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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.

Zdeno Chara (Icon SMI)

How the East Has Fared Post-Lockout

As fans CONTINUE to patiently wait for the NHL and NHLPA to negotiate a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), many are reminded of a time just eight years ago when […]

Carey Price, among the league's best (Icon SMI)

2012-13 NHL regular season predictions: Eastern Conference

August is the time of the year where things are very slow regarding NHL news, especially since the free agency “frenzy” has cooled down and that NHL training camps are […]

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Carolina Hurricanes Sign Alex Semin to 1-Year Deal

The Carolina Hurricanes further bolstered their offense Thursday afternoon, signing former 40-goal scorer Alex Semin to a 1-year deal. The contract will pay him $7 million for the 2012-13 season. […]

by · July 26, 2012 · 1 comment · Carolina Hurricanes
Does Free Agency Build Championship Teams?

Does Free Agency Build Championship Teams?

The reviews are in – this year’s free agency period gets…a yawn.  The free agent crop was thin going into this offseason, and player movement has slowed to a crawl […]

(Andy Martin Jr/The Hockey Writers)

Semin, Hurricanes Could Be a Good Match

The Carolina Hurricanes are in need of a quality goal-scorer to round out their top-six. Alex Semin is looking for a chance at redemption. Potential risks notwithstanding, bringing these two […]

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Why Brandon Sutter Makes Sense for the Pittsburgh Penguins

Brandon Sutter learned last week that he was coming to the Pittsburgh Penguins in a trade that sent Jordan Staal to the Carolina Hurricanes. In the days leading up to […]

After a career-high 53 points with the Flyers in 2010-11, Ville Leino only registered 25 last season with Buffalo. He has yet to play this season due to a hip injury. (Micheline/SynergyMax)

Top 5 Worst Free Agent Signings of 2011

The NHL free-agency is just days away, and at this moment every NHL team is likely going over how they will approach this, ever important, time of the off-season. Will […]

Hurricanes News: Jordan Staal Named Eric’s Linemate; Contract Negotiations Get Underway

Hurricanes News: Jordan Staal Named Eric’s Linemate; Contract Negotiations Get Underway

Carolina Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford has been saying for months that he has one major goal to accomplish this summer: find an elite player to skate alongside Eric Staal. As […]

by · June 28, 2012 · 2 comments · Carolina Hurricanes
Hurricanes land Jordan Staal in Draft Day deal

Hurricanes land Jordan Staal in Draft Day deal

The Carolina Hurricanes held the No. 8 overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft Friday night. The Pittsburgh Penguins offered C Jordan Staal a 10-year contract, and he turned […]

by · June 23, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes
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Staal trade benefits both Hurricanes, Penguins

Jordan Staal woke up on Friday as both a bachelor and a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins. By night’s end, he would be neither. Staal took the ultimate plunge that […]

by · June 23, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes, Pittsburgh Penguins