Carolina Hurricanes News & Opinion



Ronnie’s Short List Isn’t Long Enough

As summer approaches along with the NHL Draft, all eyes (in Carolina) are turned towards west Raleigh, waiting for the white smoke to come billowing up from the administrative offices […]

Ron Francis: “Eric Staal’s Future Depends on Our Budget” Huh?

Ron Francis: “Eric Staal’s Future Depends on Our Budget” Huh?

The newly minted general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, Ron Francis, recently wielded his managerial axe. In one fell swoop he lopped off head coach Kirk Muller and two of […]

by · May 21, 2014 · 1 comment · Carolina Hurricanes
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The Goalie Situation in Carolina

The Hurricanes Current Goalies Goal-tending is important. Teams flourish playing with a hot goalie, and fall apart against an opposing goalie standing on his head. After another disappointing season the […]

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Manny Malhotra Should Win the Masterton Trophy

The Bill Masterton Memorial trophy is awarded annually to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication in the National Hockey League. Jaromir Jagr of the […]

by · May 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina Hurricanes center Elias Lindholm - Photo Credit:  Andy Martin Jr

Contract Comparables: E. Staal & Tlusty

At this point, the Carolina Hurricanes are a far cry from making the Stanley Cup Playoffs–something they haven’t accomplished since the 2008-09 season. This season was supposed to be different, […]

by · March 17, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes
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Elias Lindholm – Behind the Curve for 2013 Draft Picks?

The 2013 NHL draft class saw eight players make their NHL debuts with six of them playing at least 40 games for their teams. The Carolina Hurricanes took center Elias […]

by · March 16, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes

Storm Brewing: Goaltender Controversy in Carolina Crease

The Carolina Hurricanes’ season is winding down and unfortunately it looks like the ‘Canes will come up short of the playoffs for the fifth season in a row. Unfortunately for […]

by · March 13, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes
Is Justin Faulk Overrated?

Is Justin Faulk Overrated?

This year, Justin Faulk received his first Team USA Olympic nomination. The Minnesota native is having a great year on the surface, recording three goals and 20 assists in 61 […]

by · March 11, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina Hurricane Eric Staal - Photo By Andy Martin Jr

Hurricane Forecast: Playoff Pipe Dream

It is Monday yet again, Hurricanes’ fans, which means it is time for the seven-day outlook in this weeks Hurricane Forecast. Week in Review What started out promising, quickly turned […]

by · March 10, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes
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The Calm Before the Storm – Loktionov and the Upcoming Schedule

The 2014 trade deadline has come and gone and boy was it a busy one. The Carolina Hurricanes made one major move, sending forward Tuomo Ruutu to the New Jersey […]

by · March 6, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes
Last season, Anton Khudobin showed that he is not only a valuable back-up, but a goalie that could step in a be a starter for the Hurricanes if anything were to happent o Cam Ward. (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

Carolina Hurricanes Re-Sign Khudobin; Implications for Ward

The Carolina Hurricanes may have gotten the best deal of the day, without actually trading anyone.  Jim Rutherford re-signed Anton Khudobin to a 2 year/$4.5 million deal Tuesday afternoon. Canes […]

by · March 4, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes
Trading Kirk Muller was one of Milbury's earliest transactions.  (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

Hurricane Forecast: Stopping the Slump

Happy Monday ‘Canes fans, and welcome to another addition of Hurricane Forecast.  For those of you who can still stomach the logo, thanks for tuning in.  Let’s get started… Week […]

by · March 3, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes