Hurricanes Have Trade Options to Fill Hamilton Hole

Hurricanes Have Trade Options to Fill Hamilton Hole

January 20th, 2020 After suffering a fractured fibula on Jan. 16, Dougie Hamilton underwent surgery and will be out indefinitely. With just about two and a half months remaining in the regular season, it's safe to say that Hamilton won't return before the playoffs begin. Should the Carolina Hurricanes look to the...
Takeaways From Justin Williams' Heroic Return to Hurricanes Lineup

Takeaways From Justin Williams' Heroic Return to Hurricanes Lineup

January 20th, 2020 In hindsight, we all should have seen this coming. It would be crazy to think Justin Williams' first game back with the Carolina Hurricanes would end any other way. With the Hurricanes and New York Islanders deadlocked 1-1 after 60 minutes of hockey, five minutes of overtime and seven undecided...

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January 17th, 2020
Carolina Hurricanes

Watching the replay, you could tell immediately it was serious. Carolina Hurricanes All-Star defenseman Dougie Hamilton and Columbus Blue Jackets forward Kevin Stenlund got their skates tied up chasing a puck along the boards Thursday night, causing Hamilton to fall back awkwardly on his left leg. He immediately called for the referee, who stopped play, as Hamilton appeared to mouth “I think I broke my leg.” The next day, the Hurricanes announced Hamilton’s fears had been confirmed – it’s a broken left fibula. He will have to be evaluated before we get an idea how long he’ll be out of the lineup, but it doesn’t take a medical expert to know he’s going to miss some serious time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4fT9GyN17U The news is heartbreaking for Hamilton, his teammates, Hurricanes fans and everyone else involved. The 26-year-old has found a home with the Hurricanes and is in the midst of the best season of his career. Of all NHL defensemen, he sits...
January 17th, 2020
Injury Report

RALEIGH, N.C. — Carolina Hurricanes all-star defenceman Dougie Hamilton has a broken bone in his left leg. The team announced Friday that Hamilton had suffered a broken fibula in Thursday night’s loss at Columbus. He was hurt in the second period while...
January 17th, 2020
Hurricanes History

One year has passed since the Carolina Hurricanes acquired Nino Niederreiter from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Victor Rask. One-for-one swaps are rare in today's NHL, but it was one month prior to the trade deadline and both players were in need of a change of scenery. https://twitter.com/RussoHockey/status/1085990336676143105 Niederreiter and Rask were both having down years offensively, but the trade accomplished different things for each club. The Wild are looking to get younger and shed salary, while the Hurricanes were seeking their first playoff berth in a decade and needed an extra oomph of offense. The consensus at the time labeled the Hurricanes as the clear winner, as Niederreiter had more offensive potential and was the overall better player. But Rask has a $4-million cap hit compared to Niederreiter’s $5.25-million, and was also a natural center. So now that we’re at the anniversary mark of the trade, did the Hurricanes or Wild benefit more from the...
January 16th, 2020
Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Nick Foligno scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:41 left in the game, Elvis Merzlikins had 32 saves and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Thursday night. Foligno grabbed the loose puck in the slot and fired it past Petr Mrazek’s glove for his first goal in 23 games. Emil Bemstrom and Cam Atkinson also scored for Columbus, which won its third straight despite failing to generate many offensive chances. They are 5-0-1 in the last six. Martin Necas and Jordan Staal scored, and Mrazek had 15 saves for the Hurricanes, who lost their second straight. The rookie Bemstrom — who was headhunted by Boston after he knocked goalie Tuukka Rask out of Tuesday’s game — scored on Carolina 1:07 into the first period with a high wrist shot off the rush. That was one of just four shots the Blue Jackets managed in the first period. Columbus Blue Jackets forward Emil Bemstrom controls the puck in front of Vegas Golden Knights forward...