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Hurricanes owner mocks Pittsburgh Penguins for Phil Kessel trad…

Hurricanes owner mocks Pittsburgh Penguins for Phil Kessel trade

yahoo.com Updated Jul 2 (3 days ago)
Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos, Jr., sat before the assembled media in Raleigh on Wednesday and was asked if he takes responsibility for the buyout of Alex Semin, whose bloated and ill-conceived deal was ended this week. “Ultimately, you have …
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  • Hurricanes agree to terms with center Riley Nash

    Hurricanes agree to terms with center Riley Nash

    NHL.com Jul 1 (4 days ago)
    RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with center Riley Nash on a one-year contract. The deal will pay Nash $1...
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  • Panthers still adjusting to lack of defensive line pressure

    Panthers still adjusting to lack of defensive line pressure

    profootballtalk.com Jul 1 (4 days ago)
    The Panthers were willing to let Greg Hardy walk, and they didn’t replace him this offseason with an impactful pass-rusher. But they’re hoping they can cover for his loss in other ways, and with other positions other than defensive ends. The Panthers fe…
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  • Wisniewski has something to prove with Hurricanes

    Wisniewski has something to prove with Hurricanes

    NHL.com Jun 30 (4 days ago)
    Carolina Hurricanes defenseman James Wisniewski said he and his new team each has something to prove. Wisniewski was acquired by the Hurricanes on Saturday in a trade with the Anaheim Ducks, who scratched him from each of their 16 Stanley Cup P...
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  • Hurricanes try to erase mistake with Alexander Semin buyout

    Hurricanes try to erase mistake with Alexander Semin buyout

    Hurricanes try to erase mistake with Alexander Semin buyout
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  • NFC South Q&A: Are Panthers' receivers on the rise?

    NFC South Q&A: Are Panthers' receivers on the rise?

    ESPN.com Jun 30 (5 days ago)
    NFC South Q&A: Are Panthers' receivers on the rise?
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  • Sergei Fedorov and the offer sheet that ‘cost’ Carolina Hurrica…

    Sergei Fedorov and the offer sheet that ‘cost’ Carolina Hurricanes Stanley Cup

    yahoo.com Jun 29 (6 days ago)
    Sergei Fedorov and Peter Karmanos, Jr., are two members of the Hockey Hall of Fame's Class of 2015. Karmanos, the owner of the Carolina Hurricanes, said of Fedorov that it was “pretty obvious that he was going to be a Hall of Famer.” Which helps explain…
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  • Devin Funchess: I don’t care about the Combine, I’m fast on the…

    Devin Funchess: I don’t care about the Combine, I’m fast on the field

    profootballtalk.com Jun 29 (6 days ago)
    Add Panthers rookie receiver Devin Funchess to the list of those who don’t think 40-yard dash times at the Scouting Combine are meaningful. Funchess told Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News that when he ran a 4.7-second 40, making him the slowest recei…
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  • Carolina Hurricanes agree to terms with forward Andrej Nestrasi…

    Carolina Hurricanes agree to terms with forward Andrej Nestrasil for 2-year contract

    NHL.com Jun 29 (6 days ago)
    RALEIGH, N.C. - The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to terms for a two-year deal with forward Andrej Nestrasil. The deal will pay Nestrasil $875,000 this season and $950,000 in the 2016-17 season. In a statement, general manager Ron Franci...
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  • Rumor Roundup: Kessel, Skinner, Sharp & Bieksa trade buzz

    Rumor Roundup: Kessel, Skinner, Sharp & Bieksa trade buzz

    thehockeynews.com Jun 28 (7 days ago)
    The 2015 NHL draft saw its share of trade activity involving established NHL players. Among the notables to change teams were Dougie Hamilton (Boston to Calgary), Milan Lucic (Boston to Los Angeles), Ryan O’Reilly (Colorado to Buffalo) and Carl Hagelin …
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  • Canucks trade Eddie Lack on second day of NHL Draft to avoid fr…

