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Lightning take low-risk, high-reward chance by inking Wisniewsk…

Lightning take low-risk, high-reward chance by inking Wisniewski to tryout deal

thehockeynews.com Updated Aug 11
James Wisniewski played one shift and threw one hit as a member of the Carolina Hurricanes. The result was a torn ACL, 81 games on the sideline and a buyout that ended Wisniewski’s tenure as a Hurricane. That doesn’t appear it will be the end of his car…
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  • Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Carolina Hurricanes

    Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Carolina Hurricanes

    yahoo.com Aug 6
    [Ed. Note: Some lists chronicle the best in hockey. Others the worst. Others the most memorable or greatest or essential. What Puck Daddy’s 2016 Summer Series seeks to do is capture those indefinable, quirky, oddities that occur every season. Moments th…
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  • Five 2015 draft picks set to make impactful NHL debuts next sea…

    Five 2015 draft picks set to make impactful NHL debuts next season

    The hype surrounding Toronto Maple Leafs draft pick and first-overall selection Auston Matthews isn’t unwarranted, but sometimes lost in the excitement surround Matthews is the fact that there’s a fair chance he won’t be the rookie that makes the bigges…
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  • The five players with the biggest buyout cap hits in 2016-17

    The five players with the biggest buyout cap hits in 2016-17

    Antoine Vermette has officially become an unrestricted free agent following an entirely unexpected buyout that saw the 34-year-old sent packing by the Arizona Coyotes. Vermette told RDS that he understands the reasoning behind the move from the Coyotes’…
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  • Bill Peters locked up by Carolina Hurricanes through 2019

    Bill Peters locked up by Carolina Hurricanes through 2019

    yahoo.com Jul 27
    Getty Images There were 12 coaches who earned votes for the Jack Adams Award last season. Bill Peters of the Carolina Hurricanes wasn’t one of them, despite having guided his team to within seven points of a wild card spot while having a bottom five pay…
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  • Kris Versteeg leaving NHL for Switzerland: Report

    Kris Versteeg leaving NHL for Switzerland: Report

    yahoo.com Jul 22
    NHL Kris Versteeg was one of those names still floating in the unrestricted free-agent pool that surprised you. He split last season with the Carolina Hurricanes and Los Angeles Kings, amassing 15 goals and 23 assists in 77 games, playing an average of …
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  • Which players could take on the six vacant captaincies?

    Which players could take on the six vacant captaincies?

    Four players became first-time captains in the NHL ahead of the 2015-16 season, each to varying degrees of success. In San Jose, Joe Pavelski took over as captain after years of speculation that he was the next in line to wear the ‘C’ for the Sharks. In…
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  • Hurricanes reach 2-way deals with 4 restricted free agents

    Hurricanes reach 2-way deals with 4 restricted free agents

    NHL.com Jul 14
    RALEIGH, N.C. - The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to terms with four of their restricted free agents to one-year, two-way contracts. General manager Ron Francis on Thursday announced the deals with forwards Brendan Woods and Brody Sutter an...
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  • Hurricanes impressive off-season continues as Rask signs six-ye…

    Hurricanes impressive off-season continues as Rask signs six-year, $24-million deal

    Given that the Carolina Hurricanes haven’t seen the post-season in more than half a decade, some will have a hard time believing the organization is really trending in the right direction, but GM Ron Francis continues to impress with his savvy moves to …
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  • Carolina is rebuilding the right way by stacking the blueline

    Carolina is rebuilding the right way by stacking the blueline

    The Carolina Hurricanes haven’t made the playoffs since 2009, but there is definite reason for optimism these days. That’s because GM Ron Francis has overseen a rebuild that has stocked the organization with an asset often in short supply – defensemen. …
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  • Canes sign first-rounders Bean, Gauthier to entry-level deals

    Canes sign first-rounders Bean, Gauthier to entry-level deals

    The Carolina Hurricanes have locked up a pair of their 2016 draft picks. Both defenceman Jake Bean and forward Julien Gauthier have signed their entry-level contracts, the club announced on Saturday. Bean, the Canes’ first-round selection, 13th overall,…
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  • Carolina Hurricanes ink entry deals with 1st-round picks

    Carolina Hurricanes ink entry deals with 1st-round picks

    NHL.com Jul 9
    RALEIGH, N.C. - The Carolina Hurricanes have signed first-round draft picks Jake Bean and Julien Gauthier to three-year entry-level contracts. The Hurricanes announced both deals Saturday. They chose Bean, a defenceman, with the 13th overall ...
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  • Winners and Losers from Day 1 of the free agent frenzy

    Winners and Losers from Day 1 of the free agent frenzy

    Contractual obligations force your trusty correspondent to declare the definitive list of winners and losers from the first day of free agency at a time before the ink is dry on all of the contracts. Who knows who won the day? After all, Thomas Vanek ha…
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  • Eric Staal signs with Minnesota, next stop Las Vegas?

