Carolina Hurricanes News & Opinion


Carolina Hurricanes Jay McClement - Photo by Andy Martin Jr

Jay McClement Signing Shows Philosophical Change in Canes

Today, the Carolina Hurricanes announced they have signed veteran center Jay McClement to a two-year, $2.4 million deal. There’s few players on the Canes this year that deserved an extension […]

Phil Kessel's play has been under scrutiny, but would a change of scenery help the forward rediscover his scoring touch? (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

A Proposed Trade Idea for Dave Nonis

The Leafs have made some significant trades before the March 2nd trade deadline. While I’m certainly not a Dave Nonis supporter I do applaud him for not sitting on his […]

Victor Rask will be playing alongside Jeff Skinner and Alexander Semin, therefore increasing his offensive chances. (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

Ovechkin Can’t Ruin Cam Ward Party

View image | On a clear Friday night in Raleigh, NC, 13,415 weather-worn fans gathered at the PNC Arena to cheer for the Carolina Hurricanes. They were hosting their […]

Andrej Sekera (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

‘Canes Look towards the Future

Ron Francis was actively trading players way before trade deadline day even rolled around. Management showed their commitment to making this team better in the long run. The ‘Canes swapped two pending unrestricted […]

by · February 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Carolina Hurricanes
Jiri Tlusty.  (Wikimedia Commons)

Jiri Tlusty’s Return Disappointing, But Not Unexpected

Today, the Winnipeg Jets appeared to commit highway robbery, acquiring scoring winger Jiri Tlusty from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a conditional 5th round pick in 2015 and a […]

Jordan Staal will be back at the CONSOL Energy Center Tuesday night facing off against his old mates. (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

Jordan Staal to the Penguins? How Very Rutherford.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have been a bit underwhelming of late. They’re 5-4-1 in their past 10 games, and 10-9-3 since the calendar turned to 2015. A winning record, yes, but […]

Toronto Maple Leafs fans seem to support James Reimer but that won't make any difference when Brendan Shanahan and company evaluate the team's future (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Eating Wings Watching Leafs/Hurricanes Hockey With a Friend

ICYMI, the @MapleLeafs lost 2-1 to the @nhlcanes on Friday. #TMLtalk — TorontoStar (@TorontoStar) February 21, 2015 Due to some personal challenges, I was unable to attend the […]

Ron Francis, “Ronnie Franchise”, Faces His First Big Test as GM

Ron Francis, “Ronnie Franchise”, Faces His First Big Test as GM

There’s no understating what Ron Francis means to the Hurricanes’ franchise. Canes fans love Ron Francis, to the point where the nickname “Ronnie Franchise” still holds true. When they were […]

by · February 20, 2015 · 0 comments · Carolina Hurricanes
Andrej Sekera (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

Sharks End of an Era or Trade for Sekera?

End of an Era or Sekera? The San Jose Sharks are floundering at the moment, on track to possibly miss the playoffs for the first time since 2003. Given their […]

Solid offensively, more than reliable and trustworthy on the defensive side of the puck, special teams weapon. How can one begin to gauge Nielsen's worth? (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

Carolina Hurricanes Astonishing Jekyll and Hyde Routine

View image | The Carolina Hurricanes are nothing if not entertaining. One night they go out and look horrible, giving rise to incendiary fan frustration. The next night they […]

Carolina Hurricanes Andrej Nestrasil - Photo by Andy Martin Jr

‘Canes Need to Rely on Rosters Youth

The ‘Canes beat the Ottawa Senators Monday night by a score of 6-3. Ottawa is battling for a Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference. The ‘Canes are out of playoff contention, […]

by · February 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Carolina Hurricanes
Jiri Tlusty has helped lead a Carolina resurgence that few have expected. (Photo: Andy Martin Jr)

Ron Francis Spotlight; Anybody Want His Assets?

View image | Ron Francis, general manager of  the Carolina Hurricanes is watching his team disappoint at many levels. The ‘Canes are holding on to last place in the […]

by · February 15, 2015 · 2 comments · Carolina Hurricanes, NHL Rumors