Hurricanes Rumors & News

  • Make-or-break time for Canes’ Ryan Murphy

    Raleigh News & Observer "Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Ryan Murphy has been slowed by flu-like symptoms, missing training-camp practice Thursday. Murphy did not play in either of the Canes’ first two preseason exhibition games. He will miss the exhibition game Friday against the Tampa Bay Lightning at PNC Arena. In..." September 30

  • Daly: NHL could skip 2018 Olympics and return in 2022

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s participation in the 2018 Olympics is in Pyeongchang, South Korea is still undetermined, and on Tuesday deputy commissioner Bill Daly didn’t sound overly optimistic about the chances of their players taking part. At a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday before the first game of the..." September 27

  • Canes competition to soon ramp up

    Raleigh News & Observer "For the Carolina Hurricanes, the first two days of on-ice practices in training camp have been about skating, passing, systems, special teams. Hitting? Not so much. That may change on Sunday when the Canes hold a Red-White scrimmage at 1 p.m. in PNC Arena during the annual Caniac Carnival...." September 25

  • Bean’s first day in camp ‘really cool’

    Raleigh News & Observer "Jake Bean took a seat in the corner of the locker room Friday at PNC Arena, sweat still dripping off his forehead and nose. Bean had just gone through his first practice of preseason training camp with the Carolina Hurricanes. The defenseman, a first-round draft pick by Carolina this year, was..." September 24

  • Team Canada enters World Cup of Hockey as betting favourite

    Sportsnet "Team Canada’s 3-2 win over Russia in their pre-tournament finale has solidified their spot atop the odds to win the World Cup of Hockey at sportsbooks monitored by Canada tallied two wins in three pre-tournament contests, but have been forced to make a number of roster changes..." September 17

  • New Goalie Equipment Rules For 2016-17 Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL will have at least one new goaltending equipment restriction this season: slimmer hockey pants. 2016-17 was supposed to usher in a new era of streamlined goaltending equipment, but manufacturer delays pushed those changes back until further notice. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated..." September 13

  • Jordan Staal on Eric: ‘I miss having him here’

    Raleigh News & Observer "Jordan Staal doesn’t try to deny it or try to hide his feelings. The Carolina Hurricanes center misses his big brother, Eric. For the first time since being traded to Carolina in June 2012, Jordan Staal has returned to Raleigh from Thunder Bay, Ont., for preseason training camp knowing his..." September 09

  • Leighton signs one-year contract with Canes

    Raleigh News & Observer "Goaltender Michael Leighton is returning to the Carolina Hurricanes, signing a one-year, two-way contract on Wednesday. Leighton, 35, played parts of three seasons with the Canes from 2007 to 2009 and had an 8-12-2 record with a 3.20 goals-against average in 29 games. Leighton is coming off..." September 07

  • Daly: NHL is happy with CBA, no ‘storm clouds on the horizon’

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, the league is happy with how the current CBA is working and doesn’t think “there is anything major that would need fixing.” Translation: Daly doesn’t foresee another work stoppage, at least from the NHL’s perspective. “I think there’s a general..." September 06

  • Shoulder surgery recovery complete for refocused Rask

    Raleigh News & Observer "With a new contract signed and a healthy shoulder at last, a refocused Victor Rask arrived in Raleigh on Thursday night eyeing another productive season in 2016-17. “I think I had a good season last year but I also want to improve and get better for every season. I think this year’s going to be..." September 04

  • Raffi Torres: 'I think I can change the way I play'

    Raleigh News & Observer "Raffi Torres realizes there are those who have already judged him, found him guilty, and don’t want him anywhere near their favorite hockey team. Torres also is aware the reaction was sudden, harsh and mostly negative in Raleigh this week when it was learned the Carolina Hurricanes had given..." September 03

  • Hurricanes’ Torres tryout makes no sense

    Raleigh News & Observer "Based on everything Ron Francis has done to date, there’s no reason for the Carolina Hurricanes not to extend his contract as general manager through 2019. While he was unable to effect an immediate turnaround, he has slowly built a foundation for the future. While he still hasn’t gotten the team..." September 02

  • NHL to add meldonium to banned substances list

    The Hockey News "Meldonium use has become a hot-button issue over the past several months, and the NHL is taking steps to ensure its players aren’t taking the substance. Russian news outlet TASS reported Tuesday that meldonium will be added to the list of substances banned by the NHL ahead of the coming season...." August 31

  • Power shifting from West to East in NHL

    SI "In any sport, league conferences are rarely created equal, and the NHL is no exception. Since 2010, the West has branded itself as the modern, faster-paced incarnation of hockey. The Chicago Blackhawks (Stanley Cups in 2010, '13, '15) and Los Angeles Kings (2012, '14) have done the loudest talking..." August 31

  • Canes invite veteran Torres to camp on PTO

    TSN "Raffi Torres could have another shot at the National Hockey League. The 34-year-old Toronto native has been invited to the Carolina Hurricanes' camp on a professional tryout basis. Though nothing has been signed, Aaron Ward reports that Torres will accept the offer. A 15-year pro, Torres..." August 30

