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Hi, my name is Ken…and I’m addicted to the draft lottery simula…

Hi, my name is Ken…and I’m addicted to the draft lottery simulator

thehockeynews.com Updated Apr 18
Spoiler alert: The Buffalo Sabres will win tonight’s NHL draft lottery with the numbers 11, 5, 6 and 7. Your trusty correspondent knows this because he went to this really cool website that simulates the NHL draft lottery and it told him so. Then he did…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Kari Lehtonen for Jimmy Howard or Cam Ward?

    Rumor Roundup: Kari Lehtonen for Jimmy Howard or Cam Ward?

    Heading into the off-season, Dallas Stars management face a difficult decision regarding the state of their goaltending. Depth between the pipes was a serious issue, as the Stars failed to find a suitable backup for struggling starter Kari Lehtonen. As …
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  • Draft lottery odds: the most likely outcome for your team

    Draft lottery odds: the most likely outcome for your team

    It’s amazing how things will change by Saturday night. Connor McDavid will know which NHL team he will belong to. The McDavid parents will know in which city their son’s adult life will begin to unfold and flourish. Vendors will go crazy preparing McDav…
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  • John Klingberg deal good for the player, potentially better for…

    John Klingberg deal good for the player, potentially better for Dallas Stars

    It’s not exactly Evan Longoria-like, but if you can come up with a player with less NHL experience who has ever signed a longer, more lucrative contract than John Klingberg has with the Dallas Stars, let us know. Because we certainly can’t come up with …
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  • Rumor Roundup: Will the Hurricanes deal Staal, Semin, Skinner o…

    Rumor Roundup: Will the Hurricanes deal Staal, Semin, Skinner or Ward this summer?

    Having missed the Stanley Cup playoffs for the sixth straight season, the Carolina Hurricanes could face significant off-season changes. Ron Francis stood pat in his first summer as Hurricanes GM last year, but now he could make significant moves. The p…
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  • Eric Staal uncertain about future with Hurricanes

    Eric Staal uncertain about future with Hurricanes

    NHL.com Apr 11
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- As the Carolina Hurricanes prepare for a sixth consecutive offseason without qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, there is a possibility management will make significant roster changes. Captain Eric Staal is among those player...
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  • Q&A: Superchunk's Mac McCaughan Talks His Beloved Carolina …

    Q&A: Superchunk's Mac McCaughan Talks His Beloved Carolina Hurricanes

    deadspin.com Apr 10
    Today on Ask an Indie Rock Dude About Sports, we’re talking to Mac McCaughan, the singer and guitarist for Chapel Hill lifers Superchunk and the king of the best hooks in rock 'n' roll since 1989. (For newbies, his tried-and-true staple “Slack Motherfuc…
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  • Brent Bellemore and Ryan Murphy score, lead Hurricanes past Fly…

    Brent Bellemore and Ryan Murphy score, lead Hurricanes past Flyers 3-1

    NHL.com Apr 9
    PHILADELPHIA - Brent Bellemore and Ryan Murphy each scored a goal to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. Jordan Staal added an empty-netter for the Hurricanes, who snapped a five-game ...
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  • Can Carolina be next year’s Calgary? Here’s what GM Ron Francis…

    Can Carolina be next year’s Calgary? Here’s what GM Ron Francis thinks

    Ron Francis accomplished a lot as a player. He won two Stanley Cups with the Pittsburgh Penguins, he played in four All-Star Games, and he lined his trophy case with a Selke, three Lady Byngs and a King Clancy. He hit the 100-point mark three times. He’…
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  • What happened to the modern-era teams that missed the playoffs …

    What happened to the modern-era teams that missed the playoffs after winning the Cup?

    In 1994-95, the New Jersey Devils took their Eastern Conference final appearance from the year prior to the next step. They defeated the Philadelphia Flyers in six games and then went on to capture the Stanley Cup with a sweep of the Detroit Red Wings. …
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  • Would Pittsburgh be better off with Jordan Staal and James Neal…

    Would Pittsburgh be better off with Jordan Staal and James Neal right now?

