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Cam Ward Quietly off to a Solid Start

Over the offseason, Carolina Hurricanes’ general manager Jim Rutherford had one distinct directive: improve the league’s second-worst defense. Gone were Jamie McBain, Bobby Sanguinetti, Marc-Andre Bergeron and Joe Corvo. All […]

by · October 16, 2013 · 1 comment · Carolina Hurricanes
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Carolina Hurricanes Forming Own Tradition On, Off the Ice

Prior to every home game, the Carolina Hurricanes employ a tradition of sounding the Hurricanes Warning Siren, usually done by some small local celebrity or athlete. Friday’s game against the […]

by · October 11, 2013 · 1 comment · Carolina Hurricanes
Did Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis make a mistake by deciding not to claim Jussi Jokinen off waivers? (Photo: Andy Martin Jr)

Moving on From Jussi Jokinen Still the Right Call

It was bound to happen. That’s just how these things go when playing against your old team. So when Jussi Jokinen recorded his first hat trick in six years Tuesday […]

by · October 9, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina Hurricanes BRETT BELLEMORE - Photo by Andy Martin Jr

Hurricanes’ Depth Finally Emerging

Imagine an NHL fourth line featuring a 5th overall pick in the most recent draft and a former 26 goal scorer. In a few short days, that could be what […]

by · October 8, 2013 · 1 comment · Carolina Hurricanes
Malhotra participated in a full-contact practice but his status remained in question (Photo by Lana Poletana).

Manny Malhotra’s Journey Back to NHL Begins in Charlotte

No stranger to beating the odds, Manny Malhotra again has everyone doubting him. After sustaining a serious eye injury during a March 2011 matchup and undergoing multiple surgeries, he was […]

Hurricanes’ Inability to Develop Players Proving Costly

Hurricanes’ Inability to Develop Players Proving Costly

With the Carolina Hurricanes’ trade of Zac Dalpe and Jeremy Welsh to the Vancouver Canucks over the weekend, it was another admission of failure on the part general manager Jim […]

Frederik Andersen has played well behind Jonas Hiller all season and could help fantasy managers that are in a pinch. (

Frederik Andersen the One That Got Away

As the Charlotte Checkers dropped the puck on their 2013-14 preseason, a reminder of what could have been tended the net at the opposite end of the rink. Frederik Andersen was […]

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Carolina Hurricanes: So Far, Inconsistency the only Constant

With less than a week remaining before opening night, many teams have whittled down their rosters to those who have made the club, plus perhaps a handful of others. The […]

by · September 25, 2013 · 1 comment · Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina Hurricanes: The Door is Open for Jared Staal

Carolina Hurricanes: The Door is Open for Jared Staal

After four preseason games, Carolina Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller cannot be too pleased with the state of his team. They have been outscored 17 to 9 in their three games […]

by · September 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes
Robert Bortuzzo was willing to do anything to stay in the lineup. (Photo by Andy Martin Jr)

Just What the Doctor Ordered: Canes’ Camp Gets Chippy

If there’s one criticism of the Carolina Hurricanes in recent years, it’s that they were too easy to play against. They were soft. Rarely could you expect a game full […]

by · September 14, 2013 · 1 comment · Carolina Hurricanes
Will John-Michael Liles' health allow him to hold down a top-four spot on defence all season long? (Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

With Pitkanen Out, Could Canes Want John-Michael Liles?

News broke out last night that top defender Joni Pitkanen’s injury will keep him out for the entire upcoming season. The initial prognosis had Pitkanen returning some time in December, […]

by · September 12, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes, NHL Rumors, Toronto Maple Leafs
Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak celebrating goals together has become common in Toronto (John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports)

With Pitkanen Out, ‘Canes Should be ‘All-In’ on Cody Franson

After the unfortunate–albeit unsurprising–news surfaced that Joni Pitkanen will miss the entire 2013-14 season, the Carolina Hurricanes were left with a gaping hole on their defense. The original expectation was […]

by · September 11, 2013 · 1 comment · Carolina Hurricanes