1. Training Camp Signings Making Big Impacts Early in 2013-14 NHL Season

    For a number of NHL players who signed contracts during September training camp, the opening half-month of the 2013-14 season has been full of unexpected production and playing time...

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  2. Carolina Hurricanes Must Build Confidence, Find Wins on Road Trip

    The Carolina Hurricanes are mere inches away from five wins in their first seven games. But inches away isn't close enough...

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  3. Carolina Hurricanes Continue to Struggle in Close Games

    The first six games of the Carolina Hurricanes ' 2013-14 season have followed a similar pattern to that of their past several campaigns...

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  4. Braxton Berrios Commits to Miami: Hurricanes Land 4-Star Receiver

    Miami's 2014 recruiting class added another star-studded item Saturday with the commitment of 4-star receiver Braxton Berrios. A product of Leesville Road High in Raleigh, N.C...

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  5. Biggest Takeaways from Carolina Hurricanes' Start to the 2013-14 Season

    Only three games into the 2013-14 NHL season, the inevitable turbulence of the coming Carolina Hurricanes campaign has already risen to the surface...

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  6. Carolina Hurricanes' Checking and Positioning Much Improved in 2013-14

    Having allowed just three regulation goals and accumulated three points in the standings through the first two games of the 2013-14 NHL season, the Carolina Hurricanes have already demonstrated just how much tougher and smarter they are...

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  7. Injured Reserve Already Crowded for NHL 2013-14 Opening Week

    A plethora of teams will begin their 2013-14 NHL seasons handicapped after some tough, injury-laden training camps...

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  8. Complete 2013-14 Season Preview for the Carolina Hurricanes

    The long-awaited opening night of the Carolina Hurricanes ' 2013-14 season is just days away, but still little is known about the caliber of the team that will take the ice Friday at PNC Arena...

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  9. Carolina Hurricanes: 5 Bold Predictions for 2013-14 NHL Season

    With two consecutive busy summers in the rear-view mirror and a highly anticipated move to the new Metropolitan Division awaiting this autumn, the NHL 's spotlight will fall on the Carolina Hurricanes more in 2013-14 than ever before...

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  10. What Are Florida Panthers' Playoff Chances After Signing Tim Thomas?

    The Florida Panthers officially signed goaltender Tim Thomas on Thursday ( per the team's website ), adding the controversial yet undeniably successful veteran to their intriguing 2013-14 roster...

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  11. Carolina Hurricanes' 5 Burning Questions for 2013-14 NHL Season

    The Carolina Hurricanes are set to enter the 2013-14 NHL season with great expectations and few certainties...

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  12. NHL Preseason: Does Winning in Training Camp Equate to Regular-Season Success?

    As the 2013 NHL preseason rages along with a nightly cacophony of ridiculous scores, the debate of the preseason's true value has risen again with fervor...

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  13. Projecting Mike Komisarek's Role with Carolina Hurricanes' Defense in 2013-14

    Former NHL All-Star defenseman Mike Komisarek signed in July to a chorus of optimism, praise and renewed hope for the Carolina Hurricanes ' defense...

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  14. Carolina Hurricanes' 2013 Preseason Preview and Storylines to Watch

    Come Wednesday night, the Carolina Hurricanes will hit the ice against a fellow NHL opponent for the first time in almost five months. The Columbus Blue Jackets will be in town as the 'Canes kick off their six-game preseason schedule at 7 p...

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  15. Carolina Hurricanes Sign Ron Hainsey: Analysis, Twitter Reaction & More

    The Carolina Hurricanes wasted little time in the search for a Joni Pitkanen replacement. General manager Jim Rutherford signed free-agent defenseman Ron Hainsey to a $2 million contract Thursday to help re-strengthen the team's blueline corps...

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  16. Carolina Hurricanes Draw Positives, Negatives from 2013 NHL Prospect Tournament

    The Carolina Hurricanes ' prospects allowed eight unanswered goals to the St. Louis Blues ' youngsters Monday to take sixth place in the 2013 Traverse City NHL Prospects Tournament...

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  17. The Most Intriguing NHL Players to Watch During 2013-14 Training Camps

    For all 30 franchises across the NHL , training camps will begin this week with a plethora of fresh faces and hungry newcomers...

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  18. Joni Pitkanen Injury Setback Raises Questions for Carolina Hurricanes' Defense

    Another wrong turn in Joni Pitkanen 's injury recovery has left the Carolina Hurricanes with a new gaping hole in the defensive depth chart...

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  19. NHL Prospects on Track to Replace Current Superstars

    A new generation of NHL prospects is prepared to take over the hockey world in the coming decade. Players from the top tiers of the every recent draft class are waiting in the ...

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  20. Breaking Down Carolina Hurricanes' Top NHL-Ready Forward Prospects

    The Carolina Hurricanes stand on the verge of a significant youth invasion within their forward corps. General manager Jim Rutherford's use of four first- and second-round draft ...

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  21. Carolina Hurricanes: Breaking Down Andrej Sekera's Impact on Defense in 2013-14

    The offseason acquisition of Andrej Sekera has done little to satisfy the naysayers about the Carolina Hurricanes ' unproven defense. However, Sekera should quietly make a solid and noticeable impact on the team's back end...

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  22. Breaking Down the Best Centers in the 2014 NHL Draft

    The 2014 draft class of NHL prospects features extensive depth and parity throughout the projected first round, with a large cast of talented centers leading the way...

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  23. Carolina Hurricanes: What Went Wrong and What's Ahead for Zach Boychuk

    When the Carolina Hurricanes took to the podium for the 14th pick of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, they knew the immense importance of the decision at hand...

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  24. Predicting Stanley Cup Dark Horses for the 2013-14 NHL Season

    The Stanley Cup has proven in recent years to be the most unpredictable of trophies. Three of the past four Cup champions entered the season outside of the top five Vegas odds-on favorites...

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  25. Carolina Hurricanes: Projecting Defensive Pairings for 2013-14 NHL Season

    The Carolina Hurricanes ' defense will employ a drastically different style and look for the 2013-14 NHL season. Gone are risk-taking, largely inexperienced blueliners Jamie McBain, Bobby Sanguinetti, Joe Corvo and Marc-Andre Bergeron...

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