HURRICANES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Hurricanes, Nordstrom agree to 2-year, $2.55M extension

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Joakim Nordstrom and the Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension. The team also said Friday that it reached a deal with defenseman Jake Chelios on a one-year, two-way contract. Nordstrom had 10 goals and 14 assists in 71 games this season for the Hurricanes, who acquired him in September in a trade with Chicago. The forward...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes: Top 5 Draft Targets

Re-building Hurricanes Need Help Throughout Roster Despite an obvious rebuild in the works, the Carolina Hurricanes surprised in 2015-16. Sure, they finished sixth in the Metropolitan and missed the playoffs yet again, but this season should be seen as a positive step forward. With a 35-31-16 record, no one expected the Hurricanes to finish anywhere near that high in the standings...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Goalie Cam Ward says he wants to return to Hurricanes

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Cam Ward says he wants to stay with the Carolina Hurricanes. The goalie said Tuesday that he's ''remaining optimistic that something can happen'' to keep him with Carolina. Ward and the other players cleaned out their lockers three days after their season ended with a loss at Florida. Ward is facing the possibility of free agency this summer. He just finished...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes owner: 'I assure you this team is not going to Quebec'

It’s a distinct possibility the NHL could return to Quebec as there’s been ongoing talk about the league expanding into the former home of the Nordiques. There’s been chatter in order to facilitate the expansion, the Hurricanes could move from Carolina to Quebec, which has been denied by deputy commissioner Bill Daly. Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos also threw water on...
Via Puck Drunk Love
21 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
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes: out with the old and in with the new

The Carolina Hurricanes (34-28-16) rallied to beat the New York Rangers (43-25-9) 4-3 Wednesday night. Continuing to showcase a younger core of new players as they continue to make progress under head coach Bill Peters. The Hurricanes commanded the early play, resulting in a goal from Patrick Brown. Jeff Skinner contributed a hard cross-corner blast from behind the blue line and...
Via isportsweb.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Defenseman Justin Faulk returns to practice for Hurricanes

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Injured All-Star defenseman Justin Faulk is back practicing with the Carolina Hurricanes. Faulk took part in the Hurricanes' skate Monday while wearing a yellow, no-contact jersey. He has been dealing with an unspecified lower-body injury for the past 5 1/2 weeks. He says ''it's not fun'' because ''you never want to miss games, especially with injury and especially...
Via Associated Press
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jordan Staal spears Bryan Rust, all hell breaks loose

Many people believe the spear to the groin started with Milan Lucic. He may be considered a legend in that regard, but the origins of this time-honored tradition may be muddied with multiple other spears. Last night was another example of a spear that belongs in the Spear to the Groin Hall of Fame. Jordan Staal gets fed up with the Penguins and delivers a spear to Bryan Rust’s...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Jordan Staal spears Bryan Rust in the groin (Video)

Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal speared Pittsburgh Penguins right winger Bryan Rust in the groin as they mixed it up during the second period of Thursday night's NHL game at the CONSOL Energy Center.Staal started the scrum by cross-checking Rust in the back without any provocation. Rust retailiated by shoving Staal with his stick as he tried to skate away. That's when Staal...
Via Holdout Sports
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Robby Fabbri’s slick goal against Cam Ward

The Blues rattled off five goals against a depleted Hurricanes roster and the best came from young Robby Fabbri. Fabbri’s speed allowed him to get behind the ‘Canes defense, but his hands deserve all the praise for completely fooling goaltender Cam Ward. Filthy.
Via Frozen Notes
February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

The Hurricanes are in a pickle ahead of the trade deadline

As the trade deadline approaches, several NHL teams have an important decision to make on whether to buy, sell or stand pat. I say several because for many that decision is easy. Teams like Chicago will surely buy while teams like Toronto and Buffalo will likely sell. But, because of the loser point and general parity, there are more teams in the middle than usual. These teams...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Trade deadline outlook: Carolina Hurricanes

Buyers or Sellers? The Carolina Hurricanes are expected to address the elephant in the room with the upcoming NHL trade deadline upon us. In short, what are they going to do with captain Eric Staal?Staal, who is the final season of a seven-year contract with an $8.25 million cap hit, is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of the campaign. The 31-year-old...
Via Fox Sports
February 24, 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...
Via Yardbarker
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Hurricanes' Faulk to miss at least three more games

The Carolina Hurricanes are being careful with defenseman Justin Faulk, announcing on Wednesday that they are ruling out their lone All-Star selection for at least the next three games.Faulk is nursing an undisclosed injury and will not travel to Canada's capital as the Hurricanes visit the Ottawa Senators on Thursday. The 23-year-old will also miss Friday's home contest against...
Via Fox Sports
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Hurricanes PA man scores in alumni game, announces name to crowd

Carolina Hurricanes public address announcer Wade Minter is used to bellowing out the name of the goal scorer - it's part of his job. On Sunday, Minter echoed a familiar name - his own - after he scored in the team's alumni game.With his Team White trailing 4-2, Minter redirected a feed from former Carolina defenseman Glen Wesley into the net and promptly raised his stick in the...
Via Fox Sports
February 15, 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...
Via Yardbarker
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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