1. Erik Cole Traded for Joni Pitkanen

    I just have a moment for a couple of quick thoughts about the major trade today. For those of you upset about losing Cole, look at it this way. He is only under contract for one more year, it’s possible that he could sign here again next year...

    Robert McGee Written by Robert McGee about 6 years ago 151 reads 2 comments

  2. Tumbling Dice - Signing Free Agents is a Gamble

    Tomorrow will be the beginning of a new era for several free agents who will receive a contract which will set them up for life...

    Robert McGee Written by Robert McGee about 6 years ago 169 reads 1 comments

  3. Holiday - Bubba’s Road Trip

    It’s going to be a little quiet around here for the next few days. I know, I know, perfect time to take a vacation with the first day of free agency right around the corner, but some things can’t be helped...

    Robert McGee Written by Robert McGee about 6 years ago 76 reads 0 comments

  4. Questions 67 and 68

    We’re getting quite a few questions in the comments section and in email this morning, so I thought that I would just create a new article and attempt to answer them here, as well as try to elaborate a bit...

    Robert McGee Written by Robert McGee about 6 years ago 170 reads 0 comments

  5. Burnin’ For You - Which Free Agent Does Carolina Covet?

    Obviously, the Carolina Hurricanes are in desperate need of defense. Earlier this week we looked over the team’s roster, reviewed possible trade scenarios, and examined where the Canes stood concerning their budget limitations...

    Robert McGee Written by Robert McGee about 6 years ago 95 reads 0 comments

  6. This Ain’t The Summer of Love - Buyouts, Qualifying Offers, and more

    In stark contrast to Carolina’s Summer of 2006 when all contract negotiations seemed to go smoothly, players were re-signed without any hitches, coach’s contracts were extended, ...

    Robert McGee Written by Robert McGee about 6 years ago 133 reads 0 comments

  7. Rick Ley, Glen Wesley Retire the Same Number

    Last week when the Carolina Hurricanes announced that they were going to retire Glen Wesley’s No. 2, they put the franchise in the unusual position of retiring the same number twice. The Hartford Whalers retired Rick Ley’s No...

    Robert McGee Written by Robert McGee about over 6 years ago 469 reads 0 comments

  8. NHL: Weird Timing of Coaches Hired and Fired

    There were a couple of transactions announced yesterday in the NHL where the timing (sort of) defied logic. First of all, the Toronto Maple Leafs officially announced the hiring of Ron Wilson as their new head coach...

    Robert McGee Written by Robert McGee about over 6 years ago 447 reads 0 comments

  9. Night Moves - Should the NHL Relocate Teams?

    The National Post, (which I’m told is a joke of a Canadian publication) seems to have a constant agenda to promote the movement of certain NHL teams to Canadian cities, even if they need to resort to absurd, weak arguments to do it...

    Robert McGee Written by Robert McGee about over 6 years ago 793 reads 8 comments

  10. Carolina Hurricanes: Wind of Change—Rowe and Daniels Switch Positions

    (photo from CH.com) The Carolina Hurricanes announced today that Albany Head Coach, Tom Rowe would be joining the Hurricanes staff in Raleigh, changing places with assistant coach ...

    Robert McGee Written by Robert McGee about over 6 years ago 428 reads 0 comments

  11. Give a Little Bit - Leighton in, Hedican out, Lavi quiet

    Reviewing some brief news…. Luke reported late yesterday that Michael Leighton will indeed be offered a one-way contract with the Canes for next season...

    Robert McGee Written by Robert McGee about over 6 years ago 368 reads 1 comments

  12. Carolina Hurricanes: Tribute to the Retiring Glen Wesley

    This is one of those times when I wish that I had some journalistic expertise so that I could write a proper article, because this person really deserves it. Of course I’m referring to Glen Wesley...

    Robert McGee Written by Robert McGee about over 6 years ago 735 reads 3 comments

  13. Rock The Night - Europe Wins the Stanley Cup

    Can all the talk finally stop about how a European Captain has never won the Cup? About how Europeans play soft? About how they can’t play with enough grit to be successful in the playoffs? ...

