June 13th, 2016 In Carolina Hurricanes, Hurricanes Goaltending 0 comments

Cam Ward was one of the topics of conversation when Carolina Hurricanes Executive VP and General Manager Ron Francis met with the media last Thursday, June 9. Francis, along with Tony MacDonald, the Hurricanes’ Director of Amateur Scouting, fielded questions about the draft and other pending 'Canes issues. (Read my article from that meeting,...

June 9th, 2016 In Carolina Hurricanes, Hurricanes Transactions 0 comments

We are at the beginning of a very crucial off-season for the Carolina Hurricanes.  After remaining in the Wild Card hunt well after trading Eric Staal, Kris Versteeg and John-Michael Liles, the Hurricanes missed the playoffs for the seventh consecutive season.   However, with lots of promising, young talent as well as loads of cap space,...

June 8th, 2016 In Carolina Hurricanes, News, Top Stories 0 comments

According to news reports overnight, Charlotte Checkers forward and Carolina Hurricanes prospect Derek Ryan has been looking into taking his promising talent to the European hockey leagues. According to SwissHockeyNews, and the Swedish newspaper Expressen, the 5'11'', 170lb centerman, who played in the Austrian and Swedish leagues before...

June 3rd, 2016 In Carolina Hurricanes 0 comments

Bill Peters, head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes, coached Team Canada to the gold medal in the recently concluded IIHF World Championship. Having returned from his trip to the Czech Republic and Russia, Peters met with the media on Wednesday, sporting gold and talking candidly about the future of his young Hurricanes squad. Peters said, “If...

June 1st, 2016 In Carolina Hurricanes, Hurricanes Management, Top Stories 0 comments

For years the Carolina Hurricanes franchise has been losing money. That's really not a surprise considering the woeful attendance numbers they've had pretty much every season since their improbable 2006 Stanley Cup winning run. Their numbers have been in the basement for years, usually only 'beaten' by the Coyotes for the lack of butts in the...

May 31st, 2016 In Carolina Hurricanes, Hurricanes Management 0 comments

The Carolina Hurricanes announced on Tuesday that they have hired former New York Rangers assistant Ulf Samuelsson to coach their AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers. The news comes just a few weeks after the sudden departure of Mark Morris, who had coached the club for one season prior to taking a head coaching position at St. Lawrence...

May 31st, 2016 In Carolina Hurricanes, New York Rangers, News 0 comments

Ulf Samuelsson is on his way to the AHL as head coach for the Charlotte Checkers, the AHL affiliate of the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes. https://twitter.com/NHLCanes/status/737644853178175488 Hurricanes' general manager Ron Francis made the announcement today. The following quote is courtesy of Carolina's official release... Ulf has built a...

May 26th, 2016 In Carolina Hurricanes, Hurricanes Prospects 0 comments

As the offseason wears on, the Carolina Hurricanes will look to fill holes in their lineup. There will be many ways to do this. The NHL Draft is under a month away, the trade market will be very active, and free agency always provides options both for depth roles and top-of-the-lineup spots. Other options that will also be explored, like all...

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