  • Canes Extend Francis Through 2018-19 "Peter Karmanos Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Owner and Governor for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed Executive Vice President and General Manager Ron Francis to a contract extension through the 2018-19 season. Francis will be available to..." August 30

  • Bovada gives Canada best odds at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s no secret that Canada’s been on a strong run at the international level, and it’s no surprise that they’re considered the favorites heading into the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Seriously, just look at the B Team put together by The Hockey News’ Mike Brophy; even with the strange hook of..." August 29

  • Friedman shares latest intel on top NHL RFAs

    Today's Slapshot "Fresh off his Olympic work assignment, Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman dove back into the hockey scene on Tuesday evening with an appearance on NHL Network that covered the status of some of the top restricted free agents. Sean Monahan’s name was recently removed from that list, with..." August 23

  • Jerseys, pucks at World Cup will include tracking chips

    The Score "The future is now for hockey. The NHL held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, including the introduction of brand new technology. It was unveiled that both pucks and player jerseys will feature computer chips that track player speed, distance between..." August 17

  • U.S. Senator says NHL sending ‘conflicting, mixed messages’ on concussions, CTE

    The Hockey News "In late July, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman responded to questions from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal about hockey and its link to concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Bettman wrote that research indicated no clear link could be drawn between the sport and CTE, and Blumenthal..." August 16

  • Slavin, Canes enjoy field day with the kids

    Raleigh News & Observer "Jaccob Slavin pulled off his sneakers, put his head down and barreled into the “obstacle course.” Moments later, the Carolina Hurricanes defenseman was giving pointers on taking a slapshot. Next, off came the sneakers again as Slavin waited his turn — more than a foot taller than anyone else..." August 12

  • Hurricanes' Murphy takes credit for namesake's gold medal

    The Score "Ryan Murphy has captured gold in Rio. Of course, that is not to say the Carolina Hurricanes defenseman is actually an Olympic swimmer in his spare time, but rather that his namesake captured gold for the second time at these Olympics, most recently in the 200m backstroke on Thursday." August 12

  • Bettman: NHL participation in 2018 Olympics not a current priority

    The Score "As of right now, the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang are not on Gary Bettman's mind. The NHL commissioner was at Busch Stadium on Tuesday to discuss January's Winter Classic between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks, but touched on other topics during his press conference. One of the..." August 11

  • NHL preseason schedule highlighted by arena debuts "The 2016-17 NHL preseason schedule, released Wednesday, features the first games at two NHL arenas. On Sept. 26, the second day of the 15-day, 106-game schedule, the Edmonton Oilers open Rogers Place with a split-squad game against the Calgary Flames. Edmonton also will host the Anaheim Ducks..." August 10

  • Dates NHL Fans Should Have Marked on Their Calendars for the 2016-17 Season

    Bleacher Report "The National Hockey League will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this season, and it should be a special one. There will be four outdoor games featuring some big rivalries and historic firsts, and new NHLers will be introduced to hockey's biggest stage and play important roles for their new..." August 09

  • Ranking the 31 NHL general managers

    The Score "Every day this week, theScore's hockey editors are evaluating NHL teams on a different level of management. This time, we're focusing on the GMs, ranking them based on salary cap and asset management, as well as draft history. Farm systems Head coaches General managers Owners (Thursday, Aug...." August 03

  • Carolina Hurricanes sign Bill Peters to two-year contract extension

    Canes Country "With most of the team’s free agents now under contract for next season, Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis turned his attention Wednesday to extending the contract of the man behind the bench. The team announced Wednesday morning that coach Bill Peters has signed a two-year..." July 27

  • N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman Continues to Deny C.T.E. Link

    New York Times "Responding to written questions from a United States senator about the effects of concussions in hockey, N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman continued to deny a link between concussions and the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E. He blamed the news media for fanning fear of..." July 27

  • Ex-NHLers Bellemore, Collins sign with KHL’s Chinese club

    Pro Hockey Talk "HC Kunlun Red Star, the Beijing-based expansion team that will begin playing in the KHL next season, has added a pair of former NHLers. Sean Collins, who appeared in a pair of games for the Capitals last season, and Brett Bellemore, a veteran of over 100 contests with the Carolina Hurricanes,..." July 26

  • NHL TV schedule stinks, ignores Connor McDavid

    Sporting News "Connor McDavid could be one of the few best players in the NHL. Like, right now. He was also born in 1997. So, you'd think the best hockey talent to come along since Sidney Crosby would pop up on national American TV a couple times this season. You'd also be wrong. Exactly zero Oilers..." July 21

  • Signing-bonus laden contracts could lead to next lockout

    TSN "If you needed any evidence that another NHL lockout might be on the horizon, look no further than the type of free agent contracts executed during the 2015-2016 off-season. Admittedly, this is attempting to project the future, the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) is fully binding..." July 19

  • Hurricanes' Fleury fixated on open spot after Wisniewski buyout

    The Score "Haydn Fleury knows an opportunity is there for the taking. The 20-year-old defenseman, who was drafted seventh overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in 2014, has yet to make his NHL debut, but is well aware that a spot on the blue line recently opened up. "Ever since (James) Wisniewski was..." July 17

