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Afternoon Line- Rod Brind’Amour

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Video- How To Celebrate A Hockey Win

The Canes defeted the Rangers 8-5.



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Video- Here’s A Trivia Answer You Can Use For The Next 100 Years


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Hartford Not Happy With The Carolina Hurricanes

from Mike Anthony of the Hartford Courant,

Cue "Brass Bonanza," Thursday's press release out of Raleigh began.


The Carolina Hurricanes, what became of Hartford's 1997 hockey nightmare, announced plans to wear Whalers uniforms for two games against the Bruins during the 2018-19 season. The team's official website celebrated use of our history, and some would argue our heartbreak, for monetary gain by calling for the playing of our song.

"Click here to secure your seats," the press release ended.

It was worse on Twitter.

"It's back," was the post, accompanied by jersey photos and a whale emoji ... and a link to a video that actually did pump the tunes of that beautiful song through our phones and computers.


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Victor Rask Out After Surgery On Two Fingers

RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today that center Victor Rask today underwent surgery on his right fourth and fifth fingers. The procedure was performed by Dr. Harrison Tuttle at Raleigh Orthopaedic and Rask is out indefinitely.

Rask, 25, suffered the injury while slicing food in his kitchen. The Leksand, Sweden, native completed his fourth NHL season in 2017-18, totaling 31 points (14g, 17a) in 71 games for the Hurricanes. Carolina's second-round selection, 42nd overall, in the 2011 NHL Draft, Rask has scored 62 goals and added 95 assists (157 points) in 313 career NHL games.

In the release, it was stated he suffered the injury in a kitchen accident.

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Video- Petr Mrazek On Playing For The Carolina Hurricanes

130 seconds to take it all in.


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Carolina Hurricanes May Have Too Many Defensemen

from Brett Haensel of the News & Observer,

After an eventful summer of roster moves, the Carolina Hurricanes have found themselves with a depth chart loaded with talented defensemen.

With the additions of Dougie Hamilton and Calvin de Haan and a lack of a trade involving Justin Faulk, the Hurricanes have seven quality players to fill six main defensive spots.

While a good problem to have, coach Rod Brind’amour will still need to figure out what he is going to do with his extra blue liner.

“You keep seven or eight [defensemen] on your roster anyway, but it’ll be an open competition for sure,” Brind’amour said at the Hurricanes’ media day. “I think it’s great to have competition all the way up your lineup. Everyone’s got to earn their spot, and that’s what training camp is going to be all about.”


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Justin Faulk’s Role With The Carolina Hurricanes

from Luke DeCock of the News & Observer,

The Faulk situation is curious, since the Hurricanes will be paying him $6 million with a salary-cap hit of $4.83 million to play third-pairing minutes on the right side behind Dougie Hamilton and Brett Pesce. Faulk will almost certainly lose the co-captaincy in Rod Brind’Amour’s restructuring of his leadership group, and probably the letter off his jersey entirely.

But the Hurricanes feel no financial imperative to move his contract, they have plenty of cap space and they’ll have as talented a third pairing as anyone in the NHL with Faulk there.

This may not be the worst thing in the world for Faulk, either: He’ll be a dangerous threat against the opposition’s third and fourth lines, with more room to attack on offense and margin for error on defense, and he’ll still anchor the second power-play unit. He could end up being this team’s Matt Cullen, only on the blue line: the matchup nightmare who slices through the opposition’s soft underbelly.

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Jeff Skinner Traded To Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (August 2, 2018) --- The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has acquired forward Jeff Skinner from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for forward Cliff Pu, a second-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, a third-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft and a sixth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft.

Skinner (5’11”, 200 lbs., 5/16/1992) joins the Sabres after spending his first eight NHL seasons with the Hurricanes. In his 579 career games, he has totaled 379 points (204+175), scoring the 20th-most goals in the NHL during that span and tying for 10th-most at even strength (159).

A native of Toronto, Ontario, Skinner recorded 49 points (24+25) in 82 games last season, topping the 20-goal mark for the third consecutive season and the sixth time in his career. He finished the season tied for 12th among all NHL players with 89 goals during the last three seasons and tied for seventh with 74 even-strength goals during that same span.

Skinner was selected by Carolina in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft. In his first season, he topped the 30-goal mark for the first of three times in his career, earning a Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie.

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Jeff Skinner & Justin Faulk Could Still Be Members Of The Carolina Hurricanes When The Season Opens

from Luke DeCock of the News & Observer,

It will be awkward if it happens, but there’s every reason to believe both Jeff Skinner and Justin Faulk will still be members of the Carolina Hurricanes when players report to training camp on September 13.

And it will be very awkward if that’s how it turns out.

Both have spent most or all of the entire summer on the trading block in varying degrees of public fashion, Skinner because of his contract, which will expire after the season with no indication he’ll re-sign with the Hurricanes; Faulk because of his expendability after the acquisition of Dougie Hamilton; both because their combined 15 NHL seasons without a single playoff appearance makes them prime targets amid the need for a shake-up in the dressing room.

Throw in the fact that Faulk was a co-captain last season, even if Jordan Staal bore almost all of that weight, but may not wear any letter at all in the first year of the Rod Brind’Amour regime, and he remains a prime candidate for a change of scenery in the wake of what could be a very visible demotion.


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