    Canucks trade Eddie Lack on second day of NHL Draft to avoid free agency

    NHL.com Jun 27
    SUNRISE, Fla. - Moving Eddie Lack was inevitable for the Vancouver Canucks but that didn't make it any easier. Lack was dealt to the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday before the second day of the NHL draft began. Vancouver received a 2015 third...
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  • Hurricanes add Wisniewski for Khudobin from Ducks

    Hurricanes add Wisniewski for Khudobin from Ducks

    NHL.com ESPN.com Jun 27
    The Carolina Hurricanes acquired defenseman James Wisniewski from the Anaheim Ducks in a trade for goaltender Anton Khudobin on Saturday. "I'm speechless," Wisniewski told the Raleigh News & Observer. "I'm so excited. I wish the season was star...
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  • Moving day for goalies, big day for Rangers on Day 2

    Moving day for goalies, big day for Rangers on Day 2

    SUNRISE, Fla. – So much for a quiet Day 2 of the NHL draft. Before the second round was completed, five significant trades were completed, four of them involving goaltenders. And perhaps the most shocking aspect of all of it was two moves by the New Yor…
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  • Winners and losers after the first round of the draft

    Winners and losers after the first round of the draft

    SUNRISE – The start of the draft went 1-2-3 as expected, but as the first round got deeper, things veered in surprising directions. Who were the winners and losers on the night? I didn’t count Edmonton and Buffalo, since we always knew they’d have a goo…
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  • Rapid Reaction: What's next for Carolina Hurricanes pick Noah H…

    Rapid Reaction: What's next for Carolina Hurricanes pick Noah Hanifin?

    ESPN.com Jun 26
    Rapid Reaction: What's next for Carolina Hurricanes pick Noah Hanifin?
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  • Inspired by daughter, Charles Mann goes back to school

    Inspired by daughter, Charles Mann goes back to school

    It’s always nice to hear that NFL players who left college early return to get their degrees, as a source of family pride. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton did this offseason, and said he did it for his mother. For former Washington defensive end Charles…
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  • Cam Newton on Charleston trip: “I just wanted to show my respec…

    Cam Newton on Charleston trip: “I just wanted to show my respect”

    Cam Newton didn’t go to Charleston looking for attention. But when a star quarterback ends up on the scene of a national tragedy, somebody’s going to tweet about it. So while he wanted to keep he trip low-key, the Panthers quarterback said Thursday the …
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  • Devin Funchess takes aim at Rookie of the Year

    Devin Funchess takes aim at Rookie of the Year

    If the growth that coach Ron Rivera saw in Panthers quarterback Cam Newton this offseason continues into the regular season, his receivers are likely to compile some strong numbers. That would work well for wide receiver Devin Funchess, who hasn’t let s…
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  • Video - Young Panthers fan to coach at fan fest 02:24

    Young Panthers fan to coach at fan fest

    Jul 1
    Panthers fan Braylon Beam joins SportsCenter, along with Carolina LB Thomas Davis, to talk about signing a contract to coach the Panthers at their fan fest on Aug. 7.
  • Video - Newton's Charleston visit was to show 'respect' 02:54

    Newton's Charleston visit was to show 'respect'

    Jun 25
    ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton discusses why quarterback Cam Newton visited families of victims of the shooting in Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
  • Video - Panthers' offseason grade hinges on Michael Oher 01:06

    Panthers' offseason grade hinges on Michael Oher

    Jun 24
    ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton assigns a letter grade to Carolina's offseason, which was strong for a variety of reasons - but the team will make the honor roll only if Michael Oher succeeds at left tackle.
  • Video - Panthers' offseason grade hinges on Michael Oher 01:04

    Panthers' offseason grade hinges on Michael Oher

    Jun 19
    ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton assigns a letter grade to Carolina's offseason, which was strong for a variety of reasons - but the team will make the honor roll only if Michael Oher succeeds at left tackle.

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