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Prospect Interview: Jack Drury

Prospect Interview: Jack Drury

Photo by Natalia Fedosenko\TASS via Drury is coming off of an impressive season, winning an SHL championship and winning Bronze at the World Championships. Jack Drury might have been the Hurricanes’ most decorated prospect last season. He won a championship while over in Sweden, won bronze with the United States at the World Championships and was nominated for the SHL’s rookie of the year award. I was able to talk to Drury about this past season, what he’s looking to accomplish this season and more. First of all, congrats on winning an SHL championship this past...
Canes Country 1 hour ago
Prospect Interviews: Justin Robidas and Bobby Orr

Prospect Interviews: Justin Robidas and Bobby Orr

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via The two prospects will play for the Hurricanes at the 2021 Prospects Showcase Justin Robidas and Bobby Orr were kind enough to take some time to talk to Canes Country about their time in Raleigh so far and the upcoming season. Interview with Justin Robidas Walk us through where you were when you found out you had been selected by the Hurricanes? How did it feel? I was with family and friends with a huge TV in the room. We were all together and I was really excited. It was a great day for us. Your dad had a long NHL career,...
Canes Country 2 hours ago
Prospect Interviews: Bryce Montgomery and Seth Jarvis

Prospect Interviews: Bryce Montgomery and Seth Jarvis

Photo by Christopher Mast/ Both prospects will represent the Hurricanes at the 2021 Prospects Showcase in Tampa Bay. Prior to the 2021 Prospects Showcase, I had the opportunity to talk to five prospects on the Hurricanes’ roster about the draft, their offseasons and what they’re looking forward to heading in to the upcoming year. Interview with Bryce Montgomery First of all, congratulations on being selected by the Hurricanes in the Draft. Can you talk about how you found out and what your reaction was? I was in a hotel room with my family, we rented something for...
Canes Country 4 hours ago
An offseason conversation with Rod Brind’Amour: Part three

An offseason conversation with Rod Brind’Amour: Part three

Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via In the third and final portion of our interview, Brind’Amour talks about the Andrei Svechnikov extension, his thoughts on the NHL returning to the Olympics, the Hurricanes’ vaccination rate, the upcoming season and much more. We conclude our interview with Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour today by talking about the Andrei Svechnikov extension, his thoughts on the NHL returning to the Olympics, the team’s upcoming season, the Hurricanes’ vaccination rate and much more. As before, questions and answers have been...
Canes Country 7 hours ago
Storm Advisory 9/17/21: NHL News, Daily Links, and Roundup

Storm Advisory 9/17/21: NHL News, Daily Links, and Roundup

National TV schedules get released, the Hurricanes make a front office hire and a non-Canadian team will be featured in this years Heritage Classic In Case You Missed It An offseason conversation with Rod Brind’Amour: Part two Hurricanes State of the Position: Defense Hurricanes state of the position: Goalies Hurricanes Prospect Profile: Alexander Nikishin Reading Assignments The boys got to hang with Luke Combs at his concert in Raleigh a few nights ago: You hit us like a hurricane The fellas hung out with @lukecombs before his show in Raleigh!...
Canes Country Sep 16, 2021
State of the position: Goalies

State of the position: Goalies

Jamie Kellner The Canes completely cleaned house at goalie this offseason, bringing in Frederik Andersen and Antti Raanta to work in tandem. We’ve been looking at the state of each position for the Carolina Hurricanes this week, and now we’ve reached the one with by far the most offseason turnover: goalie. The Canes completely cleaned house and reloaded between the pipes, which has been well documented at this point. Gone are Petr Mrazek, Alex Nedeljkovic and James Reimer. In are Frederik Andersen, Antti Raanta and an organizational depth guy in Alex Lyon. It’s...
Canes Country Sep 16, 2021
Hurricanes Prospect Profile: Alexander Nikishin

Hurricanes Prospect Profile: Alexander Nikishin

Photo by Stanislav Krasilnikov\TASS via The 2020 third round pick has established himself in the KHL and will be poised for an NHL role in the future. This profile is a part of a series profiling some of the top prospects in the Hurricanes’ pipeline. Previously, we covered some members of the 2021 draft class. Alexander Nikishin’s nickname might be simple but there’s no denying that he lives up to it: Boom. Yes, his nickname is “Boom” and it’s easy to see why. boom pic.twitter.com/lPnhtvNP9f— Canes Prospects (@CanesProspects) September 6,...
Canes Country Sep 15, 2021
State of the Position: Defense

