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Can Kirk Muller Survive The Summer?

Can Kirk Muller Survive The Summer?

It may not be over yet, but the seven games the Hurricanes have left to play won’t be putting them in position to continue their season past April 27th- game […]

by · April 16, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes
We are heading down a slippery slope here with this one. Birthday Bacon fantasy hockey style?  (Flickr/Captsinslack)

It’s Time to Roast the Carolina Hurricanes Mascot

I have nothing against mascots and no mascots were harmed in the writing and research of this article. That being said, I’m not a fan of them either. Who is […]

by · April 9, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes
Dan Ellis needs to play strong for the Hurricanes this week. (Andy Martin Jr.)

Carolina Hurricanes: Upcoming Week is Make or Break

The Carolina Hurricanes started off the season stronger than anyone expected, taking control of the Southeast Division for a long period of time.

Alex Semin was having a comeback season creating one of the top lines in the Eastern Conference with Eric Staal and Jiri Tlusty. The acquisition of Jordan Staal looked brilliant as he created secondary scoring with line mate Jeff Skinner. Cam Ward was also playing well in goal earning wins to cement the Hurricanes as playoff favorites.

But in the past month, the tracks have fallen off for the Hurricanes, who currently sit at 13th in the Eastern Conference and have been taken over by both the Winnipeg Jets and Washington Capitals in the Southeast.

by · April 7, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes
Joni Pitkanen (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

Carolina Hurricanes: Injuries Taking Their Toll

It was a simple icing touch up. One that happens close to 10 times a game, but this one went so horribly wrong for the Carolina Hurricanes.

Defenseman Joni Pitkanen was in a race with the Washington Capital’s Troy Brouwer, in a close 4-3 game, to touch the puck first. Brouwer got his stick caught in the Finnish defenseman’s skates and while most likely not on purpose, it caused Pitkanen to go awkwardly into the end boards.

The next moments featured Pitkanen writhing in pain on the ice before a stretcher had to be brought out to take him into the dressing room.

by · April 5, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes
(Photo: Andy Martin Jr)

Carolina Hurricanes Make Two Deadline Deals

Carolina Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford decided to stay relatively quiet in his trade deadline moves by trading costly winger Jussi Jokinen and bringing in power-play specialist Marc-Andre Bergeron.

by · April 3, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes
Jay Bouwmeester was traded to the Blues last season. (Warren Wimmer/Icon SMI)

Trade Deadline 2013: What Will Carolina Do?

With the 2013 trade deadline less than a week away, Carolina Hurricanes’ GM Jim Rutherford has a tough decision to make. His team started the season strong taking control of […]

by · March 28, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina Hurricane Alexander Semin - Mandatory Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr

Why Alexander Semin Deserves Exactly $5,094,444.33

Alexander Semin was signed to a 5 year $35 million contract earlier this week by the Carolina Hurricanes. Yes, I know, he couldn’t garner the interest of any NHL team […]

by · March 27, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes
Shootouts aren't the only area Jussi Jokinen can make an impact in.

Waiving Jussi Jokinen Makes Sense for Hurricanes

GM Jim Rutherford made a somewhat surprising decision by placing Jussi Jokinen on waivers on Tuesday, but the decision makes sense for the Hurricanes in more ways than one. Scoring […]

by · March 26, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes
Keeping Tim Gleason Has Paid Off For Hurricanes

Keeping Tim Gleason Has Paid Off For Hurricanes

  Last season Carolina Hurricanes’ GM Jim Rutherford made a surprising decision by choosing to sign UFA-to-be defenseman Tim Gleason rather than trading him for draft picks and/or prospects at […]

by · March 21, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina Hurricane Alexander Semin - Mandatory Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr

Carolina Hurricanes: A Mid-Season Checkup

Now that we are more than halfway through the NHL season, the analysis of a team can be made without being hasty. Where the holes are on each team is […]

by · March 18, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes
Tampa Bay looking much stronger this season (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

How Adam Hall Helps the Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes claimed Adam Hall off of waivers from Southeast division rival, the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday and while some may view Hall as “just a fourth-liner,” the […]

by · March 18, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes
Jiri Tlusty’s Journey to Carolina’s Top Line

Jiri Tlusty’s Journey to Carolina’s Top Line

When the Carolina Hurricanes traded their latest first round pick, at the time, in Phillipe Paradis to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Jiri Tlusty in 2009 some fans thought the […]

by · March 15, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Carolina Hurricanes