1. NHL Free Agency 2013: UFA Forwards the Carolina Hurricanes Should Target

    After the disasters that were the Carolina Hurricanes ' third and fourth lines in 2013, the 'Canes and GM Jim Rutherford are expected turn to the NHL free-agent market to revamp the team's offensive depth this summer...

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  2. NHL Free Agency: Soon-to-Be UFAs Whose Values Have Plummeted in the Playoffs

    No event judges the true free-agency worth of an NHL player as harshly as the Stanley Cup playoffs do. These six upcoming free agents found that out the hard way...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 year ago 5,878 reads 10 comments

  3. Carolina Hurricanes' Top Prospects to Watch in 2013-14 NHL Season

    If the Carolina Hurricanes hope to evolve into a perennial playoff contender, they must look first and foremost to their well-stocked but unproven cast of young prospects...

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  4. NHL Playoffs 2013: Sidney Crosby, Patrick Kane and the 10 Best Goals so Far

    Even under the pressure of the Stanley Cup playoffs, the NHL 's biggest stars are still lighting up both lamps and highlight reels with a plethora of spectacular postseason goals...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 year ago 3,766 reads 12 comments

  5. NHL Playoffs 2013: Kings' and Sharks' Home Dominance Changing Playoff Landscape

    As the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks duel for a spot in the Western Conference Finals, two avid California hockey fanbases are taking the opportunity to prove themselves among the NHL 's most influential...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 year ago 1,072 reads 4 comments

  6. NHL Playoffs 2013: The Most Important Matchup in Each 2nd-Round Series

    The most prominent series in the NHL playoffs are often decided by the most subtle of factors. On the colossal stage of the conference semifinals, eight teams are currently battling it out for just four spots in the next round...

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  7. The 5 Biggest Storylines to Follow During Carolina Hurricanes' Offseason

    The Carolina Hurricanes will be faced with an offseason of difficult decisions and intriguing plot lines in the coming months...

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  8. One Player Each NHL Team Should Target in 2013 Offseason

    For 22 of the NHL 's 30 franchises, the ongoing 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs are no longer of immediate relevance...

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  9. NHL Playoffs 2013: Complete Preview and Prediction for Every 2nd-Round Series

    One round, eight series and 47 hard-fought games are in the books for the 2013 NHL playoffs. Only eight of the league's original 30 teams are still standing at the Tuesday kickoff of the conference semifinals...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 year ago 14,074 reads 50 comments

  10. NHL Free Agency 2013: Which UFAs Should the Carolina Hurricanes Re-Sign?

    Unlike the groundbreaking summer of 2012, the Carolina Hurricanes ' 2013 offseason is on path to be a rather quiet one. None of the team's key cornerstone players will be faced with the pressure of an expiring contract this coming July...

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  11. NHL Stars Failing to Meet Expectations in 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Nothing in the Stanley Cup playoffs ever goes as expected. Just a week into their 2013 edition, the defending NHL champions are tied in a series with a team they swept last year...

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  12. NHL Playoffs 2013: The 5 Most Underappreciated Stars in the Postseason

    In the playoffs, a dynamic under-the-radar leader can often prove an even more dangerous weapon than the flashiest big-name superstar. Just look at Bryce Salvador and Braden Holtby in 2012...

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  13. NHL Offseason: One Player Each Non-Playoff Team Should Pursue This Summer

    For the 14 NHL teams who won't be playing any towel-waving, hard-hitting playoff hockey games this spring, the lockout-shortened 2013 season proved more of a revealing examination than a utopian success story...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about over 1 year ago 3,456 reads 29 comments

  14. 2013 NHL Season: 4 Lessons the Carolina Hurricanes Must Learn to Improve in 2014

    Another season's gone by in Raleigh. Another spring's gone by without playoff hockey. Another summer's scripted for redundant quotes about being better next year...

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  15. 5 NHL Players Who Must Step Up to Get Their Teams into the Stanley Cup Playoffs

    The final stretch race of the 2013 regular season is on. Two intense playoff races in both conferences will conclude this weekend, as 26 teams play Saturday before Ottawa and Boston close out the season Sunday evening...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about over 1 year ago 4,150 reads 11 comments

  16. Carolina Hurricanes: Evaluating Each Forward Line Entering the Offseason

    When the Carolina Hurricanes added Jordan Staal and Alexander Semin to the fold last summer, they expected to put forth one of the league's best offenses in the 2013 season...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about over 1 year ago 1,361 reads 3 comments

  17. NHL Playoff Bubble: 4 Weekend Games with Huge Playoff Implications

    The race for the 2013 NHL playoffs has reached a point of ultimate uncertainty. Entering Friday evening, both conferences are stuck with a logjam on the bubble and a virtual tie for the eighth and final playoff spot...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about over 1 year ago 4,727 reads 9 comments

  18. Carolina Hurricanes' Terrible Luck Playing Major Role in Ongoing Collapse

    The Carolina Hurricanes, overwhelmingly overridden with terrible goaltending, out-of-position players and an endless swath of injuries, have tried seemingly every available excuse to explain their ongoing 1-13-1 collapse...

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  19. Carolina Hurricanes: A Graphic Analysis of Jamie McBain's Defensive Mistakes

    No one player has received more blame for the Carolina Hurricanes ' ongoing collapse than inexperienced, overmatched defenseman Jamie McBain ...

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  20. NHL Reportedly Planning 2014 Kings-Ducks Outdoor Game at Dodger Stadium

    It's a beautiful, sunny, 60-degree day in Southern California. Some 16 million residents of the Los Angeles area see a magnificent January day and feel so glad they're not living in a city like Detroit...

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  21. Carolina Hurricanes' Inactive Trade Deadline Reveals Uncertainty About Future

    Are the Carolina Hurricanes still prepared for a promising future, or is their on-paper talent just masking the many flaws hidden within the roster? Even Jim Rutherford isn't sure...

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  22. NHL Trade Deadline 2013: Marian Gaborik Reportedly Traded to Blue Jackets

    In one of the most shocking NHL trades of the past decade, the New York Rangers have reportedly traded star winger Marian Gaborik to the Columbus Blue Jackets...

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  23. NHL Trade Deadline 2013: Who Won Every Wednesday Trade Prior to Deadline?

    Wednesday was the day, the final opportunity for 30 NHL general managers to change the fate of their respective teams. As became evident just moments after the 3 PM trade deadline, many of them didn't hesitate at the chance...

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  24. NHL Trade Rumors: Latest Reports on Yandle, Regehr, Nielsen and Clowe

    With the countdown to the 2013 NHL trade deadline approaching the 48-hour milestone, 30 general managers sit in leather armchairs, cell phones in hand and tablets in laps, waiting for the levees to break on a much-anticipated flurry of activity...

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  25. NHL Trade Deadline Primer: Should the Carolina Hurricanes Be Buyers or Sellers?

    As the 2013 trade deadline steadily approaches, the NHL 's most enigmatic franchise has a decision to make...

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