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Video- Sounds Of The Game?

I am not sure what to call this, but it isn't a goal call that's for sure.

All three Carolina goals from today on the Canes website have the same, uh, soundtrack and I am not sure why since the Canes TV crew did the game.

I get the the long Woooo, I know of that tradition, but the other sounds, I have no idea where that is coming from.

Carolina lost 5-3 to Phoenix and also lost backup goaltender Anton Khudobin to a lower-body injury.

Watch and listen to the Jeff Skinner goal below and I have added a 2nd video below,that of the Khudobin injury...

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Karmanos On His Carolina Hurricanes

from Chip Alexander of the News & Observer,

“I’m very optimistic about this year,” team owner Peter Karmanos Jr. said.

In an interview this week, Karmanos talked about this year’s team and its chances in the NHL’s new Metropolitan Division. He talked of the financial resources being used to make it competitive, saying, “We’re not a budget team. We’re a cap team.”

That is, a team willing to spend close to the NHL’s salary cap....

“If I were to sell the team, I’m sure whoever bought it would keep it there,” he said. “The league is resolute in not moving franchises, not after what they went through in Phoenix. Besides, Raleigh is too good a market and it’s growing like crazy.

“But the team is not for sale. As long as I’m breathing I will run the team and try to win another Stanley Cup.”


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Hainsey Signs With Carolina

added 3:29pm,

RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Ron Hainsey on a one-year contract. The deal will pay Hainsey $2 million.

“Ron is an experienced, two-way defenseman,” said Rutherford. “He was very interested in joining our team this summer, and was patient as we waited for updated information about Joni Pitkanen’s injury. We are happy to be able to solidify our defense with a player of this caliber at this stage.”

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I Thought It Was Safe To Talk About The Weather

Poor Andrej Sekera who was traded from Buffalo to Carolina during the NHL Draft in June...


You can read the Twitter reaction here...



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Carolina Relieves Asst. GM Jason Karmanos Of His Duties

RALEIGH, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes today announced that Executive Vice President and Assistant General Manager Jason Karmanos has been relieved of his duties with the team. Karmanos had served as Carolina’s assistant general manager for 15 years.

Karmanos’ duties will be assumed by Vice President of Hockey Operations Ron Francis and Video Scout/Hockey Operations Assistant Darren Yorke.

added 4:26pm,


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Pitkanen’s Slow Recovery From Shattered Heal Not Good News For The Hurricanes

from Luke DeCock of the News & Observer,

The apparent lack of progress with Joni Pitkanen’s shattered heel is awful news for the Carolina Hurricanes in so many ways. It’s hard to pick just one: The minutes he plays; the all-around role the defenseman can fill when at his best; the fact that the needless injury, suffered on a meaningless icing play, has the potential to be career-ending.

It’s a frightening set of circumstances for player and team alike.

While Pitkanen’s long-term prospects remain in question, the short-term prospects of the Hurricanes will unavoidably take a hit. If Thursday’s CT scan produces further bad news, the Hurricanes may have no choice but to pursue a replacement, which would mean money that should be spent on a forward could end up being spent on defense while any chance of trading the final year of Pitkanen’s $4.5 million contract evaporates.

“Especially with Joni’s situation, we have to keep our eyes on how much cap room we have,” Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford said Tuesday. “There’s a little more priority for a defenseman.”


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A Motivated Cam Ward

from Chip Alexander of the News & Observer,

Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward has a lot driving him as a new season approaches -- a motivational checklist, if you will.

Ward wants to lead the Hurricanes back to the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since 2009.

He wants to prove he's an elite goaltender in the NHL.

He wants to play well enough to get himself back in the conversation for Canada's Olympic team for the 2014 Games.

Finally, Ward wants to prove a serious knee injury last season was only a temporary setback, that he's healthy and the knee no longer an issue.

Canes coach Kirk Muller said he senses Ward has "fire in his belly." And Ward doesn't disagree.


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Eric Staal Has No Issues With Knee Injured In World Championship Game

from Chip Alexander of the News & Observer,

Staal skated and stick-handled. He shot the puck, played some two-on-two and had a few laughs with the guys.

If you didn't know Staal had suffered a major knee injury in May, after taking a dangerous knee-on-knee hit, you would have thought it was just another day at the rink for the Canes captain.

Staal didn't wear a knee brace or any tape. Nor, he said, has he had any setbacks during his physical rehabilitation.

"It felt good," he said of the knee after the on-ice work. "It has been no issue here the last little while. It's good to be back and it felt strong. I feel good."

Staal was pretty angry after the injury. Competing for Canada in the IIHF World Championship in Sweden, he was hit on the right knee by Swedish defenseman Alex Edler, who plays in the NHL for the Vancouver Canucks.



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Building On Mike Sundheim’s Advice On How To Break In

So, you have decided that you want to work in sports.  Great news! You finally have discovered what it is you want to do with your life.  Think that was hard?  Just wait until you try to break in to the sports world.

Carolina Hurricanes' Mike Sundheim published a piece on the teams’ site this morning with some helpful tips and advice for those that are trying to break into the sports world; I read through it and have some pointers of my own.

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Hurricanes Sign Nathan Gerbe

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Vice President of Hockey Operations for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with left wing Nathan Gerbe on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Gerbe $550,000 on the NHL level or $150,000 on the American Hockey League (AHL) level, with a guarantee of at least $250,000.

“Nathan has had success on the NHL level and should compete for a job with the Hurricanes during training camp,” said Francis.

Gerbe, 26, netted five goals and added five assists (10 points) in 42 games for the Buffalo Sabres in 2012-13. The Oxford, MI, native was also one for two in the shootout, with one game-deciding tally, and averaged 12:30 of ice time per game in his fifth NHL season.

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