Andrew Hirsh | @ahirsh

Andrew Hirsh is a graduate of Elon University and is entering his fourth year as a credentialed NHL writer. He founded SunbeltHockey.com in 2012 and serves as the site's managing editor. Andrew can be reached via email at ahirsh3@gmail.com.

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Recent Articles by Andrew

Can you ever really count Brodeur out? (Brad Barr-US PRESSWIRE)

Martin Brodeur Scores Goal in 4-1 Win

RALEIGH, N.C. – As Martin Brodeur approached the media following Thursday’s 4-1 win over the Hurricanes, the future Hall of Famer couldn’t help but smile. “Anything else you want?” he asked […]

Carolina Hurricane Jiri Tlusty - Photo By Andy Martin Jr

Carolina Hurricanes: Jiri Tlusty Enjoying Breakout Season

If you take a look at the NHL goal scoring leaders right now, you’ll see a lot of familiar faces at the top: Steven Stamkos, John Tavares, James Neal, Eric Staal, among others. And then there’s Jiri Tlusty.

by · March 3, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina Hurricane Jussi Jokinen - Photo by Andy Martin Jr

Depth Propelling Hurricanes to New Heights

The Carolina Hurricanes sit atop the Southeast Division, and while their star players have been on fire, depth has been key to their recent success, as well.

by · February 16, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes
(Rich Kane/Icon SMI)

Johan Hedberg Continues Reliable Play

While Martin Brodeur continues to play at an elite level at the age of 40, Johan Hedberg has also stood the test of time.

by · February 11, 2013 · 1 comment · New Jersey Devils
Separately, Staal Brothers Leading Hurricanes’ Offense

Separately, Staal Brothers Leading Hurricanes’ Offense

Eric and Jordan Staal may not be playing on the same line like many fans had hoped to see this season, but Carolina’s brotherly duo has still be able to […]

by · February 5, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina Hurricane Alexander Semin - Mandatory Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr

Canes Notebook: Carolina Must Remedy Defensive Woes

The Carolina Hurricanes are 0-2, and their inabilty to keep the puck out of their own net has raised some early concerns.

by · January 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina deserves a big giant fantasy hockey doghouse after tonight. (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

Hurricanes Goaltender Competition Set to Heat Up

While Cam Ward is Carolina’s clear-cut starter in net, the backup goalie position remains up for grabs with three candidates to fill that role.

by · January 7, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes, News/Commentary
Zach Boychuk (James Guillory-US PRESSWIRE)

As Lockout Ends, Charlotte Checkers Defeat Norfolk Admirals on Hurricanes Ice

Mere hours after news broke that the NHL lockout was ending, the Charlotte Checkers defeated to the Norfolk Admirals 3-1 on Hurricanes ice.

by · January 6, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Carolina Hurricanes, News/Commentary
(Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

Phil Di Giuseppe Struggling in Sophomore Year at Michigan

University of Michigan Associate Coach Billy Powers talks to us about Carolina Hurricanes prospect Phil Di Giuseppe.

by · December 20, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes, College Hockey, News/Commentary
Jaromir Jagr Returns to Czechoslovakian Roots During Lockout

Jaromir Jagr Returns to Czechoslovakian Roots During Lockout

In 1988, a 16-year-old boy by the name of Jaromir Jagr skated in his first professional hockey game as a member of HC Kladno, a team in the Czech Extraliga. More than two decades later, the talented winger has made a return to his hometown club—not just as a player, but as an owner, too.

by · December 15, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, News/Commentary
President Obama, who urged for an end to the NHL Lockout on the "Tonight Show" Wednesday night. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

NHL Lockout: President Obama Urges Sides to Come Together

United States President Barack Obama voiced his opinion on the National Hockey League lockout on a Minneapolis television station this week, stating that he shouldn’t have to intervene to get a new collective bargaining agreement signed.

by · December 13, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary
Ryan Murphy (Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

2013 World Juniors: Ryan Murphy Finally Makes Canada’s Roster

In the hockey world, there are few accomplished 19-year-olds with a lot to prove at the junior level. This is what makes Ryan Murphy such a rarity. After watching the World Junior Championships from home the last two seasons, Murphy’s talent—at least relative to his fellow teenage countrymen—has been called into question on many occasions, despite the fact that he was a recent first round draft pick in the NHL. But finally, after three long years of waiting, Murphy has been given the chance to show just how good he is on the international stage.

by · December 13, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · OHL, Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship