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Carolina Hurricanes Draft Picks for Draft Day 2

Carolina Hurricanes draft seven on day two without trading players. The Carolina Hurricanes had an uneventful day 2 of the 2016 draft. By uneventful I mean that Ron Francis didn’t make any trades. I’m sure we all remember the infamous Jordan Staal trade of 2012. Today was rather quiet compared to that, and with that […] Carolina Hurricanes Draft Picks for Draft Day 2 - Cardiac...
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1 day ago

Hurricanes Hit Homeruns in First Round

The Carolina Hurricanes entered the first-round of the 2016 NHL Draft on Friday with a lot of questions, and general manager Ron Francis stuck to plan and drafted with both of their top-30 picks. Jake Bean With their first pick in the draft at 13th overall, the Canes had a lot of options. A team stocked with young defensemen, the Hurricanes were expected to draft a heavy forward...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Carolina Hurricanes add Defense and Scoring in First Round

GM Ron Francis and the Carolina Hurricanes stayed course and did not make any big moves on the first day of the draft. Ron Francis selected Jake Bean and Julien Gautier with the 13th and 21st picks respectively. In a trade filled first round, the Carolina Hurricanes stayed quiet and stuck to the plan. Francis […] Carolina Hurricanes add Defense and Scoring in First Round - Cardiac...
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2 days ago

Carolina Hurricanes Select Julien Gauthier #21 Overall

With the twenty-first pick in the 2016 NHL Draft the Carolina Hurricanes have selected Julien Gauthier from the Val d’Or Foreurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. About Julien Gauthier Julien Gauthier is a right wing that stands 6’4″, 225 lbs. and entered the draft after three seasons with the Val d’Or Foreurs. Gauthier, 18, scored 41 goals and 57 points in 54...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Carolina Hurricanes Select Jake Bean13th Overall

With the #13th pick in the 2016 NHL Draft the Hurricanes have selected Jake Bean of the Calgary Hitmen in the WHL. About Jake Bean The 6’1”, 170 pound, left-shooting defenseman joined the Hitmen as an undrafted player to begin the 2014-15 season (at the age of 16). Bean played in 51 of Calgary’s 72 games that season and proved himself a steady contributor with some...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Carolina Hurricanes 2016 Draft Profile: German Rubtsov

The Carolina Hurricanes hold the 13th and 21st overall picks in the draft. We are breaking down the prospects the Hurricanes have a chance at. The Carolina Hurricanes missed out on the playoffs again this year, but the good news is the team holds two first round picks, and seven picks in the first three […] Carolina Hurricanes 2016 Draft Profile: German Rubtsov - Cardiac Cane ...
Via Cardiac Cane
4 days ago

Gary Bettman says the Carolina Hurricanes ‘aren’t going anywhere’

There were rumors leading up to Wednesday’s expansion announcement that, with Quebec City having its expansion bid deferred, there was a possibility the Carolina Hurricanes could potentially relocate north of the border. However, commissioner Gary Bettman said there’s no truth to that. Speaking following the announcement of expansion to Las Vegas, Bettman was asked about the...
Via The Hockey News
4 days ago

Bettman says Hurricanes are not going anywhere

The Carolina Hurricanes have been the subject of plenty of relocation rumors over the past several months. Some rumors suggested the team would be moved to Las Vegas while other reports suggested they’d be moved but to a different unspecified location. Shortly after it was formally announced that Las Vegas would be taking on an expansion team, Gary Bettman commented on Carolina’s...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Catching Up with Brett Pesce

(6.16.16) - Brett Pesce spoke with Michelle McMahon via Skype about his summer and his NHL Draft experience. More info: http://hurricanes.nhl.com SUBSCRIBE to the official Carolina Hurricanes YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/CaniacNation For more Carolina Hurricanes action... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hurricanes Twitter: https://twitter.com/nhlcanes Instagram...
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10 days ago

Hurricanes’ decision to extend Cam Ward is both unnecessary and an overpayment

The Carolina Hurricanes have announced the club has reached a two-year, $6.6 million deal with goaltender Cam Ward. Bob McKenzie reports the deal features a modified no-trade clause. The netminder was an unrestricted free agent. The move comes as a bit of a surprise. Ward has long been on the decline and with his contract ending following the completion of the 2015-16 season, it...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes sign goalie Cam Ward to 2-year extension

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Hurricanes have signed goaltender Cam Ward to a two-year, $6.6 million contract extension. The team announced the deal Thursday. Ward will be paid $3.5 million next season and $3.1 million in 2017-18, keeping the 32-year-old netminder with the team that selected him in the first round of the 2002 draft. His tenure with the team includes the Hurricanes...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Canes Prospect Profile: Roland McKeown

(6.13.16) - Kingston Frontenacs' captain and Canes prospect, Roland McKeown, finished his season as one of the best defensemen in the OHL. More info: http://hurricanes.nhl.com SUBSCRIBE to the official Carolina Hurricanes YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/CaniacNation For more Carolina Hurricanes action... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hurricanes Twitter: https...
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12 days ago

