1. Are Carolina Hurricanes' Special Teams Due for an Improvement?

    The Carolina Hurricanes ' inefficiencies so far in the 2013-14 NHL season can be largely blamed on their special teams, which have proven abysmal across the board...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 10 months ago 861 reads 0 comments

  2. NHL Attendance 2013-14: Supposed Decline a Mirage Compared to Previous Seasons

    Angst over NHL attendance has spread steadily this holiday season. Compared to the lockout-shortened —and, thus, lockout-inflated —statistics of 2012-13, crowds are significantly smaller all around the league this winter...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 10 months ago 2,660 reads 0 comments

  3. Latest NHL Trade Rumors: Kings, Ducks, 'Canes Goalie Puzzles Linger

    While teams like the New York Islanders, Edmonton Oilers and St. Louis Blues search desperately for the franchise goaltender of their respective futures, the Los Angeles Kings, Carolina Hurricanes and Anaheim Ducks must juggle their glut of netminders...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 10 months ago 11,173 reads 1 comments

  4. Jeff Skinner Sparking Carolina Hurricanes' Offensive Improvement

    Jeff Skinner needed a few weeks to rediscover his groove, but the end result proved nothing short of spectacular. After returning from a wrist injury on Nov...

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  5. Cam Ward Struggling Through Tough Times, Leaving Carolina Hurricanes Uncertain

    The Carolina Hurricanes ' goaltending dilemma grows more complex by the week. Just as Anton Khudobin's imminent return was about to force a decision out of general manager Jim ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 11 months ago 2,533 reads 6 comments

  6. Carolina Hurricanes Prospect Updates: Tolchinsky, McGinn Burning OHL

    As the Carolina Hurricanes ' 2013-14 season grinds on, so do the campaigns of their many up-and-coming prospects in the system...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 11 months ago 1,255 reads 1 comments

  7. Carolina Hurricanes' 2-Goal Comebacks Demonstrating Newfound Tenacity

    The Carolina Hurricanes entered the first intermission Friday night aware of their solid first-period effort while still trailing 2-0 on the scoreboard. " We felt good about the way we were playing," Riley Nash told the press later...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 11 months ago 1,009 reads 6 comments

  8. Carolina Hurricanes Need Stronger 3-Period Efforts Entering Western Swing

    As the Carolina Hurricanes ' 2013-14 season bumps inconsistently along, the team's strong second periods have emerged as the only constant in a hot-and-cold stretch...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 11 months ago 470 reads 1 comments

  9. Calgary Flames' Mikael Backlund the Perfect Trade Target for Carolina Hurricanes

    Underperforming Calgary Flames center Mikael Backlund may soon make a move to the epicenter of NHL career revivals—the Carolina Hurricanes ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 11 months ago 3,614 reads 5 comments

  10. Ben Bishop Giving Tampa Bay Lightning Solid Goaltending at Last

    The Tampa Bay Lightning have long craved reliable goaltending. In a 27-year-old former third-round draft pick by the name of Ben Bishop , it seems they have finally found it...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 11 months ago 956 reads 0 comments

  11. Ranking the Carolina Hurricanes' Top 5 Goals of 2013-14 NHL Season

    Considering their offensive struggles to date, the Carolina Hurricanes have recorded a relatively impressive highlight reel of goals through the first seven weeks of the 2013-14 season...

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  12. Carolina Hurricanes Would Be Foolish to Trade Away Key Veterans

    In an effort to spark a struggling offense, the Carolina Hurricanes are seeking to trade away two valuable role-playing forwards. To try to improve their No...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 11 months ago 2,193 reads 12 comments

  13. What Should Carolina Hurricanes Do About Justin Peters Waiver Conundrum?

    The surprising success of third-string goaltender Justin Peters has left the now-healthier Carolina Hurricanes with a perplexing dilemma...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 11 months ago 2,229 reads 3 comments

  14. Alexander Semin's Concussion Adds to Carolina Hurricanes' Injury Woes

    The Carolina Hurricanes , already struggling to produce goals night after night, will now be without two of their most dynamic forwards for the near future...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 11 months ago 1,216 reads 0 comments

  15. Latest NHL Trade Rumors: Marian Gaborik, Evander Kane, Others Available

    The Chicago Blackhawks helped to jump-start the NHL trade market with their deal , per Chris Kue of the Chicago Tribune , for disgruntled forward Kris Versteeg Thursday night The move may break the dam on a plethora of trades around the league...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 11 months ago 20,641 reads 15 comments

  16. How Goaltending Has Defined Carolina Hurricanes' 2013-14 Season So Far

    The momentum of the Carolina Hurricanes ' 2013-14 campaign has swung wildly with each passing week this autumn. Goaltending has, without a doubt, proved to be the leading factor behind each positive or negative swing...

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  17. Carolina Hurricanes: Breaking Down Hurricanes' Lack of Success in Shootouts

    The Carolina Hurricanes again failed to collect the two points their effort deserved in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Minnesota Wild on Saturday...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 12 months ago 985 reads 1 comments

  18. Daniel Altshuller Offers Future Answer to Carolina Hurricanes' Goaltending Woes

    As an injury-clogged goaltending situation continues to plague the Carolina Hurricanes ' immediate outlook, an unheralded 2012 third-round draft pick by the name of Daniel Altshuller offers hope of a terrific long-term solution...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 12 months ago 2,176 reads 3 comments

  19. What's the Carolina Hurricanes' Biggest Problem: No Offense or Poor Goaltending?

    The Carolina Hurricanes ' abysmal five-game losing streak has pointed fingers at every unit, player and strategy. Third-string goaltender Justin Peters has yet to win a game this season...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 12 months ago 1,111 reads 1 comments

  20. How Struggling Metropolitan Division Alters Carolina Hurricanes' 2013-14 Outlook

    Despite a difficult and largely disappointing October performance, the Carolina Hurricanes begin November in fine shape in the new Metropolitan Division...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 12 months ago 1,649 reads 4 comments

  21. Breaking Down Ryan Murphy's Development in Carolina Hurricanes' 2013-14 Season

    The opening month of the 2013-14 NHL season has been a roller coaster for Carolina Hurricanes rookie defenseman Ryan Murphy...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 12 months ago 1,262 reads 2 comments

  22. Cam Ward Injury Leaves Carolina Hurricanes Undermanned at Worst Time

    For the second consecutive season, the Carolina Hurricanes will find themselves without a No. 1 and No. 2 goaltender for a crucial stretch of the campaign...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 12 months ago 1,802 reads 4 comments

  23. Carolina Hurricanes: Breaking Down Jeff Skinner's Hot Start to 2013-14 Season

    Nine games into the 2013-14 NHL season, Jeff Skinner is restoring his reputation and reviving his career progression at a torrid pace...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 year ago 946 reads 0 comments

  24. Grades for Each Carolina Hurricanes Line Early in 2013-14 NHL Season

    Through the first nine games of the 2013-14 season, t he Carolina Hurricanes ' four offensive lines have steadily grown into a cohesive and dangerous unit. While averaging just 2...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 year ago 1,324 reads 0 comments

  25. Training Camp Signings Making Big Impacts Early in 2013-14 NHL Season

    For a number of NHL players who signed contracts during September training camp, the opening half-month of the 2013-14 season has been full of unexpected production and playing time...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 year ago 1,851 reads 0 comments