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HURRICANES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Hurricanes' CFO out after nearly 35 years with team

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Mike Amendola is out as the Carolina Hurricanes' chief financial officer. Team spokesman Kyle Hanlin said Thursday night that Amendola is no longer with the company. Amendola was the team's longest-tenured front-office employee, joining the organization in 1981 when the franchise was in Hartford, Connecticut. He was in charge of financial, sales, human resources...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes might have their offensive upgrade already on roster

News flash: The Hurricanes were not good offensively this past season. Despite finishing 13th in the league in goals against (219), they finished with the fifth-worst record in the NHL, thanks in large part to the paltry 183 goals they managed over their 82-game schedule. With that in mind, there's no question that they need to increase their scoring output next season if they're...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Faulk leading U.S. to strong start at worlds

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk has led the Americans in ice-time at the IIHF World Championships. Faulk has provided a steady blue-line presence that had sparked the team to the highest point total in Group B. That changed after the United States lost to Belarus 5-2 on Thursday morning, but they will be back in action Friday against Denmark, looking to bounce back from...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Daniels: What could have been for the Carolina Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes have only had a few coaches in their 18 year history, yet each one has left a mark — good and bad — for the next coach in line. And not only have they left a mark in Carolina, they have all gone on to find jobs elsewhere in the league while becoming […] The post Jeff Daniels: What could have been for the Carolina Hurricanes appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Skinner is a conundrum in Carolina

Carolina Hurricanes fans have seen their share of great young talent since their inception in 1997, yet some shine brighter than others. This has been the case with Jeff Skinner since the day he was drafted, yet things have started to sour in Raleigh the last couple of years. After a spectacular rookie season in […] The post Jeff Skinner is a conundrum in Carolina appeared first...
Via Along the Boards
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Trading Eric Staal would be a mistake

Rumors are becoming more and more common, and many are wondering if the time has come for the Carolina Hurricanes to consider trading Eric Staal. The rumors began in August of 2014, and they seemed to continue throughout the 2014-2015 campaign. Rumors of Toronto possibly being interested in Staal started coming out in the first month […] The post Trading Eric Staal would be a...
Via Along the Boards
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Alexander Semin scores from his stomach

Alexander Semin had a pretty good look at goal until he was tripped up from behind. With the official’s arm in the air, Semin managed to stick with the play and slid the puck towards the net while on his stomach. The puck somehow slipped past legs and bodies belonging to both the Oilers and Hurricanes and found the back of the net. We call these types of goals Ovechkins, right...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrej Sekera trade worth risk for red-hot Los Angeles Kings

The Los Angeles Kings are finally starting to look like a team that’s won two Stanley Cup championships in the last three years. After a sluggish start to the 2014-15 campaign, L.A. has won eight straight games and knows it has a great chance to become the first team to claim back-to-back Stanley Cup titles since the 1997-98 Detroit Red Wings. This is why trading for veteran...
Via NESN.com
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Hurricanes hope to be “fairly active” at the trade deadline

The 2014-15 season is over for the Carolina Hurricanes. There are still games left on the schedule, but the Hurricanes have been out of the playoff hunt ever since they failed to pick up a win in the season’s first month. Owning one of the worst records in the NHL, the Hurricanes are on the list of teams who should be sellers at the deadline. Will the Hurricanes be active in the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes look to surge in 2nd half of the season

After returning from a refreshing six day all-star break the Hurricanes continued their hot play with a 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning. While being the winners of 3 straight and a 7-2-1 record in 2015 the Carolina Hurricanes remain 18 points out of a playoff spot but that hasn’t stopped the whispers of the postseason from both fans and local media. While a Stanley Cup...
Via isportsweb.com
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes look to stay hot into All-star break

It’s been a case of new year, new results for the Carolina Hurricanes. The team has been able to maintain its hot start to 2015 and will try to keep up the good work in the second half of the season. With only three games in four days remaining between them and the week long all-star break the entire team knows just how important it is to maintain this kind of lightening in a...
Via isportsweb.com
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Staal won’t waive his no-trade clause

