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Staal: "In the next little while we're going to have to make some decisions on what they want to do. And we'll go from there ..."
Staal: "I've told them I like the direction Ron (Francis) has taken this team, and we'll try and hammer something out. ... "
Staal: "Hopefully they want me to stay here. If they want to go in a different direction, hey, that's life. I'll move on, go from there ..."
Staal: "I said that from Day One I've been in this organization my whole (career) and I like the steps we're taking."
RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team will place forward Nathan Gerbe on injured reserve, retroactive to Nov. 22. Gerbe suffered a lower-body injury on Sunday in the first period of Carolina’s 4-3 win against Los Angeles at PNC Arena. He is expected to miss four to six weeks.
Video of the injury is below...
from Luke Fox of Sportsnet,
“I would like to [re-sign]. I haven’t talked a lot about anything, to be honest," Staal told Hockey Central at Noon Thursday. "Obviously there’s decisions that need to be made moving forward.”...
The Hurricanes lifer was complimentary of general manager Ron Francis's approach and said he's fine with the fact that management has yet to approach him with a new contract or a trade request.
No hard deadlines have been set, and he hasn't be faced with any decisions to make about his future — yet. Both sides are taking a wait-and-see approach.
“It could be in the next month or two, I don't know," Staal said. "There’s other guys in the league in the same situation as me. It’ll work itself out, and whatever way it goes, we'll continue on.”
added 2:36pm, You can listen/watch the interview below...
from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE,
Landeskog was slapped with a match penalty for his check to the head, and was done for the evening as a result. Marchand has a history of concussions, but didn’t seem to suffer any ill effects from the head shot as he raced over to Landeskog and slugged the apologetic Swedish forward in the jaw in retaliation for his dangerous hit. The punch landed Marchand in the box for two minutes, and wiped out a big portion of the potential five minute power play following the major penalty.
“Any time you get hit in the head, you know, you’re a little concerned…especially when I got a concussion a couple weeks back, so I was definitely nervous. But I think I’m okay,” said Marchand. “Things happen quickly. I know that I’ve been there. I’m sure [Landeskog] didn’t mean it. I don’t think he’s a dirty player so, you know…it’s hockey. It is what it is.”...
“I tried to let up, and then I tried to skate up and apologize and tell him I didn’t mean to come across. Obviously he wasn’t hurt with that sucker punch,” said Landeskog. “I’m happy he didn’t get hurt. I feel like the principle point of contact was shoulder and, like I said, I’m happy he didn’t get hurt.”
Watch the hit below...
Just the facts, this season...
Bill Peters- Carolina Hurricanes 5-6-0
Jeff Blashill- Detroit Red Wings 4-5-1
Todd McLellan- Edmonton Oilers 4-7-0
The Toronto Maple Leafs under Babcock are 1-6-2.
Wonder how these stats will look in another month?
The Canes defeated the Avs 1-0 in OT.
Watch the only goal of the game below...
from Chip Alexander of the News & Observer,
The team that works the hardest, that’s most determined, that shows the will to win comes away with the win.
That was the Florida Panthers on Tuesday against the Carolina Hurricanes, coming away with a 4-1 victory at PNC Arena.
Canes coach Bill Peters didn’t have to digest this game very long or analyze game strategy.
“I didn’t think we had much — of anything,” Peters said. “There weren’t many aspects, many areas of the game that I liked.
“I didn’t think we started on time and I didn’t think we competed. I didn’t think we won any races and we didn’t look like we were hungry to get to the puck.”
The Panthers (2-1-0) were playing the night after a bruising 1-0 loss in Philadelphia to the Flyers. Not that it showed. Florida was the fresher, better team much of the game.
“They worked harder,” Peters said. “They were desperate, they were hungrier and they played harder for sure.”
Asked about being surprised by the Canes’ listlessness, especially early in the game, Peters said simply, “I didn’t see that coming.”
First about me. Had a tough 48 hours or so and was told to take it easy the rest of the day, but here I am with a quick update.
I have a small growth in my small intestine which causes all sorts of trouble. The good thing is most of the types of tumors are not cancerous and can be removed with a simple procedure.
I will probably face that soon but in the meantime, medication should help with the issues I was experiencing.
Thanks to all for the well wishes and I will be taking it easy the rest of the day.
Also this, hockey related...
RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that defenseman James Wisniewski will undergo surgery on his left knee after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) during Thursday night’s game in Nashville. Recovery time for the injury is estimated at six months.
Acquired by the Hurricanes on June 27 from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Anton Khudobin, Wisniewski skated just 47 seconds of his Hurricanes debut prior to suffering the injury. Wisniewski, 31, is in his 11th NHL season, after totaling eight goals and 26 assists (34 points) in 69 games with Columbus and Anaheim in 2014-15. The Canton, MI, native was originally selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the fifth round (156th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He has appeared in 552 career NHL regular-season games with Chicago, Anaheim, the New York Islanders, Montreal, Columbus and Carolina, totaling 53 goals and 221 assists (274 points) and 459 penalty minutes.
By Joe Sudberg,
There hasn’t been much to smile about since the Carolina Hurricanes’ Stanley Cup win during the 2005-06 season. The franchise has made only one playoff appearance since that campaign (2008-09), and are running on a streak six straight seasons of missing the postseason.
To go along with the streak of postseason absences, the Hurricanes took a step in the wrong direction last season, going from 36 wins in 2013-14 to 30 wins. Head coach Bill Peters is about to begin the second year of his tenure, a year the franchise is looking for a positive stepping-stone for future seasons.
RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Eddie Lack on a two-year contract extension. The deal will pay Lack $2.5 million in 2016-17, and $3 million in 2017-18.
“Eddie has been a great addition to our locker room,” said Francis. “We feel that we have a very solid tandem in net for this season and are excited that Eddie will remain a part of that picture beyond this year.”
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