaction has been poor to say the least, but it goes beyond the usual criticisms that come with a major redesign. As fans struggle to find features they used to use and adapt to the new look, Gary Bettman is more than..." February 12

  • Carolina Hurricanes face 'extremely tough' choices with Staal and Ward

    Yahoo! Sports "Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis believes the questions and queries about the contracts for Eric Staal and Cam Ward have been more difficult on the players than himself. This is strange, considering the fact Francis has the unenviable task of trying to figure out what to do with..." February 11

  • Reading the trade market tea leaves

    TSN "Another week, another exercise in trying to put 10 pounds of fertilizer in a five-pound bag. It’s T-minus 19 days and counting to the NHL trade deadline, so let’s try to size up some of the situations/players we’ll be watching and talking about between now and then. In honour of the Dustin..." February 10

  • What if an NHL goalie has to go to the bathroom?

    SI "Unlike his fellow NHL players who tailor their game day meals with an eye on fuel and nutrition, Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby follows his gut whenever he is scheduled to start. “It’s all based around what’s not going to make my stomach upset,” the current Vezina Trophy frontrunner says. “It’s..." February 10

  • Montreal creeps back into playoff race with back-to-back wins

    Montreal Gazette "The skinny: Sven Andrighetto scored the winning goal in the fifth round of a shootout to give the Canadiens a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday afternoon at the Bell Centre. Andrighetto was the only player to score in the shootout as Ben Scrivens backed up a strong performance in..." February 08

  • Hurricanes score 4 goals in first, hold on to beat Jets

    Canes Country "The Carolina Hurricanes took a 4-0 lead just 10 minutes into the opening period, but had to sweat out a close game at the end as they defeated the Winnipeg Jets, 5-3 on Friday night. Phillip Di Giuseppe scored just 1:43 into the game and Andrej Nestrasil knocked home a rebound at 3:05 into the..." February 06

  • Calgary Flames blow away Carolina Hurricanes

    Calgary Sun "Needing a rallying cry and, at the very least, a positive distraction, the Calgary Flames put their hardhats on and went to work. Sean Monahan — with a goal, three assists, and his first career four-point game — did his part. The performance was much-needed especially after a dry spell which..." February 04

  • Report: Majority of GMs would approve of play-in game for final playoff seeds

    The Score "First the coach's challenge, now a wild-card play-in game? Bob McKenzie reported Wednesday on NBC that 16-of-28 general managers polled would be in favor of the NHL borrowing another idea, and adopting an MLB-style single elimination play-in game to determine the final wild-card seed in each..." February 04

  • Di Giuseppe, Murphy recalled: Pesce on IR

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday recalled forward Phil Di Giuseppe and defenseman Ryan Murphy from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League. The Canes also said defenseman Brett Pesce has been placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury. Murphy, 22, last played Dec. 5 for..." February 01

  • John Scott, NHL All-Star Game set ratings record for NBCSN

    Yahoo! Sports "There was no doubt that the perfect storm of The John Scott Phenomenon and the NHL’s reinvigorated 3-on-3 All-Star Game format had provided an uptick in attention for the midseason classic. The only question was if that would actually translate into a spike in viewership as well, or if the..." February 01

  • MVP John Scott and new format win praise at NHL All-Star game

    Los Angeles Times "The least likely All-Star was voted the most valuable player of the NHL's first venture into three-on-three play at its midseason showcase, proving that the worst intentions can sometimes have an unimaginably good outcome. A ride that began when enforcer John Scott was jokingly promoted as the..." February 01

  • Hurricanes must get out of no-man's land

    The Score "It's a place no team wants to end up - No-man's land. It's the unfortunate position just outside of the playoffs, but too far up the standings to capture a reputable draft pick. Right now as we pause for the NHL All-Star game, the Carolina Hurricanes find themselves in that very spot. With..." January 30

  • NHL players excited for 3-on-3 All-Star Game

    Tennessean "Few cities fully understand and embody the concept of entertainment like Nashville, which is evident by the flair that exudes from every event that it holds. That inherent flavor is why the Predators, who are hosting their first NHL All-Star Game on Sunday at Bridgestone Arena, wanted to make..." January 30

