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Canes Country 1 hour ago
Storm Advisory 7/1/22: NHL Daily News, Links and Roundup

Storm Advisory 7/1/22: NHL Daily News, Links and Roundup

Photo by David Berding/ A big trade, some goalies re-sign and the Canes announce some offseason schedules. In Case You Missed It Canes Country’s 2022 Playoff Pick ‘Em: Final Standings About Last Season: Jesper Fast About Last Season: Jordan Staal Carolina Hurricanes 2022 Mock Draft Hurricanes Reacts Survey: Building a 2022-23 NHL roster The Carolina Hurricanes released their 2022 preseason schedule. [Canes] The preseason schedule is set!Details » https://t.co/aZ6OgllUk8 pic.twitter.com/RkylvqmCFp— Carolina Hurricanes (@Canes) June 30, 2022 The Canes...
Canes Country 18 hours ago
About Last Season: Jordan Staal

About Last Season: Jordan Staal

Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Time is unquestionably catching up to the Canes’ captain, but Staal delivered to his typical high standards on defense as part of a trio that only very rarely saw itself broken up. Jordan Staal: 2021-22 By the Numbers Age: 33 NHL seasons: 16 Scoring: 17 goals, 19 assists, 36 points in 78 games Playoff scoring: 1 goal, 5 assists, 6 points in 14 games Advanced statistics: 58.38 CF%, 58.23 HDCF%, 57.46 xGF%, 57.5 GF% Average TOI: 13:43 ES, 0:42 PP, 2:13 SH Contract status: Signed through 2022-23 at $6.0 million AAV What were you doing...
Canes Country 20 hours ago
Hurricanes Reacts Survey: Building a 2022-23 NHL roster

Hurricanes Reacts Survey: Building a 2022-23 NHL roster

Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via You have opinions. We want them! Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NHL. Each week we ask questions of the most plugged-in Carolina Hurricanes fans and fans across the country. It’s truly the offseason now for the Carolina Hurricanes’ organization. The Chicago Wolves just won the Calder Cup, the NHL draft is just over a week away and the Canes have some free agent questions to answer as quite a few impact players sit with no contract for next year. It’s time to take a little stock in some of the thought’s...
Canes Country 22 hours ago
Carolina Hurricanes 2022 Mock Draft

Carolina Hurricanes 2022 Mock Draft

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports A full seven-round Hurricanes mock draft. The NHL Draft is always one of the most exciting dates on the NHL calendar, as teams add youth into their organization in hopes to set up for the future. Over the years, Hurricanes have made it an organizational goal to build through the draft, and have developed a lot of their promising youth in the process. However, the 2022 NHL Draft very well may be a bit different for the Hurricanes than the usual. As things currently stand, the team is set to head onto the First Round evening’s draft...
Canes Country Jun 29, 2022
About Last Season: Jesper Fast

About Last Season: Jesper Fast

Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via At age 30, Carolina’s veteran second-year winger had one of his best seasons in the NHL, on both ends of the ice. Jesper Fast By the Numbers Age: 30 NHL Seasons: 9 Scoring: 14 goals, 20 assists, 34 points in 82 games Playoff Scoring: 1 goal, 0 assists, 1 point in 14 games Advanced Statistics: 58.1 CF%, 59.43 HDCF%, 57.76 xGF%, 62.35 GF% Average TOI: 12:56 ES, 0:17 PP, 1:35 SH Contract Status: One year, $2 million AAV left on his current deal. UFA after 2022-23. In year two of his three-year contract with the Carolina Hurricanes,...
Canes Country Jun 29, 2022
Storm Advisory 6/29/22: NHL Daily News, Links and Roundup

Storm Advisory 6/29/22: NHL Daily News, Links and Roundup

Photo by Chris Tanouye/ The Hockey Hall of Fame class is announced, PNC is getting a facelift and the SB Nation Mock Draft is underway. In Case You Missed It About Last Season: Steven Lorentz Hurricanes Prospects Mailbag: Draft Edition About Last Season: Derek Stepan Reading Assignments The Hockey Hall of Fame unveiled its class of 2022, with still no Rod Brind’Amour. [NHL] The Chicago Wolves celebrated their Calder Cup win on Tuesday. Your AHL Calder Cup champions! pic.twitter.com/UicM2CjoHx— Sarah Avampato (@WriteSaidSarah) June 28, 2022 Wolves’...
Canes Country Jun 28, 2022
About Last Season: Derek Stepan

About Last Season: Derek Stepan

Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via A veteran forward who never quite found his place with the Hurricanes, Stepan spent more of his season than expected watching from the press box. Derek Stepan By the Numbers Age: 31 NHL Seasons: 12 Scoring: 9 goals, 10 assists, 19 points in 58 games Playoff Scoring: 0 goals, 0 assists, 0 points in 3 games Advanced Statistics: 53.45 CF%, 52.63 SCF%, 52.52 xGF%, 48.08 GF% Average TOI: 9:47 ES, 0:01 PP, 0:58 SH Contract Status: Unrestricted Free Agent It was a weird year in Raleigh for Derek Stepan, who for the first time in his NHL...
Canes Country Jun 28, 2022
Hurricanes Prospects Mailbag: Draft Edition

