Carolina Hurricanes News & Opinion


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
Some would say the Carolina Hurricanes overpaid to re-sign Tuomo Ruutu (Ranger Rick/Flickr)

Tuomo Ruutu’s Surgery Bad News for Carolina

With the Carolina Hurricanes making key acquisitions over the summer—most notably Alexander Semin and Jordan Staal—many believed the Canes were going to be a competitive squad this upcoming season. But, […]

by · January 4, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes, Injury Report
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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
Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin: the Halifax Mooseheads dynamic duo. (Mike Dembeck)

World Junior Journal – Team Canada Needs MacKinnon, Drouin and Shinkaruk

CALGARY – From the onset of Team Canada’s selection camp, the atmosphere at the stunning Markin MacPhail Centre has been electric. 31 players remain at camp vying for the 23 roster […]

Carolina Hurricane Drayson Bowman, Ottawa Senator Erik Karlsson - Photo by Andy Martin Jr

Charlotte Checkers Continue Rampant Pace

  By Andrew Hirsh  After opening the 2012-13 season with a 6-1-1 record, the Charlotte Checkers have continued their rampant pace throughout November. The Hurricanes American Hockey League affiliate has […]

by · November 30, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Carolina Hurricanes
Zach Boychuk (James Guillory-US PRESSWIRE)

Carolina Hurricanes: Zach Boychuk Excelling in AHL

When the Carolina Hurricanes drafted Zach Boychuk 14th overall in 2008, they envisioned he would quickly mature into a quality NHL goal-scorer. While it’s taken longer than expected, Boychuk may be ready to live up to these lofty expectations.

by · November 17, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Carolina Hurricanes, News/Commentary
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Justin Faulk Poised to Tear Up AHL

By Andrew Hirsh Around this time last year, Justin Faulk received a demotion to the American Hockey League after struggling in his rookie year with the Hurricanes. Now, with the […]

by · October 26, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes
Ottawa Senator - Craig Anderson, Carolina Hurricane Patrick Dwyer - Photo by Andy Martin Jr

Hurricanes Sign Patrick Dwyer to 2-Year Extension

The Carolina Hurricanes continued their busy offseason on Wednesday by signing forward Patrick Dwyer to a two-year, $1.8 million extension. The new contract will pay him $900,000 in 2013-14 and […]

by · September 5, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes
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Fantasy Hockey Preview: Beasts In The Southeast

This is part 2 of 6: Part 1: Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, Dallas Stars, Phoenix Coyotes, San Jose Sharks Part 2: Carolina Hurricanes, Washington Capitals, Winnipeg Jets, Tampa Bay […]

James van Riemsdyk should see more time on the ice while Joffrey Lupul watches from upstairs (Icon SMI)

Staal or Van Riemsdyk – Who Wins the Fresh Start Challenge?

When the NHL’s regular season ended in April, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Carolina Hurricanes looked like very similar teams separated only by two points near the basement of the Eastern […]

Jeremy Welsh (Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE)

Jeremy Welsh Could be Carolina’s Answer at Third Line Center

Jeremy Welsh, signed by the Carolina Hurricanes last spring, could make the jump to a full-time NHL role this season.