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Jun 19, 2019
SBN and CC’s NHL Awards

SBN and CC’s NHL Awards

If they won’t let us vote, then we’ll do it ourselves. Later tonight, the NHL will honor the best of the 2018-19 season at the annual NHL Awards in Las Vegas. Every year, members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association select their top five for a handful of awards, then the votes are weighted and tallied to decide who wins each award. Like most fans, those of us at SBN Hockey have opinions on who should win. And like most fans, very few of us — and none of the CC writers — are members of the PHWA, so we don’t get a say in the process. So, this year, we did the next best...
Jun 18, 2019
About Last Season: Curtis McElhinney

About Last Season: Curtis McElhinney

An under-the-radar waiver claim in October turns into pure gold for the Hurricanes. Curtis McElhinney: 2018-2019 By The Numbers Age: 35 NHL Seasons: 11 Games Played: 33 Record: 20-11-2 Key Statistics: 2.58 GAA, .912 save percentage, two shutouts Making The Grade The #Canes have claimed goalie Curtis McElhinney on waivers from the @MapleLeafs Read More » https://t.co/D6u5B0lkEE pic.twitter.com/NXmy7p2NN3— Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) October 2, 2018 Waiver claims are not typically worth revisiting in season recaps. Yet, for the 2018-2019 Carolina Hurricanes, the season really...
Jun 18, 2019
About Last Season: Trevor van Riemsdyk Performance Review and Grade

About Last Season: Trevor van Riemsdyk Performance Review and Grade

A rocky regular season saw van Riemsdyk’s game teeter, but his postseason was one to remember. Trevor van Riemsdyk: 2018-19 By the Numbers Age: 28 on July 24 NHL Seasons: 5 Games Played: 78 Scoring: 3 goals, 11 assists, 14 points Average Ice Time: 13:58 ES, 1:02 SH, 0:03 PP 5-on-5 (score/venue adjusted): 53.98 CF% (-0.98 relative), 43.98 GF%, 57.14 xGF% (+0.96 relative) Contract Status: Entering final season of two-year, $2.3 million AAV deal Making the Grade For my money, Trevor van Riemsdyk was the most consistent defenseman on Carolina’s roster during the 2017-18 season, his first...
Jun 18, 2019
Storm Advisory: 6/18/2019

Storm Advisory: 6/18/2019

Erik Karlsson gets PAID, Jacob Trouba gets traded, and it may be the off-season, but the Canes are still busy. Yesterday’s News Today: Nick Robertson Draft Prospect Profile, About Last Season: Calvin de Haan One of the biggest fish in the pending UFA pond is off the market: Sharks Re-Sign Erik Karlsson San Jose Sharks And here are the financials: Erik Karlsson #Sharks8 years / $11.5M AAV ($92M Total)2019-20: $3.5M + $11M SB2020-21: $2M + $10M SB2021-22: $5.5M + $9M SB2022-23: $2M + $10M SB2023-24: $10.5M + $1M SB2024-25: $10M + $1M SB2025-26: $4M + $5M...
Jun 17, 2019
About Last Season: Calvin de Haan

About Last Season: Calvin de Haan

Calvin de Haan was an unexpected but great free agent signing last off season and fit in with the Carolina Hurricanes quickly. Calvin de Haan: Be the Numbers Age: 28 NHL Seasons: 6 Games Played: 74 1 goal 13 assists, 14 points Ice Time: 16:26 even strength, 1:59 penalty kill, 0:06 power play, 18:31 all situations 5-on-5: 55.64% Corsi, 47.67% Goals For, 54.69% Offensive Zone Starts Contract Status: 3 years, $4.550 mil AAV Making the Grade Calvin de Haan came to the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2018 off season as a surprising free agent signing. The veteran defenseman, who had spent his...
Jun 17, 2019
Draft Prospect Profile: Nick Robertson

Draft Prospect Profile: Nick Robertson

Undersized but with undeniable offensive talent, the speedy center/wing will be a high-risk, high-reward lottery ticket for some team. We continue today our profiles of potential Hurricanes draft selections for the 2019 NHL Draft. If you missed our earlier prlier profiles, they’re linked here: Samuel Poulin (our Mock Draft selection) and John Beecher. Nick Robertson DOB: 9/11/2001 Team: Peterborough Petes (OHL) C/LW | Shoots: L | 5’9”, 175 pounds 2018-19 Stats: 54 GP - 27G, 28A, 55 points, 24 PIM Pick Breakdown Undersized and with a birthday just four days shy of him being a 2020...
Jun 17, 2019
Storm Advisory: 6/17/19

Storm Advisory: 6/17/19

Anaheim hires their new bench boss, Hagelin will stay put in the nation’s capital, and draft content is upon us. Reading Assignments Carl Hagelin started the 2018-19 season in Pittsburgh. Then, he got traded to Los Angeles. Then, he got traded to Washington. He’ll surely be happy to stay in one place for a little while: Staying in Washington! @CarlHagelin signs a four-year, $11 million contract extension with the Capitals.#ALLCAPS https://t.co/7Wq1PVPEsv— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) June 16, 2019 The 2019 NHL Draft is quickly approaching. In honor of this sacred hockey...
Jun 16, 2019
Storm Advisory: 6/16/19

