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Storm Advisory 5/20/18: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

Storm Advisory 5/20/18: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

Off-ice drama, crowdsourcing the second overall pick and Marian Hossa’s “retirement.” Reading Assignments The Hurricanes asked fans who they should draft at 2nd overall. [Bardown] Evgeny Kuznetsov’s goal set a franchise record for points in the postseason. [Sporting News] Vegas GM George McPhee sat down for a Q & A. [Sportsnet] Marian Hossa will no longer play hockey. [NHL] It sounds like a retirement, but it isn’t - and the reason is that Hossa’s official retirement would leave the Blackhawks with a gigantic bill to pay. [NBC Chicago] The Rangers may have a new man for their...
The Hockey Writers May 19, 2018

2 Crucial Lessons Hurricanes Can Learn From Vegas

Fans of the Carolina Hurricanes are watching other teams in the NHL playoffs, as they have done now for nine seasons in a row. This can be a difficult time, as frustration with the home team reaches new levels every year. But, it can also be a learning experience for the Hurricanes, especially if their […] The post 2 Crucial Lessons Hurricanes Can Learn From Vegas appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Canes Country May 19, 2018
Storm Advisory: 5/19/18

Storm Advisory: 5/19/18

Jeff Skinner’s future, the evolution of Paul Maurice, and a prospect whose NHL future conflicts with...video games. Reading Assignments There’s a formula the Hurricanes can follow to get back to Stanley Cup glory. [ESPN] [Insider] Bob McKenzie talks about the Hurricanes, and specifically the future of Jeff Skinner, on his latest podcast. [TSN] The Charlotte Checkers have announced their award winners. [Checkers] Former Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice is having more fun than ever. [The Athletic] [$] Newborns require a lot of attention. Now imagine being an NHL player and trying to juggle...
Puck Prose May 19, 2018

Carolina Hurricanes: Who is Saku Maenalanen?

 The Carolina Hurricanes announced that the team has signed forward Saku Maenalanen to a one-year, two-way contract. Who is the big Finnish forward and what does he bring to the table? Not content with having some of the best players to ever compete at the World Championships, the Carolina Hurricanes retroactively added one more. Forward […] Carolina Hurricanes: Who is Saku Maenalanen? - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
Puck Prose May 18, 2018

Carolina Hurricanes are dominating at the World Championships

While the Carolina Hurricanes aren’t in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, their players are leaving their mark on the World Championships The rosters of the national teams for World Championships have been stacked with many Carolina Hurricanes players. Martin Necas, last year’s first round draft pick, is playing for his home nation of the Czech Republic. Sebastian Aho […] Carolina Hurricanes are dominating at the World Championships - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
Canes Country May 18, 2018
About Last Season: Sebastian Aho

About Last Season: Sebastian Aho

The Hype Train kept rolling — and even picked up steam — in 2017-18. Sebastian Aho: 2017-18 By the Numbers Age: 20 NHL Seasons: 2 Scoring: 29 goals — 36 assists — 65 points Ice Time: 17:55 all situations, 15:12 ES, 2:41 PP, 0:02 PK 5-on-5 stats: 55.0% CF, 54.5% GF Contract Status: Completed second year of a three-year, $1.775 million AAV entry-level contract Making the Grade I, for one, welcome our new Finnish overlord(s). Sebastian Aho’s sophomore season signaled another huge step forward in the young Finn’s career, and cemented his place as the cornerstone of the team’s...
Sportsnet.ca May 18, 2018
Hurricanes sign forward Saku Maenalanen to entry-level deal

Hurricanes sign forward Saku Maenalanen to entry-level deal

The Carolina Hurricanes have come to terms with foward Saku Maenalanen on a one-year, two-way entry level contract. The post Hurricanes sign forward Saku Maenalanen to entry-level deal appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Canes Country May 17, 2018
About Last Season: Phil Di Giuseppe

About Last Season: Phil Di Giuseppe

Every team has a player that reliably fills out the roster but doesn’t stand out in any one area, and for the Hurricanes, that player was Di Giuseppe. Phil Di Giuseppe: 2017-18 By The Numbers Age: 24 NHL seasons: 3 Scoring: 5 goals - 8 assists - 13 points Ice Time: 10:30 all situations, 10:22 ES, 0:08 PP, 0:00 PK 5-on-5 stats: 54.8% CF, 48.8% GF Contract Status: Arbitration-eligible RFA; completed one-year, $725,000 contract Making the Grade We know, we know: what in the world was Phil Di Giuseppe doing with Jeff Skinner more often than not in the second half of the season?...
Canes Country May 17, 2018
Storm Advisory: 5/17/18

