Carolina Hurricanes

The Chicago Blackhawks and the Carolina Hurricanes match up Saturday night for the first time this season at the PNC Arena. It’s slated as a must-see game for Hawks fans, mostly because there’s a number of ex-Blackhawks now playing for Carolina. We were fortunate enough to hook up with Mark Shiver, The Hockey Writers’ contributor for the Hurricanes
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With great anticipation, the Carolina Hurricanes welcomed the start of the 2017-18 season. A month later, it is painfully obvious that something is dreadfully wrong with the team. They are not winning games at home, and they are seriously offensively challenged. Carolina Hurricanes forward Victor Rask (Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports) Unless something changes quickly, the
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The Carolina Hurricanes named co-captains Thursday, Jordan Staal and Justin Faulk. Jeff Skinner was named an alternate. Generally received by most as a positive announcement, it does bring some questioning thoughts that may linger beneath the surface for some. Certainly, it is a positive as compared to the team being without a captain as it
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Throughout August, The Hockey Writers will be releasing a series of bold predictions. Team by team, this series will take shape as we look at some of the more questionable possibilities that could come into fruition during the 2017-18 season. We start in Raleigh and the Metropolitan Division. They were part of the powerhouse division
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The Carolina Hurricanes have not had a team captain since Eric Staal departed in February 2016. As the start of last season drew near, speculation abounded that either Jordan Staal or Justin Faulk would wear the “C” for the Hurricanes. What eventually happened was a sharing of responsibilities for leadership among four alternate captains, with the
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As the dust settles in Raleigh, NC during this NHL offseason, the question rises to the fore, “Are the Carolina Hurricanes Playoff Ready?” Executive Vice-President and General Manager, Ron Francis has been active, axing off loose ends, attending to staffing details and making moves to bring in players that he hopes will make them playoff
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The Carolina Hurricanes announced today they have added forward, Marcus Kruger to their roster. The trade with the Vegas Golden Knights sends a fifth-round selection in the 2018 NHL Draft to the Golden Knights. Hurricanes Executive Vice President and General Manager, Ron Francis said this past Saturday after acquiring Justin Williams that he would still be
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With the 12th Pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft the Carolina Hurricanes Have Selected Martin Necas From the Brno Kometa in the Czech League. About Martin Necas At 6-foot, Necas has a good frame for an NHL forward. Unfortunately, he only weighs 167 pounds. Despite this, Necas plays a very confident two-way game and is
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Sometimes stating the obvious is the only way to make a point. With the Carolina Hurricanes, it’s easy to write about the things the Hurricanes “must do” if they want to contend for the playoffs next season. These things fall into the category of stating the obvious. There’s no algorithm of advance analytics or study of
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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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Another playoff series between the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins has come and gone, and once more the Penguins won and advanced. Phrases such as, “They’ve got the Caps’ number” abounded in the aftermath, as did observations like, “Alex Ovechkin just can’t win the big one.” It is hard to argue otherwise, given the history
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