Hurricanes' Coach Rod Brind'Amour: Season in Review

Hurricanes' Coach Rod Brind'Amour: Season in Review

July 15th, 2019 The 2018-19 NHL season is in the books. The Stanley Cup Playoffs are history, awards have been presented and offseason activities started in a flurry last week. It was a season not soon to be forgotten by fans of the Carolina Hurricanes. As the dust has settled, taking a critical look at the...
Hurricanes Land Free Agent Dzingel

Hurricanes Land Free Agent Dzingel

July 12th, 2019 The Carolina Hurricanes have signed one of the biggest names left on the free agent market, Ryan Dzingel, to a two-year, $6.75 million contract. https://twitter.com/nhlcanes/status/1149657289021804544?s=21 The contract will see him earn $3.25 million in 2019-20 and $3.5 million in 2020-21....

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July 1st, 2019
Hurricanes Management

The Carolina Hurricanes were extremely busy during the month of June. General manager Don Waddell made several moves that put the team at the top of the headline list several times. But here at month's end, what move can be pointed to as meaningful, as genuinely improving the team for next season? Waddell Drafts Suzuki One might say that drafting Ryan Suzuki with their 28th overall pick will be meaningful for the Hurricanes' future. He is touted as being very "hockey smart" and having really good hands. He put on a little show in Saturday's prospect game, undressing Samuel Harvey who was in goal while Suzuki showed off those hands: https://twitter.com/NHLCanes/status/1145011791027724290 The Hurricanes could definitely use some of that on nights when they are engaged in a shootout. But, for the immediate future, Suzuki will likely find himself off the NHL-level ice and developing his craft even more. While not a household name, and given that he was available at 28th...
June 30th, 2019
Hurricanes Transactions

The Carolina Hurricanes have swapped goalies by acquiring James Reimer in a trade with the Florida Panthers. Florida acquired goalie Scott Darling and immediately placed him on waivers with the intention to buy out the remaining two years of his contra...
June 29th, 2019
Carolina Hurricanes

As the smoke cleared on the Carolina Hurricanes' 2018-19 NHL season, one observation outshone the others. The culture has changed for this team. The challenge going forward will be to maintain that culture and not lose the momentum it has created. Culture of Mediocrity For the past decade, the Hurricanes were mired in a culture of mediocrity and questionable effort. Many postgame press conferences started with the inane, "We did not start on time," observation by the head coach. After the season in April 2015, I spoke with most of the Hurricanes players individually as they were cleaning out their lockers. I asked each one of them about the phenomenon of not starting on time. Most said it was up to the individual to get themselves ready, as illustrated by this response from Justin Faulk:  I think that is up to the individual. I think each guy needs to come ready to go, whether it’s myself or anyone else. I think you gotta do whatever you need to do to get ready to...
June 27th, 2019
Hurricanes Transactions

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Vegas Golden Knights have traded forward Erik Haula to the Carolina Hurricanes for prospect Nicolas Roy and a conditional fifth-round draft pick in 2020. The 28-year-old Haula played 15 games last season before being lost to a knee ...