Storm Advisory: 6/16/19

The Blues parade, Brett Hull brings the party, and Olli Maatta is on the move. Reading Assignments The Blues celebrated their Stanley Cup championship with a parade yesterday: Laila, Brett Hull, Brayden Schenn, Alex Steen, Robby Fabbri, Patrick Maroon and the St. Louis Blues were enjoying themselves at their #StanleyCup parade! pic.twitter.com/lp9VE7vy0j— TSN (@TSN_Sports) June 15, 2019 Your 2019 #StanleyCup champions, the @StLouisBlues! pic.twitter.com/7U5BPdPIj6— NHL (@NHL) June 15, 2019 The #StanleyCup had a pretty good day.How about you, @StLouisBlues?...
Jun 15, 2019
Storm Advisory: 6/15/19

Storm Advisory: 6/15/19

Jordan Eberle re-signs with the Islanders, Matt Niskanen on the move, and explaining why Mike Bales left. Reading Assignments Yesterday’s News Today: About Last Season: Teuvo Teravainen Few Tweets of Note: The #Canes currently hold a league-high 10 picks in the 2019 NHL Draft More Info » https://t.co/pHJw7MvQ4i pic.twitter.com/rAmZDxdIhf— Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) June 14, 2019 "The #Canes can bring everyone together. When we come together, we have the loudest building in the National Hockey League" Read More » https://t.co/7zGYGwZOtX pic.twitter.com/SilJ00gqCs—...
Jun 14, 2019
Draft Prospect Profile: John Beecher

Draft Prospect Profile: John Beecher

With the NHL Draft quickly approaching next weekend, we profile the second of six players that the Hurricanes will be in the mix for when drafting 28th overall in the first round on Friday night. We continue today our profiles of potential Hurricanes draft selections for the 2019 NHL Draft. If you missed our profile of Samuel Poulin, our Mock Draft selection, you can find it here. The Hurricanes can do many things with their selection, as they are finally in a place where they are not having to fill a need with the pick. Instead, they can either bolster their prospect group with another...
Jun 14, 2019
About Last Season: Teuvo Teravainen

About Last Season: Teuvo Teravainen

The Finnish forward took great strides this season on the Hurricanes top line. Teuvo Teravainen: 2018-19 By The Numbers Age: 24 NHL Seasons: 6 Games Played: 82 Scoring: 21 goals, 55 assists, 76 points Ice Time: 17:55 all situations 5-on-5: 55.6 CF%, 51.7% oZS, 48.3% dZS Contract Status: Signed a 5-year, $27 million extension during 2018-19 season Making The Grade The longer you look at Teuvo Teravainen play hockey, the more you realize what a steal you’re getting for the price you’re paying. Acquired for a 2nd and a 3rd round pick, plus the cost of Bryan Bickell’s contract,...
Jun 14, 2019
CC Playoff Pick ‘Em: Final Standings

CC Playoff Pick ‘Em: Final Standings

As a famous coach once said: don’t give up, don’t ever give up. Wednesday night, not long after the St. Louis Blues won the Stanley Cup and ended 52 years of heartache, becoming the final team of the six from the 1967 expansion to be crowned NHL champions, my phone buzzed. It was a text from Brett: “Idk how the points shake out, but I may have just won the overall CC playoff pick ‘em. What’s my prize?” I had to be the bearer of bad news on not one, but two counts. One: CC staff isn’t eligible for prizes, so he doesn’t win a thing for winning the pick ‘em. That is, if he...
Jun 14, 2019
Storm Advisory: 6/14/19

Storm Advisory: 6/14/19

The Cup lands in St. Louis and the Carolina Hurricanes were honored at the Executive Mansion. Reading Assignments We have a Calder sighting, with the Calder Cup! Calder (the pup) with Calder (the cup) pic.twitter.com/vPgx7c9E0Q— Charlotte Checkers (@CheckersHockey) June 13, 2019 The Carolina Hurricanes playoff run was honored by the Governor and the First Lady at the Executive Mansion. [Hurricanes] The Stanley Cup has arrived in St Louis and the parade is coming on Saturday. [USA Today] "There's so more than hockey and she's taught me that." Colton Parayko and the @StLouisBlues...
Jun 13, 2019
About Last Season: Saku Maenalanen

About Last Season: Saku Maenalanen

The experienced Finn came to North America and quickly proved that he’s capable of playing in the NHL. Saku Maenalanen: 2018-19 By The Numbers Age: 25 NHL Seasons: 1 Games Played: 34 Scoring: 4 goals, 4 assists, 8 points Ice Time (per-game average): 8:59 ES, 0:21 SH, 0:06 PP 5-on-5 (score/venue adjusted): 48.56 CF% (-5.99 relative), 50.0 GF%, 52.47 xGF% (-3.86 relative) Contract Status: RFA with arbitration rights Making the Grade With the help of Harri Aho (Kärpät general manager and father of Sebastian Aho), Joni Pitkanen’s final impact move as a Finnish scout for the Carolina...
Jun 13, 2019
About Last Season: Jordan Martinook

About Last Season: Jordan Martinook

Martinook provided toughness and expanded leadership on the Canes roster, and was rewarded with a contract extension - and a starring role in one of the more memorable Storm Surges. Jordan Martinook: 2018-19 By The Numbers Age: 26 NHL Seasons: 5 Scoring: 15 goals, 10 assists, 25 points Ice Time: 12:46 ES, 0:06 PP, 1:37 PK 5 on 5 Stats: 55.1% CF, 43.53% GF Contract Status: Two year contract extension begins next season, $2 million AAV While several players could vie for the title of best player on the ice on any given night for the Carolina Hurricanes this season, Jordan Martinook is...