1. Carolina Hurricanes' 2014-15 Playoff Hopes Rest on Coach Bill Peters

    After years of falling short of the playoffs, expectations for the Carolina Hurricanes ' 2014-15 season have now dropped so low that falling short may no longer be possible...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 5 days ago 911 reads 6 comments

  2. NHL 2014-15 Attendance Preview: Avalanche, Stars Expect Big Jumps

    An estimated 74,524 total hockey-starved fans will attend one of four games when the NHL 's 2014-15 season begins on October 8...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 7 days ago 1,488 reads 1 comments

  3. Haydn Fleury Faces Tough Battle to Crack Carolina Hurricanes' Roster

    Haydn Fleury , the No. 7 overall selection in the 2014 NHL draft, took the first step forward in his NHL career on Thursday. However, his campaign to become a regular defenseman for the Carolina Hurricanes in 2014-15 remains a difficult one...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 14 days ago 1,840 reads 1 comments

  4. Carolina Hurricanes: Looking Back on the Jordan Staal-Brandon Sutter Trade

    Two years after the blockbuster trade of the 2012 NHL draft, the Carolina Hurricanes are still searching for the Jordan Staal they thought was coming to Raleigh...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 16 days ago 2,328 reads 7 comments

  5. Carolina Hurricanes Prospect Patrick Brown Following Unusual Path Toward NHL

    In a Carolina Hurricanes prospect development camp laden with former high draft picks and major junior top scorers, 22-year-old Patrick Brown's resume and background hardly fit in...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 24 days ago 1,180 reads 0 comments

  6. Carolina Hurricanes Slowly Recognizing Importance of Shootouts

    The Carolina Hurricanes and shootouts have, historically, not mixed well. Over the past three seasons, the 'Canes are 4-11 in the controversial tiebreaking skills competition, having been outscored 10-18...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 26 days ago 1,812 reads 1 comments

  7. Carolina Hurricanes: 5 Players to Watch at Prospect Development Camp

    Twenty-seven prospects will participate in this week's Carolina Hurricanes Prospect Development Camp, a brief oasis of hockey in the long, hot Raleigh summer...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 1,157 reads 0 comments

  8. Carolina Hurricanes Need a Breakout NHL Season from Ryan Murphy

    The first professional season for Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Ryan Murphy began strong, faltered late and answered few questions about the former first-round pick's future...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 2,396 reads 4 comments

  9. Carolina Hurricanes' Prospect Brock McGinn Poised to Contend for NHL Roster Spot

    The start of Brock McGinn 's whirlwind rise into the NHL spotlight may be one week away. McGinn is one of 28 players invited to the Carolina Hurricanes ' 2014 prospect Development Camp, which begins Wednesday, July 23...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 1,621 reads 3 comments

  10. Carolina Hurricanes' Forward Depth Continues to Require Improvement

    Despite a great deal of attention and a few bargain additions, the Carolina Hurricanes ' third and fourth forward lines remain woefully undermanned as the third week of NHL free agency approaches...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 1,824 reads 5 comments

  11. Remaining NHL Free Agents the Carolina Hurricanes Could Pursue

    The Carolina Hurricanes ' offseason of minor tweaks may have another signing or two left in it. A largely picked-over cast of unrestricted free agents still contains a few quality ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 2,244 reads 0 comments

  12. NHL Free Agency 2014: Evaluating Each Carolina Hurricanes Signing

    The Carolina Hurricanes ' love affair with the Toronto Maple Leafs has continued through the start of the NHL free-agency period, as three of the 'Canes five signings to date most recently played in a Leafs uniform...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 1,294 reads 1 comments

  13. Brad Malone Won't Solve Carolina Hurricanes' 4th-Line Weakness

    The Carolina Hurricanes and general manager Ron Francis entered Tuesday's NHL free-agency period hoping to improve their offensive depth...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 1,042 reads 4 comments

  14. Carolina Hurricanes: Live Updates on 'Canes Free-Agency Rumors, Moves

    The chaos of July 1, the opening day of the 2014 free-agency period in the NHL , may trickle down to the Carolina Hurricanes . Or it may not...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 1,445 reads 1 comments

  15. Ron Francis Demonstrating Eagerness to Cut Ties with Carolina Hurricanes Players

    New Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis is maintaining few loyalties to the players he inherited from Jim Rutherford's previous tenure...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 2,704 reads 2 comments

  16. Carolina Hurricanes: Complete Preview for 2014 Free Agency

    The heart of the Carolina Hurricanes ' 2014 offseason will reach a climax with the opening of the NHL free-agent market on Tuesday...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 1,014 reads 4 comments

  17. Controversy over Charlotte Hornets' P.J. Hairston Refuses to Die

    P.J. Hairston put a nightmarish 2013-14 season officially behind him on Thursday night, as the former University of North Carolina basketball star was selected with the No. 26 pick and traded to the Charlotte Bobcats ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 6,544 reads 1 comments

  18. 2014 NHL Draft: Grades and Analysis for Each Carolina Hurricanes Pick

    The Carolina Hurricanes and general manager Ron Francis proved to have no tricks planned for the 2014 NHL draft, making all seven selections on Friday and Saturday without executing a single trade...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 2,134 reads 1 comments

  19. 2014 NHL Mock Draft: Carolina Hurricanes Full 7-Round Mock Draft

    The Carolina Hurricanes enter the 2014 NHL draft with seven opportunities to bolster the franchise's depth-lacking prospect corps...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 1,620 reads 1 comments

  20. Carolina Hurricanes 2014-2015 Schedule Preview and Analysis

    The 82-game path the Carolina Hurricanes must conquer to end their five-year playoff drought in the 2014-15 season is official. The NHL released the entire schedule Sunday afternoon for the upcoming season, which begins October 8...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 months ago 1,049 reads 8 comments

  21. Carolina Hurricanes Show Commitment to Youth with Bill Peters Hire

    The new generation overtaking the Carolina Hurricanes this summer now has its foreman. Bill Peters, former Detroit Red Wings assistant, was named as the Hurricanes' next head coach on Thursday afternoon and will be officially introduced Friday.

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 months ago 4,761 reads 13 comments

  22. Carolina Hurricanes Must Learn from Previous Mistakes in 2014 NHL Draft

    The 2014 NHL draft will mark the start of a new era for the Carolina Hurricanes franchise. The weight of a five-year playoff drought sags more heavily than ever as new general ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 months ago 1,397 reads 6 comments

  23. 2014 NHL Draft: Nick Ritchie Is Ideal 1st-Round Pick for Carolina Hurricanes

    Nick Ritchie, a projected top-10 pick at the upcoming 2014 NHL entry draft, could be the first piece in the Carolina Hurricanes ' physical revival...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 months ago 2,282 reads 7 comments

  24. Charlotte Checkers AHL Experiment a Tremendous Success for Carolina Hurricanes

    Four seasons after the Carolina Hurricanes relocated their AHL affiliate from Albany, New York, to Charlotte, North Carolina, the decision has proved to be an enormous success in every regard...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 months ago 1,959 reads 0 comments

  25. NHL Rumors: Odds of Hiring Dan Bylsma for Each Team Searching for Head Coach

    The Pittsburgh Penguins' dismissal of head coach Dan Bylsma last week sent tremors through an already crowded NHL coaching market...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 months ago 10,616 reads 10 comments