Hurricanes Prospects Mailbag: Draft Edition

Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Hurricanes fans brought the questions, Matt brought the answers. The draft begins July 7 and people have questions about the draft, the state of the pipeline and more. Since this is such a big time of year for the future of the team, I figured that I’d answer some questions from Canes fans in order to help prepare everyone for draft season. What position do you think we draft first?— Connor Holcomb (@CaniacIntubator) June 24, 2022 Connor decided to hit me with the toughest question first, I see. The Hurricanes won’t have a...
Canes Country Jun 27, 2022
About Last Season: Steven Lorentz

About Last Season: Steven Lorentz

Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via The young forward looked to build off his rookie season, but struggled to find a new gear. Steven Lorentz By the Numbers Age: 26 NHL Seasons: 2 Scoring: 8 goals, 5 assists, 13 points in 67 games Playoff Scoring: 0 goals, 0 assists, 0 points in 5 games Advanced Statistics: 55.46 CF%, 55.89 SCF%, 52.99 xGF%, 50% GF% Average TOI: 10:26 ES, 0:02 PP, 0:25 SH Contract Status: Restricted Free Agent, Arbitration Eligible Steven Lorentz was originally drafted 186th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot-4,...
Canes Country Jun 24, 2022
About Last Season: Brendan Smith

About Last Season: Brendan Smith

Photo by Jared C. Tilton/ The longtime NHL veteran came in on a near-league minimum deal and brought more than enough value on and off the ice. Brendan Smith 21-22 By the Numbers Age: 33 NHL Seasons: 11 Scoring: 4 Goals, 4 Assists, 7 Points in 45 games Playoff Scoring: 1 goals, 3 assists, 4 points in 14 games Advances Statistics: 57.26 CF%, 52.87 SCF%, 54.36 xGF%, 54.76 GF% Average TOI: 13:55 ES, 0:01 PP, 1:04 SH Contract Status: Unrestricted Free Agent When the Carolina Hurricanes signed Brendan Smith as a depth blueline piece, the expectations for the veteran were...
Canes Country Jun 24, 2022
Impending UFAs who make sense for Canes

Impending UFAs who make sense for Canes

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Let’s take a look at the upcoming free agent market to identity fits that would make sense in Raleigh. The Carolina Hurricanes have been no strangers to roster turnover over the past few seasons, and I would expect that trend to continue this summer after a season where the team failed to meet (albeit lofty) expectations. With the future of so many key pieces in question — including the likes of Nino Niederreiter, Vincent Trocheck and Tony DeAngelo, the Hurricanes are sure to continue the trend of cycling through effective...
Canes Country Jun 23, 2022
About Last Season: Max Domi

About Last Season: Max Domi

Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Max Domi was a low-risk, high-reward trade deadline pickup for the Canes. He arguably only rewarded them in one game, but he picked the right game to do it. Max Domi 2021-22 By The Numbers Age: 27 NHL Seasons: 7 Scoring: 2 goals, 5 assists, 7 points in 19 games Playoff scoring: 3 goals, 3 assists, 6 points in 14 games Advanced statistics: 61.70 CF%, 53.44 SCF%, 56.53 xGF%, 75.00 GF% Average TOI: 10:49 ES, 1:10 PP, 0:01 SH Contract Status: Pending UFA Going into the 2022 NHL trade deadline, the thought was that the Carolina...
Canes Country Jun 22, 2022
About Last Season: Nino Niederreiter

About Last Season: Nino Niederreiter

Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Despite being on the third line for most of the season, Nino Niederreiter once again proved why he is a key piece to the Hurricanes forward group. Nino Niederreiter 2021-2022 By The Numbers Age: 29 NHL Seasons: 10 Scoring: 24 goals, 20 assists, 44 points in 75 games Playoff Scoring: 4 goals, 1 assist, 5 points in 14 games Advanced Statistics: 60.04 CF%, 58.91 SCF%, 62.36 xGF%, 67.26 GF% Average TOI: 13:22 ES, 1:28 PP, 0:00 SH Contract Status: Pending UFA When you think about the consistent forwards for the Carolina Hurricanes game in...
Canes Country Jun 22, 2022
Storm Advisory 6/22/22: NHL Daily News, Links and Roundup

Storm Advisory 6/22/22: NHL Daily News, Links and Roundup

Photo by Dustin Bradford/ Ethan Bear’s future in Carolina gets cloudy, Ryan Worsofsky pulls a Brind’Amour, and the NHL Awards get announced In Case You Missed It About Last Season: Ian Cole About Last Season: Martin Necas Reading Assignments Taking a look back at the forwards for the Carolina Hurricanes this past season. [Hurricanes] Chicago Wolves’ coach Ryan Warsofsky is emerging as an NHL candidate. [NHL] Speaking of Warsofsky, he recently pulled his best Rod Brind’Amour impression with some very critical comments on officials: Chicago Wolves head...
Canes Country Jun 21, 2022
About Last Season: Ian Cole

About Last Season: Ian Cole

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ The Hurricanes pretty much got exactly what they paid for by signing the veteran Cup champion. Ian Cole: 2021-22 By the Numbers Age: 33 NHL Seasons: 11 Scoring: 2 goals, 17 assists, 19 points in 75 games Playoff scoring: 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 points in 14 games Advanced statistics: 57.96 CF%, 54.37 SCF%, 56.48 xGF%, 54.22 GF% Contract status: Unrestricted free agent After seeing their season end at the hands of the Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning in the past two seasons, the Carolina Hurricanes realized that Justin Williams wasn’t...

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