1. Projecting Mike Komisarek's Role with Carolina Hurricanes' Defense in 2013-14

    Former NHL All-Star defenseman Mike Komisarek signed in July to a chorus of optimism, praise and renewed hope for the Carolina Hurricanes ' defense...

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  2. Carolina Hurricanes' 2013 Preseason Preview and Storylines to Watch

    Come Wednesday night, the Carolina Hurricanes will hit the ice against a fellow NHL opponent for the first time in almost five months. The Columbus Blue Jackets will be in town as the 'Canes kick off their six-game preseason schedule at 7 p...

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  3. Carolina Hurricanes Sign Ron Hainsey: Analysis, Twitter Reaction & More

    The Carolina Hurricanes wasted little time in the search for a Joni Pitkanen replacement. General manager Jim Rutherford signed free-agent defenseman Ron Hainsey to a $2 million contract Thursday to help re-strengthen the team's blueline corps...

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  4. Carolina Hurricanes Draw Positives, Negatives from 2013 NHL Prospect Tournament

    The Carolina Hurricanes ' prospects allowed eight unanswered goals to the St. Louis Blues ' youngsters Monday to take sixth place in the 2013 Traverse City NHL Prospects Tournament...

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  5. The Most Intriguing NHL Players to Watch During 2013-14 Training Camps

    For all 30 franchises across the NHL , training camps will begin this week with a plethora of fresh faces and hungry newcomers...

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  6. Joni Pitkanen Injury Setback Raises Questions for Carolina Hurricanes' Defense

    Another wrong turn in Joni Pitkanen 's injury recovery has left the Carolina Hurricanes with a new gaping hole in the defensive depth chart...

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  7. NHL Prospects on Track to Replace Current Superstars

    A new generation of NHL prospects is prepared to take over the hockey world in the coming decade. Players from the top tiers of the every recent draft class are waiting in the ...

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  8. Breaking Down Carolina Hurricanes' Top NHL-Ready Forward Prospects

    The Carolina Hurricanes stand on the verge of a significant youth invasion within their forward corps. General manager Jim Rutherford's use of four first- and second-round draft ...

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  9. Carolina Hurricanes: Breaking Down Andrej Sekera's Impact on Defense in 2013-14

    The offseason acquisition of Andrej Sekera has done little to satisfy the naysayers about the Carolina Hurricanes ' unproven defense. However, Sekera should quietly make a solid and noticeable impact on the team's back end...

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  10. Breaking Down the Best Centers in the 2014 NHL Draft

    The 2014 draft class of NHL prospects features extensive depth and parity throughout the projected first round, with a large cast of talented centers leading the way...

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  11. 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...

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  12. 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...

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  13. 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...

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  14. 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...

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  15. 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...

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  16. 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.

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  17. 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...

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  18. 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...

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  19. 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 ...

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  20. 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...

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  21. 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...

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  22. 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...

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  23. 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 ...

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  24. 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...

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  25. 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...

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