Carolina Hurricanes agree to 3-year deals with Aho, Saarela

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to three-year entry-level contracts with forward Sebastian Aho and center Aleksi Saarela. The team announced the terms Monday. Aho's deal will pay the 18-year-old $832,500 at the NHL level or $70,000 in the American Hockey League for each season. Aho also receives a signing bonus of $277,500. Carolina selected Aho in the...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Canes Prospect Profile: Josh Wesley

(6.13.16) - Son of Hurricanes great Glen Wesley, Canes 2014 pick Josh Wesley capped a career year with the Niagara IceDogs by signing a three-year deal with the Canes. More info: http://hurricanes.nhl.com SUBSCRIBE to the official Carolina Hurricanes YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/CaniacNation For more Carolina Hurricanes action... Facebook: https://www.facebook...
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13 days ago

Report: Carolina Hurricanes could relocate to Vegas

Here’s some disheartening news for Carolina Hurricanes fans. Journalist Jimmy Murphy reports he’s talked to two NHL executives that believe the Hurricanes could be relocated to Las Vegas. Should that happen, he reports a possible expansion draft would be put on hold. Spoke to two NHL executives today that believe the Carolina Hurricanes could be relocated to Las Vegas &...
Via Puck Drunk Love
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-NHL enforcer Stephen Peat struggling with CTE symptoms

Former Washington Capitals enforcer Stephen Peat has been struggling with CTE-like symptoms since retiring nearly a decade ago. Peat’s career wasn’t an illustrious one. He appeared in 130 career games in four separate stints with Washington, registering 10 career points. Despite the short career, he’s been paying the price for taking multiple blows to the head. In an incredible...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes owner sued by three sons over team finance dispute

The owner of the Carolina Hurricanes is getting sued by his own sons. Peter Karmanos, who has owned the Hurricanes since they moved from Hartford, is being sued by his three sons for over $100 million, Rod Meloni of WDIV-TV Detroit reports. According to the report, Karmanos borrowed millions of dollars from trusts that were promised to his three sons, who filed a lawsuit against...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley: NBA All-Star Game should be pulled from North Carolina due to anti-gay laws

Charles Barkley is the latest public figure to speak out against North Carolina’s House Bill 2. Speaking with CNN, Barkley said he wanted to use his platform as a celebrity to speak on behalf of those who don’t have a voice, saying the NBA should move the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte since the state enacted laws allowing discrimination against the LGBT community. “I think...
Via Awful Announcing
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

The goaltending scene as the NHL trade deadline nears

The crowd at SAP Center became hushed last Thursday when the Calgary Flames’ Karri Ramo had difficulty getting up. After colliding with San Jose Sharks’ Joonas Donskoi, the starting goaltender remained sprawled across the crease in visible pain, prompting the training staff to spring into action. Ramo eventually got up but had to be helped into the dressing room, only putting...
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February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Even former NHL players don’t like the NHL’s new website

The NHL’s new website is a disaster. Ever since it launched, the new website has been met with a ton of criticism which extends well beyond the expected critiques which come with a redesign. The new website is extremely difficult to navigate and even harder to find useful information and features fans have grown accustomed to accessing. It turns out that fans aren’t the only...
Via Awful Announcing
February 14, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kris Versteeg gets fancy with between-the-legs goal

There haven’t been too many highlights for the Carolina Hurricanes as they sit near the cellar of the Metropolitan Division and the Eastern Conference this season. However, Kris Versteeg gave Canes fans something to cheer about with this sweet looking between-the-legs goal against the Capitals. It was the fourth goal of the season for the former Blackhawks Stanley Cup winner. ...
Via The Comeback
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jordin Tootoo lays knockout punch on Brad Malone

In one of the many tense scenes in the film version of "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," evil ex-boyfriend No. 3 punches Scott's girlfriend Knives Chau so hard that he knocks the blue highlights out of her hair.A similar feat occurred when the New Jersey Devils' Jordin Tootoo layed this haymaker on the Carolina Hurricanes' Brad Malone. The uppercut, as CBS Sports points out, appears...
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hurricanes' Liles takes stake to face

A scary moment took place in Wednesday night’s Avalanche-Hurricanes game when John-Michael Liles took a skate to the face. It was an unfortunate occurrence and completely accidental. Liles was near the boards when Jerome Iginla tripped over the Hurricanes defenseman’s stick and went airborne. Unfortunately, while in the air, one of his skates clipped Liles right in the face...
Via The Sports Daily
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL Preview: Carolina Hurricanes

Carolina Hurricanes (30-40-11, eight in the Metropolitan Division)Coach:  Bill Peters (30-40-11, second season with Carolina this year)Key Departures: Alexander SeminKey Additions: Eddie Lack, James Wisniewski, Kris VersteegKey Player: Eric StaalEric Staal is entering the biggest season of his career in Carolina. He has one year left on his contract and, depending on where the...
Via The Sports Quotient
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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