1. Pros and Cons of Mitchell Marner as Possible Carolina Hurricanes Draft Pick

    The contrast between the stunning skill and alarming lack of size possessed by top draft prospect Mitchell Marner creates perhaps the most intriguing storyline of the upcoming 2015 NHL draft...

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  2. 2015 NHL Playoffs: Power Plays Will Decide Canadiens-Lightning Series Winner

    In a series featuring a pair of power plays drowning under the weight of enormous slumps, the unit that is least inefficient could produce a winner...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 3 days ago 2,545 reads 20 comments

  3. Ranking the Carolina Hurricanes' 5 Most Memorable Games of 2014-15

    The Carolina Hurricanes , now into the third week of their offseason, have another five months to reflect on the 82 games of the 2014-15 season. The rest of Raleigh has five months to re-watch the highlights (and lowlights )...

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  4. Michal Jordan's Fight for NHL Job Continues Beyond 2014-15 Breakout Year

    Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Michal Jordan entered the 2014-15 season with five NHL games and 267 AHL games under his belt. Yet the 24-year-old was recalled to the 'Canes on Nov...

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  5. Complete Guide to the 2015 Offseason for the Carolina Hurricanes

    Despite having won just 30 of 82 games in the 2014-15 season, the young and growing Carolina Hurricanes enter the 2015 NHL offseason with prevailing optimism...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 20 days ago 2,391 reads 2 comments

  6. NHL Attendance Increases Again in 2014-15 Season

    More than 21.4 million tickets were sold for the 1,228 indoor games of the 2014-15 NHL regular season, up about 250,000 from a year ago...

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  7. Positives and Negatives from the Carolina Hurricanes' 2014-15 Season

    Thirty wins and 52 losses. So will read the Carolina Hurricanes ' record for the next six months after a season-ending 2-0 loss Saturday, a fitting conclusion for a team that ...

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  8. Has Bill Peters Fixed Areas of Concern for Carolina Hurricanes in 2014-15?

    Bill Peters is two games away from concluding his first season as head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes ...

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  9. Grading the NHL Performance of Each Carolina Hurricanes Prospect Defenseman

    The Carolina Hurricanes have used much of the latter half of their lost 2014-15 season to rotate a number of young AHL defensemen into the NHL lineup, with mixed results to show from it...

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  10. Justin Faulk's Ascension to Stardom Continues with Team Scoring Record

    A rocketing slap-shot goal blasted Justin Faulk into the Carolina Hurricanes ' record books on Saturday...

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  11. Breaking Down the Carolina Hurricanes' NHL Draft Lottery Chances

    Ten games now separate the Carolina Hurricanes from the end of the 2014-15 season and an offseason that could shape the franchise for years to come...

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  12. Should Carolina Hurricanes Be Worried About Eric Staal's Declining Production?

    It has been a long six games and 12 days since Eric Staal last registered a point for the Carolina Hurricanes . Staal's slump is the latest low point in a highly underwhelming campaign for the team's captain, who turned 30 this past October...

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  13. Carolina Hurricanes Prepared to Embrace 3-on-3 NHL Overtimes

    The overtime of the Carolina Hurricanes ' game against the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday was the kind of overtime that comes around far too rarely...

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  14. Carolina Hurricanes' Low 2014-15 Attendance Not a Reason for Panic

    Thursday night's game against the Dallas Stars featured a Carolina Hurricanes comeback that fell short and a startlingly spacious PNC Arena of empty seats...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 1,720 reads 6 comments

  15. Carolina Hurricanes' Power Play Surging into NHL's Elite

    The Carolina Hurricanes are currently on track to finish in the NHL 's top 10 in both power play and penalty kill efficiency for the first time in 14 years...

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  16. Andrej Nestrasil's Career with Carolina Hurricanes off to Promising Start

    Andrej Nestrasil 's stat line since joining the Carolina Hurricanes in November: 21 games played, four goals, nine assists and a plus-seven rating. Not bad for a 24-year-old rookie player costing the team just $422,850 to employ...

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  17. Jay McClement Contract Extension a Smart Decision by Carolina Hurricanes

    Jay McClement 's spectacular start to the 2015 calendar year has earned him two more years with the Carolina Hurricanes ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 months ago 1,347 reads 6 comments

  18. NHL Trade Speculation: 4 Best Fits for Carolina Hurricanes' Jay McClement

    With a number of flashier trade targets already off the board, steady Carolina Hurricanes defensive center Jay McClement could emerge as a quietly sought-after item as Monday's NHL trade deadline approaches...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 months ago 853 reads 0 comments

  19. How Will Carolina Hurricanes Replace Andrej Sekera Moving Forward?

    The Wednesday trade that sent Andrej Sekera to the Los Angeles Kings opens up both a short-term hole and long-term opportunity for the Carolina Hurricanes defense...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 months ago 875 reads 0 comments

  20. Carolina Hurricanes Commit to Rebuild with Andrej Sekera, Jiri Tlusty Trades

    One day after his team put forth one of its best performances of the season in a 4-1 win, Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis rocked the NHL trade market with two major deals...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 months ago 1,690 reads 14 comments

  21. Carolina Hurricanes' Biggest Needs and Best Trade Fits at the Trade Deadline

    " We hope to be fairly active." So said Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis, via Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer , about his team's outlook for the upcoming trade rush prior to the March 2 NHL deadline...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 3 months ago 1,149 reads 3 comments

  22. NHL Trade Speculation: 6 Best Fits for Carolina Hurricanes' Andrej Sekera

    This summer, Andrej Sekera is going to get a massive pay raise. That much is certain. Where he plays the final months of the 2014-15 NHL season prior to his offseason cash-in, however, has yet to be determined...

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  23. Carolina Hurricanes, Ron Francis Ready to Explode into NHL Trade Market

    Ron Francis entered the Carolina Hurricanes ' general manager position last summer knowing that hesitancy would not be tolerated...

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  24. Carolina Hurricanes Using Balance to Revitalize Offense in 2015

    The Carolina Hurricanes have scored three or more goals in seven of their last 12 games. That's a reality that's hard to believe, considering where the team stood just a month ago...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 3 months ago 453 reads 2 comments

  25. Jeff Skinner's Awful 2014-15 Season of Concern to Carolina Hurricanes

    When a concussion sustained in the preseason caused Jeff Skinner to miss only the first four games of the 2014-15 season, the Carolina Hurricanes were relieved at the speed with which the star forward was able to return to action...

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