11:06 PM EDT, Mon September 21, 2020
Canes Country 11 hours ago
Trading for Darcy Kuemper would be right move for Canes

Trading for Darcy Kuemper would be right move for Canes

Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via On paper and on the ice, bringing Darcy Kuemper to Raleigh makes all the sense in the world for the Carolina Hurricanes. There have been rumors swirling about the Carolina Hurricanes’ interest in acquiring Arizona Coyotes’ goaltender Darcy Kuemper, who was top-10 in the NHL in both save percentage and GAA this past season. Bringing in Kuemper would be a huge step for the Canes, who would undoubtedly be getting an upgrade between the pipes with the 30-year old who has spent the last two and a half season with the Coyotes. So, would a trade for Kuemper...

More Hurricanes Rumors & News

Canes Country Sep 19, 2020
Looking for Finish: The slow burnout of the Carolina Hurricanes’ power play

Looking for Finish: The slow burnout of the Carolina Hurricanes’ power play

Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via A deep dive analysis into the Carolina Hurricanes’ power play for the 2019-20 season and looking at why it may have come up short in the playoffs. Why did Carolina’s power play flicker out? Now that may be a hard question to answer and before we dive head first into it, I’d be remiss to not say that we are talking about hockey in a certain context. That context being that hockey was being played in a bubble, 700 miles away, after a four-month hiatus, inside empty arenas and away from families. Were we to have expected perfect play? No, but we can...
Canes Country Sep 18, 2020
CC Pod: Darcy Kuemper Rumors, Joel Edmundson Contract, Eric Staal Trade

CC Pod: Darcy Kuemper Rumors, Joel Edmundson Contract, Eric Staal Trade

James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports The one where Darcy Kuemper to the Hurricanes makes all the sense in the world. Darcy Kuemper? Darcy Kuemper. On this week’s podcast, the guys discuss the Darcy Kuemper trade rumors and why they all make sense, the Joel Edmundson trade to Montreal and the contract extension that followed, Eric Staal’s baffling move to the Sabres, and more. Plus, we answer your Twitter questions. Subscribe on Google Podcasts ● Subscribe on Apple Podcasts ● Subscribe on Spotify ● Subscribe on Stitcher
Canes Country Sep 18, 2020
Storm Advisory: 9/18/20

Storm Advisory: 9/18/20

Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via The stage is set for the Stanley Cup Final, and a crazy number of former Hurricanes players and staffers were on the move and in the news this week. The stage is set for the Stanley Cup Final After taking a 3-1 series lead, it took two more regulation games plus three overtime periods, but the Tampa Bay Lightning prevailed with a 2-1 overtime win in Game 6 over the New York Islanders Thursday night to clinch the Eastern Conference Final and advance to the Stanley Cup Final. They’ll take on the Dallas Stars, who have been waiting for their opponent after...
Canes Country Sep 17, 2020
How the flat cap impacts the Hurricanes moving forward

How the flat cap impacts the Hurricanes moving forward

Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via The salary cap likely staying flat at $81.5 million for at least two more offseasons is not necessarily a reason for the Hurricanes to panic. You might have heard this a time or 87 of late, but, as part of the NHL’s new CBA and return to play, the league and NHLPA agreed to keep the salary cap ceiling flat at $81.5 million until league revenues reach certain pre-pandemic levels. That will likely mean that ceiling is here to stay through at least the 2021-22 season. You may have also heard this, but the Hurricanes have some big contracts coming up in...
Canes Country Sep 16, 2020
Taking a look at the Hurricanes’ prospect pool

Taking a look at the Hurricanes’ prospect pool

Photo by Jaylynn Nash/Icon Sportswire via The last two years have been pretty darn good to the Hurricanes at the NHL level. And, with one of the best prospect pools in the NHL, the future remains bright. Coming off consecutive seasons of playoff berths led by some of the team’s brightest young players, it would be easy to feel that the Hurricanes system, which has been among the NHL’s best for years now, would be tapped out. A closer look at organizational depth shows the opposite, that there is more help on the way. Carolina’s strategy in recent draft classes has valued speed,...
Canes Country Sep 15, 2020
Exploring Carolina’s goaltending options

Exploring Carolina’s goaltending options

Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via With the 2020 offseason approaching, here’s a look at a bunch of goaltenders across the league that could be available for the Hurricanes to explore. As we finally edge closer to the end of the extended 2019-20 NHL season, what should be a fun, yet hectic, offseason across the league approaches. The evergreen need for the Hurricanes comes between the pipes, as Carolina should be looking to improve on the netminding tandem of Petr Mrazek and James Reimer. The difficult thing for the Canes there is that Mrazek and Reimer are both under contract for next...
Canes Country Sep 15, 2020
Storm Advisory 9/15/20: NHL News, Daily Links and Scoreboard

