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Video- Justin Williams Won’t Forget This Goal

Williams did return to the game.


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Evening Line Part 2- Tom Dundon On Don Cherry

“I enjoyed it, I think he’s interesting. I like the fact that he has an opinion

“What I try to do, when you hear that, is I try to look at and think do I agree? Is there something malicious, is there something that is treating other people the wrong way when you do it? It never crossed my mind that it was disrespectful in any way. Now that I’ve thought it through I just disagree with him. I don’t think it has anything to do with anybody else but us.

“The fact he brought some attention to us and probably made it better for us, I appreciate what he did.”

“I don’t want an apology, he can say what he wants to say. I should thank him. It was good for us.”

-Tom Dundon, owner of the Carolina Hurricanes, via Chip Alexander of the New & Observer.

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Don Cherry On The Carolina Hurricanes T-shirts

from the CP at CBC,

Don Cherry doesn't think the Carolina Hurricanes are very funny. But he admits their shirts are.

The TV hockey commentator called the Hurricanes a "bunch of jerks" on Saturday night when sharply criticizing their elaborate post-game celebrations at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C. The next day the team started selling a shirt with the phrase emblazoned across the chest, proudly declaring in a tweet on Sunday that "the jerk store is open."

"I don't mind it, if they want to have fun with it," said Cherry with a laugh. "I'm sure some of the players are embarrassed but when the owner [Thomas Dundon] says 'be more entertaining,' I guess that's what they call entertaining."...

"We in Canada, at least most of the people I know in Canada, revere the game. I don't think there's any secret there," said Cherry. "I guess I'm the only guy who said it, but that's why I said it. I mean it, I mean every word.


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Sour ‘Grapes’

from Chip Alexander of the News & Observer,

The Carolina Hurricanes have attracted a lot of attention with their postgame palooza after wins at PNC Arena. On Friday, after a 3-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers, Warren Foegele connected on a “walkout homer” off Dougie Hamilton that touched off a wild celebration at “home plate” with his teammates after he touched all the “bases.”

That also touched off a diatribe from Don Cherry, the bombastic one on Hockey Night in Canada and the Craig Sager wanna-be with his fluorescent haberdashery. Cherry, never at a loss for words, called the Canes “jerks” and criticized coach Rod Brind’Amour, who he called a “straight shooter” and captain Justin Williams for letting it go on.

About the only thing Cherry got right was when he said, “This is the National Hockey League.” The rest was nonsense. To each their own. On with the show.

continue for more on the Hurricanes...

If you missed Coach's Corner last night, watch it here.

added 10:56am,


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Video- Another Carolina Hurricanes Home Win

They are now in a wild card spot and they celebrate with the limbo.


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Video- Another Home Win For The Carolina Hurricanes

Time to celebrate the 3-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers.


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All Don Waddell

from Tom Gulitti of NHL.com,

On the potential return for trading a defenseman:

"More scoring. A centerman. We'd look at maybe a goalie for down the road. I think this year both guys [Petr Mrazek and Curtis McElhinney] have done a good job for us to put us in our position, but they are both unrestricted at the end of the year. So you've got to be careful there. I don't know what either one of their plans are, so we've just got to stay in tune with that. And defense, I think we look for the best forward, the best player regardless of the position. If there's a centerman, that would be ideal, but if it's a guy up front who can score, we always know [the importance of] scoring in the National Hockey League."

On being happy with the direction the Hurricanes are headed in the long term:

"One hundred percent. Nothing against our older players, but if you look at our lineup and our younger player or players that are under contract at forward, that's what we're excited about. You've got Aho, obviously, leading the way, who might be a restricted free agent, but we all know [we intend to sign him]. We locked up [forward] Teuvo Teravainen for another five years and you've got [defenseman] Jaccob Slavin, you've got [rookie forward] Andrei Svechnikov and you go right down and all those guys are signed."

more questions and answers...

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Stop The Post-Game Antics In Carolina

from Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

As a young player for the St. Louis Blues, Rod Brind 'Amour was deadly serious.

His response to every development -- good, bad or ugly -- was to go lift some more weights. He was an uptight kid playing for an uptight coach, Brian Sutter, and he didn't become a star until he departed for the Philadelphia Flyers in the disastrous trade that brought Ron Sutter and Murray Baron to the STL.

These days Brind'Amour is coaching the Carolina Hurricanes and he wants the boys to cut loose. The 'Canes follow their home victories with choreographed on-ice team celebrations that irk NHL traditionalists.

“We want to have fun when you win," Brind'Amour explained to reporters earlier this season. "The game should be fun. We want the players to enjoy winning and the fans to enjoy being here. Our owner (colorful Tom Dundon) has been pushing that all the way. Why wouldn't you try something different?"

Well, because it's stupid. What would Brian Sutter think of a team staging a postgame "Duck, Duck, Goose" contest at center ice?


Below, watch Duck, Duck, Goose.

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Carolina Hurricanes Needed To Make These Moves

from Luke DeCock of the News & Observer,

Jeff Skinner came back and scored three weeks ago. Not to be outdone, Elias Lindholm, Noah Hanifin and Derek Ryan all scored for the Calgary Flames on Sunday. The quickest path to NHL success seems to be a trade away from the Carolina Hurricanes.

Couldn’t the Hurricanes have used these guys?

Sunday was particularly galling, with every former Hurricanes player on the Flames’ roster scoring in a 4-3 win for Bill Peters behind the Calgary bench. Even more so than Skinner’s return since it was a loss, and especially once Lindholm mocked the Hurricanes’ postgame celebrations on his way off the ice. If only he had showed that kind of spirit in a Carolina uniform more often....

But those offseason moves, the Skinner trade for not much and the massive draft-weekend swap with the Flames that sent Lindholm and Hanifin north for Hamilton, Micheal Ferland and prospect Adam Fox, were as necessary a part of the franchise’s transition as the coaching change from Peters to Rod Brind’Amour or the belated appointment of Justin Williams as captain. (Ryan followed Peters to Calgary as a free agent.)

Perhaps the most telling part of all of it are the answers to different questions: Would any of these guys be doing any of this here? Would the Hurricanes be better off with them than without them?

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A Five-Year Extension For Teuvo Teravainen In Carolina

RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Teuvo Teravainen on a five-year, $27 million contract extension. The deal begins with the 2019-20 season and goes through the 2023-24 season and carries an average annual value (AAV) of $5.4 million per season.

"Teuvo has improved every year of his NHL career and has established himself as a cornerstone forward for the Hurricanes now and into the future," said Waddell. "He has shown that he is capable of adapting and expanding his role with our team, becoming a key penalty killer for Rod this season. He's still just 24 years old and we believe he will only continue to grow as a player."

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