  • Canes Agree to Terms with Brody Sutter "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 forward Brody Sutter on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will play Sutter $600,000 at the NHL level, or $115,000 at the..." July 15

  • Canes Agree to Terms with Dennis Robertson "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 defenseman Dennis Robertson on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Robertson $650,000 at the NHL level, or $75,000 at..." July 15

  • Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

    Yardbarker "Never mind the fact the NHL expansion draft won’t take place for another yea, it has had an very strong effect on the happenings of the current offseason. Even before league commissioner Gary Bettman made the official announcement that the NHL will be adding a team in Las Vegas, it appeared..." July 15

  • NHL reaches landmark in-market streaming deal with Fox Sports

    Fox Sports "The NHL recently reached an agreement with Fox Sports for in-market streaming. Although not finalized, an agreement has been reached after negotiations spanning the course of five years. The agreement will allow in-market streaming of NHL games that are broadcast on Fox’s regional sports networks..." July 14

  • Hurricanes Ink Ryan Murphy For Two Years

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Hurricanes only had one remaining restricted free agent and they locked him up. Carolina announced a two-year, $1.575MM deal with defenseman Ryan Murphy. The deal will pay $750K in 2016-17, and $825K in 2017-18. It will have a cap hit of $787,500." July 14

  • Hurricanes sign Victor Rask to 6-year, $24M deal

    The Score "The Carolina Hurricanes have locked up one of their best young forwards for the long term. Victor Rask agreed to a six-year contract with the club worth $4 million per season, the Hurricanes announced Tuesday. The 23-year-old ranked second on the team with 21 goals and tied for second with..." July 12

  • Eight NHL teams that could be active in trade market this offseason

    USA Today "While the high-profile unrestricted free agents have all been claimed, offseason shopping is far from finished. Free agents such as Sam Gagner, Justin Schultz, Matt Carle, Kris Versteeg and James Wisniewski are still available. i Now multiple teams are looking to make trades to ease their..." July 11

  • Hurricanes Sign First Rounders Bean And Gauthier

    Pro Hockey Rumors "At their Summerfest earlier today, the Hurricanes announced the signings of both of their first round picks, defenseman Jake Bean (13th overall) and right winger Julien Gauthier (21st overall). Bean was the third overall blueliner to be selected in last month’s draft behind only Olli Juolevi..." July 09

  • McKeown, Fleury eye Hurricanes’ roster spot

    Raleigh News & Observer "Wednesday’s first evening of Carolina Hurricanes prospect development camp ended with defenseman Roland McKeown beating goaltender Callum Booth on a breakaway, shifting from backhand to forehand to sneak the puck inside the right post. It was an impressive move for a defenseman – and,..." July 08

  • AHL announces new rules on fighting that could come to the NHL

    Puck Drunk Love "The AHL has announced new rules regarding fighting and they may eventually impact the future of fighting in the NHL. The new rules are an attempt to cut down on staged fights and aim to eliminate players who fall into the “goon” category. First, AHL players won’t be able to fight after a..." July 07

  • Top 50 defenseman rankings for July "This offseason hasn't brought a lot of player movement along the blue line, but the outlook for fantasy defensemen heading into this NHL season did have a major change. Prior to the start of free agency, two big-name defensemen switched teams in a one-for-one trade, sparking plenty of debate in..." July 07

  • Canes Agree to Terms with Matt Tennyson "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 defenseman Matt Tennyson on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Tennyson $675,000 on the NHL level or $275,000 in the..." July 03

  • Capitals Sign Brad Malone

    Monumental Network "The Washington Capitals have signed center Brad Malone to a one-year, two-way contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Malone, 27, registered six points (two goals, four assists) and 75 penalty minutes in 57 games with the Carolina Hurricanes last..." July 03

  • Maple Leafs 'kicking tires' on Wisniewski

    The Score "The Toronto Maple Leafs are showing interest in free agent James Wisniewski, according to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston. Wisniewski is heading to unrestricted free agency after the Carolina Hurricanes bought out the final year of his contract Thursday." July 01

  • Lee Stempniak Agrees to Terms with Hurricanes "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 forward Lee Stempniak (STEHMP-nee-ak) on a two-year contract. The deal will pay Stempniak $2.5 million per season. “Lee is a..." July 01

  • Rangers Sign Nathan Gerbe and Michael Grabner

    Hockey Fights "New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with free agent forwards Nathan Gerbe and Michael Grabner. Gerbe, 28, has skated in 394 career NHL games over parts of eight seasons (2008-09 – 2015-16) with Buffalo and Carolina, registering 58 goals..." July 01

  • Viktor Stalberg signs 1-year, $1.5-million deal with Carolina

    The Score "The Carolina Hurricanes have added free-agent forward Viktor Stalberg on a one-year, $1.5-million contract, the team announced." July 01

  • Canes Add Joseph as Goaltending Consultant "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has hired Curtis Joseph as its goaltending consultant. “We are thrilled that Curtis has chosen to be a part of our organization,” said Francis. “His..." July 01