Storm Advisory 9/15/20: NHL News, Daily Links and Scoreboard

Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via The Dallas Stars advance to the Stanley Cup Finals, the NHL Draft gets a date and Jaccob Slavin gets overlooked once again This Week’s News Peeking at the Market: UFA forwards (Part 1) Peeking at the Market: UFA forwards (Part 2) Hurricanes deal Edmundson’s rights to Montreal for draft pick Getting to know the Chicago Wolves Reading Assignments The Hurricanes traded Joel Edmundson to Montreal a few days ago but they had to let the Canadiens know what they were getting: You are getting a good one, @CanadiensMTL pic.twitter.com/ZHU1gEhiCW—...
Canes Country Sep 14, 2020
Get to know the Chicago Wolves

Get to know the Chicago Wolves

Photo by Patrick Gorski/Icon Sportswire via The Wolves have a long history in Chicago, having just celebrated their 25th anniversary. While the Carolina Hurricanes may be sending their AHL-bound prospects a bit further away than Charlotte for the upcoming season, the prospects will be heading to an organization with a long tenure in professional hockey. A Brief History of the Wolves The Wolves celebrated their 25th anniversary season in 2019-20, as they began play in October 1994 as part of the now-defunct International Hockey League (IHL). The IHL began expanding during the mid-1980s...
Canes Country Sep 13, 2020
SB Nation Reacts: Fans confident in Hurricanes’ direction

SB Nation Reacts: Fans confident in Hurricanes’ direction

Photo by Elsa/ With a strong young core of impressive talent, Hurricanes fans are excited about the future. This is SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NHL. Each week, SB Nation sends out questions to the most plugged-in Hurricanes fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. Follow @SBNReacts on Twitter for more results. There may only be four teams still playing hockey in the NHL right now, but every fanbase still has thoughts on their own team. In the latest round of SB Nation’s Reacts survey, NHL fans were asked if they were confident their favorite...
Canes Country Sep 12, 2020
Hurricanes deal Edmundson’s rights to Montreal for draft pick

Hurricanes deal Edmundson’s rights to Montreal for draft pick

Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via The Hurricanes have recouped an asset for the negotiating rights to one of their unrestricted free agents. Coming into the offseason, it was always unlikely that the Carolina Hurricanes would keep any of their unrestricted free agent defensemen. Today, it’s even less likely, as general manager Don Waddell announced the team has traded the negotiating rights to UFA defender Joel Edmundson to the Montreal Canadiens for a fifth-round draft pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. Of the Canes’ three unrestricted blue liners, Edmundson was the one it made the...
Canes Country Sep 12, 2020
Peeking at the Market: UFA forwards (Part 2)

Peeking at the Market: UFA forwards (Part 2)

Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via The Carolina Hurricanes already have a complete forward group signed, but if a multi-part deal were to materialize out of Carolina, then the UFA market would be a place the Canes could look to. The 2020 offseason will be a hectic and chaotic time due to many factors: the condensed time frame, the draft and free agency starting only a few days apart and the flat cap. So, there are a lot of reasons why this offseason could see some strange moves. With those moves, the need for cheap replacements throughout the forward group may be an area of...
Canes Country Sep 11, 2020
Peeking at the Market: UFA forwards (Part 1)

Peeking at the Market: UFA forwards (Part 1)

Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via The Carolina Hurricanes already have a complete forward group signed, but if a multi-part deal were to materialize out of Carolina, then the UFA market would be a place the Canes could look to. The 2020 offseason will be one of the most chaotic times for many NHL clubs with the entry draft on Oct 6-7, and Free Agent Frenzy beginning only a few days later. Then add the fact that the flat cap and league wide decreased revenues will be pressing down on all the teams and it should prove to be quite interesting. While I don’t really see the Hurricanes making...
Canes Country Sep 11, 2020
Storm Advisory: 9/11/20

Storm Advisory: 9/11/20

Photo by David Becker/NHLI via Welcoming the Canes’ new AHL affiliate (and our new beat writer), Q&As, NHL Awards, and Conference Finals updates. Yesterday’s News Today The Carolina Hurricanes have a new AHL affiliate, and Canes Country introduced a new writer covering the Chicago Wolves. Join us in welcoming Sarah Avampato to our team, give her a follow on twitter at @WriteSaidSarah, and check out her Canes Country debut on the new partnership between the Canes and Wolves as described by Don Waddell and Don Levin. Reading Assignments More Q&A on the AHL affiliation agreement...
Canes Country Sep 10, 2020
Hurricanes, Wolves look forward to forging new partnership

Hurricanes, Wolves look forward to forging new partnership

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ The worst-kept secret in professional hockey is finally out as the Carolina Hurricanes and Chicago Wolves have formalized their affiliation. Editor’s Note: We are very excited to welcome Sarah Avampato to the Canes Country team. Sarah is based in Chicago and has covered the Wolves the past couple seasons, for Vegas Golden Knights SB Nation site Knights on Ice last year and Inside AHL Hockey the year before, and we’re excited to announce she’ll be doing the same for us this season. Sarah also hosts the Monday and Wednesday editions of the Locked on NHL...

Hurricanes Player News

Hurricanes Photos