  • There are barely any good NHL teams and it sucks

    New York Post "Parity? Yes. Good hockey? No. The prevalent idea that permeates down from the NHL offices on Sixth Avenue states having so many teams so closely bunched makes for good entertainment. As the All-Star break has begun, let us clarify that idea: The more teams that have a chance to make the..." January 30

  • ‘Canes compare Faulk to Duncan Keith, talk up Norris potential

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes’ players and coaches have scattered this week during the NHL’s All-Star Game break. Eric Staal is spending time with family in Canada. John-Michael Liles and his family are in Vail, Colo., and Noah Hanifin is relaxing in his hometown of Boston. Justin Faulk will be..." January 29

  • Self-aware NHL all-star John Scott has many in his corner

    Toronto Sun "Midway through the second period, John Scott began to grow antsy. The hulking enforcer, who had been sitting for nearly 15 minutes in a 2-2 game, stood up, shook loose his legs, and looked pleadingly in the direction of the head coach. But it was no use. It was clear Scott’s place was on the..." January 28

  • Canes shut out Blackhawks 5-0

    Raleigh News & Observer "Carolina Hurricanes coach Bill Peters wanted his team to be fast and aggressive Tuesday against the Chicago Blackhawks. It was the final game before the NHL All-Star Game break. “Empty the tank,” Peters told his players. The Canes were listening. Playing perhaps their best game of the..." January 27

  • Majority of coaches remain in favour of challenge concept

    TSN "It's not that NHL coaches don't appreciate having the coach's challenge at their disposal this season for the first time ever... Well, actually, that's not entirely true as six of 27 NHL head coaches polled by TSN don't like the coach's challenge at all and would just as soon see it..." January 27

  • The Carolina Hurricanes are legitimately quite good

    Pro Hockey Talk "If you haven’t already started to think differently about the Carolina Hurricanes, it’s not too late to begin. Consider: — In their last 26 games, the ‘Canes have a record of 15-7-4. Only four teams have gained more points in their last 26 games than Carolina has. The first of the four, the..." January 27

  • Hurricanes activate Cam Ward from IR

    Sportsnet "The Carolina Hurricanes have activated goaltender Cam Ward from injured reserve, the team announced late Tuesday. Ward, 31, was placed on IR on Jan. 20 with a concussion, and hasn’t played in the team’s last five games. The team went 3-2-0 in Ward’s absence, with Eddie Lack earning two..." January 27

  • Canes find offense, beat Flames 5-2

    Raleigh News & Observer "Carolina Hurricanes coach Bill Peters wasn’t completely pleased with a 5-2 victory over the Calgary Flames despite the lopsided score. Peters liked the five-goal outburst, as scoring has been a problem for the Canes in recent games. He liked the penalty killing, which has been a strength, as..." January 25

  • How to Fix the NHL’s Coach’s Challenge

    The Hockey Writers "It’s no secret. The NHL’s coach’s challenge has not gone as smoothly as hoped in its inaugural season. It was put into place in order to give teams an option to challenge goals which they thought were not ‘good goals’ as deemed by the NHL rulebook. However, the two times when a coach can..." January 25

  • Canada’s falling dollar could be raising hopes for a Seattle NHL expansion team

    Seattle Times "It turns out the prediction of a January vote by Seattle City Council on a Sodo District arena was not only optimistic, but downright delusional. City Hall sources now indicate a vote to cede Occidental Avenue South for Chris Hansen’s project won’t happen before late March, early April at best...." January 25

  • Escrow went up…again

    Pro Hockey Talk "Escrow has risen from 16 percent to 18 percent, according to multiple reports. No surprise there, given the Canadian dollar’s plunge. With seven of the NHL’s 30 teams in Canada, there was no way league revenues weren’t going to be affected. Some had predicted escrow would go up even..." January 25

