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Videos- The Carolina Hurricanes Move On To The Second Round Of The Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Hurricanes defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2 to win their series 4-3.

Carolina was the better team today and all games in the series were won by the home team.

Highlights first, handshakes below.


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Max Domi Traded To Carolina

added 3:18pm,


added6:32pm, Arizona release is below.

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Eight-Year Extension For Jesperi Kotkaniemi In Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. – Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi to an eight-year contract extension. The deal will pay Kotkaniemi an average-annual value (AAV) of $4.82 million per season through 2029-30.

“Jesperi has shown us just how high his ceiling can be through his skill and work ethic, and that he is a great fit with our young core,” said Waddell. “He is still just 21 years old, and we are confident his role in our organization will continue to expand in the years to come.”

Kotkaniemi, 21, has tallied 23 points (11g, 12a) in 59 games with Carolina in 2021-22. His 11 goals are tied for his single-season career high, previously set over 79 games in 2018-19, and rank tied for sixth on the team. The 6’2”, 201-pound forward was acquired from Montreal in the offseason when the Canadiens declined to match the NHL’s first successful offer sheet since 2007. Kotkaniemi registered 62 points (22g, 40a) in 171 regular-season games with Montreal from 2018-21 and added 12 points (9g, 3a) in 29 playoff games with the team, including the overtime winner in Game 6 of the 2021 North Division First Round against Toronto. He also skated in 13 AHL games with Laval in 2019-20, recording 13 points (1g, 12a). The Pori, Finland, native earned 37 points (12g, 25a) in 67 Liiga games over two seasons with Assat and represented his home country at the 2017 and 2018 IIHF Under-18 World Championships, winning silver in 2017 and gold in 2018. Kotkaniemi was selected third overall by Montreal in the 2018 NHL Draft.

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Video- Nino Niederreiter Has A Hearing Today

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update 3:18pm, Below watch the suspension video, one game for slashing.

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Tony DeAngelo Enjoying Life With The Carolina Hurricanes

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

It’s been a minute since the Rangers and Tony DeAngelo shared a sheet of ice, but when the Blueshirts take on the ’Canes here Friday night in their next challenge, No. 77 will be on the other side.

He will be the one thriving after a year of enforced idleness that followed, well, come on, you know the story by now. Outburst(s). A post-game encounter with a teammate following a final warning. Waivers. Exile. Buyout.

And a new start away from the bright lights of Broadway.

“It’s going really well for me here,” DeAngelo, who signed a one-year free-agent deal for $1 million with Carolina following the buyout, told The Post this week. “I was a little rusty in training camp, though, I came back and it was, ‘Holy blank, I didn’t know I was out this long.’ So it took me a little bit to get going.

“But there are so many good players here and the pace has been so high from the start that I was able to get comfortable pretty early. It’s been real smooth. We started off 9-0 and it doesn’t get better than that.”


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Video- Ian Cole Fined $5K

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Do You Really Know Don Waddell?

from Scott Burnside of Hurricanes.com,

We could start with the fact that moments before we sit down with Carolina Hurricanes President & General Manager Don Waddell he's been interviewing candidates for the GM job of PNC Arena.

Or, we could start with the fact that since arriving as the team's president of business operations in 2014 Waddell has, barring travel, been in his office, usually at 5 a.m., every day but perhaps three. And two of those were Christmas Days.

Or, we could start with the fact that over the past three-plus years Waddell has had to lobby state politicians on the benefits of sports wagering and lobbying his owner to add this player or that player with equal dexterity.

But we will start with the porta-potties.

Because, well, why wouldn't we? And not to spoil it, but it all makes tie together quite nicely.

Those who knew Waddell back in the day say he was a heck of a player. The skilled defenseman played in just one NHL game, that for the Los Angeles Kings in 1980-81. But he would likely have been a part of the Miracle On Ice team in 1980, had he not suffered a knee injury shortly before those magical Olympics. He rolled up points like a madman at the minor pro level.

But Waddell knew he wanted something else apart from grinding it out in the minors. So he decided to step away from the game and he started a porta-potty business in Toledo.


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Rod Brind’Amour Fined $25K

NEW YORK (Nov. 30, 2021) – Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind'Amour has been fined $25,000 for inappropriate conduct during NHL Game No. 329 against the Washington Capitals on Sunday, Nov. 28, the National Hockey League announced today.

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Still Undefeated In Carolina

from Chip Alexander of the News & Observer,

The Carolina Hurricanes keep riding the wave.

And the shoulders of the goalie they call “Freddie.”

The Canes, with Frederik Andersen again standing tall in net and making 33 saves, turned back the Bruins 3-0 at PNC Arena to push their record to 6-0, the best start in franchise history. 

Canes coach Rod Brind’Amour had tagged it ”the big game,” given that it was the Bruins, who owned the season series before the pandemic and dispatched the Canes from the 2019 and 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs.

How did the Canes respond? If Brind’Amour had a best-case scenario in mind before the game, it played out. As forward Nino Niederreiter put it, the Canes kept riding “the wave.”


Game highlights are below.

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Jake Gardiner Likely Out This Season

from Tracey Myers of NHL.com,

Jake Gardiner will have hip and back surgeries and the Carolina Hurricanes defenseman is not expected to play this season, general manager Don Waddell said Sunday.

Waddell mentioned Gardiner's status when asked if the Hurricanes had enough salary cap space for forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi's one-year, $6.1 million contract. Kotkaniemi will sign the contract after the Montreal Canadiens on decided Saturday not to match an offer sheet tendered by the Hurricanes on Aug. 28.

Waddell did not say when Gardiner's surgeries would take place. Gardiner, who signed a four-year, $16.2 million contract ($4.05 million average annual value) with the Hurricanes on Sept. 6, 2019, will go on long-term injured reserve.


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