Storm Advisory: 5/17/18

Don Waddell wasn’t going to be the guy, until he was. And could the Canes be adding to their Finnish contingent? Reading Assignments Is Don Waddell, who said over and over again he didn’t want the job until he changed his mind and took it, the right choice to serve as the Hurricanes’ GM? [North State Journal] Waddell was a guest on NHL Network Radio yesterday, and talked about - among other things - the Canes’ new coach and the team’s plans for the second pick. [SiriusXM] The Jets got to the Western Conference Final by being stubbornly patient. Which teams could benefit from a...
Sportsnet.ca May 16, 2018
Hurricanes GM Waddell talks potential Skinner trade, need for changes

Hurricanes GM Waddell talks potential Skinner trade, need for changes

After a tumultuous off-season that’s brought plenty of off-ice changes for the club, the Carolina Hurricanes are turning their attention to improving the on-ice product. The post Hurricanes GM Waddell talks potential Skinner trade, need for changes appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Canes Country May 16, 2018
Meet the Collaboricanes

Meet the Collaboricanes

The Canes won’t have one person as a central decision-maker anymore. There will be many stakeholders, and they’ll all have a seat at the table. The Carolina Hurricanes are trying something new. Owner Tom Dundon wants the club to be run as a business — just one that happens to operate a hockey team. It’s a collaborative model that is common in many industries, but not so much in sports, and definitely not in the tradition-bound hallways of NHL front offices - including the one on the fourth floor of PNC Arena. Hurricanes manager of analytics Eric Tulsky says that the differences...
Puck Prose May 16, 2018

NHL Trade Rumors: 5 Teams Who Should Trade For Jeff Skinner

According to the latest NHL trade rumors, Jeff Skinner will most likely be traded by the Carolina Hurricanes. Here are the five best fits for him. The Carolina Hurricanes are going through an offseason that will likely see a lot of changes. They’ve already replaced their general manager and head coach. But the Hurricanes probably […] NHL Trade Rumors: 5 Teams Who Should Trade For Jeff Skinner - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
Stanley Cup of Chowder May 16, 2018
The Hurricanes are selling. Should the Bruins be buying from them?

The Hurricanes are selling. Should the Bruins be buying from them?

The Hurricanes appear to be performing a fire sale. Should Boston be in on any of what they’re selling? The NHL is a funny place sometimes. Sometimes when teams decide they aren’t doing well, they decide that everything needs to go. The Carolina Hurricanes, according to rumors, are apparently one of those. Bob McKenzie stated that even players like Jeff Skinner are on the table in a recent segment on TSN radio (Carolina is brought up around the 14:30 minute mark): “There’s nobody there they’re not prepared to trade. Skinner, you name it. Everybody, everybody, is possibly getting...
Canes Country May 16, 2018
Storm Advisory: 5/16/18

Storm Advisory: 5/16/18

Aho and Teravainen are still good, Jaromir Jagr is back, back again, and more Canes news and notes. Reading Assignments John Forslund joined the David Glenn Show yesterday and discussed the hiring of Rod Brind’Amour and may have thrown a bit of shade at Bill Peters in the process. [David Glenn Show] The dynamic Finns, Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teravainen, topped the Americans in the World Championships. [IIHF] The belief, for some, is that Rod Brind’Amour is the right man for the job. [WRAL Sports Fan] Hindsight is always 20/20. Here’s a 2015 NHL Draft re-draft. [The Athletic...
Canes Country May 15, 2018
Making the Hurricanes Good: Part 2

Making the Hurricanes Good: Part 2

Part two of a three-part column going step-by-step through the 2018 offseason for the Carolina Hurricanes. This is part two of a three-part column outlining an offseason game plan for the Carolina Hurricanes with the goal of making them a playoff team in the 2018-19 season. Part one covered the head coaching search and in-house free agents like Elias Lindholm, Noah Hanifin, and Derek Ryan (?!?!). It can be found here. Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports 2018 NHL Draft This is a big draft for Carolina as they have stumbled their way upon the second-overall pick. The...

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