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Jordan Staal: Hurricanes’ Stealth Leader

Jordan Staal can best be described as the Carolina Hurricanes’ stealth leader. He’s not normally found in the headlines and he is not who first comes to mind when thinking about the Hurricanes. Yet, if the team lost Staal, his absence would be monumental. Being Without Staal Really Hurt As a matter of fact, the […] The post Jordan Staal: Hurricanes’ Stealth Leader appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Canes Country Jul 18, 2018
Quick Whistles: Trade Rumors, Opening Night Lineup, New Goalie Duo

Quick Whistles: Trade Rumors, Opening Night Lineup, New Goalie Duo

Many questions remain as the hockey calendar reaches the dreaded summer doldrums. For the first time in a while, welcome to Quick Whistles, a column wherein I discuss a number of different topics having to do with the Carolina Hurricanes. The exciting part of the offseason has come and gone. It’s now mid-July, otherwise known as the start of the summer doldrums of the hockey calendar. For the Hurricanes, though, there might be work to do still. Of course, some of that work has to do with a pair of mainstay names - Jeff Skinner and Justin Faulk. More rumors have surfaced as of late. ...
Canes Country Jul 18, 2018
Storm Advisory 7/18/18: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

Storm Advisory 7/18/18: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

The New York Rangers youth movement, Mama Aho’s home cooking and 2018-19 breakout players. Reading Assignments Count the Hurricanes as one of the most improved teams of the offseason. [ESPN] A local hockey player has sacrificed greatly for her pro hockey career. [WRAL Sports Fan] From Katariina: Sebastian Aho has high expectations but doesn’t have his mother’s cooking - at least, on this side of the Atlantic. [Ilta-Sanomat] Sebastian Aho: ”I could give my personal achievement (being the best in scoring on the roster) away in the case as to do it better as a team (if that’d...
Canes Country Jul 17, 2018
Canes hire Dean Chynoweth as assistant coach

Canes hire Dean Chynoweth as assistant coach

Chynoweth will fill the role that was left vacant after Steve Smith’s departure. The Carolina Hurricanes have announced they have hired Dean Chynoweth to be their next assistant coach. Chynoweth will fill a gap in Rod Brind’Amour’s coaching roster after Steve Smith departed for the Buffalo Sabres. Chynoweth served as an assistant coach with the New York Islanders from 2009-2012, his only coaching experience at the NHL level. He most recently was an assistant coach with the Vancouver Giants, helping lead the team to a WHL playoff berth. Before that, he coached the AHL affiliates of the...
Canes Country Jul 17, 2018
By The Numbers: New Faces in Goal

By The Numbers: New Faces in Goal

Nowhere to go but up, right? The Carolina Hurricanes are entering the season without a player on the roster wearing #30 for the first time in over a decade. Without a familiar presence to fall back on in goal, what can we expect from the tandem of Scott Darling and Petr Mrazek next season? When evaluating goalies it’s important to look beyond the typical indicators of skill that we would find in a box score. While save percentage and goals-against averages are meaningful stats, they mask the fact that every goalie is playing behind a sometimes drastically different quality of team and...
Canes Country Jul 17, 2018
Storm Advisory 7/17/18: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

Storm Advisory 7/17/18: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

Lots and lots of contracts, plus the Martin Necas Hype Train rolls on down the tracks apace. Reading Assignments Martin Necas is ready to make his mark on Raleigh. [NHL] Elias Lindholm got paid...a lot. [ESPN] Adam Henrique signed a long term deal to remain in Anaheim. [Fox Sports] Jusse Saros signed a deal that’s going to look very good as Pekka Rinne declines. [The Tennessean] Is the pressure on for the Leafs? [TSN] Not many times can you trade a star and win the deal...but here’s a few times it did happen. [Sportsnet] Ray Emery was playing a charity game the night before he died....
Canes Country Jul 16, 2018
Meet The New Guy: What to Expect from Calvin de Haan

Meet The New Guy: What to Expect from Calvin de Haan

The Hurricanes signed the defenseman in free agency, adding to a strong defense. What can they expect from their marquee signing? The Carolina Hurricanes were not expected to be a major player in NHL free agency but, to the surprise of the league, landed one of the top free agent defensemen on the market, signing former Islanders defenseman Calvin de Haan to a four year deal with a $4.55 million average annual value. De Haan’s 2017-18 went off the rails after he suffered a season-ending shoulder injury and had to get surgery. De Haan played in just 33 games, accumulating one goal and 11...
Canes Country Jul 15, 2018
Storm Advisory: 7/15/18

