Greetings From Smashville!  Rock Paper Scissors Edition

Greetings From Smashville! Rock Paper Scissors Edition

by Jas Faulkner, contributing editor First, a note of apology to HockeyHillbilly:  I am  not in the habit of ignoring responses.  The reason for last week’s silence from me  was […]

Anthony Stewart goes from waiver wire to Hurricanes’ first line

Anthony Stewart goes from waiver wire to Hurricanes’ first line

RALEIGH, N.C.—When Anthony Stewart was placed on waivers on February 6, it appeared as if his time in Carolina had come to an end. The Quebec native had just five […]

by · March 2, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes, New York Rangers
Trading Kirk Muller was one of Milbury's earliest transactions.  (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

Kirk Muller Winning Over Hurricanes Locker Room

RALEIGH, N.C.—Many people in Carolina knew that the Hurricanes were capable of becoming a winning hockey team. But no one thought it would happen this quickly. The Canes had taken […]

by · February 29, 2012 · 1 comment · Carolina Hurricanes
The Penguins are still holding out hope for a Crosby return (Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

Five Thoughts on the Penguins’ Quiet Trade Deadline

With a handful of minor holes on the roster left unfilled, the Penguins’ focus now turns to Sidney Crosby and his potential return.

Steven Stamkos has good career numbers against the Bruins, so feel free to buy the centerman for a night.

Fantasy – The Waiver Wire and Shooting Percentages: Tlusty, Brassard, Purcell and more

Painting a Picture with Shooting Percentages Shooting percentage is often a key determinant when evaluating a player’s production or lack thereof. It is often overlooked, as in fantasy leagues, one […]

by · February 25, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes, Fantasy, Tampa Bay Lightning
The face of the franchise, Rick Nash (Dave Gainer/THW)

NHL Rumors Galore: Deadline Edition Part 1

With only about 72 hours before the February 27 NHL trade deadline, rumors are swirling all over the Internet, and especially on Twitter, as fake insiders try to get the […]

Carolina Hurricanes fall in shootout to Anaheim Ducks

Carolina Hurricanes fall in shootout to Anaheim Ducks

RALEIGH, N.C.—The Anaheim Ducks defeated the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night by the score of 3-2 in the shootout. Saku Koivu had the lone shootout goal and Jonas Hiller made […]

by · February 23, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Anaheim Ducks, Carolina Hurricanes
Staal, Hurricanes continue to surge in 5-0 win

Staal, Hurricanes continue to surge in 5-0 win

RALEIGH, N.C.—The Carolina Hurricanes continued their recent surge on Monday night, decimating the Washington Capitals 5-0 at the RBC Center. Eric Staal had three points and Justin Peters recorded his […]

by · February 21, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes
Rick Nash (Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

Eight Predictions for the 2012 NHL Trade Deadline

I have a love/hate relationship with the NHL Trade Deadline. As a fan of the game, it’s exciting to see players move to different teams to help win a city a championship. After the deadline, most NHL teams are set for the home stretch of the season leading up to the playoffs. You know who is going to be a contender and you know who is going to be looking forward to game number 82.

Jonas Hiller  (Bridget Samuels/Flickr)

Fantasy Hockey Chutes And Ladders: Pre Trade Deadline Musings

We have survived many calamities this early fantasy hockey season but now comes the Pre Trade Deadline edition of “Chutes And Ladders”. Riding the fortunes of a fantasy hockey team […]

Paul Gaustad (Icon SMI)

Pittsburgh Penguins Trade Deadline: The Options

If I had only one move to make and price to acquire was not a factor, Bryan Allen is the guy I get. He’s the type of depth pickup that will win someone a Stanley Cup.

Tuomo Ruutu’s injury changes everything

Tuomo Ruutu’s injury changes everything

Carolina Hurricanes forward Tuomo Ruutu, one of the most highly coveted players leading up to the 2012 NHL trade deadline, will miss the next three weeks with an upper-body injury, […]

by · February 14, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes, Injury Report