1. Center Riley Nash Thriving in Larger Role on Carolina Hurricanes in 2014-15

    Injuries to Eric and Jordan Staal have left the Carolina Hurricanes woefully undermanned at center and contributed to the team's disappointing 0-2-2 start...

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  2. Carolina Hurricanes Should Consider Gutting Lineup, Starting to Rebuild

    The Pittsburgh Penguins finished last in the Atlantic Division for four consecutive years between 2002 and 2006, winning 28 or fewer of their 82 total games every time...

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  3. Carolina Hurricanes Need Better Organization, Consistency from Defense

    The Carolina Hurricanes focused on improving defensive depth in the 2014 offseason, entering training camp with nine viable defensemen vying for NHL jobs...

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  4. 4 Key Questions for Carolina Hurricanes' Season Opener vs. New York Islanders

    The Carolina Hurricanes will seek to restore confidence after a discouraging and destructive training camp, reverse their history of home-opener struggles and win the first half of ...

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  5. Turbulent Preseason Leaves Carolina Hurricanes Desperate for Solutions

    The rip current that annually sucks the optimism out of the Carolina Hurricanes ' sheltered bay came early this year...

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  6. 5 Takeaways from the Carolina Hurricanes' Preseason so Far

    The Carolina Hurricanes have sacrificed success for experience and diversity this preseason, putting forth a decidedly inferior and more youthful lineup than their opponent in each respective game...

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  7. Which Carolina Hurricanes Prospects Are Making Strong Pushes for NHL Jobs?

    Ryan Murphy and Zach Boychuk have been here before, dueling for an opening night NHL job at Carolina Hurricanes training camp. Victor Rask hasn't...

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  8. Bill Peters' Power Play Approach Already Working for Carolina Hurricanes

    From his first day with the Carolina Hurricanes on, new head coach Bill Peters has stressed the importance of the power play arguably above all other aspects of the sport...

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  9. Jordan Staal Injury Will Test Center Depth of Carolina Hurricanes

    An serious injury to Jordan Staal during Tuesday's preseason game sent an earthquake rattling through the Carolina Hurricanes ' offensive plans...

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  10. 5 Carolina Hurricanes Players with the Most to Prove During the Preseason

    The Carolina Hurricanes begin the seven-game preseason schedule on Sunday afternoon, 161 days after the conclusion of their unsuccessful 2013-14 season...

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  11. Analyzing the Carolina Hurricanes' Performance at 2014 Prospects Tournament

    Brock McGinn continued his dizzying career rise, Daniel Altshuller crumbled yet again under the spotlight, Victor Rask jumped into NHL roster spot contention and the Carolina ...

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  12. Burning Questions as Carolina Hurricanes' 2014 Training Camp Approaches

    Official practices for the Carolina Hurricanes ' 2014 training camp begin on Friday, Sept. 19, when the 'Canes will take the ice as a team for the first time since April...

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  13. Carolina Hurricanes 2014-15 TV Schedule Shows Continued Exposure Growth

    For the third consecutive season, all 82 games in the Carolina Hurricanes ' 2014-15 season will be televised either locally or nationally...

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  14. NHL Free Agents Struggle to Find New Contracts After Leaving Carolina Hurricanes

    The Carolina Hurricanes have seemingly become the popular final stop in the downward career spirals of many NHL players...

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  15. Predicting the Statistical Leaders for the Carolina Hurricanes in 2014-15

    With the beginning of training camp just a few weeks away, expectations for each Carolina Hurricanes player will soon be set for the upcoming 2014-15 campaign...

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  16. Carolina Hurricanes' 2014-15 Playoff Hopes Rest on Coach Bill Peters

    After years of falling short of the playoffs, expectations for the Carolina Hurricanes ' 2014-15 season have now dropped so low that falling short may no longer be possible...

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  17. NHL 2014-15 Attendance Preview: Avalanche, Stars Expect Big Jumps

    An estimated 74,524 total hockey-starved fans will attend one of four games when the NHL 's 2014-15 season begins on October 8...

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  18. Haydn Fleury Faces Tough Battle to Crack Carolina Hurricanes' Roster

    Haydn Fleury , the No. 7 overall selection in the 2014 NHL draft, took the first step forward in his NHL career on Thursday. However, his campaign to become a regular defenseman for the Carolina Hurricanes in 2014-15 remains a difficult one...

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  19. Carolina Hurricanes: Looking Back on the Jordan Staal-Brandon Sutter Trade

    Two years after the blockbuster trade of the 2012 NHL draft, the Carolina Hurricanes are still searching for the Jordan Staal they thought was coming to Raleigh...

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  20. Carolina Hurricanes Prospect Patrick Brown Following Unusual Path Toward NHL

    In a Carolina Hurricanes prospect development camp laden with former high draft picks and major junior top scorers, 22-year-old Patrick Brown's resume and background hardly fit in...

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  21. Carolina Hurricanes Slowly Recognizing Importance of Shootouts

    The Carolina Hurricanes and shootouts have, historically, not mixed well. Over the past three seasons, the 'Canes are 4-11 in the controversial tiebreaking skills competition, having been outscored 10-18...

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  22. Carolina Hurricanes: 5 Players to Watch at Prospect Development Camp

    Twenty-seven prospects will participate in this week's Carolina Hurricanes Prospect Development Camp, a brief oasis of hockey in the long, hot Raleigh summer...

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  23. Carolina Hurricanes Need a Breakout NHL Season from Ryan Murphy

    The first professional season for Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Ryan Murphy began strong, faltered late and answered few questions about the former first-round pick's future...

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  24. Carolina Hurricanes' Prospect Brock McGinn Poised to Contend for NHL Roster Spot

    The start of Brock McGinn 's whirlwind rise into the NHL spotlight may be one week away. McGinn is one of 28 players invited to the Carolina Hurricanes ' 2014 prospect Development Camp, which begins Wednesday, July 23...

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  25. Carolina Hurricanes' Forward Depth Continues to Require Improvement

    Despite a great deal of attention and a few bargain additions, the Carolina Hurricanes ' third and fourth forward lines remain woefully undermanned as the third week of NHL free agency approaches...

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