    Robert McGee Written by Robert McGee about over 6 years ago 145 reads 0 comments

  14. Hurricanes Sign Patrick Eaves

    The Carolina Hurricanes signed 24 year old, Patrick Eaves to a 3 year deal this morning. The contract will pay the young forward 1.1M in the first year, 1.4 in the second, and 1...

    Robert McGee Written by Robert McGee about over 6 years ago 222 reads 2 comments

  15. Eye of the Tiger - Top 10 Reasons Why Hockey is Better Than Golf

    It was reported the other day that when asked about the Stanley Cup Finals, Tiger Woods said that he “doesn’t think anyone watches hockey anymore.” Bad answer, Tiger...

    Robert McGee Written by Robert McGee about over 6 years ago 361 reads 2 comments

  16. NHL: Coaching Carousel Continues to Spin

    The news is changing every minute, so let’s try to get caught up and review a few headlines….. Good Luck Sami! It was announced yesterday that ex-Whaler, Cane, and Flyer Sami Kapanen was retiring from the NHL...

    Robert McGee Written by Robert McGee about over 6 years ago 215 reads 0 comments

  17. Red Wings-Penguins: Fleury Buys Pittsburgh a New Life

    The Pittsburgh Penguins received outstanding goaltending from Marc-Andre Fleury when they needed it the most, and held on to beat the Detroit Red Wings in the third overtime period on Monday night by a score of 4-3...

    Robert McGee Written by Robert McGee about over 6 years ago 388 reads 0 comments

  18. Wrapped Around Your Finger: Wings and Pens in Game Five Tonight

    The Detroit Red Wings can wrap things up tonight as the Penguins invade “The Joe” for Game Five of the Stanley Cup Finals...

    Robert McGee Written by Robert McGee about over 6 years ago 193 reads 0 comments

  19. Shake Your Moneymaker - Canadian Teams Make the Cash

    There has been a lot of talk around the hockey blogosphere recently about this article put out by Toronto Star reporter, Rick Westhead, who somehow got his hands on a top secret NHL report which shows how much ticket revenue each team earned...

    Robert McGee Written by Robert McGee about over 6 years ago 354 reads 3 comments

  20. Wasted Effort: Blake Wheeler Says No to Gretzky

    In a somewhat unusual move, 2004 draft pick Blake Wheeler, (5th overall), refused to sign an entry-level contract with the Phoenix Coyotes and will be an unrestricted free agent come July 1st...

    Robert McGee Written by Robert McGee about over 6 years ago 1,197 reads 0 comments

  21. Pittsburgh Penguins—Trying to Make it a Series, Getting Closer

    The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Detroit Red Wings by a score of 3-2 on Wednesday night, as they attempted to pull themselves back into a series that Detroit once had a stranglehold on...

    Robert McGee Written by Robert McGee about over 6 years ago 604 reads 0 comments

  22. Pittsburgh Penguins: No Goals=Deep in the Hole

    Second verse, same as the first. On Monday night, the Detroit Red Wings beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in game two of the 2008 Stanley Cup Finals by a score of 3-0...

    Robert McGee Written by Robert McGee about over 6 years ago 469 reads 2 comments

  23. Heard it on the X - Quick Hit News

    To keep current on Hurricanes related news….. Drayson Bowman and the Spokane Chiefs won the Memorial Cup on Sunday. They beat Kitchener 4-1 and Bowman scored the game-winner. The young Canes prospect led the tournament with 6 goals scored...

    Robert McGee Written by Robert McGee about over 6 years ago 742 reads 0 comments

  24. Got Me Under Pressure: Pens Need Game Two

    The Stanley Cup Finals resume tonight, and the Pittsburgh Penguins find themselves in a precarious “must win” situation...

    Robert McGee Written by Robert McGee about over 6 years ago 626 reads 0 comments

  25. Too Much - “Lord Sidney” Cup Finals Start Tonight

    Time for another “Bubba rant”. Am I the only person alive who feels this way, or are other hockey fans getting sick and tired of the never-ending lovefest for Sidney Crosby? ...

    Robert McGee Written by Robert McGee about over 6 years ago 251 reads 0 comments