1. 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 7 months ago 1,564 reads 1 comments

  2. 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 7 months ago 2,912 reads 2 comments

  3. 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 7 months ago 1,034 reads 4 comments

  4. 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 7 months ago 6,902 reads 1 comments

  5. 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 7 months ago 2,384 reads 1 comments

  6. 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 7 months ago 1,602 reads 1 comments

  7. 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 7 months ago 1,327 reads 8 comments

  8. 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 7 months ago 4,937 reads 13 comments

  9. 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 7 months ago 1,465 reads 6 comments

  10. 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 8 months ago 2,481 reads 7 comments

  11. 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 8 months ago 2,274 reads 0 comments

  12. 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 8 months ago 12,471 reads 10 comments

  13. Willie Desjardins Could Be Sleeper Candidate for Carolina Hurricanes Head Coach

    While the Stanley Cup Final occupies two of the top candidates for the Carolina Hurricanes ' head coaching job (New York's Ulf Samuelsson and Los Angeles' John Stevens), ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 8 months ago 2,440 reads 4 comments

  14. Which Restricted Free Agents Should the Carolina Hurricanes Keep This Offseason?

    An offensive jigsaw puzzle awaits general manager Ron Francis and the Carolina Hurricanes this offseason...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 8 months ago 1,386 reads 3 comments

  15. Which Unrestricted Free Agents Should the Carolina Hurricanes Re-Sign?

    The maelstrom of the 2014 NHL free-agent market looms on new general manager Ron Francis' agenda like a Category 3 hurricane 100 miles off the Outer Banks coast. The chaos is coming...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 8 months ago 1,801 reads 3 comments

  16. Why Jay Harrison Should Be Traded by the Carolina Hurricanes This Offseason

    After five seasons of odds-defying success and playing time, defenseman Jay Harrison may finally meet his end with the Carolina Hurricanes during the 2014 NHL offseason...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 8 months ago 1,602 reads 4 comments

  17. Ulf Samuelsson Would Be Unqualified Choice for Carolina Hurricanes Head Coach

    After supposedly learning the importance of prior head coaching experience from the Kirk Muller disaster, the Carolina Hurricanes now appear poised to again hire an untested former player as the team's next head coach...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 8 months ago 2,700 reads 7 comments

  18. 2014 NHL Draft: Prospects the Carolina Hurricanes Could Draft in the 1st Round

    In one month, Ron Francis and the Carolina Hurricanes will take the stand at the 2014 NHL entry draft to announce the No...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 8 months ago 1,764 reads 3 comments

  19. Carolina Hurricanes Must Make Decision on Jiri Tlusty in 2014 NHL Offseason

    After years of line-jumping and niche-seeking, Jiri Tlusty will face his decision day with the Carolina Hurricanes this summer. Tlusty 's contract will expire in July; he's set to be a restricted free agent ( RFA )...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 8 months ago 2,317 reads 6 comments

  20. Barry Trotz Is Better Candidate Than Dan Bylsma for Carolina Hurricanes Coach

    Last Friday's reports that Dan Bylsma would be fired from the Pittsburgh Penguins ' head coaching position sent an earthquake rumbling through the Carolina Hurricanes ' coaching search...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 8 months ago 4,352 reads 3 comments

  21. Carolina Hurricanes Can Solve Salary-Cap Squeeze by Spending More

    A bizarre juxtaposition of rules gives the Carolina Hurricanes an opportunity to escape their upcoming salary-cap dilemma by simply spending even more money...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 9 months ago 2,065 reads 5 comments

  22. Carolina Hurricanes Shouldn't Hire a Former Ron Francis Teammate as Head Coach

    Over the course of 1,731 games and 23 NHL seasons, new Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis played with a vast number of teammates...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 9 months ago 2,729 reads 8 comments

  23. 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Road Teams Finding Stride After Early Home Domination

    Road teams in the second round of the 2014 NHL postseason are finally finding success in the win column...

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  24. Ron Francis Takes Command of Carolina Hurricanes with Bold Coaching Firings

    Just one week after taking over the Carolina Hurricanes ' general manager position, Ron Francis made a strong statement about his leadership abilities and organizational vision...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 9 months ago 1,112 reads 2 comments

  25. The 5 Biggest Challenges Facing Ron Francis as New Carolina Hurricanes GM

    "If we have to make changes, we'll make changes." So said new Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis at Monday's press conference , taking over the reins of the struggling ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 9 months ago 1,302 reads 4 comments