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NHL expansion is coming, just don’t hold your breath

NHL expansion is coming, just don’t hold your breath

thehockeynews.com Updated Aug 27 (5 days ago)
The NHL has gone a full 14 years without adding a single expansion team, which is the longest period without growth since the league ballooned from six to 12 teams in 1967. The business of hockey is stronger than it has ever been and hockey’s global rea…
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  • 10 of our favorite logo redesigns from our readers

    10 of our favorite logo redesigns from our readers

    Last week, we finished up our rankings of the 30 NHL teams. The Carolina Hurricanes finished 30th and the Chicago Blackhawks finished first, with a lot of contentious picks in between. In case you missed it, you can catch the series here. All the while,…
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  • Puck Daddy's Summer of Disappointment: Carolina Hurricanes Edit…

    Puck Daddy's Summer of Disappointment: Carolina Hurricanes Edition

    yahoo.com Aug 18
    (Ed. Note: There’s entirely too much sunshine in the summer. So your friends at Puck Daddy are offering a month of thrown shade and perpetual gloom. Behold, our Summer of Disappointment series, in which we ask fans of all 30 teams to recall the biggest …
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  • What burning questions remain this NHL off-season?

    What burning questions remain this NHL off-season?

    These truly are the dog days of summer. Players, GMs and coaches get their brief time off between the free agency boom and training camps. Media have time to do fun stuff like rank every logo in the NHL. With no hockey, we spend our nights watching Bach…
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  • Hurricanes, top pick Haydn Fleury agree to contract

    Hurricanes, top pick Haydn Fleury agree to contract

    NHL.com Aug 7
    The Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday agreed to terms with defenseman Haydn Fleury, their first-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, on a three-year, entry-level contract. The team says the contract will pay Fleury $832,500 per season at the NHL level ...
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  • At what point this summer do we change the “U” in UFA to unwant…

    At what point this summer do we change the “U” in UFA to unwanted?

    For those NHL players who don’t step willingly into retirement, there eventually comes a day when UFA stands for unwanted free agent rather than unrestricted free agent. As July ends and August begins, we’re now closer to the start of NHL training camps…
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  • Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal has surgery to repair co…

    Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal has surgery to repair core muscle injury

    NHL.com Jul 29
    RALEIGH, N.C. - The Carolina Hurricanes say captain Eric Staal has had surgery to repair a core muscle injury and should be ready for training camp. General manager Ron Francis said the surgery was performed Tuesday by a doctor in Philadelphi...
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  • Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal has surgery to repair co…

    Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal has surgery to repair core muscle injury

    Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal has surgery to repair core muscle injury
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  • Eric Staal has surgery after off-season training injury

    Eric Staal has surgery after off-season training injury

    yahoo.com Jul 29
    Eric Staal has a lot to prove next season. The Carolina Hurricanes captain already had his news coach, Bill Peters, call him out this summer for an “unacceptable” one goal on the power play in 2013-14. He’s coming off his worst points-per-game season (0…
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  • Who’s going to win the turtle race for 30th – and gain a franch…

    Who’s going to win the turtle race for 30th – and gain a franchise player?

    If Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel and Noah Hanifin are the top three amigos for the 2015 NHL draft, the Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes and Calgary Flames are their top three suitors. Yesterday, my esteemed boss Jason Kay wrote a blog wondering if the …
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  • Rumor Roundup: Could Marc Staal join his brothers with the Hurr…

    Rumor Roundup: Could Marc Staal join his brothers with the Hurricanes?

    The New York Post’s Larry Brooks believes the Rangers should get busy re-signing defenseman Marc Staal. The 27-year-old blueliner is eligible for unrestricted free agency next summer. His cap hit for this season is $3.98 million. Barring another concuss…
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  • Prospect Watch: Early summer NCAA commitments

    Prospect Watch: Early summer NCAA commitments

    Commitments tend to slow down a bit in the late spring and early summer, so I’ve put together a batch of pledges from recent months for another roundup of NCAA news. As per usual, these commitments were culled from College Hockey Inc. and the excellent …
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  • The NHL’s weakest division? Um, “congratulations”, Metro

    The NHL’s weakest division? Um, “congratulations”, Metro

    When the NHL made its most recent realignment, last season, it reemphasized the importance of divisional play by also restructuring its playoff format. The wild card element throws a bit of a wrench into it from year-to-year, but for the most part, team…
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  • NHL logo rankings No. 29: Colorado Avalanche

    NHL logo rankings No. 29: Colorado Avalanche

    We’re on Day 2 of our NHL logo rankings, which brings us to No. 29, the Colorado Avalanche. There was some debate among the seven THN staffers involved on this one – much more than the Carolina Hurricanes, who were almost unanimously ranked last. For so…
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  • Hurricanes agree to terms with forward Shugg

    Hurricanes agree to terms with forward Shugg

    NHL.com Jul 14
    Right wing Justin Shugg agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with the Carolina Hurricanes, the team announced Monday. Shugg will make $600,000 in the NHL or $70,000 in the American Hockey League this season. Shugg, 22, completed his ...
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  • NHL logo rankings No. 30: Carolina Hurricanes

    NHL logo rankings No. 30: Carolina Hurricanes

    The Carolina Hurricanes logo is the first one to get rolled out in our 2014 summer logo rankings – unfortunately for them, we’re counting down from worst to first. Yes, the Hurricanes have a terrible logo, one that was almost unanimously voted No. 30 by…
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  • Hurricanes add Holmstrom on two-way contract

    Hurricanes add Holmstrom on two-way contract

    NHL.com Jul 4
    The Carolina Hurricanes signed forward Ben Holmstrom to a one-year, two-way contract, the team announced Friday. Holmstrom will make $600,000 if he's on the NHL roster or $200,000 in the American Hockey League. The 27-year-old has seven games o...
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  • Early candidates to “win” the Connor McDavid sweepstakes

    Early candidates to “win” the Connor McDavid sweepstakes

    All the big free agents are off the board and the trade dominoes have fallen. While some players still need homes for next season, the difference-makers are gone: Ryan Kesler, Jason Spezza and Matt Niskanen among them. Will a David Legwand or Dany Heatl…
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  • Canes bringing back Gleason on 1-year deal

    Canes bringing back Gleason on 1-year deal

    The Carolina Hurricanes are bringing back Tim Gleason.
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  • Video - Richards Leads Rangers Past Hurricanes 00:35

    Richards Leads Rangers Past Hurricanes

    Apr 8
    Brad Richards scored twice in the Rangers' 4-1 win over the Hurricanes.
  • Video - Hurricanes Blow By Stars 00:51

    Hurricanes Blow By Stars

    Apr 3
    John-Michael Liles had a goal and two assists in the Hurricanes' 4-1 win over the Stars.
  • Video - Blackhawks Edge Hurricanes 00:48

    Blackhawks Edge Hurricanes

    Mar 21
    Jonathan Toews' third-period goal lifted the Blackhawks past the Hurricanes 3-2.
  • Video - Inside The NHL: Top 3 Goals 00:59

    Inside The NHL: Top 3 Goals

    Mar 19
    Steve Levy and Barry Melrose count down the top three goals of the week from across the NHL.

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