1. Carolina Hurricanes: Complete Preview for 2014 Free Agency

    The heart of the Carolina Hurricanes ' 2014 offseason will reach a climax with the opening of the NHL free-agent market on Tuesday...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 10 months ago 1,042 reads 4 comments

  2. Controversy over Charlotte Hornets' P.J. Hairston Refuses to Die

    P.J. Hairston put a nightmarish 2013-14 season officially behind him on Thursday night, as the former University of North Carolina basketball star was selected with the No. 26 pick and traded to the Charlotte Bobcats ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 10 months ago 6,916 reads 1 comments

  3. 2014 NHL Draft: Grades and Analysis for Each Carolina Hurricanes Pick

    The Carolina Hurricanes and general manager Ron Francis proved to have no tricks planned for the 2014 NHL draft, making all seven selections on Friday and Saturday without executing a single trade...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 10 months ago 2,417 reads 1 comments

  4. 2014 NHL Mock Draft: Carolina Hurricanes Full 7-Round Mock Draft

    The Carolina Hurricanes enter the 2014 NHL draft with seven opportunities to bolster the franchise's depth-lacking prospect corps...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 10 months ago 1,613 reads 1 comments

  5. Carolina Hurricanes 2014-2015 Schedule Preview and Analysis

    The 82-game path the Carolina Hurricanes must conquer to end their five-year playoff drought in the 2014-15 season is official. The NHL released the entire schedule Sunday afternoon for the upcoming season, which begins October 8...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 10 months ago 1,332 reads 8 comments

  6. Carolina Hurricanes Show Commitment to Youth with Bill Peters Hire

    The new generation overtaking the Carolina Hurricanes this summer now has its foreman. Bill Peters, former Detroit Red Wings assistant, was named as the Hurricanes' next head coach on Thursday afternoon and will be officially introduced Friday.

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 10 months ago 4,945 reads 13 comments

  7. Carolina Hurricanes Must Learn from Previous Mistakes in 2014 NHL Draft

    The 2014 NHL draft will mark the start of a new era for the Carolina Hurricanes franchise. The weight of a five-year playoff drought sags more heavily than ever as new general ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 10 months ago 1,470 reads 6 comments

  8. 2014 NHL Draft: Nick Ritchie Is Ideal 1st-Round Pick for Carolina Hurricanes

    Nick Ritchie, a projected top-10 pick at the upcoming 2014 NHL entry draft, could be the first piece in the Carolina Hurricanes ' physical revival...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 10 months ago 2,489 reads 7 comments

  9. Charlotte Checkers AHL Experiment a Tremendous Success for Carolina Hurricanes

    Four seasons after the Carolina Hurricanes relocated their AHL affiliate from Albany, New York, to Charlotte, North Carolina, the decision has proved to be an enormous success in every regard...

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  10. NHL Rumors: Odds of Hiring Dan Bylsma for Each Team Searching for Head Coach

    The Pittsburgh Penguins' dismissal of head coach Dan Bylsma last week sent tremors through an already crowded NHL coaching market...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 10 months ago 12,599 reads 10 comments

  11. Willie Desjardins Could Be Sleeper Candidate for Carolina Hurricanes Head Coach

    While the Stanley Cup Final occupies two of the top candidates for the Carolina Hurricanes ' head coaching job (New York's Ulf Samuelsson and Los Angeles' John Stevens), ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 11 months ago 2,449 reads 4 comments

  12. Which Restricted Free Agents Should the Carolina Hurricanes Keep This Offseason?

    An offensive jigsaw puzzle awaits general manager Ron Francis and the Carolina Hurricanes this offseason...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 11 months ago 1,390 reads 3 comments

  13. Which Unrestricted Free Agents Should the Carolina Hurricanes Re-Sign?

    The maelstrom of the 2014 NHL free-agent market looms on new general manager Ron Francis' agenda like a Category 3 hurricane 100 miles off the Outer Banks coast. The chaos is coming...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 11 months ago 1,809 reads 3 comments

  14. Why Jay Harrison Should Be Traded by the Carolina Hurricanes This Offseason

    After five seasons of odds-defying success and playing time, defenseman Jay Harrison may finally meet his end with the Carolina Hurricanes during the 2014 NHL offseason...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 11 months ago 1,614 reads 4 comments

  15. Ulf Samuelsson Would Be Unqualified Choice for Carolina Hurricanes Head Coach

    After supposedly learning the importance of prior head coaching experience from the Kirk Muller disaster, the Carolina Hurricanes now appear poised to again hire an untested former player as the team's next head coach...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 11 months ago 2,707 reads 7 comments

  16. 2014 NHL Draft: Prospects the Carolina Hurricanes Could Draft in the 1st Round

    In one month, Ron Francis and the Carolina Hurricanes will take the stand at the 2014 NHL entry draft to announce the No...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 11 months ago 1,773 reads 3 comments

  17. 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 11 months ago 2,422 reads 6 comments

  18. 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 11 months ago 4,358 reads 3 comments

  19. 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 11 months ago 2,083 reads 5 comments

  20. 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 11 months ago 2,736 reads 8 comments

  21. 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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  22. 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...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 12 months ago 1,123 reads 2 comments

  23. 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 12 months ago 1,312 reads 4 comments

  24. 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 12 months ago 2,458 reads 1 comments

  25. 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 12 months ago 2,491 reads 2 comments