    Eric Staal signs with Minnesota, next stop Las Vegas?

    For most high profile free agents, July 1 is the day they cash in. For Eric Staal, it was a day to take an enormous haircut. It wasn’t long ago that people were talking about Staal as one of the most sought-after free agents this summer. But when the du…
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  • Why James Reimer was a sneaky-good signing for the Panthers

    Why James Reimer was a sneaky-good signing for the Panthers

    Unrestricted free agent goalie James Reimer’s starting options dried up in a hurry. The Carolina Hurricanes re-upped Cam Ward, the Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Frederik Andersen and the Calgary Flames dealt for Brian Elliott. No other NHL team had an ob…
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  • Hurricanes open free agency by giving Stalberg 1-year deal

    Hurricanes open free agency by giving Stalberg 1-year deal

    NHL.com Jul 1
    RALEIGH, N.C. - The Carolina Hurricanes have signed forward Viktor Stalberg to a one-year contract worth $1.5 million. General manager Ron Francis announced the Swede's signing Friday, about 90 minutes after the NHL's free agency period start...
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  • Hurricanes buy out final year of D Wisniewski's deal

    Hurricanes buy out final year of D Wisniewski's deal

    NHL.com Jun 30
    RALEIGH, N.C. - The Carolina Hurricanes have bought out the final year of veteran defenceman James Wisniewski's contract. General manager Ron Francis announced the move Thursday. The 32-year-old Wisniewski was to make $3 million this comin...
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  • Here are the need-to-know picks from the CHL Import Draft

    Here are the need-to-know picks from the CHL Import Draft

    The CHL Import Draft establishes major junior rights for European players and it’s never a dull process. Because the kids picked are under no pressure to come over here, it’s never just a matter of Best Player Available. And since junior teams all have …
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  • Canadiens benefit from Blackhawks annual dismantling, acquire A…

    Canadiens benefit from Blackhawks annual dismantling, acquire Andrew Shaw in trade

    BUFFALO – In what has become an annual event, the Chicago Blackhawks have done a summer dismantling of their team in an effort to fit their roster under the salary cap. Along with the Carolina Hurricanes, the Montreal Canadiens are the beneficiaries. An…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Latest on Subban, Lucic, Shattenkirk, Fowler and…

    Rumor Roundup: Latest on Subban, Lucic, Shattenkirk, Fowler and more

    Entering the 2016 NHL draft, the trade speculation is ramping up on several notable NHL stars. Topping the list is Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban. The trade chatter reached a fever pitch on Thursday when Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning admit…
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  • Gary Bettman says the Carolina Hurricanes ‘aren’t going anywher…

    Gary Bettman says the Carolina Hurricanes ‘aren’t going anywhere’

    There were rumors leading up to Wednesday’s expansion announcement that, with Quebec City having its expansion bid deferred, there was a possibility the Carolina Hurricanes could potentially relocate north of the border. However, commissioner Gary Bettm…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Blue Jackets’ Foligno could be dealt to open cap…

    Rumor Roundup: Blue Jackets’ Foligno could be dealt to open cap space in Columbus

    The Chicago Blackhawks wasted little time shedding salary following the end of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Last Thursday, they shipped forwards Bryan Bickell and Teuvo Teravainen to the Carolina Hurricanes for two draft picks. They won’t be the only cap-s…
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  • Hurricanes get ahead of rebuild game with smart trades (Trendin…

    Hurricanes get ahead of rebuild game with smart trades (Trending Topics)

    yahoo.com Jun 17
    When it comes to exploiting teams that are flying a little too close to the cap ceiling, buyers are going to find few sellers more eager to make a deal than Chicago. Stan Bowman has repeatedly found over the last six or so years that the cost of winning…
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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.