Hurricanes' Necas Is Ready to Stay in the NHL

Hurricanes' Necas Is Ready to Stay in the NHL

October 18th, 2019 When the Carolina Hurricanes drafted Martin Necas as their first-round pick (12th overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the front office had expectations that he would not play with the Hurricanes soon after he was drafted, as he needed time to develop more. Scouts painted him as being an...
THW's Goalie News: A Tribute, a Rarity, a Broken Record & More

THW's Goalie News: A Tribute, a Rarity, a Broken Record & More

October 17th, 2019 Thursday’s edition of “Goalie News” will take a look at an underrated goaltender out west, a cool new mask design, a rare shutout and one of the greatest goaltenders to ever lace up a pair of skates. Kuemper Makes His Mark in Arizona The Arizona Coyotes have had plenty of good...

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October 14th, 2019
Carolina Hurricanes

Off to one of their best starts in franchise history, the Carolina Hurricanes don’t need to worry about much. Center Sebastian Aho’s production, or lack thereof, would be at the top of the short list, almost by default. The Conference-Leading Hurricanes Maybe if the Hurricanes didn’t have an Eastern Conference-leading 10 points, the situation would be different. As it stands now, they can afford to be patient with their newly re-signed star center in Aho, who has a solitary (empty-net) goal in the six games the Hurricanes have gone an impressive 5-1. In fact, there are five seasons’ worth of reasons they have no choice but to be. Sebastian Aho - (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) With the Hurricanes matching the Montreal Canadiens’ offer sheet to which they signed Aho, the two sides are effectively joined at the hip for the next half-decade. Granted, Aho doesn’t have a no-movement clause, but there’s no good reason the Hurricanes should want to even consider...
October 14th, 2019
Hurricanes Goaltending

The dust has settled on another busy weekend in the National Hockey League, but there is no rest for the weary as another week gets going tonight. Today’s edition of the Goalie News will take a look at some activities off the ice as well as some achievements on it. Goaltenders are some of the biggest characters in the game and this daily series wants to capture that. Reimer Signs a Special Autograph On Sunday, James Reimer of the Carolina Hurricanes took home our Backup of the Week honors. However, earlier in the week he had a chance to meet with a young hockey player and gave her a memory for a lifetime. Nine-year-old Rosie McRackan was born without a right leg or left arm below her elbow. She has not allowed that to stop her from pursuing her love for the game of hockey as she has spent the last three years playing sled hockey. Reimer is fitting in well with his new team in Carolina. (Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports) The Hurricanes sponsored sled hockey team was in...
October 13th, 2019
Hurricanes Goaltending

In Saturday's full slate of games, a few goalies stood above the competition. But who stood out from the first full week and a half of matchups? Today, we'll take a look at both discussions. Francouz Debuts in Denver 29-year-old Pavel Francouz has accomplished a lot in his young life. He's been the best goalie in the Czech Extraliga twice, as well as winning a championship and playoff MVP honors. He's been a two-time KHL all-star. He even apparently has a pilot's license! But until Saturday, he'd never started a game in the National Hockey League. Arizona Coyotes center Phil Kessel attempts a shot on Colorado Avalanche goaltender Pavel Francouz (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports) That all changed in Denver Saturday evening, when Francouz took the ice against the Arizona Coyotes. He got his skates wet in two NHL appearances last season, but this was his first opportunity to man the crease from start to finish, and he represented himself well. Francouz performed very well,...