June 22nd, 2016 In Carolina Hurricanes, Long Read, NHL Entry Draft 0 comments

It's NHL Draft week, and with all the trade rumors swirling, this weekend is bound to be a big one. The Carolina Hurricanes find themselves in an interesting situation. The Canes have been busy over the past couple of weeks. General manager Ron Francis has managed to sign a pair of entry-level deals and pulled off a big trade to bring in two...

June 18th, 2016 In Carolina Hurricanes, Long Read, NHL Entry Draft 0 comments

The first round of the 2016 NHL Draft is less than a week away. It'll be a big weekend for all 30 clubs, but the Carolina Hurricanes will be in a unique situation. The draft will be very telling for the Hurricanes. With six picks in the first 75 selections, general manager Ron Francis will have the options to both pick a lot of players and...

June 17th, 2016 In Carolina Hurricanes, Hurricanes Transactions, Top Stories 0 comments

The Carolina Hurricanes made themselves better this week after General Manager Ron Francis made yet another shrewd move on the trade market.  Francis and the Hurricanes acquired Teuvo Teravainen and Bryan Bickell from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a 2016 2nd round pick, that previously belonged to the New York Rangers, and a 2017 3rd...

June 16th, 2016 In Carolina Hurricanes, Hurricanes Transactions, News 0 comments

One week after, reportedly, discussing a move to Switzerland and the elite league over there, Charlotte Checker forward Derek Ryan has inked a contract extension with the Carolina Hurricanes. Canes general manager Ron Francis announced today that the franchise has agreed to terms with Ryan on a one-year, two-way deal which will pay...

June 16th, 2016 In Carolina Hurricanes, Hurricanes Transactions 0 comments

The Carolina Hurricanes made one of the biggest splashes of the offseason so far on Wednesday, a deal which brought in Teuvo Teravainen and Bryan Bickell from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for picks. The trade ultimately served as a salary dump for the Hawks, a team strapped for cap room. Fortunately, Carolina not only has an excess in cap...

June 15th, 2016 In Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, News 0 comments

The Carolina Hurricanes and Chicago Blackhawks kicked off the 2016 offseason with a trade today. The Blackhawks, a team with cap issues and a need to unload Bryan Bickell's $4 million per year, sent Bickell and skilled youngster Teuvo Teravainen to the Canes in exchange for a 2016 second-round draft pick and a 2017 third-round pick. The...

June 13th, 2016 In Carolina Hurricanes, Hurricanes Prospects, News 0 comments

The Carolina Hurricanes signed a deal on Monday that made the Eric Staal trade deadline deal even more concrete for the fans. General manager Ron Francis announced that the Canes have agreed to terms with Finnish center Aleksi Saarela on a three-year, entry-level contract. The Canes acquired Saarela from the New York Rangers at the deadline,...

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,...

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