1. Carolina Hurricanes: What Went Wrong and What's Ahead for Zach Boychuk

    When the Carolina Hurricanes took to the podium for the 14th pick of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, they knew the immense importance of the decision at hand...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 11 months ago 2,751 reads 21 comments

  2. Predicting Stanley Cup Dark Horses for the 2013-14 NHL Season

    The Stanley Cup has proven in recent years to be the most unpredictable of trophies. Three of the past four Cup champions entered the season outside of the top five Vegas odds-on favorites...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 11 months ago 16,463 reads 90 comments

  3. Carolina Hurricanes: Projecting Defensive Pairings for 2013-14 NHL Season

    The Carolina Hurricanes ' defense will employ a drastically different style and look for the 2013-14 NHL season. Gone are risk-taking, largely inexperienced blueliners Jamie McBain, Bobby Sanguinetti, Joe Corvo and Marc-Andre Bergeron...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 11 months ago 2,146 reads 9 comments

  4. The Favorite, Dark Horse and Longshot in Each NHL Division for 2013-14 Season

    Entering the 2013-14 season, all 30 NHL franchises face a rapidly changing landscape around the league. The new four-division format is set to debut this fall...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 12 months ago 14,417 reads 152 comments

  5. Carolina Hurricanes: Which Fourth-Line Players Will Make Team in Training Camp?

    Entering the start of training camp next month, the Carolina Hurricanes stand on the verge of one of the biggest roster-spot battles in franchise history...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 12 months ago 1,409 reads 8 comments

  6. NHL Expansion: What a New Pro Team in Each Prospective City Could Be Named

    The prospect of expansion has arrived on the NHL 's horizon. Late last month, reports emerged that league commissioner Gary Bettman is interested in exploring expansion, rather than relocation, to bring hockey to the Pacific Northwest in particular.

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 12 months ago 16,632 reads 80 comments

  7. Carolina Hurricanes: Where Will Elias Lindholm Fit in 2013-14 Depth Chart?

    When the Carolina Hurricanes selected Elias Lindholm fifth overall in June's NHL entry draft, they knew they had chosen a player who would make an immediate impact...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 12 months ago 3,289 reads 22 comments

  8. Carolina Hurricanes: How Anton Khudobin Will Upgrade Goaltending Unit

    The Carolina Hurricanes drastically improved their depth and consistency in the goaltending unit with the free-agent addition of Anton Khudobin this summer. In a nutshell, netminding killed the Hurricanes' 2013 campaign...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 12 months ago 2,588 reads 11 comments

  9. Ranking the 10 Best Games of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Nostalgia is the epitome of a hockey fan's summer. As the daily temperature climbs towards triple digits and the rest of the sports world fusses about baseball and golf, NHL fanatics ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 12 months ago 6,741 reads 30 comments

  10. Breaking Down the Obstacles of Potential NHL Expansion to Seattle

    Hockey in the Pacific Northwest has a future again. Less than a month after the Coyotes fell off the relocation radar, reports have circulated that NHL GM Gary Bettman is seeking to bring hockey to the Seattle area via expansion...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 12 months ago 5,052 reads 36 comments

  11. Carolina Hurricanes' Complete Player-by-Player Scoring Projections for 2013-14

    The 2013-14 NHL season will be a trying one for the Carolina Hurricanes . For all the defensive improvements the 'Canes have made this offseason, the pressure will inevitably fall on Carolina's offense to carry the team to the playoffs...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 12 months ago 2,474 reads 15 comments

  12. Highlighting the Smartest Moves Made in the NHL This Offseason

    Constrained by a lower salary cap and higher open-market salary demands, only the savviest NHL general managers were able to look smart this offseason. A few, however, were able to do so...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 12 months ago 5,326 reads 26 comments

  13. Riley Nash Poised to Earn Significant Role on Carolina Hurricanes in 2013-14

    Riley Nash proved last season that he deserves an NHL job entering the 2013-14 season. But how much of a job will he receive? What role will he fill in a volatile cast of Carolina ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 12 months ago 999 reads 4 comments

  14. Carolina Hurricanes Fan Support, Ticket Prices Rising in Unison

    A recent surge in the Carolina Hurricanes ' fan support has not gone unnoticed among the team's money-savvy management...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 year ago 1,438 reads 2 comments

  15. Ranking the Biggest Snubs from Team USA's Preliminary Olympic Hockey Roster

    In 206 days, Team USA will take the ice in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Monday's announcement of the 48-man preliminary roster offered a first glimpse of what kind of squad the USA may field come February 13...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 year ago 13,279 reads 41 comments

  16. Vancouver Canucks 2013-14 NHL Schedule: Must-See Games, Predictions and More

    Exactly 148 days after their 2013 campaign ended in the very same building, the Vancouver Canucks will begin the 2013-14 NHL season on Thursday, Oct. 3 in the renamed SAP Center at San Jose...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 year ago 3,186 reads 2 comments

  17. Carolina Hurricanes' 2013-14 NHL Schedule: Must-See Games, Predictions & More

    The Carolina Hurricanes will begin the 2013-14 NHL regular season on Friday, Oct. 4 in the friendly confines of PNC Arena...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 year ago 1,714 reads 0 comments

  18. NHL 2013-14 Schedule Released: Full List of National NBC-Televised Games

    It's been 25 days since the national NHL audience on NBC heard Doc Emrick's voice. It's only 73 more days until he —and the sport of hockey —return to the airwaves...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 year ago 3,563 reads 0 comments

  19. NHL 2013-14 Schedule Released: Opening Week Must-Watch Games

    After weeks of impatient anticipation, the NHL has officially released the 1,230-game schedule for the 2013-14 regular season. The season will begin on Tuesday, Oct...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 year ago 804 reads 0 comments

  20. NHL Players Most Likely to Be Traded Before the Start of the 2013-14 Season

    As the slow days of the NHL offseason wind on, the focus of the offseason should gradually shift from a diminished free-agent crop to an accelerating trade market...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 year ago 17,769 reads 41 comments

  21. Florida Panthers' 2013-14 NHL Schedule Leaked: Sneak Peek Your Team's Games

    As fans from across North America hounded the NHL for the release of the 2013-14 season schedule, the Florida Panthers ' 82-game slate managed to find its way onto the Internet...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 year ago 5,180 reads 1 comments

  22. NHL Free Agency 2013: Where Carolina Hurricanes Can Still Turn for Help

    Eleven days after the start of the 2013 NHL free-agency market and the Carolina Hurricanes ' first connection to a mysterious high-profile free agent, the 'Canes are still looking ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 year ago 1,958 reads 2 comments

  23. NHL Teams Reeling After Start of the 2013 Free-Agency Period

    The moves made around the NHL this month have left a few unfortunate general managers stepping back and reassessing their job security as the offseason progresses...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 year ago 1,398 reads 1 comments

  24. NHL Free Agency 2013: Carolina Hurricanes Reportedly Not Pursuing Jaromir Jagr

    Contrary to earlier rumors, reports on Wednesday afternoon suggest Jaromir Jagr might not be so close to a contract with the Carolina Hurricanes after all...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 year ago 1,394 reads 0 comments

  25. NHL Free Agency 2013: Under-the-Radar Signings That Will Make an Impact

    In the flashy chaos of the NHL free-agent market, the most unremarkable signings often end up being the smartest. Such is the case again in 2013...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 year ago 1,482 reads 2 comments