1. NHL Playoff Bubble: 4 Weekend Games with Huge Playoff Implications

    The race for the 2013 NHL playoffs has reached a point of ultimate uncertainty. Entering Friday evening, both conferences are stuck with a logjam on the bubble and a virtual tie for the eighth and final playoff spot...

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  2. Carolina Hurricanes' Terrible Luck Playing Major Role in Ongoing Collapse

    The Carolina Hurricanes, overwhelmingly overridden with terrible goaltending, out-of-position players and an endless swath of injuries, have tried seemingly every available excuse to explain their ongoing 1-13-1 collapse...

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  3. Carolina Hurricanes: A Graphic Analysis of Jamie McBain's Defensive Mistakes

    No one player has received more blame for the Carolina Hurricanes ' ongoing collapse than inexperienced, overmatched defenseman Jamie McBain ...

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  4. NHL Reportedly Planning 2014 Kings-Ducks Outdoor Game at Dodger Stadium

    It's a beautiful, sunny, 60-degree day in Southern California. Some 16 million residents of the Los Angeles area see a magnificent January day and feel so glad they're not living in a city like Detroit...

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  5. Carolina Hurricanes' Inactive Trade Deadline Reveals Uncertainty About Future

    Are the Carolina Hurricanes still prepared for a promising future, or is their on-paper talent just masking the many flaws hidden within the roster? Even Jim Rutherford isn't sure...

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  6. NHL Trade Deadline 2013: Marian Gaborik Reportedly Traded to Blue Jackets

    In one of the most shocking NHL trades of the past decade, the New York Rangers have reportedly traded star winger Marian Gaborik to the Columbus Blue Jackets...

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  7. NHL Trade Deadline 2013: Who Won Every Wednesday Trade Prior to Deadline?

    Wednesday was the day, the final opportunity for 30 NHL general managers to change the fate of their respective teams. As became evident just moments after the 3 PM trade deadline, many of them didn't hesitate at the chance...

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  8. NHL Trade Rumors: Latest Reports on Yandle, Regehr, Nielsen and Clowe

    With the countdown to the 2013 NHL trade deadline approaching the 48-hour milestone, 30 general managers sit in leather armchairs, cell phones in hand and tablets in laps, waiting for the levees to break on a much-anticipated flurry of activity...

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  9. NHL Trade Deadline Primer: Should the Carolina Hurricanes Be Buyers or Sellers?

    As the 2013 trade deadline steadily approaches, the NHL 's most enigmatic franchise has a decision to make...

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  10. Kirk Muller Must Take More Responsibility for Carolina Hurricanes' Slump

    As the Carolina Hurricanes blew a third-period lead in Toronto Thursday en route to their seventh consecutive loss, head coach Kirk Muller looked on sternly from behind a bench of 15 confidence-shaken players...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about almost 2 years ago 1,120 reads 3 comments

  11. NHL Trade Deadline: 8 Huge Contracts That Will Be in Play

    One could identify an NHL general manager from many traits. But frugal and cautious are certainly not among them. Indeed, the upcoming 2013 trade deadline will unquestionably result in plenty of risky trades around the league...

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  12. Alexander Semin Reportedly Signs 5-Year Extension with Carolina Hurricanes

    The Carolina Hurricanes took another step toward securing their franchise's future on Monday afternoon...

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  13. Carolina Hurricanes' 4-Step Plan to Revitalize 2013 Season

    Almost two weeks ago, the Carolina Hurricanes , coming off a 4-0 thrashing of the Washington Capitals , seemed poised and prepared for a high postseason seed and deep playoff run...

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  14. NHL Trade Speculation: 10 Most Likely Players to Move and Where They'll Land

    Think the lockout-shortened 2013 NHL season is already hectic enough? In two weeks, think again. With the trade deadline—Wednesday, Apr...

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  15. Tuomo Ruutu to Return Soon: How His Presence Will Help Carolina Hurricanes

    When Tuomo Ruutu 's hip surgery was announced on Jan. 5, the physical NHL forward was expected to remain in recovery until early May ...

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  16. Carolina Hurricanes: Mid-Season Grades for Alexander Semin and Jordan Staal

    The Carolina Hurricanes sent tsunamis through the NHL universe with the additions of Alexander Semin and Jordan Staal last summer...

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  17. 8 NHL Players You Have to Follow on Twitter

    Athletes from all sports and leagues are slowly joining the ranks of social media and giving fans an entirely new perspective on their daily lives. The NHL has quickly become one of the most Twitter-active sports...

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  18. Chicago Blackhawks' Point Streak Ends: What Loss Means for Rest of NHL

    Twenty-four times it was attempted to no avail. Twenty-four times did the Chicago Blackhawks begin a brand new hockey game and skate away 60 minutes later with at least a point...

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  19. Carolina Hurricanes: Breaking Down Their Playoff Chances in 2013

    Despite an onslaught of injuries, a turbulent goaltending unit and two dreadful special teams units, the Carolina Hurricanes ' first 22 games of the 2013 season couldn't have gone much better...

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  20. 2013 NHL Season: History Predicts the Chicago Blackhawks Won't Win the Cup

    The statistics surrounding the Chicago Blackhawks ' season are surreal. Points in 22 consecutive games. Wins in nine consecutive games. Ten victories in 12 road games. A plus-29 goal differential...

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  21. Cam Ward out 6-8 Weeks: Dan Ellis Era Begins for Carolina Hurricanes

    The Carolina Hurricanes ' rollercoaster 2013 season will take on a new dimension in the coming months. Starting goaltender and franchise cornerstone Cam Ward has been diagnosed with an MCL sprain and will miss six to eight weeks...

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  22. 2013 NHL Season: 10 Players Guaranteed to Get Hot as the Season Progresses

    With the halfway milestone of this shortened 2013 NHL season approaching, a few stars around the league are still finding it difficult to regain their touch...

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  23. Cam Ward Robs Joel Ward: Ranking the Hurricanes Goalie's Best Saves (VIDEO)

    To recap Tuesday's NHL action: Cam Ward robbed Joel Ward. Compared to that, nothing much else of note happened...

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  24. NHL 2013 Season: 6 Teams Struggling Through the Most Injuries

    Entering the NHL 's shortened and condensed 2013 season, every coach in every city knew that injuries would play a major role in the course of the year. So far, they've been exactly right...

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  25. NHL 2013 Season: The 10 Most Underrated Players So Far

    One month into the 2012-2013 NHL season, the biggest names in hockey have already begun to take over the headlines. Thomas Vanek and James Neal lead the league in scoring. Sidney Crosby and Martin St...

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