1. Alexander Semin Signs with Hurricanes: Are the 'Canes Cup Contenders?

    Jim Rutherford and the Carolina Hurricanes have finally made their move. They lost out on Zach Parise . They lost out on Ray Whitney. They lost out on Rick Nash. Now, at last, they've cashed in on Alexander Semin ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 years ago 1,854 reads 42 comments

  2. NHL Free Agents: Carolina Hurricanes Sign Tim Wallace, Jay Harrison, Prospects

    With many of the free agent market's biggest names now off the board, the Carolina Hurricanes and GM Jim Rutherford have turned towards their internal to-do list...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 years ago 921 reads 0 comments

  3. Rick Nash Trade: How the Deal Impacts New York Rangers' Salary Structure

    Rick Nash ... ...is a New York Ranger. In a matter of moments, Rangers GM Glen Sather was able to do what 29 other NHL GMs failed to complete in five months of negotiations—to draw disgruntled All-Star winger Rick Nash out of Columbus ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 years ago 4,741 reads 15 comments

  4. MLS Expansion: 4-Hour Thunderstorm Delay Raises Questions About Southeast US

    In NASL action last night, the Carolina Railhawks defeated the Minnesota Stars 1-0 to pull within eight points of the league lead...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 years ago 1,634 reads 8 comments

  5. 2012 NHL Free Agents: 5 Teams Who Should Submit an Offer Sheet for Jakub Voracek

    For the first time in 15 years, the NHL free agent market is beginning to grow a new dimension. Restricted free agents are now fair game...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 years ago 3,752 reads 51 comments

  6. NHL Free Agents: History Predicts Predators Will Match Shea Weber's Offer Sheet

    It's official. After remaining uncharacteristically quiet for much of the offseason, the Philadelphia Flyers have made their big splash of the summer. This year, it's a move almost unheard of in today's NHL —an RFA offer sheet...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 years ago 2,878 reads 54 comments

  7. 2012 NHL Free Agents: Where Each of the Top 25 Remaining Free Agents Will Sign

    Almost three weeks have passed since the opening of NHL free agency, but by the looks of the remaining market, it's nearly impossible to tell. Shane Doan . Pavel Kubina...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 years ago 6,171 reads 45 comments

  8. 2012 NHL Free Agents: Have Hurricanes Made an Offer Shane Doan Can't Refuse?

    It's an offer that blows all others out of the water. Highly sought-after veteran Shane Doan is set to begin considering offers Monday, and he'll immediately be met with a proposal of jaw-dropping caliber...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 years ago 8,298 reads 38 comments

  9. NHL Trade Speculation: How Devin Setoguchi to Carolina Hurricanes Makes Sense

    It's a match made in heaven. For the Carolina Hurricanes , it's driven by a desperate need for more top-six offensive talent. For the Minnesota Wild , it's driven by a crammed salary-cap situation and an unproven defensive cast...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 years ago 3,356 reads 14 comments

  10. 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...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 years ago 2,642 reads 11 comments

  11. 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 2,790 reads 4 comments

  12. 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 9,510 reads 32 comments

  13. 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...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 years ago 4,818 reads 68 comments

  14. 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 3,700 reads 19 comments

  15. 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...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 years ago 1,055 reads 0 comments

  16. 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 56,378 reads 76 comments

  17. 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...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 years ago 81 reads 10 comments

  18. 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 1,298 reads 3 comments

  19. 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 2,560 reads 6 comments

  20. 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...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 years ago 818 reads 7 comments

  21. 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 18,476 reads 104 comments

  22. 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 6,431 reads 26 comments

  23. 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 2,336 reads 8 comments

  24. 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 3,101 reads 9 comments

  25. 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 748 reads 6 comments