1. 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 ...

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  2. 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...

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  3. 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...

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  4. 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 6 days ago 1,653 reads 14 comments

  5. 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...

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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...

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  9. 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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  10. Analyzing Carolina Hurricanes' Performance vs. Eastern Opponents Since 2011

    The Carolina Hurricanes ' 4-1 loss in Madison Square Garden on Saturday night continued a streak of abysmal ineptitude against the New York Rangers ...

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  11. Carolina Hurricanes Riding Dominant Jordan Staal to January Turnaround

    Since Jordan Staal returned to the Carolina Hurricanes ' lineup on Dec. 29, only five other NHL teams have won more games than the surging 'Canes...

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  12. Carolina Hurricanes' Black Alternate Jerseys Should Become Home Uniform

    As the Carolina Hurricanes take the ice at PNC Arena prior to Tuesday's game, the rink will be noticeably lacking in the shade of red that has served as the franchise's primary color since its relocation in 1997...

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  13. Bill Peters Delivering on Special Teams Promise for Carolina Hurricanes

    On Monday night, the Carolina Hurricanes came within five minutes and 11 seconds of the second-longest penalty-killing streak in the NHL since 1987...

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  14. Carolina Hurricanes' Ryan Murphy Maturing into NHL Role in Recent Weeks

    Ryan Murphy saw Jordan Staal taking off on a counterattack, jumped into the two-on-two break and played playmaker on a beautiful give-and-go play to give Staal his first goal of the season and Murphy his first career three-game point streak...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 655 reads 1 comments

  15. Carolina Hurricanes Trade Rumors: Analysis of Latest Rumors

    Cam Ward could be the perfect solution to the Minnesota Wild 's goaltending dilemma, Andrej Sekera might fetch a large return on the trade market and Jiri Tlusty could be shopped as a rental scorer...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 2,209 reads 4 comments

  16. 5 Tactics the Carolina Hurricanes Could Use to End Scoring Woes

    The Carolina Hurricanes have a scoring problem. Seventeen times in their last 18 games, the Hurricanes have tallied two or fewer goals. They've fallen to 29th in the NHL in goals per game (1...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 430 reads 4 comments

  17. Carolina Hurricanes Goaltending Unit Faces Uncertain Future

    Five times in the last five NHL drafts, the Carolina Hurricanes have drafted a goaltender in hopes of finding a long-term replacement for Cam Ward ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 1,112 reads 11 comments

  18. Carolina Hurricanes Can Use Lost Season to Clean Roster, Test Prospects

    The Carolina Hurricanes ' 2014-15 season is no longer about the Carolina Hurricanes' 2014-15 season. It's about the future...

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  19. Chris Terry's Play Daring Carolina Hurricanes to Keep Him in NHL

    When Jordan Staal makes his season debut for the Carolina Hurricanes —whether that's on Monday or in another game in the next few weeks —his much-awaited return will ...

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  20. Should Carolina Hurricanes Switch Goaltenders to Anton Khudobin for Shootouts?

    As the horn sounded to end the 65 minutes of real hockey at PNC Arena on Saturday night, Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward was likely flooded with dread about the shootout ahead...

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  21. Jay Harrison Trade Opens Floodgates on Carolina Hurricanes' Defensive Rebuilding

    Taking advantage of a woeful injury situation in Winnipeg, Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis made the first in-season trade of his GM career on Thursday...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 3 months ago 1,540 reads 1 comments

  22. Evaluating Carolina Hurricanes' Chances of Landing Connor McDavid in 2015 Draft

    The Carolina Hurricanes ' ongoing five-game streak of incapable offense, unfathomably bad luck and, ultimately, losing has sparked an onslaught of apocalyptic forecasts for the remainder of the 2014-15 season ahead...

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  23. Carolina Hurricanes Drowning in Losses Despite Dominant Play

    Carolina Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters was asked, after his team's 2-1 loss to New Jersey on Monday night, what the cure is for the Hurricanes' offensive woes. "That's the million dollar question," he responded ...

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  24. Justin Faulk Adding Stabilizing Factor to Carolina Hurricanes' Shaky Defense

    Seventeen games. Three goals: two on the power play, the other short-handed. Ten assists. Fifty-four shots on goal. Plus-five rating. Over 25 minutes of ice time per game...

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  25. Positives and Negatives from the Carolina Hurricanes' November Performance

    After a promising start to November, the Carolina Hurricanes ' epidemic of one-goal losses took hold and careened the team's monthly record back below .500 by Thanksgiving...

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