Carolina Hurricanes

It’s never supposed to happen. When it does, the “guilty” player is typically (and often unfairly) spoken of in mockery or with scoffing for many years. Hockey fans take their sport seriously and swear allegiance to their respective teams. When a player is drafted who does not pan out, the legend of their failure often
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Noah Hanifin is an All-Star. The Carolina Hurricanes defenseman was announced Wednesday as having been selected to play in the 2018 NHL Honda All-Star Game. He is the only member of the Hurricanes squad to have been selected and, frankly, is a bit of a surprise. Not a surprise from the standpoint of his ability,
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Tom Dundon has likely made many interesting calls to his wife, Veruschka about interesting ventures he has put together. Most recently, he may well have had this exchange: “Honey, I bought the Carolina Hurricanes.” Veruschka: “Why? Aren’t they pretty bad? Won’t that be frustrating?” Tom Dundon, You’re up The truth is that the Hurricanes have been frustrating
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The Carolina Hurricanes are closing in on making a playoff run nearly impossible. Sure, the math will be with them for a while, but for all intents and purposes, if they do not start to string together some victories, they can put a bow on this season. After an offseason that blossomed with hope and
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This article was originally published in September, 2014. This piece will revisit a trade from 2000 that saw two prominents centers trading places between Eastern Conference rivals. The players would play significant roles in postseason glory but only one lifted the Stanley Cup. Let’s take a look at the Keith Primeau for Rod Brind’amour deal.
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I absolutely love Carolina Hurricanes head coach, Bill Peters. He is an old-school hockey guy, with a resume of success wherever he has coached. Most of the time Peters comes across as a tough, no-nonsense throwback to hockey’s grittier days. But, he is fair and enjoys a good laugh just like anyone else. Peters’ Pedigree
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On Tuesday, the Carolina Hurricanes proved that defenseman Brett Pesce is part of their long-term plan. Pesce and the team agreed to a six-year extension that will pay him $4.025 million per season starting in 2018-19. For those who were wondering if he would get an extension when his defensive linemate, Jaccob Slavin, did a
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In an environment where management sometimes receives criticism for not being willing to spend money to improve, the Carolina Hurricanes did an excellent job extending the contract of defenseman Jaccob Slavin on Wednesday. According to the Hurricanes’ press release, the team and Slavin came to terms on a seven-year contract extension that will begin during
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Ron Hainsey is a former Carolina Hurricanes defenseman. For three and a half years he was the anchor on the ‘Canes blue line, often paired with All-Star, Justin Faulk. In many respects, he embodied the typical NHL defenseman, in that he came to work and took care of his business without fanfare or the desire
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Ron Francis, GM of the Carolina Hurricanes is holding prime cards. As the 2017 NHL Entry Draft approaches, and with it the poaching of players by the NHL expansion Vegas Golden Knights, Francis is his usual stoic self. He knows he’s got a good hand and, like World Series of Poker players, believes he will
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