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Storm Advisory: 7/22/2018

Storm Advisory: 7/22/2018

We’re in the dog days of summer. Reading Assignments The arbitration hearing dates for restricted free agents have been announced. [NHL] The negotiations between the Winnipeg Jets and Jacob Trouba have turned into a “marathon affair.” [Sportsnet] Connor McDavid is good at everything. [NHL] Jesper Kotkaniemi has a chance to play in the NHL this year. [CBS Sports] The alternate jerseys for the Ducks have been revealed. Thoughts? [USA Today] Matt Dumba is staying in Minnesota. [TSN] The Devils wanted to keep Patrick Maroon but fell short. [MSG Networks]
Jul 21, 2018
Storm Advisory: 7/21/2018

Storm Advisory: 7/21/2018

Assistant coaches, fantasy projections and “undeserving” trophy winners. Reading Assignments Editor’s note: We have a really cool summer series beginning Monday. I think you’re going to enjoy it. And the best part: by the time the series is done, it will be close to time to have actual hockey (pre-camp skates, anyway) to discuss! -Brian Why assistant coach hirings, like Dean Chynoweth’s earlier this week, should be taken more seriously [The Athletic ($)] Jeff Skinner is listed as a potential “fantasy bounce-back” next season, and of course it would be just in time for him...
Jul 20, 2018
Storm Advisory: 7/20/18

Storm Advisory: 7/20/18

Trademark agreements, off season grades, and more on Chuck Kaiton’s future. Reading Assignments Chuck Kaiton’s future is still up in the air and a very tough decision is looming for the Canes. [News & Observer] Canes Cast is back and they are discussing everything from the locker room renovations to Mike Maniscalco’s dining tips. [Hurricanes (audio)] The Hurricanes received a very high grade in Dom Luszczyszyn’s off season report card. [The Athletic ($)] The saga between Artemi Panarin and the Blue Jackets has a potential end date. [The Athletic ($)] Analyzing which teams are...
Jul 19, 2018
Storm Advisory: 7/19/18

Storm Advisory: 7/19/18

The NHL offer sheet drought, the NHL’s new goalie equipment guidelines, and hockey at the ESPYs. Reading Assignments Craig Custance’s straw poll of NHL GM’s indicates that the offer sheet drought will continue. [The Athletic ($)] Calgary is excited to fill their void at center next season. [Flames From 80 Feet Above] The Women’s Olympic Gold Medal game has won the ESPY for best game. With the whole country behind them, the U.S. Women’s Hockey team brought home Olympic gold in this year's Best Game! #ESPYS pic.twitter.com/r9kyhaQ4GC— ESPN (@espn) July 19, 2018 The...
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. ...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
Jul 16, 2018
Storm Advisory: 7/16/18

Storm Advisory: 7/16/18

Rest In Peace, Ray Emery. Reading Assignments Retired NHL goaltender and 2013 Stanley Cup champion Ray Emery drowned in a tragic swimming accident in Hamilton early yesterday morning. Friends and first responders have identified victim in early morning drowning at the Hamilton Harbour as former @NHL goalie Ray Emery. Ray played the @ottawasenators, @NHLBlackhawks, @AnaheimDucks and the @NHLFlyers. He was swimming with several friends & never surfaced #HamOnt pic.twitter.com/QpD2tNwDzs— Andrew Collins (@ACollinsPhoto) July 15, 2018 Emery’s last two NHL games were played against...
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...
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...
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...
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...