  • ‘Ranger cult’ in effect for cold-blooded rout in snowy Carolina

    New York Post "Winter weather didn’t stop Rangers fans from getting to PNC Arena on Friday night. The Hurricanes couldn’t slow the Rangers, either. J.T. Miller got both his goals in the second period and Henrik Lundqvist made 30 saves to help the Rangers beat the Hurricanes 4-1 on Friday night. Ryan..." January 23

  • Jordan Staal scores in OT and Hurricanes beat Leafs 1-0

    Toronto Star "Like a suspense novel, the Maple Leafs keep you guessing until the end. Whether it’s last-minute goals, as in games with Boston or Philadelphia in the last week, or playing in their 12th overtime game of the season, as they did Thursday night, the outcome is never a sure thing. Toronto held..." January 22

  • Hurricanes face difficult decision to trade or keep Eric Staal

    Sportsnet "There was a time when a scoreless hockey game over 60 minutes was more than just a rarity. It was news. It was a headline. These days, well, any number of games in a given week threaten to go three-on-three overtime deadlocked at 0-0. It’s sure not news when it happens, a commentary on the..." January 22

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    The NHL executive committee meeting on expansion is today in NY. No announcement should be made after. #tvasports

  • Hurricanes place goalie Ward on injured reserve

    NHL.com "Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward was diagnosed with a concussion and placed on injured reserve, the Hurricanes announced Wednesday. Ward started last Friday and allowed three goals on 22 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Vancouver Canucks, ending his personal three-game winning streak...." January 20

  • When does Ron Francis pull the trigger?

    Canes Country "Timing can be so important. It can also drive a conversation that forces the wrong conclusions. For a team looking toward the NHL trade deadline timing is only one part of the equation. Team need, available assets, and long-term team construction also come into play. Knowing all of this, what..." January 19

  • Fleury, Crosby lead Penguins to 5-0 shutout against Hurricanes

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins got the start they needed Sunday against the Carolina Hurricanes and finished with a 5-0 rout at Consol Energy Center. The club won the special teams game, got two goals from Sidney Crosby and a flawless performance in goal from Marc-Andre Fleury, who made 22 saves. It was..." January 18

  • Eric Staal's future with Hurricanes still unclear

    ESPN "The Carolina Hurricanes' surprising inclusion in the the Eastern Conference playoff chase adds an unexpected element to the Eric Staal storyline. It is unclear whether vying for a playoff spot will impact how Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis views the situation with his pending..." January 18

  • Horvat leads the way as Canucks beat Hurricanes in OT

    Vancouver Sun "You may win or lose as a team, but it doesn’t take a full team to either win or lose. Friday, the Canucks did it — win, that is — with brilliant goaltending by Jacob Markstrom and brilliant finishing by Bo Horvat. Sure, there was some plucky defending, some mental toughness in overtime,..." January 16

  • NHL instates mandatory domestic violence and sexual assault prevention training for teams and players

    SB Nation "The NHL has finally begun to implement domestic violence, sexual harassment and sexual assault prevention training for its players and teams, per a report from the Associated Press. The NHL and NHL Players' Association partnered to ensure all 30 teams would go through "hour-long educational..." January 16

  • Canes put away Blues for their fourth straight win

    Canes Country "Don't look now, but the Carolina Hurricanes are presently tied with the Boston Bruins (three games in hand) and the New Jersey Devils with 47 points and are just percentage points out of the final playoff spot in the East. The Canes went into St. Louis with a purpose and easily defeated the..." January 15

  • Skinner’s goal in OT gives Canes 3-2 win over Penguins

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes are beginning to play more and more like a team that wants to stay together all season. The Canes matched their longest winning streak of the season Tuesday with a 3-2 overtime win over the Pittsburgh Penguins at PNC Arena. Jeff Skinner scored the game-winning goal,..." January 13

  • Uncertainty weighs on Canes’ Eric Staal

    Raleigh News & Observer "The uncertainty, Eric Staal admits, has weighed upon him more than he has let on at times. It isn’t just about playing out the final year of his contract without knowing what comes next. As a player, he can deal with that. As a husband and father and brother, it gets a little tougher. As the..." January 12

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    Chip Alexander @ice_chip

    Peters says Faulk should be in Norris conversation. Says put together list of 10 best D-men and Faulk in it.

