1. 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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  2. 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...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 11 months ago 1,285 reads 3 comments

  3. 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...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 11 months ago 2,104 reads 2 comments

  4. 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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  5. 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...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 11 months ago 1,498 reads 3 comments

  6. 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...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 12 months ago 878 reads 5 comments

  7. 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...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 12 months ago 1,386 reads 1 comments

  8. 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...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 12 months ago 1,517 reads 4 comments

  9. 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...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 12 months ago 2,821 reads 10 comments

  10. 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...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 12 months ago 2,066 reads 11 comments

  11. Areas Where the Carolina Hurricanes Must Improve in 2014

    The 2013 calendar year will go down in history as one of the more disappointing and forgettable 12-month spans in Carolina Hurricanes history. The 'Canes won just 34 of 88 games (38...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 12 months ago 1,314 reads 1 comments

  12. Breaking Down the Biggest Carolina Hurricanes Trade Rumors and Speculation

    The snowball that may unleash an avalanche of Carolina Hurricanes trades slid down the mountain Monday night...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 12 months ago 4,470 reads 3 comments

  13. Nathan Gerbe Showing Carolina Hurricanes the Benefit of Low-Cost Scoring

    The Carolina Hurricanes may be getting the most value from anyone on their 2013-14 roster out of a 5'5" forward making just $550,000 this season...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 12 months ago 1,538 reads 0 comments

  14. Carolina Hurricanes: 4-Step Plan to Revitalize Hurricanes' 2013-14 Season

    The Carolina Hurricanes ' 2013-14 season has taken a sudden turn toward disaster. The 'Canes haven't won a game in almost two weeks, losing three games in a four-day stretch entering ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 12 months ago 1,753 reads 5 comments

  15. Are Carolina Hurricanes' Special Teams Due for an Improvement?

    The Carolina Hurricanes ' inefficiencies so far in the 2013-14 NHL season can be largely blamed on their special teams, which have proven abysmal across the board...

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  16. NHL Attendance 2013-14: Supposed Decline a Mirage Compared to Previous Seasons

    Angst over NHL attendance has spread steadily this holiday season. Compared to the lockout-shortened —and, thus, lockout-inflated —statistics of 2012-13, crowds are significantly smaller all around the league this winter...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 year ago 2,900 reads 0 comments

  17. Latest NHL Trade Rumors: Kings, Ducks, 'Canes Goalie Puzzles Linger

    While teams like the New York Islanders, Edmonton Oilers and St. Louis Blues search desperately for the franchise goaltender of their respective futures, the Los Angeles Kings, Carolina Hurricanes and Anaheim Ducks must juggle their glut of netminders...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 year ago 11,295 reads 1 comments

  18. Jeff Skinner Sparking Carolina Hurricanes' Offensive Improvement

    Jeff Skinner needed a few weeks to rediscover his groove, but the end result proved nothing short of spectacular. After returning from a wrist injury on Nov...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 year ago 846 reads 0 comments

  19. Cam Ward Struggling Through Tough Times, Leaving Carolina Hurricanes Uncertain

    The Carolina Hurricanes ' goaltending dilemma grows more complex by the week. Just as Anton Khudobin's imminent return was about to force a decision out of general manager Jim ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 year ago 2,611 reads 6 comments

  20. Carolina Hurricanes Prospect Updates: Tolchinsky, McGinn Burning OHL

    As the Carolina Hurricanes ' 2013-14 season grinds on, so do the campaigns of their many up-and-coming prospects in the system...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 year ago 1,328 reads 1 comments

  21. Carolina Hurricanes' 2-Goal Comebacks Demonstrating Newfound Tenacity

    The Carolina Hurricanes entered the first intermission Friday night aware of their solid first-period effort while still trailing 2-0 on the scoreboard. " We felt good about the way we were playing," Riley Nash told the press later...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 year ago 1,171 reads 6 comments

  22. Carolina Hurricanes Need Stronger 3-Period Efforts Entering Western Swing

    As the Carolina Hurricanes ' 2013-14 season bumps inconsistently along, the team's strong second periods have emerged as the only constant in a hot-and-cold stretch...

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  23. Calgary Flames' Mikael Backlund the Perfect Trade Target for Carolina Hurricanes

    Underperforming Calgary Flames center Mikael Backlund may soon make a move to the epicenter of NHL career revivals—the Carolina Hurricanes ...

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  24. Ben Bishop Giving Tampa Bay Lightning Solid Goaltending at Last

    The Tampa Bay Lightning have long craved reliable goaltending. In a 27-year-old former third-round draft pick by the name of Ben Bishop , it seems they have finally found it...

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

  25. Ranking the Carolina Hurricanes' Top 5 Goals of 2013-14 NHL Season

    Considering their offensive struggles to date, the Carolina Hurricanes have recorded a relatively impressive highlight reel of goals through the first seven weeks of the 2013-14 season...

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