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Storm Advisory: 10/21/18

Storm Advisory: 10/21/18

A old friend returned to Raleigh and another ECHL veteran makes his NHL debut Reading Assignments Let’s start this off by pouring some salt in to the wounds of yesterday: HAT TRICK @JeffSkinner!!! pic.twitter.com/uNlXzRgkUQ— NHL (@NHL) October 20, 2018 But hey, this should make you smile: It's the Stanley Pup. pic.twitter.com/6Kjk4Gw3gb— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) October 20, 2018 Is Nathan MacKinnon elite? NBC Sports dives in to the debate. [NBC Sports] Blackhawks fans pulled off the unthinkable during an on ice promotion. [NHL] Jordin Tootoo is calling it quits: After...
Oct 20, 2018
Recap: Hurricanes Drop a Snoozer to Colorado

Recap: Hurricanes Drop a Snoozer to Colorado

The Hurricanes dropped an entirely uninteresting game to the Avalanche in the Saturday matinee matchup. The good vibes from the Carolina Hurricanes’ 4-1-1 start are well and truly gone, following a 3-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday that saw Philipp Grubauer continue his mastery of the Canes and exhibited a Carolina power play for which the time for patience is rapidly dwindling. The first period started out with some good pace from both sides. Despite some decent chances, the Hurricanes couldn’t convert early on as Grubauer, who the Canes attempted to acquire in the...
Oct 20, 2018
Canes vs. Avalanche: Preview and Game Hub

Canes vs. Avalanche: Preview and Game Hub

The Hurricanes look to bounce back at home against a strong Avalanche team. The Hurricanes look to get back to their winning ways in a Saturday matinee against the Colorado Avalanche. The Avs are coming off a strong 5-3 win against the New Jersey Devils, capped off by a hat trick from Gabriel Landeskog. Mikko Rantanen also had a four point night (one goal, three assists). Stop the Avalanche’s first line and you may stand a chance. If not, could be a long Saturday afternoon. Game Notes This is the first of two meetings between the two teams this season. The second game will be on...
Oct 19, 2018
Hurricanes Embark on New, Expensive Era

Hurricanes Embark on New, Expensive Era

The 2019 offseason will set up the cap structure upon which the Hurricanes will operate for a very long time. For several years, the Carolina Hurricanes have been among the bottom-five NHL teams in payroll. That’s one of the benefits of being irrelevant, I guess. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to bad. Someone should probably tell the Edmonton Oilers and the Detroit Red Wings... When you go through a rebuild like the Hurricanes have, there eventually comes a day where negligibly cheap entry-level contracts expire and the players you have drafted are due for real contracts. That...
Oct 19, 2018
New Coach, New Video Approach

New Coach, New Video Approach

The Hurricanes are using video in a different way, a byproduct of the necessity to get messages across to a new generation of NHL players. As a player, Rod Brind’Amour had the gift of knowing what to say, how to say it and - perhaps most importantly - how much of it to say. They were traits that helped to define him as a Stanley Cup-winning captain, and became the stuff of legend within the walls of the Carolina Hurricanes’ locker room. Now, as the Canes’ coach, Brind’Amour is putting those traits to work in a whole different way. Still less than a decade removed from his playing...
Oct 19, 2018
Storm Advisory 10/19: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

Storm Advisory 10/19: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

Necas discusses being sent down; The Canes head to Cameron Reading Assignments On his first assignment to Charlotte, Martin Necas says that he is ready to learn from his time in the AHL. [Charlotte Checkers] During a stalemate with the USA Women’s Hockey team, the NHL quietly helped fund the players. [ESPN] Sara Civian with The Athletic goes inside the transaction that sent Necas and Fleury down. [The Athletic, $] Some Hurricanes players got to spend some time at Cameron Indoor with the Duke Basketball team as they ramp up for the season. #Canes @ Cameron! The squad stopped by...
Oct 18, 2018
Metro Roundup: Canes Still Lead the Way

Metro Roundup: Canes Still Lead the Way

Despite two regular season losses this week the Canes still stay in first, but teams are prowling. 1. Carolina Hurricanes: 9 Points (4-2-1) Carolina faced a very tough road trip this week and came out with a 1-2-0 record with a lone win against the Minnesota Wild. The Canes earned their first two regular season losses against the Winnipeg Jets and Tampa Bay Lightning. While this doesn’t look good on paper, they did not give up in any of these games, putting up a fight until the absolute last second. The Canes have not lost a game by multiple goals in which they did not pull the...
Oct 18, 2018
Aho’s Hot Start Answers Many Questions

