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The Most Important Hurricanes of All Time

The Most Important Hurricanes of All Time

July 15th, 2018 21 years ago, the Hartford Whalers franchise packed their bags and shipped out to an unproven hockey market in Raleigh, North Carolina to become the Hurricanes. Since then, the Hurricanes and the city of Raleigh have proven that hockey can not only work in the Old North State, but it can thrive...
Finnish-ed Deals Upcoming for Hurricanes

Finnish-ed Deals Upcoming for Hurricanes

July 9th, 2018 There is excitement about the Carolina Hurricanes and PNC Arena again for the first time in almost a decade. This is thanks to the team's young defense and recent moves like signing Calvin De Haan and drafting Andrei Svechnikov, but it really all began with their two young Finns up front. Both...

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July 4th, 2018
NHL Rumors

In today's rumor rundown the Carolina Hurricanes just made a trade for one of their defensemen almost a guarantee with the signing of Calvin de Haan on Tuesday. Who will it be? Also, it looks like there is a frontrunner for Erik Karlsson's services and a surprise team might be leading the charge. The Rangers have a decision to make on Kevin Hayes and Carolina to Make Moves After landing top-four defenseman Calvin de Haan in free agency, the Carolina Hurricanes must have something else coming. Of the many teams that needed another defenseman, Carolina really wasn't one of them so the expectation is that with Dougie Hamilton, Justin Faulk, Jaccob Slavin, Brett Pesce, Trevor van Riemsdyk (an RFA), young pros Haydn Fleury and Roland McKeown, and elite prospects Jake Bean, Luke Martin, and Adam Fox all on the roster, someone is moving. Logic would suggest that someone is Justin Faulk. Luke DeCock suggests the Hurricanes now have their top four defensemen...
July 4th, 2018
Hurricanes Goaltending

Petr Mrázek is now signed with the Carolina Hurricanes. He is starting out as the backup goaltender, but he may have to be ready to carry more of the load as Cam Ward did last season, should starter Scott Darling flame out again. In fact, Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell said that there would be a healthy competition in the starter's crease this fall. Mrázek may wind up being the Hurricanes' starting goaltender. With a couple of pen strokes, Waddell got a comparable backup to what he had in Ward and saved a ton of money. Ward signed with the Chicago Blackhawks for $3 million while Mrázek signed a one-year deal with the 'Canes for $1.5 million. https://twitter.com/PHLFlyersNation/status/1014105607312375809 Mrázek had a magical outing against the Hurricanes three years ago. Fans in Raleigh are hoping that is the Mrázek they have acquired, not the one who has struggled over the past two years to regain the former magic he had in-between the pipes. In about...
July 4th, 2018
Hurricanes Transactions

The frustrating offseason continued for the New York Islanders late on Tuesday evening when news broke that the Carolina Hurricanes had signed defenceman and former Islander Calvin de Haan to a four-year contract, according to Luke DeCock. https://twitter.com/LukeDeCock/status/1014322132212469760 The deal is reportedly worth $18.2 million over the course of the four years and carries a cap hit and annual average value (AAV) of $4.55 million per season. Not only does it lock up the 27-year-old for the Hurricanes through the 2021-22 season, but it also solidifies the future for the young blueliner who is coming off a one-year deal with the Islanders in which he made $3.3 million. De Haan Looking for Bounce Back With the Islanders last season, de Haan collected just one goal and 12 points in 33 games - missing the final 49 due to injury. However, it’s worth noting that while he was healthy he did earn himself a plus-11 rating, but was sub-50 in Corsi-For Percentage at...
July 2nd, 2018
Hurricanes Goaltending

The winds of change are blowing at gale force in the Carolina Hurricanes' locker room. Sunday saw Cam Ward blown out of the only team he has ever played for, landing in the midwest with the Chicago Blackhawks. He signed a one-year deal for $3 million. It's an epic event that has some Hurricanes fans happy and some not so happy. https://twitter.com/KirkOSteen/status/1013644917829193729 Getting Rid of Ward is Epic Reams have been written about Ward. I have contributed a great deal to the lexicon of Ward, the good and the not so good. He came on the scene in the 2005-06 season as a rookie, filling in for the injured Martin Gerber. He carried the team to the playoffs and eventually to victory in the Stanley Cup Final. As I pointed out in May when making the assertion that Ward's jersey will hang in the rafters of the Hurricanes' home arena, "Not only does Ward have the distinction of winning the Cup as a rookie goaltender, but he also won the Conn Smythe Trophy, awarded to the...