1. Carolina Hurricanes Must Make Decision on Jiri Tlusty in 2014 NHL Offseason

    After years of line-jumping and niche-seeking, Jiri Tlusty will face his decision day with the Carolina Hurricanes this summer. Tlusty 's contract will expire in July; he's set to be a restricted free agent ( RFA )...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 months ago 2,077 reads 6 comments

  2. Barry Trotz Is Better Candidate Than Dan Bylsma for Carolina Hurricanes Coach

    Last Friday's reports that Dan Bylsma would be fired from the Pittsburgh Penguins ' head coaching position sent an earthquake rumbling through the Carolina Hurricanes ' coaching search...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 months ago 4,107 reads 3 comments

  3. Carolina Hurricanes Can Solve Salary-Cap Squeeze by Spending More

    A bizarre juxtaposition of rules gives the Carolina Hurricanes an opportunity to escape their upcoming salary-cap dilemma by simply spending even more money...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 months ago 1,893 reads 5 comments

  4. Carolina Hurricanes Shouldn't Hire a Former Ron Francis Teammate as Head Coach

    Over the course of 1,731 games and 23 NHL seasons, new Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis played with a vast number of teammates...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 months ago 2,571 reads 8 comments

  5. 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Road Teams Finding Stride After Early Home Domination

    Road teams in the second round of the 2014 NHL postseason are finally finding success in the win column...

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  6. Ron Francis Takes Command of Carolina Hurricanes with Bold Coaching Firings

    Just one week after taking over the Carolina Hurricanes ' general manager position, Ron Francis made a strong statement about his leadership abilities and organizational vision...

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  7. The 5 Biggest Challenges Facing Ron Francis as New Carolina Hurricanes GM

    "If we have to make changes, we'll make changes." So said new Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis at Monday's press conference , taking over the reins of the struggling ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 3 months ago 1,179 reads 4 comments

  8. Mike Vellucci to Bring New Perspective to Carolina Hurricanes' Front Office

    Beneath the commotion around Ron Francis' promotion to general manager, junior league dynasty coach Mike Vellucci may slip in quietly to the Carolina Hurricanes ' new assistant GM position...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 3 months ago 2,203 reads 1 comments

  9. Jim Rutherford Leaves Behind Complicated Legacy with Carolina Hurricanes

    On the evening of July 15, 2006, Carolina Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford addressed a tribute dinner in his hometown of Beeton, Ontario. He was just 26 days removed from winning the Stanley Cup...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 3 months ago 2,280 reads 2 comments

  10. Breaking Down Coaches Who Could Replace Kirk Muller with Carolina Hurricanes

    After three seasons of no playoffs and no finishes higher than 12th in the Eastern Conference, Kirk Muller's days as head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes may be approaching their end...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 3 months ago 2,264 reads 1 comments

  11. 5 Years Later, Hurricanes' 'Miracle Finnish' Source of Nostalgia, Controversy

    It's been five years now since Jussi Jokinen launched Raleigh into insanity with his last-second game-winning goal in Game 4 of the 2009 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, but each ...

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  12. Carolina Hurricanes' Complete Guide to the 2014 NHL Offseason

    The Carolina Hurricanes have one goal for the 2014 offseason: to make the changes that will end the team's five-year playoff drought in the 2014-15 NHL season...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 3 months ago 1,865 reads 5 comments

  13. NASL, Carolina RailHawks Envision Continued Expansion and Exposure Growth

    Three years after the formation of the new North American Soccer League, establishing legitimacy has transitioned to exponential growth as the league rides the surging tsunami of soccer's American popularity...

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  14. Grading and Evaluating Each Carolina Hurricanes Player in 2013-14 NHL Season

    New arrivals and first-year players kept the Carolina Hurricanes afloat for much of 2013-14, but disappointing campaigns from several franchise cornerstones doomed the club to its fifth straight season without a playoff berth...

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  15. Kirk Muller Firing Would Allow Carolina Hurricanes to Recreate Identity

    The Carolina Hurricanes are approaching an offseason that may overhaul the franchise's central structure both on and off the ice...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 4 months ago 2,181 reads 6 comments

  16. Carolina Hurricanes Using Final 2013-14 Games to Evaluate Players for 2014-15

    With any late playoff run now out of the question, the Carolina Hurricanes are using the final games of their 2013-14 season to evaluate prospects and borderline players looking ahead to 2014-15...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 4 months ago 1,580 reads 0 comments

  17. Elias Lindholm Coming of Age as Carolina Hurricanes' 2013-14 Season Winds Down

    After six months of frustratingly slow development, Elias Lindholm is finally growing into the well-rounded playmaker that the Carolina Hurricanes envisioned when drafting him fifth overall last June...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 4 months ago 747 reads 2 comments

  18. Eric Staal's Future with Carolina Hurricanes Growing Shakier as Slump Continues

    Eric Staal 's worst spring of his career continued with another costly, lackluster effort in the Carolina Hurricanes ' 3-2 overtime loss Saturday night...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 4 months ago 4,210 reads 17 comments

  19. MLS Expansion: Why Raleigh Deserves Consideration as MLS Moves Southeast

    The North Carolina Triangle has long been considered a viable candidate for a Major League Soccer franchise...

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  20. Grading Each Carolina Hurricanes Defenseman in the 2013-14 NHL Season so Far

    The consistent performance of Justin Faulk and breakout campaign of Andrej Sekera have helped an inexperienced and hastily formed Carolina Hurricanes ' defense stay afloat in 2013-14...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 4 months ago 563 reads 5 comments

  21. Justin Faulk Contract Extension a Great Step for Future of Carolina Hurricanes

    The most promising player on the Carolina Hurricanes ' roster will remain in Raleigh for the next six seasons. Justin Faulk, just one week removed from his 22nd birthday, signed an extension with the 'Canes on Monday for next half-dozen years...

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  22. Carolina Hurricanes' Lack of Offensive Depth Costly Again in 2013-14

    Despite the presence of Eric Staal, Alexander Semin , Jeff Skinner and others, the Carolina Hurricanes ' offense has struggled to score with consistency this NHL season...

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  23. Carolina Hurricanes: Another Missed Postseason Raises Concerns for Future

    A woeful post-Olympic slump has cursed the Carolina Hurricanes to their fifth consecutive spring without an appearance in the NHL playoffs...

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  24. Jordan Staal Enjoying Best Streak Since Joining Carolina Hurricanes

    As the two-year anniversary of the trade that brought him to the Hurricanes approaches, Jordan Staal is finally establishing his comfort zone in Carolina...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 4 months ago 1,063 reads 4 comments

  25. Coaching Staff to Blame After Power Play Again Dooms Carolina Hurricanes

    The Carolina Hurricanes conceded a shorthanded goal, a four-on-four goal and a power-play goal in the third period Friday night as the New York Rangers delivered a decisive dagger into their last lingering playoff hopes...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 5 months ago 1,823 reads 16 comments