Carolina Hurricanes

For the past four seasons that I have been covering the Carolina Hurricanes for The Hockey Writers, I have formed an opinion as to what the team’s most crucial need is. After reviewing some numbers, I am beginning to re-think that opinion. I’m not abandoning totally what I believe the team needs, but I am
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The Carolina Hurricanes have said that their menu of offerings does not contain any sea bass. Young star-in-the-making forward Sebastian Aho, whose teammates affectionately refer to as “Sea Bass” is not available to be traded. If you are another team looking for a trade from the Hurricanes, look elsewhere on the menu. Luke DeCock of the Raleigh
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Watching the recently completed Stanley Cup Playoffs revealed key aspects of playoff-caliber teams, and more importantly, championship caliber teams. The Stanley Cup Champions are the Washington Capitals, and as their play unfolded, the things that separate them from a wannabe team like the Carolina Hurricanes are glaring. When Alexander Ovechkin loaded up repeatedly and launched
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The Carolina Hurricanes fan base is getting restless…again. This time, it’s not so much head coach, Bill Peters that is being encouraged to find gainful employment elsewhere, but general manager Ron Francis.  Francis has long been considered “off-limits” when it comes to criticism and suggestions for his own relocation. Hurricanes fans adore him and Rod
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The Carolina Hurricanes are singing a familiar tune. The lyrics go something like, “Here we are again, hanging out in no man’s land. Year after year, fans can’t understand.” It is a sad song, really, that laments the reality that another season out of the playoffs is unfolding. The team seems headed to no man’s land
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Noah Hanifin is an All-Star. The Carolina Hurricanes defenseman was announced Wednesday as having been selected to play in the 2018 NHL Honda All-Star Game. He is the only member of the Hurricanes squad to have been selected and, frankly, is a bit of a surprise. Not a surprise from the standpoint of his ability,
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As the calendar runs out on 2017, the Carolina Hurricanes season really got going in earnest Friday night as they began a deep dive into competition in the Metropolitan Division. The Pittsburgh Penguins came calling for the season’s first matchup with the Hurricanes. Raleigh’s Pittsburgh Penguins forward, Phil Kessel, leads his struggling team in points
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The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is filled with great opportunities for sports fans across the spectrum. College football bowl games, the winding down of the NFL season, featured NBA marquis-matchups and of course “holiday hockey” fill the sport menu. Like filling up on holiday food, the sports fan can overdose on a
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The Carolina Hurricanes welcomed the Buffalo Sabres along with 14,470 fans into Raleigh’s PNC Arena last Friday night. The fans there got a glimpse at the future of the NHL – it was a good look, and hockey’s future appears to be in excellent hands. Granted, it may be difficult to imagine that hockey’s future
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