The Carolina Hurricanes are one of the worst teams in the NHL and as a result are one of the clubs who are definitively sellers this season. One name which has popped up a few times in various trade rumors is captain Eric Staal, but Staal’s no-trade clause makes even the most solid of rumors seem speculative. Would Staal waive his no-trade clause? According to Sportsnet.ca, probably...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Hurricanes' Faulk named to All-Star Game roster

The Hurricanes' Justin Faulk is headed to the NHL All-Star Game. The Carolina defenseman, who ranks in the top 20 at his position in goals and points, was named to the game's roster, the league announced Saturday. This will be the first full All-Star experience for Faulk, a rookie participant in '12 in Ottawa. The 22-year-old leads the Hurricanes in assists (17) and on-ice time ...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

New Year brings new results for Carolina Hurricanes

A change in the calendar has brought a change in fortunes for the Carolina Hurricanes. The team has started 2015 with a pair of 2-1 victories. The wins have instilled a new sense of confidence in the team that may propel them throughout the second half of the season. The Hurricanes ended the year with a deflating 2-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins, a game in which the Hurricanes...
Via isportsweb.com
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Anton Khudobin Struggles To Get Over Bench Much To Cam Ward’s Delight (GIF)

Nothing is easy for the Carolina Hurricanes these days. The bottom dwellers of the Eastern Conference were trailing by a goal to the New York Rangers late in the third period during Sunday’s game, which led to the most hilarious moment of the game for everyone not named Anton Khudobin. The Carolina goalie was pulled in the final minutes of the game for an extra skater, but skating...
Via NESN.com
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Anton Khudobin has major trouble climbing over bench boards (GIF)

Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Anton Khudobin had some major trouble climbing over the bench boards after being pulled for an extra skater in the final minutes of the third period during Sunday's game against the N.Y. Rangers.After nearly falling on his rear end on first attempt to hurdle the board, Khudobin tried to throw himself into the Hurricanes bench, but his leg got stuck...
Via Holdout Sports
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlotte Checkers break into 'bad lip reading' (Videos)

Like many of us, the AHL's Charlotte Checkers are big fans of the "Bad Lip Reading" videos that have gone viral over the past few years. We're still waiting patiently for BLR to branch into the world of hockey. Until they do, the Checkers are filling the void by making some videos of their own featuring their players, and they're doing a pretty goog job of it. You can check out...
Via Holdout Sports
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Injury Update: Jordan Staal skates but still no timetable for return

Carolina Hurricanes are #484643507 / gettyimages.com " target="_blank">expecting a familiar face back soon. Jordan Staal has started skating. #484643507 / gettyimages.com Even though he has yet to skate with the team, it is good news that Staal has taken the ice. Staal has yet to play a game this season with the Hurricanes after suffering a broken leg during the preseason...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Injury Update: Ward and Sekera both out

Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward and defenseman Andrej Sekera did not play Thursday night against the Washington Capitals. #459337046 / gettyimages.com Ward was out with an undisclosed lower-body injury that coach Bill Peters has said is "not that serious", as per Sports Illustrated. Sekera sustained an upper body injury after blocking a shot with his hand in the final...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes' Michal Jordan gets another unfavorable comparison to... Michael Jordan (PHOTO)

The curse of having the same name as a celebrity or legendary athlete is a cross some people have to bear.It might get you a convenient restaurant reservation over the phone but, in the case of Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Michal Jordan, that novelty has become tiresome. During Wednesday's game against Carolina, the Nashville Predators trolled the Hurricanes player with an...
Via The Other Paper
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes’ Michal Jordan Is Sick Of Comparisons To Michael Jordan (Photo)

It really isn’t fair to compare anyone’s career to Michael Jordan’s, but it’s especially unfair if you’re a rookie defenseman in the NHL. Michal Jordan of the Carolina Hurricanes has heard all of the comparisons before, but that didn’t stop the Nashville Predators from having some fun with him during Wednesday’s game. The 24-year-old was playing in just his third NHL...
Via NESN.com
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Injury Update: Jordan Staal to start off ice training

The Carolina Hurricanes are getting some good news. Jordan Staal is taking a new step in his recovery after fracturing his right fibula during the preseason. #484634701 / gettyimages.com The injury happened during the second game of the preseason after an unfortunate accident. He underwent surgery the week of the injury to repair the damage and was initially expected to miss...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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