State of the Position: Defense

Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via The Hurricanes made a series of defensive moves over the offseason, but will the risks pay off? The Carolina Hurricanes underwent several big defensive changes over the offseason, parting ways with Dougie Hamilton and Jake Bean and bringing in Ian Cole, Ethan Bear, Tony DeAngelo, and Brendan Smith. Despite the overhaul, the Canes still have their two cornerstone pieces in place, but the team’s postseason upside will largely depend on the new guys. Here’s the state of the defense. Jaccob Slavin The 2021 season was a rocky one...
Canes Country Sep 15, 2021
An offseason conversation with Rod Brind’Amour: Part two

An offseason conversation with Rod Brind’Amour: Part two

Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via The coach talks about each of the additions the Hurricanes made during their busy offseason. We continue our interview with Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour today. In part two, the Canes’ bench boss gives his thoughts on each of the new additions the team made during its busy 2021 offseason. As before, questions and answers have been very slightly edited for flow and clarity, but they are listed in the order of the conversation. The first portion of the interview is available here. Enjoy! I wanted to ask you about...
Canes Country Sep 15, 2021
Storm Advisory 9/15/21: NHL News, Daily Links, and Roundup

Storm Advisory 9/15/21: NHL News, Daily Links, and Roundup

Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Sebastian Aho gets some well-earned respect, a hockey game ends because of too much violence and Tripp Tracy provides the content you need In Case You Missed It State of the Position: Centers State of the Position: Wingers An offseason conversation with Rod Brind’Amour: Part one Reading Assignments The Hurricanes are fully vaccinated Protecting ourselves. Protecting each other. Doing our part. pic.twitter.com/Xx1iQdtXyx— Carolina Hurricanes (@Canes) September 14, 2021 Sebastian Aho has finally gotten some well-deserved...
Canes Country Sep 14, 2021
Carolina Hurricanes State of the Position: Centers

Carolina Hurricanes State of the Position: Centers

James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports The Carolina Hurricanes retained their top three centers and made a move to bring in a veteran with 100 games of playoff experience to increase depth down the middle. Yesterday we broke down the wingers for the Carolina Hurricanes and today we will look at the center position. In an offseason of turnover, the Carolina Hurricanes held on to their top three centers and lost fourth-line center Morgan Geekie to the expansion draft. The Canes added center depth in a combined effort of veterans and prospects who can contribute in future...
Canes Country Sep 13, 2021
State of the Position: Wingers

State of the Position: Wingers

Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via The Carolina Hurricanes made some offseason moves to improve their forward group, bolstering its bottom-six while retaining the entirety of its talent laden top-six. The Carolina Hurricanes have a solid group heading into the 2021-22 season, with one of the strongest areas of their team being their forward group. While the offseason saw an exodus of a few wingers, the Canes kept their talented top-six together and will be leaning on a few of them to take another big step forward. The team also went out and bolstered their bottom-six...
Canes Country Sep 13, 2021
An offseason conversation with Rod Brind’Amour: Part one

An offseason conversation with Rod Brind’Amour: Part one

Photo by Grant Halverson/ The Hurricanes’ head coach sits down with Canes Country to reflect on last season, break down the Hurricanes’ busy offseason and look ahead to the upcoming training camp and season. Canes Country recently sat down with Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour to get his thoughts on the unusual 2020-21 season, the Hurricanes’ busy offseason and how he thinks this team is shaping up for the 2021-22 season, as things get back to some level of normalcy. This is the third straight offseason we’ve had the opportunity, and like last offseason,...
Canes Country Sep 13, 2021
Storm Advisory 9/13/21: NHL News, Daily Links, and Roundup

Storm Advisory 9/13/21: NHL News, Daily Links, and Roundup

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Anniversary of Rick DiPietro signing, Eichel trade talks reignited and 9/11 reflections around the league. In Case You Missed It: How the Carolina Hurricanes can get the most out of Jesperi Kotkaniemi Reading Assignments: Five things that the Detroit Red Wings can do to make an impact in the 2021-2022 season. [The Detroit News] F Ryan Donato #Kraken1 year 1 way contract$750,000 cap hitDonato will be an RFA at the expiry of the contract https://t.co/iaPXBfrnae— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) September 12, 2021 The NHL released its 30-21st...
Canes Country Sep 10, 2021
How the Hurricanes’ deployment can get the best out of Jesperi Kotkaniemi

How the Hurricanes’ deployment can get the best out of Jesperi Kotkaniemi

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Jesperi Kotkaniemi is an intriguing player, but he will be a project for the Hurricanes, so how can the team best aid in his development ? *Begin Dramatization* Straightening up his turtleneck, Don Waddell made the call to the central registry. In front of him a one-year, $6,100,035 contract with the name, “Jesperi Kotkaniemi,” signed on the dotted line. One week later, after days of radio silence out of Montreal, the deal went unmatched. The offer sheet was successful and Kotkaniemi was now a member of the Carolina...

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