Storm Advisory: 7/15/18

Offer Sheets anyone? And why LA for Ilya Kovalchuk? Reading Assignments The Athletic takes a look at the most intriguing Restricted Free Agents still out there that could (should?) get offer sheets...if teams, you know, did that kind of thing. [The Athletic $] Signup for the Canes 5K race continues: Have you signed up for the #Canes5k? The best prices are good through Tuesday.More: https://t.co/JAK5N8B6LM pic.twitter.com/W4FrTDhtTs— Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) July 14, 2018 Ilya Kovalchuk is headed back to the NHL. He sat down with Sportsnet in Canada to discuss his return and...
Canes Country Jul 14, 2018
Storm Advisory: 7/14/18

Storm Advisory: 7/14/18

Marc-Andre Fleury cashes in, Elias Lindholm may be next, and what to expect from Hurricanes rookies? Reading Assignments Elias Lindholm hasn’t scored 20 goals in a single season. Yet...? The Calgary Flames appear to be closing in on an extension with RFA, Elias Lindholm. Details being worked on but expectation is 5 or 6 years at around $5M per.— Mike Kelly (@MikeKellyNHL) July 13, 2018 The locker room renovations have begun at PNC Arena. [Hurricanes] Also, this screen shot explains so much about the Bill Peters era: How much of an impact will Hurricanes rookies...
Canes Country Jul 13, 2018
Storm Advisory: 7/13/18

Storm Advisory: 7/13/18

Marcus Kruger completes a Jules Verne-like Around the NHL World odyssey, returning to Chicago in a trade yesterday. Reading Assignments We now have a fairly solid picture of what the Hurricanes’ lineup will look like by opening night. [North State Journal] Dennis Robertson is back with the Charlotte Checkers on a one-year AHL contract. [Checkers] Hurricanes Legend Marcus Kruger is on the move again, back to Chicago in a deal that sent Marian Hossa’s contract the other way and opened up a Jeff Skinner-sized bit of cap space for the Blackhawks. (Hmmm....) [Second City Hockey] Vadim...
Canes Country Jul 12, 2018
Wallmark Signs Two-Year Deal with Canes

Wallmark Signs Two-Year Deal with Canes

The Swedish center was one of the most productive AHL skaters last season. The Carolina Hurricanes announced on Thursday that they’ve agreed to terms with forward Lucas Wallmark on a new deal that would keep him with the team for the next two years. The deal will give Wallmark $650,000 at the NHL level (or $70,000 at AHL) level in the 2018-19 season, including a $100,000 guarantee. In 2019-20, the contract will be a one-way deal that will be worth $700,000 in either league. Wallmark has played in 19 NHL games over the last two seasons with Carolina, including 11 in 2017-2018. He netted...
Sportsnet.ca Jul 12, 2018
Hurricanes sign forward Lucas Wallmark to two-year contract

Hurricanes sign forward Lucas Wallmark to two-year contract

The Carolina Hurricanes have signed forward Lucas Wallmark to a two-year contract. The post Hurricanes sign forward Lucas Wallmark to two-year contract appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Canes Country Jul 12, 2018
Hurricanes re-sign McKegg to one-year contract

Hurricanes re-sign McKegg to one-year contract

The minor-league forward performed well for Charlotte after being acquired at the trade deadline. One of the greatest names in hockey is sticking around. The Hurricanes have signed forward Greg McKegg to a one-year, two-way deal worth $715,000, as first reported by Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. Greg McKegg signed a one year deal with the @NHLCanes at $715 000 (2 way)— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) July 11, 2018 The minor-league forward was acquired at the NHL trade deadline from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Josh Jooris. McKegg performed well down the Charlotte Checkers,...
Sportsnet.ca Jul 12, 2018
Hurricanes ink Greg McKegg to two-way contract

Hurricanes ink Greg McKegg to two-way contract

The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to terms with forward Greg McKegg on a one-year, two-way contract. The post Hurricanes ink Greg McKegg to two-way contract appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Canes Country Jul 12, 2018
Storm Advisory: 7/12/18

Storm Advisory: 7/12/18

Tavares’ farewell, de Haan’s surprise, and New Jersey’s shortcomings in free agency. Reading Assignments Yesterday was the Canes’ turn in the offseason evaluation spotlight at NHL.com. [NHL.com] One of those offseason additions, Calvin de Haan, joined Adam and Joe yesterday and discussed why he was surprised the Hurricanes had an interest in signing him. [WRALSportsFan] “Goaltending will once again make or break the Hurricanes’ season.” Same as it ever was.[ProHockeyTalk] Tweetmail: Do the Canes have a new goal song yet? [Hurricanes] John Tavares presented a heartfelt...

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