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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…Upvote Share Tweet
10 of our favorite logo redesigns from our readersthehockeynews.com Aug 25Last 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,…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.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 …Upvote Share Tweet
What burning questions remain this NHL off-season?thehockeynews.com Aug 12These 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Hurricanes, top pick Haydn Fleury agree to contractNHL.com Aug 7The 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 ...Upvote Share Tweet
At what point this summer do we change the “U” in UFA to unwanted?thehockeynews.com Jul 30For 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…Upvote Share TweetNHL.com Jul 29RALEIGH, 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...Upvote Share TweetCarolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal has surgery to repair core muscle injuryUpvote Share Tweet
Eric Staal has surgery after off-season training injuryyahoo.com Jul 29Eric 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Who’s going to win the turtle race for 30th – and gain a franchise player?thehockeynews.com Jul 23If 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Could Marc Staal join his brothers with the Hurricanes?thehockeynews.com Jul 23The 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Prospect Watch: Early summer NCAA commitmentsthehockeynews.com Jul 16Commitments 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
The NHL’s weakest division? Um, “congratulations”, Metrothehockeynews.com Jul 15When 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…Upvote Share Tweet
NHL logo rankings No. 29: Colorado Avalanchethehockeynews.com Jul 15We’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…Upvote Share Tweet
Hurricanes agree to terms with forward ShuggNHL.com Jul 14Right 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 ...Upvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share TweetNHL.com Jul 4The 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...Upvote Share Tweet
Early candidates to “win” the Connor McDavid sweepstakesthehockeynews.com Jul 4All 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…Upvote Share TweetThe Carolina Hurricanes are bringing back Tim Gleason.Upvote Share Tweet
Richards Leads Rangers Past HurricanesApr 8Brad Richards scored twice in the Rangers' 4-1 win over the Hurricanes.
Hurricanes Blow By StarsApr 3John-Michael Liles had a goal and two assists in the Hurricanes' 4-1 win over the Stars.
Blackhawks Edge HurricanesMar 21Jonathan Toews' third-period goal lifted the Blackhawks past the Hurricanes 3-2.
Inside The NHL: Top 3 GoalsMar 19Steve Levy and Barry Melrose count down the top three goals of the week from across the NHL.
Trying to Put the Instant Back in ReplaySep 1NEW YORK — In the Art McNally Game Day Central room inside the NFL offices on Park Avenue in midtown Manhattan, I learned over the weekend just how the new replay review system will work, ushered through the process by NFL vice president of officiating …
Early Test for NFL's New Domestic Violence PolicySep 1Much to address this morning, three days out from the NFL’s 95th season. I was planning to address the Roger Goodell about-face on domestic violence later in the column, but the Ray McDonald arrest at 3 a.m. Sunday in San Jose, and the 49ers defensive t…
Clayton's mailbag -- Cuts show trend toward young playersAug 31John Clayton's mailbag: The last round of cuts showed that job security is shaky for players 30 and older.
Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City Thunder stays with Nike after shoe company m…Aug 31With Kevin Durant on the verge of a move to Under Armour, sources told ESPN on Sunday that Nike has exercised its right to match any rival shoe company's offer to the Oklahoma City Thunder star.