  • Jordan Staal scores in OT, Hurricanes beat Blue Jackets 4-3

    Raleigh News & Observer "Jordan Staal closed his eyes and helped the Carolina Hurricanes avoid a tough collapse. Staal scored in overtime and the Hurricanes recovered after blowing a three-goal lead to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 on Saturday night. Creeping in on a 2-on-1, Staal let a shot go from the right..." January 10

  • Hurricanes’ Malone won’t be suspended for his hit on Foligno

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s Department of Player Safety has decided not to suspend ‘Canes forward Brad Malone for his hit on Jackets forward Nick Foligno. Here’s what the NHL had to say: “Foligno carries the puck into the offensive zone on a Columbus rush. As Malone backchecks through the middle, Foligno..." January 10

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    Chip Alexander @ice_chip

    No surprise but Ward going against Blue Jackets. Rask to be game-time decision and Peters said couple others "in same boat."

  • Hurricanes take down Blue Jackets 4-1

    Raleigh News & Observer "Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. was smiling in the locker room Friday at PNC Arena. General manager Ron Francis was smiling. Canes coach Bill Peters was smiling. Down the hallway, goaltender Cam Ward was smiling as he was surrounded by media, after making 35 saves and being..." January 09

  • Should Brad Malone be suspended for blindside hit on Nick Foligno?

    Sportsnet "Early in the third period of the Blue Jackets-Hurricanes game Friday, Brad Malone clipped Columbus forward Nick Foligno with a blindside hit. Foligno went down immediately to the ice and left for the dressing room. No penalty was assessed on the play. Foligno has played in 38 of his club’s..." January 09

  • Blackhawks' Toews tops list of 2015 jersey sales

    The Score "There are a lot of people walking around with Toews on their backs. The Chicago Blackhawks forward had the prestige honor of having the top-selling jersey of 2015. The NHL announced the top sales from the NHL Shop, also revealing teammate Patrick Kane finishing second in sales. Here is the..." January 08

  • Horvat the hero as Canucks beat Lack and Hurricanes

    Vancouver Sun "Bo Horvat has three goals in his last two games, which is one more than he had in his first 39. It was early in the second half of last season when Horvat, then a rookie, began to show his stuff with the Vancouver Canucks. The team and Horvat are hoping history is about to repeat..." January 07

  • Star-studded Central roster highlights All-Star reveal

    NHL.com "The NHL announced the remaining players for the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game, and several familiar and high-scoring stars will descend upon Bridgestone Arena in Nashville for All-Star Weekend. The host Nashville Predators have three players among the 40 named Wednesday by the NHL's Hockey..." January 06

  • Promising ‘Canes rookie Di Giuseppe (concussion) out indefinitely

    Pro Hockey Talk "One of the bright spots in Carolina this year has been the emergence of its rookies, led by the likes of Noah Hanifin, Brett Pesce, Jacob Slavin, Brock McGinn and Phillip Di Giuseppe. But now, that bright spot’s been dulled a bit. Di Guiseppe has been diagnosed with a concussion and will be..." January 06

  • Edmonton Oilers defeat Carolina Hurricanes 1-0 in overtime

    Edmonton Sun "In a dog of a game that was harder to watch than it was to play, Cam Talbot knew very early on that one goal was probably going to win it. He refused to allow that one goal. The resurgent Oilers goalie didn’t give the Carolina Hurricanes a sniff Monday, posting a 29-save shutout in a 1-0..." January 05

  • Is The NHL’s Winter Classic Dying?

    Uproxx "This year’s NHL Winter Classic saw the Boston Bruins play host to the Montreal Canadiens in front of nearly 70,000 fans at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Like each of its predecessors, this year’s outdoor game on New Year’s Day was a spectacle to behold for hockey fans around the..." January 04