Carolina Hurricanes

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It’s nearly August and Ron Francis may be through dealing. Francis, executive vice president and general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, has had quite the offseason. Last week, he locked up the last restricted free-agent on the team, Phil Di Giuseppe. Last on the List The Hurricanes announced Thursday that they had inked Di Giuseppe to a
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The Carolina Hurricanes have not had a team captain since Eric Staal departed in February 2016. As the start of last season drew near, speculation abounded that either Jordan Staal or Justin Faulk would wear the “C” for the Hurricanes. What eventually happened was a sharing of responsibilities for leadership among four alternate captains, with the
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In an environment where management sometimes receives criticism for not being willing to spend money to improve, the Carolina Hurricanes did an excellent job extending the contract of defenseman Jaccob Slavin on Wednesday. According to the Hurricanes’ press release, the team and Slavin came to terms on a seven-year contract extension that will begin during the
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As the dust settles in Raleigh, NC during this NHL offseason, the question rises to the fore, “Are the Carolina Hurricanes Playoff Ready?” Executive Vice-President and General Manager, Ron Francis has been active, axing off loose ends, attending to staffing details and making moves to bring in players that he hopes will make them playoff
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Justin Williams is back with the Carolina Hurricanes. The team made the announcement Saturday during the first day of NHL free agency, signing Williams to a two-year, $9 million deal. For fans of the team, it was a cause for excitement, a syringe full of hope being injected into the veins of playoffs desire. This
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In advance of NHL free agency opening July 1, Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis is axing loose ends. The ‘Canes announced Thursday, June 29 that goalie Eddie Lack and defenseman Ryan Murphy had been traded to the Calgary Flames, along with a seventh-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. The Flames sent defenseman Keegan
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The dust has settled from the NHL Expansion Draft and the 2017 Entry Draft. As the various moves become clear, the Carolina Hurricanes remain without a proven, veteran scoring forward acquisition that would hint at the last few days being a success. Quick ‘Canes Review Much has been said and written about the offseason so
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Ron Francis, general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, has been busy this offseason restructuring pieces of his coaching staff. Most recently, Francis snagged Mike Bales from the Pittsburgh Penguins to be his team’s new goalie coach. In the team’s announcement regarding Bales, Francis is quoted as saying, Mike has a proven history of success as
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The Carolina Hurricanes and 22-year-old forward Teuvo Teravainen have agreed to a contract extension that will pay the Helsinki, Finland-native $2.86 million per season for each of the next two years. This is Tervainen’s first contract extension after completing his original three-year entry-level contract which came with a total cap hit of $2.68 million over three
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Sometimes stating the obvious is the only way to make a point. With the Carolina Hurricanes, it’s easy to write about the things the Hurricanes “must do” if they want to contend for the playoffs next season. These things fall into the category of stating the obvious. There’s no algorithm of advance analytics or study of
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Ron Hainsey is a former Carolina Hurricanes defenseman. For three and a half years he was the anchor on the ‘Canes blue line, often paired with All-Star, Justin Faulk. In many respects, he embodied the typical NHL defenseman, in that he came to work and took care of his business without fanfare or the desire
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Ron Francis, GM of the Carolina Hurricanes is holding prime cards. As the 2017 NHL Entry Draft approaches, and with it the poaching of players by the NHL expansion Vegas Golden Knights, Francis is his usual stoic self. He knows he’s got a good hand and, like World Series of Poker players, believes he will
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Ron Francis, GM of the Carolina Hurricanes, has youth in the spotlight. The former fan-favorite as a player with the Hartford Whalers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Hurricanes, has gotten a serious amount of grace as the team’s general manager. Having replaced current Penguins GM Jim Rutherford three years ago, Francis has been granted patience from
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The Carolina Hurricanes and goaltender Scott Darling have agreed to terms on a four-year deal worth $16.6 million, the team announced Friday. Darling was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 prior to inking this deal which will pay the 28-year-old netminder $4.15 million per year through the 2020-21 season. [NEWS] #Canes,
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Eddie Lack is one of the most amicable characters in all of hockey. Unfortunately for him, amicability-per-60 isn’t a viable hockey statistic. One viable statistic is save percentage, an area where Lack finished 49th among 54 goaltenders who played more than 20 games. Between that, getting concussed, straining his neck, and getting called out publicly