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Blackhawks Trade Darling To Hurricanes

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Blackhawks Trade Darling To Hurricanes

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter) Stan Bowman and the Chicago Blackhawks said goodbye to Lemont, IL native, and Stanley Cup Champion goaltender, Scott Darling today as they traded him to the Carolina Hurricanes for a 3rd round draft pick in the upcoming draft in June. Darling was to be a unrestricted free agent as of July […]

General Managers: Beware the Legend

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General Managers: Beware the Legend

  By: Ryan Kiray (@RyanK_THG) The Carolina Hurricanes recently announced the promotion of franchise legend Ron Francis to General Manager, following a training stint in the franchise’s front office and the retirement of former manager Jim Rutherford. Francis has been the heir apparent to the Canes’ GM job for a number of years, and becomes […]

New deal with N.C. State ends Saturday home games for Carolina Hurricanes during ACC season

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New deal with N.C. State ends Saturday home games for Carolina Hurricanes during ACC season

By Dylan Howlett (@DylanHowlett) CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Scheduling guidelines for the Carolina Hurricanes and N.C. State at PNC Arena will ease tensions from previous conflicts, prevent future misunderstandings and ensure preferred dates for both parties, NCSU Chancellor Randy Woodson said in October. Woodson and Jim Rutherford, Hurricanes general manager and president of Gale Force […]

Newly Acquired Maple Leaf Tim Gleason says: “It’s exciting to be here”

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Newly Acquired Maple Leaf Tim Gleason says: “It’s exciting to be here”

By Tony Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio) Tim Gleason feels like he is a kid going back in school. The veteran NHL defenceman joined his Maple Leafs at practice on Friday, trying to get used to a new team and new systems, a couple days after his trade to Toronto from Carolina. Gleason was acquired by the Leafs […]

Carolina Hurricanes: New TV deal gives boost to Canes, N.C. market

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Carolina Hurricanes: New TV deal gives boost to Canes, N.C. market

By Dylan Howlett (@DylanHowlett) CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes’ new broadcast agreement with Fox Sports is a “historic signing” and underscores a rising appetite for hockey in the Triangle market, a senior hockey producer said. The deal, which began in October and was finalized in March 2012, features a multi-year agreement between the […]

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If your Favorite Eastern Conference NHL Teams Were Musicians, Here’s Who They Would Be

By Pat White (@patwhite9126) Sometimes words can’t quite capture a moment in hockey like music can. Like that chanting of “Chelsea Dagger” after a Blackhawks goal or shouting “Doop” in a funky, electronic fashion in Philadelphia. Or if you’re Jeff Carter, you’re lucky enough to take a victory lap at home, Stanley Cup raised overhead […]

Carolina Hurricanes: What Scouts Are Saying About Their Draft

Even the best laid plans go awry, Jim Rutherford knows, but the alternatives can sometimes unearth hidden treasures. The Carolina general manager couldn’t cajole the big kahuna (a top-four defenseman traded by a willing team) to take his bait (the fifth-overall selection in Sunday’s draft). Rutherford didn’t scamper around the Prudential Center floor Sunday at […]

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Carolina Hurricanes: Coach Kirk Muller’s Seat in Raleigh is Barely Lukewarm

By Dylan Howlett (@DylanHowlett) If he should need any further reminder of his profession’s tenuous nature, its unwieldy expectations, its capricious journey, Carolina Hurricanes head coach Kirk Muller need look no further than to his immediate left and right. There stand Dave Lewis and John MacLean, current Carolina assistants and cautionary tales of the enduringly bizarre […]

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Carolina Hurricanes: Dealing With The Adjusted Salary Cap

By Dylan Howlett (@DylanHowlett) In September 2008, Jim Rutherford could see the vultures swirling overhead: salivating, expectant. The Carolina Hurricanes general manager had assembled a talented nucleus of young, incipient stars. The post-championship blueprint — devised to ween Carolina off the veteran-laden 2006 Cup-winning club and acclimate the Hurricanes to a younger, faster, skill-driven league […]

Carolina Hurricanes Could Find Themselves in Difficult Situation

By Dylan Howlett (@DylanHowlett) With his team’s season over, his teammates preparing to disperse for an all-too long offseason, Justin Faulk wanted to taste it. It would be tasted by 16 other teams, but not by Faulk nor the Carolina Hurricanes, who had failed their taste test for a fourth straight season and for the […]

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