Aho’s Hot Start Answers Many Questions

The third-year Finn is off to the best start of his NHL career, and he’s doing it at the center position. One of the biggest question marks for the Carolina Hurricanes after Victor Rask’s injury ruled him out for an extended period of time was the depth down the middle - or, more specifically, the lack of depth - in this Hurricanes lineup. Coming of camp Jordan Staal was really the only tried-and-true NHL center on the active roster, and it’s been evident for years that overslotting Staal in a top line scoring role is counterproductive for both his offensive numbers and his...
Oct 18, 2018
Storm Advisory: 10/18

Storm Advisory: 10/18

Go behind the scenes with the Checkers just as one of the team’s mainstays earns his first NHL callup. Reading Assignments Sebastian Aho’s emergence may have solved two problems at once. [NSJ] Clark Bishop earned his first NHL recall yesterday, and his brother is pretty pumped: Couldn’t be more happier or proud for my brother getting called up to the NHL @NHLCanes , been working towards this his whole life. I honestly don’t know a harder worker than him! Such an exciting day @cbish11— Joel Bishop (@joelbish61) October 18, 2018 Your weekly link to 31 Thoughts, in which...
Oct 17, 2018
Hurricanes Assign Martin Necas and Haydn Fleury to Checkers, Recall Clark Bishop

Hurricanes Assign Martin Necas and Haydn Fleury to Checkers, Recall Clark Bishop

Necas highlights a flurry of roster moves the Hurricanes made on Wednesday. The Carolina Hurricanes announced on Wednesday that they have assigned forward Martin Necas and defenseman Haydn Fleury to the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL. In a corresponding move, the Hurricanes have recalled forward Clark Bishop. Necas, Carolina’s 2017 12th-overall draft pick, skated in seven regular season games with the Hurricanes this season, tallying his first two NHL points. He scored his first NHL goal on Tuesday in Tampa Bay. Fleury has skated in just one game for the Hurricanes this season, wherein he...
Oct 17, 2018
Inside Nic Wallin’s new post-hockey reality

Inside Nic Wallin’s new post-hockey reality

The former Hurricanes defenseman and Stanley Cup champion tells a Swedish newspaper about the concussion that ended his career and how he is getting better day by day. This is a translation of the original article by Henrik Danielsson in NSD. Translated with permission. Translation in cooperation with Samuel Nieminen. You know what? I’m really tired of reading about concussions. When I open a newspaper, I want to read that Luleå won. I don’t want to see an article about a nasty hit, or similar. That’s only frightening. The concussion talk has become such a chatter. It is what it is,...
Oct 17, 2018
About Last Night: Special teams derail strong effort

About Last Night: Special teams derail strong effort

For the second game in a row, the Canes played well against a Stanley Cup contender on the road, only to be done in by poor special teams play. Despite another strong performance on the road, the Carolina Hurricanes dropped their second game in a row Tuesday night in a 4-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. The small skid is nothing to be concerned about, as both games were against Stanley Cup contenders. There are, however a few things that need to be cleaned up. Let’s take a look at some key takeaways from Tuesday’s game. Special teams sink Canes again Special teams nearly cost the...
Oct 17, 2018
Storm Advisory: 10/17/2018

Storm Advisory: 10/17/2018

Brett Pesce gets name dropped in William Nylander trade rumors. Also, Connor McDavid is good. Reading Assignments Brett Pesce for William Nylander? Discuss. [TSN] Sebastian Aho is one of the best forwards in the world. [The Hockey News] Very unfortunate news for Andrei’s older brother: UPDATE: #RedWings forward Evgeny Svechnikov underwent successful surgery on his right knee today. Svechnikov required anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and is expected to miss 5-6 months. The surgery was performed by Dr. Kyle Anderson. pic.twitter.com/OTJbXx2hhV— Detroit Red Wings...
Oct 16, 2018
Recap: Canes Drop Second in a Row

Recap: Canes Drop Second in a Row

The Hurricanes have their first losing streak of the season after a loss to another Stanley Cup favorite. The Carolina Hurricanes continued their tough early season stretch against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tampa, an early Stanley Cup Favorite, came into the game with a 2-1-0 record. The high powered Tampa team had played just half of the games that the Canes have played, with the Canes playing three games in four nights. The Hurricanes went with goaltender Petr Mrazek in net after his strong performance against the Winnipeg Jets. The Lightning, went with Louis Domingue, since they...
Oct 16, 2018
Watch: Martin Necas Scores First NHL Goal

Watch: Martin Necas Scores First NHL Goal

The 19-year-old scored his first NHL goal against the Lightning on Tuesday. A little over a week after Andrei Svechnikov scored his first NHL goal, Martin Necas did the same. In the second period in Tampa Bay on Tuesday, Necas slammed a one-timer from Warren Foegele past Lightning goalie Louis Domingue. He put so much gosh darn hard effort on that shot that he fell over. pic.twitter.com/0hpjEmQDdw— Brett Finger (@brett_finger) October 17, 2018 Foegele got the primary assist and Valentin Zykov got the secondary assist - Zykov’s first point of the season.