1. Carolina Hurricanes Maximize Return for Tuomo Ruutu, Acquire Andrei Loktionov

    After months of trade rumors, doghouse-sentenced Tuomo Ruutu was finally traded away from the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday afternoon...

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  2. NHL 2014 Trade Deadline Day: Plan of Action for Carolina Hurricanes

    After a disappointing February yielded a realistically impossible route to the NHL playoffs for the Carolina Hurricanes , general manager Jim Rutherford knew he had to re-adopt a seller mentality on the trade market...

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  3. Frederik Andersen, Ritch Winter Spite Carolina Hurricanes One More Time

    The Carolina Hurricanes ripped off 52 shots on goal Sunday night in Anaheim in a futile attempt to end a 23-day winless drought. Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen shut the door with 49 stellar saves in a 5-3 win...

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  4. Ryan Miller Trade Launches St. Louis Blues to Stanley Cup Favorites

    The St. Louis Blues added 2014's most sought-after NHL trade target to their arsenal Friday night with the acquisition of Ryan Miller...

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  5. Carolina Hurricanes: Ineffective Power Play Ruining Playoff Hopes

    Many assumed the trade acquisition of John-Michael Liles on New Year's Day would finally boost the Carolina Hurricanes ' chemistry-flashing but largely unreliable power play over the hump...

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  6. NHL Trade Rumors: Islanders' Andrew MacDonald Attracting Attention

    As the NHL rumor wire focuses in on 2014's hottest big-name targets, unheralded New York Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald is steadily emerging as the one of the most sought-after items on this year's market...

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  7. Final Grades for Each Carolina Hurricanes Player in 2014 Winter Olympics

    The men's hockey tournament of the 2014 Winter Olympics proved decidedly less fruitful for the Carolina Hurricanes than the 2010 competition as only Tuomo Ruutu returned from Sochi to Raleigh with a medal...

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  8. Tuomo Ruutu's Major Role on Team Finland a Positive for Carolina Hurricanes

    After one of the most tumultuous winters of Tuomo Ruutu 's career, the 31-year-old Carolina Hurricanes winger is finally finding his game...

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  9. Switzerland Hockey Emerging as a Medal Contender at 2014 Winter Olympics

    Jonas Hiller is steadily transforming Switzerland into a legitimate contender. The Switzerland men's hockey team sports just eight NHL players and a national population less than the Chicago metro area...

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  10. Preview, Prediction for Each Carolina Hurricanes Player at 2014 Winter Olympics

    The Carolina Hurricanes will be represented by four athletes in the Men's Hockey tournament of the 2014 Winter Olympics ...

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  11. Highs and Lows from Carolina Hurricanes' 2013-14 Season at Olympic Break

    Fifty-seven games into the 2013-14 NHL season, the Carolina Hurricanes sport 26 wins and 31 losses on the board and a three-point deficit beneath a highly competitive playoff bubble...

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  12. Why David Legwand is an Ideal Trade Target for Carolina Hurricanes

    The Carolina Hurricanes need a physical, experienced two-way center to fill their biggest existing hole prior to the team's final playoff push. Whether such a player will be acquired prior to the Friday 3 p...

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  13. Carolina Hurricanes' Dominant Shot Production a Reason for Optimism

    As the Olympic Break approaches, the Carolina Hurricanes face a pivotal moment in their 2013-14 NHL playoff hopes...

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  14. Carolina Hurricanes: Breaking Down 8 Realistic Trade Targets in 2013-14

    A successful January has launched the Carolina Hurricanes onto the crest of the postseason as the Olympics and NHL trade deadline approach...

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  15. Carolina Hurricanes Must Work to Fix 1st-Period Problems

    After weeks of fast finishes covering for slow starts, the Carolina Hurricanes ' poor first-period play finally caught up to them in a 3-0 loss to Montreal on Tuesday...

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  16. NHL Trade Rumors: Avs-Canadiens Negotiations Ongoing, Metropolitan Teams Active

    With the final week before the Olympic trade freeze quickly approaching, trade rumors are heating up around the NHL in anticipation of a flurry of early-February activity...

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  17. Carolina Hurricanes Learning to Overcome Adversity as Success Continues

    The Carolina Hurricanes allowed one of the ugliest goals ever seen and nearly blew a four-goal lead, but regrouped to defeat the Ottawa Senators 6-3 on Saturday afternoon at PNC Arena...

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  18. Alexander Semin Rightfully Deserving of Ticket to 2014 Olympics on Team Russia

    Millions of followers of both the Carolina Hurricanes and Team Russia cheered Tuesday as Alexander Semin received a last-second ticket to the 2014 Winter Olympics . Semin , reserved as always, probably did not cheer...

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  19. Hurricanes-Flyers Game Postponement Highlights NHL's Rescheduling Inconsistency

    As the Carolina Hurricanes awaited a crucial Metropolitan Division showdown Tuesday night in Philadelphia, snow flakes began to blanket the Mid-Atlantic. The National Weather Service forecast : 4-6 inches in Washington D...

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  20. Carolina Hurricanes' Remaining Schedule Bodes Favorably for Playoff Push

    The Carolina Hurricanes ' hopeful push for a postseason berth during the 2013-14 season's second half will likely be aided by their schedule...

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  21. Graphic Analysis of Carolina Hurricanes' Sudden Goal-Scoring Drought

    The offensive hornets' nest posed by the Carolina Hurricanes during last Thursday's 6-1 win has quickly dissipated into a movement-lacking void less effective than Tomas Kaberle during his brief 'Canes tenure...

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  22. Carolina Hurricanes Attendance Improving as 2013-14 Season Progresses

    The hockey fans of Raleigh are steadily migrating back to PNC Arena as the Carolina Hurricanes gradually improve their record. The 'Canes drew crowds of more than 16,500 to five of their seven games since Dec...

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  23. Center Depth Emerging for Carolina Hurricanes in Eric Staal, Riley Nash Absences

    Injuries to two regular centers have tested the depth of the Carolina Hurricanes center unit so far in 2014. After the first week, the performance without them has been surprisingly encouraging...

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  24. Anton Khudobin Single-Handedly Salvaging Carolina Hurricanes' 2013-14 Season

    According to the statistics, the Carolina Hurricanes ' overall play has declined significantly over the course of the past month...

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  25. Carolina Hurricanes: Can Jeff Skinner Maintain His Goal-Scoring Hot Streak?

    The Carolina Hurricanes would be miles out of contention at the halfway point of the 2013-14 NHL season if not for the contributions of Jeff Skinner...

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