1. 2012 NHL Free Agents: Marc-Andre Gragnani Signing a Smart Move by Hurricanes

    The ice has finally been broken. After 10 days of mere speculation, Carolina Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford has, at last, dipped into the free agent market again. But it's not Alexander Semin...

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  2. 2012 NHL Free Agents: Carolina Hurricanes Must Sign Alex Semin or Shane Doan

    The once-teeming field of top-tier NHL free agents has been whittled down to a mere two. Alexander Semin. And Shane Doan ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 years ago 2,789 reads 4 comments

  3. 2012 NHL Free Agents: Analyzing Each Team Pursuing Alexander Semin

    Zach Parise is gone. Jiri Hudler is gone. PA Parenteau is gone. Ray Whitney is gone. Jaromir Jagr is gone. The 2012 free agent market of top-tier forwards has been whittled down to it's final remaining piece: Alexander Semin ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 years ago 9,494 reads 32 comments

  4. Zach Parise & Ryan Suter to Minnesota Wild: Why Wild Are Stanley Cup Contenders

    The unfathomable is now a reality. Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, arguably the two most sought-after free agents in a decade, have finally signed their respective contracts. In the exact same state...

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  5. 2012 NHL Trades: Derek Roy Trade Makes Dallas Stars Playoff Contenders in 2013

    In April, a five-game, season-ending losing streak knocked the Dallas Stars out of the playoffs at the very last minute. Next year, the Stars will have other plans in mind...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 years ago 3,660 reads 19 comments

  6. 2012 NHL Free Agents: Carolina Hurricanes Signing and Trade Tracker on July 1st

    NHL free agency is underway, and for the first time in years, the Carolina Hurricanes will be front and center. With GM Jim Rutherford flush with cash and holes to fill, expect an afternoon of hockey headlines in Raleigh...

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  7. 2012 NHL Free Agents: Move-by-Move Analysis of NHL Free Agency and Trades

    At long last, free agency is here. Many of the biggest names that the NHL has to offer—from Zach Parise to Ryan Suter, Alex Semin to Matt Carle—have hit the market and found new destinations around across the continent...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 years ago 56,359 reads 76 comments

  8. 2012 NHL Free Agents: Predicting the 8 Largest Contracts of Free Agency

    July 1st is not a day for the frugal. From noon's opening bell on, 30 general managers from around the NHL will kick off free agency 2012 with a rather cash-laden bang...

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  9. 2012 NHL Free Agents: Twitter Reaction to Justin Schultz's Signing with Oilers

    The saga is over. Highly sought-after free agent Justin Schultz has, at last, signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Edmonton Oilers . Per the Oilers' team release : The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with Justin Schultz...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 years ago 1,303 reads 3 comments

  10. 2012 NHL Free Agents: Justin Schultz Signs Contract with Edmonton Oilers

    The Justin Schultz saga has officially come to an end. The Edmonton Oilers announced Saturday afternoon that they have signed the 21-year-old defenseman to a two-year, entry-level contract...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 years ago 2,485 reads 6 comments

  11. NHL Free Agency 2012: How the Carolina Hurricanes Stand Entering Free Agency

    The countdown to the opening of NHL free agency has reached 48 hours. Come Sunday at noon, the market's biggest names will be dropping like stones as a select few Cup contenders seek to land their one missing piece...

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  12. NHL Free Agency 2012: Evaluating the 10 Biggest Free Agency & Trade Rumors

    In less than a week, the NHL free-agent market will be open for business. As the clock ticks down every second until July 1st, the airwaves continue to overflow with rumors, reports ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 years ago 18,262 reads 104 comments

  13. NHL Free Agency 2012: Complete List of RFA's Not Given Qualifying Offers

    In less than a week, 598 hockey players of all sorts will hit the 2012 NHL free-agent market, their contracts having all expired on the first day of July...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 years ago 6,390 reads 26 comments

  14. NHL Trades: Flyers Acquire Luke Shenn from Maple Leafs for James van Riemsdyk

    For Luke and Brayden Shenn , Philadelphia has become the City of Brotherly Love in more ways than one...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 years ago 2,298 reads 8 comments

  15. Jordan Staal: Predicting His Production for the Carolina Hurricanes in 2012-2013

    When a tsunami of trade action hit the NHL draft floor last night, trade centerpiece Jordan Staal was the last person in the hockey universe to know...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 years ago 3,039 reads 9 comments

  16. NHL Draft 2012: Kings' Tanner Pearson Is the First Round's Biggest Steal

    Four hundred and sixty-one picks after Tanner Pearson became eligible for the NHL draft, the 19-year-old winger has finally found a home in the National Hockey League...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 years ago 700 reads 6 comments

  17. 2012 NHL Draft Grades: Full Round 1 Report Card and Results

    At long last, the 2012 NHL entry draft is upon us. Thirty teams, 27 of which enter the draft holding at least one first-round pick, will have a choice that could redefine their franchise for decades...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 years ago 11,925 reads 68 comments

  18. NHL Draft 2012: 5 Teams That Will Be Busiest During the First Round

    Chaos. There is no better word to describe the first round of the NHL Draft. By the television program guide, Friday's festivities are a mere two-hour event...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 years ago 1,273 reads 11 comments

  19. NHL 2012-2013 Schedule Released: Carolina Hurricanes' Schedule Preview

    The National Hockey League has released its 2012-2013 season schedule . Starting October 11th—unless September's CBA negotiations lead to an extended lockout—all 30 NHL teams will embark on another five-month, 1,230-game campaign...

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  20. NHL Mock Draft 2012: Carolina Hurricanes Draft Preview & Complete Mock Draft

    It's been more than two months now since we last saw the Carolina Hurricanes take the ice, and while they won't be hitting the rink this weekend either, it's finally back to business for at least a few 'Canes...

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  21. NHL Draft: Biggest Busts Picked at Each Top 5 Draft Position

    What's the difference between Jason Spezza and Alexander Svitov? One pick. Indeed, Spezza (the No. 2 pick in 2001) and Svitov (the No. 3 pick in 2001) were chosen as consecutive picks of the NHL Entry Draft just 11 years ago...

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  22. NHL Trades 2012: Tampa Bay Lightning Overpay to Acquire Anders Lindback

    The Tampa Bay Lightning may have found a solution to their goaltending dilemma. GM Steve Yzerman has reportedly acquired the rights to young goaltender Anders Lindback from the ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 years ago 3,311 reads 58 comments

  23. 2012 Stanley Cup Finals: Analyzing the Los Angeles Kings' Postseason Dominance

    The Los Angeles Kings have captured the Stanley Cup. In perhaps the most unlikely Cup crowning in NHL history, the Kings routed the New Jersey Devils 6-1 Monday night to finish off a postseason run utterly unparalleled in hockey history...

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  24. Stanley Cup Final 2012: New Jersey Devils Win Would Be Biggest Upset in History

    With surprising back-to-back wins in Games 4 and 5, the New Jersey Devils will bring newfound confidence and momentum into Monday's Game 6...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 years ago 1,712 reads 6 comments

  25. 2012 NHL Free Agency: David Jones Re-Signed by Colorado Avalanche

    The 2012 crop of free-agent forwards just got a little shallower. David Jones, formerly slated to become a UFA on July 1st, has been reportedly re-signed to a four-year contract by the Colorado Avalanche ...

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