    The Pittsburgh Penguins’ playoff chances look grimmer by the day. They took a massive hit over the weekend with deflating losses to the Columbus Blue Jackets and Philadelphia Flyers. A thought that has crossed my mind, watching Pittsburgh’s top-heavy sq…
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  • Alexander Semin uses patience, slick deke to score gorgeous goa…

    Alexander Semin uses patience, slick deke to score gorgeous goal

    To say that Carolina Hurricanes winger Alexander Semin has had a down year would be an understatement, but when a player possesses the type of skill Semin does, there are going to be flashes of brilliance in even the worst seasons. His goal Monday night…
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  • Sabres' 4-3 win over Hurricanes temporarily avoids NHL cellar c…

    Sabres' 4-3 win over Hurricanes temporarily avoids NHL cellar clinching

    NHL.com Apr 6
    BUFFALO, N.Y. - Tyler Ennis scored his 20th goal and the Buffalo Sabres avoided clinching a last-place overall finish with a 4-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night. Mikhail Grigorenko, Brian Gionta and Johan Larsson also scored ...
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  • Hurricanes’ Patrick Dwyer dances past pair of Sabres defensemen…

    Hurricanes’ Patrick Dwyer dances past pair of Sabres defensemen, scores gorgeous backhanded goal

    The Carolina Hurricanes and Patrick Dwyer don’t have a lot left to look forward to this season, but the Canes and the veteran right winger received a boost of confidence Monday night when he craftily stickhandled around a pair of Sabres defenders and sc…
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  • Gerbe, Terry score in the shootout to help Hurricanes beat Flye…

    Gerbe, Terry score in the shootout to help Hurricanes beat Flyers 3-2

    NHL.com Apr 4
    RALEIGH, N.C. - Nathan Gerbe and Chris Terry scored in the shootout, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Saturday. Jordan Staal had a goal and an assist, and Elias Lindholm also scored in regulation to help the Hur...
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  • Roberto Luongo wins 400th game – watch his 10 greatest saves

    Roberto Luongo wins 400th game – watch his 10 greatest saves

    By turning aside 34 of the 35 shots he faced Thursday night, Roberto Luongo picked up his 400th career win in the Florida Panthers 6-1 romping of the Carolina Hurricanes. With win 400, Luongo became just the 11th goalie in NHL history to reach the miles…
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  • Brandon Pirri’s incredible run continues with unthinkable spin-…

    Brandon Pirri’s incredible run continues with unthinkable spin-o-rama goal

    Is there any player in the NHL on more of a tear than Florida Panthers winger Brandon Pirri? Thursday night, Pirri scored his 22nd goal of the season on a spinning, no-look wristshot that slid along the ice and found its way past Carolina Hurricanes goa…
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  • Florida Panthers find 'Non-Traveling Jagr' in mullet promotion

    Florida Panthers find 'Non-Traveling Jagr' in mullet promotion

    The “Non-Traveling Jagr” has been found by the Florida Panthers as part of their Mullet Night promotion against the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday at BB&T Center. Peter Drapalik, come on down and join the group that travels around the country cheer…
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  • Ovechkin scores 50th as Capitals calm Canes

    Ovechkin scores 50th as Capitals calm Canes

    Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 50th goal, reaching that mark for the sixth time and tying a team record with the 472nd of his career, and added an assist to help the Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 Tuesday night.
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  • Rumor Roundup: Lecavalier’s future in Philadelphia in question

    Rumor Roundup: Lecavalier’s future in Philadelphia in question

    The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Sam Carchidi reports Flyers GM Ron Hextall doesn’t believe he needs to make many off-season moves. Hextall claims there won’t be a massive turnover, though Carchidi notes the Flyers have limited cap space this summer unless t…
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  • Video - Canadiens Blank Hurricanes 00:53

    Canadiens Blank Hurricanes

    Mar 19
    Carey Price had 31 saves in the Canadiens' 4-0 win over the Hurricanes.
  • Video - Malone Wins It For Hurricanes 00:44

    Malone Wins It For Hurricanes

    Mar 15
    Brad Malone's seventh goal of the season broke a tie in the second period to give Carolina a 3-2 win over Columbus.
  • Video - 'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL: Top 3 Goals 00:56

    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL: Top 3 Goals

    Mar 10
    Jim Basquil counts down the top goals of the week from across the NHL.
  • Video - Finesse Diving Hockey Goal 00:20

    Finesse Diving Hockey Goal

    Mar 9
    Hurricanes Alexander Semin gets tripped at the net but is able focus and still put the puck in the back of the goal.

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    Apr 28
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