1. Tuomo Ruutu to Return Soon: How His Presence Will Help Carolina Hurricanes

    When Tuomo Ruutu 's hip surgery was announced on Jan. 5, the physical NHL forward was expected to remain in recovery until early May ...

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  2. Carolina Hurricanes: Mid-Season Grades for Alexander Semin and Jordan Staal

    The Carolina Hurricanes sent tsunamis through the NHL universe with the additions of Alexander Semin and Jordan Staal last summer...

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  3. 8 NHL Players You Have to Follow on Twitter

    Athletes from all sports and leagues are slowly joining the ranks of social media and giving fans an entirely new perspective on their daily lives. The NHL has quickly become one of the most Twitter-active sports...

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  4. Chicago Blackhawks' Point Streak Ends: What Loss Means for Rest of NHL

    Twenty-four times it was attempted to no avail. Twenty-four times did the Chicago Blackhawks begin a brand new hockey game and skate away 60 minutes later with at least a point...

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  5. Carolina Hurricanes: Breaking Down Their Playoff Chances in 2013

    Despite an onslaught of injuries, a turbulent goaltending unit and two dreadful special teams units, the Carolina Hurricanes ' first 22 games of the 2013 season couldn't have gone much better...

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  6. 2013 NHL Season: History Predicts the Chicago Blackhawks Won't Win the Cup

    The statistics surrounding the Chicago Blackhawks ' season are surreal. Points in 22 consecutive games. Wins in nine consecutive games. Ten victories in 12 road games. A plus-29 goal differential...

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  7. Cam Ward out 6-8 Weeks: Dan Ellis Era Begins for Carolina Hurricanes

    The Carolina Hurricanes ' rollercoaster 2013 season will take on a new dimension in the coming months. Starting goaltender and franchise cornerstone Cam Ward has been diagnosed with an MCL sprain and will miss six to eight weeks...

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  8. 2013 NHL Season: 10 Players Guaranteed to Get Hot as the Season Progresses

    With the halfway milestone of this shortened 2013 NHL season approaching, a few stars around the league are still finding it difficult to regain their touch...

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  9. Cam Ward Robs Joel Ward: Ranking the Hurricanes Goalie's Best Saves (VIDEO)

    To recap Tuesday's NHL action: Cam Ward robbed Joel Ward. Compared to that, nothing much else of note happened...

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  10. NHL 2013 Season: 6 Teams Struggling Through the Most Injuries

    Entering the NHL 's shortened and condensed 2013 season, every coach in every city knew that injuries would play a major role in the course of the year. So far, they've been exactly right...

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  11. NHL 2013 Season: The 10 Most Underrated Players So Far

    One month into the 2012-2013 NHL season, the biggest names in hockey have already begun to take over the headlines. Thomas Vanek and James Neal lead the league in scoring. Sidney Crosby and Martin St...

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  12. Carolina Hurricanes and Boston Bruins Developing Unusual Heated Rivalry

    On paper, the Carolina Hurricanes and Boston Bruins can't get much farther apart. One is an Original Six franchise with a half-dozen Stanley Cup titles dating back to 1929; the other is a 1997 southern relocation with just one Stanley Cup...

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  13. NHL Fight Video: Watch Kevin Westgarth and Colton Orr Exchange Haymakers

    The Carolina Hurricanes and Toronto Maple Leafs combined for just seven shots in the first 10 minutes of their game Thursday, but fourth-line grinders Kevin Westgarth and Colton Orr made sure to keep the opening frame interesting...

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  14. Carolina Hurricanes' Most Pressing Concerns Early in the NHL Season

    Ten games into the 2013 NHL season, the Carolina Hurricanes haven't varied an inch from their preseason expectations...

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  15. Carolina Hurricanes' Alexander Semin Blossoming into Two-Way NHL Star (Videos)

    The Carolina Hurricanes took a tremendous risk on Alexander Semin last July. Nine games into the 2013 NHL season, that risk is paying dividends in every zone of the ice...

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  16. Viktor Fasth, Montreal Canadiens and the Biggest Surprises of the NHL Season

    The opening weeks of the 2013 NHL season have offered a little bit of everything—last-second scrambles, historical routs, inspirational stories, vicious fights. And, as always, plenty of surprises...

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  17. Phoenix Coyotes Sale Collapses: Could NHL Relocation Be on the Horizon?

    The Phoenix Coyotes ' behind-the-scenes rollercoaster effort to remain in Arizona has taken a disastrous turn for the worst...

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  18. Carolina Hurricanes: Positives and Negatives from Start to 2013 Season

    Five games into the lockout-shortened 2013 NHL season, the Carolina Hurricanes are 2-3. It's the exact same record the 'Canes had five games into last season, when Paul Maurice was still the coach and seemingly nothing was going right in Raleigh...

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  19. Patrick Marleau Domination Continues: Watch Sharks Forward Tie NHL Record

    The Sharks' old dog is up to some very new tricks. Patrick Marleau is now 33 years old with 1,121 career NHL appearances under his belt—and every single one of them has come with the San Jose Sharks ...

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  20. The 10 Most Lopsided NHL Trades of the Last Decade

    To be a good general manager in the National Hockey League, one must be cunning in negotiation, patient with decisions and responsible with money. One must also not make any of the trades listed on the coming slides...

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  21. 2013 NHL Season: Ranking the Best Goals of the Season so Far

    Wicked wristers and laser-like slap shots, two-second toe drags and cross-net dekes—the first five days of the 2013 NHL season have provided a horn-starved hockey world with plenty of goals to feast upon...

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  22. 2013 NHL Season: Predicting the Carolina Hurricanes' Scoring Leaders

    The Carolina Hurricanes ' lockout-shortened 2012-13 season hasn't begun they way they had hoped. Two games, two goals and nine goals against. A 1-for-11 power play. An 8-for-12 penalty kill...

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  23. 2013 NHL Season: Biggest Early Headlines from Around the League

    The NHL is back and as unpredictable as ever, which is not much of a surprise in and of itself 26 intense games are in the books...

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  24. 2013 NHL Season: Why the Lockout Won't Be This Year's Only Lasting Memory

    For the past four months, 30 beloved hockey arenas have been held empty by a full entourage of avaricious executives. No clean, shining ice. No green, steaming Zambonis . No glass-shaking hip checks...

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  25. Carolina Hurricanes Trade Brian Boucher, Acquire Kevin Westgarth, Sign Dan Ellis

    The Carolina Hurricanes made a flurry of minor moves Sunday, upgrading their goaltending depth and adding grit to the fourth line...

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