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Looks Like Cam Ward Will Stay In Carolina


added 11:24am, Done deal, press release is below...

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Drinks On Joakim Nordstrom

from Conor Heneghan of JOE,

There were any amount of examples of Irish and Swedish fans getting on swimmingly before their encounter in Paris on Monday; the communal singing of Abba songs providing the best example.

Before the madness of Monday, there was an encounter between Irish and Swedish fans in Quigley’s Point Bar in Paris and it was only after the encounter that the Irish fans realised that one of the Swedish party happened to have a very high profile indeed....

With plenty of Irish fans in attendance, it wasn’t long before a sing-song broke out and when a small group of Swedish fans passed by, some good-natured taunts were chanted in their direction.

We’ll let William take up the story.

“Finding this hilarious, the three Swedish lads decided to join us for a beer. After chatting to them for a bit, I found out that they were three brothers, the Nordströms, who were living around the world but had all come back for the Euros.

"The eldest of them, Joakim, happened to mention that he was a hockey player but at the time nothing more was thought of it. After a couple of more songs and a beer, the bar man in Quigley’s Point informed us that there was a drink for the house paid for by Joakim.


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Bryan Bickell Traded To Carolina


Carolina release is below...

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I’d Call This An Issue For The Carolina Hurricanes

from Luke DeCock of the News & Observer,

While the NHL gets closer to expansion – Las Vegas? Quebec City? Delay? Nowhere? – and persistent relocation rumors continue to swirl around the Carolina Hurricanes, new drama is developing within the franchise itself.

A lawsuit filed last week alleges Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. has defaulted on more than $100 million he borrowed from a trust established for his three adult sons, the plaintiffs, who also allege the trust was used in various ways to “support the Hurricanes.”

If Karmanos has been drawing on his sons’ trust fund to keep the Hurricanes afloat, it certainly makes you question what NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

“Mr. Karmanos has been for some time considering whether to take on a partner,” Bettman said Monday. “There’s no issue relating to the Hurricanes.”


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Video- Eric Staal Returned To Carolina Last Night

The Carolina Hurricanes saluted Eric Staal with this video tribute.


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Morning Line- Eric Staal

I’ve been around the organization long enough to know that it’s in good hands. It’s led by smart people and has a lot of young talent that I think will bring a new wave of success.

As we go our separate ways, I want to express nothing but gratitude to the Carolina Hurricanes for everything they’ve done for me. From the fans to the players to people working in the meal room, thank you so much.

I may play for New York now, but Carolina is always going to feel like home.

-Eric Staal of the New York Rangers who play in Carolina on Thursday.  More from Staal at The Players' Tribune.

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Video- Offside Or Not? Caps/Canes


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Andrej Nestrasil Out For The Season With A Fractured Vertebra

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that forward Andrej Nestrasil will miss the remainder of the 2015-16 season.

Nestrasil, 25, suffered a fractured vertebra in Carolina’s game at Toronto on Feb. 25, when he sustained a hit and fell awkwardly into the boards. The Prague native posted NHL career-highs this season in games played (55), goals (9), assists (14) and points (23), and had earned 14 points (4g, 10a) in Carolina’s 20 games from Jan. 8-Feb. 23, prior to being injured. Nestrasil (6’3”, 200 lbs.) is in his second season with Carolina after being claimed on waivers from Detroit on Nov. 20, 2014. He has scored 16 goals and earned 27 assists (43 points) in 108 NHL games with the Red Wings and Hurricanes. Detroit drafted Nestrasil in the third round, 75th overall, in the 2009 NHL Draft.

Watch how the injury occurred below...

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It Appears John-Michael Liles Has Been Traded To Boston

added 3:14pm, Bob McKenzie on TSN confirms trade.

added 3:18pm,


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Kris Versteeg Headed To Los Angeles

added 9:29pm,


added 9:53 pm,

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