Heading into the NHL expansion draft, Vegas Golden Knights GM George McPhee made two things clear: They were going to select a bunch of defensemen, and they were going to immediately start shipping many of them to other teams. On Thursday morning,
According to Frank Seravalli of TSN, the Vegas Golden Knights have sent defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk to the Carolina Hurricanes. The Hurricanes have since announced the deal. “As a right-handed defenseman, Trevor fills an immediate need in our lineup,” said Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis.
Bryan Bickell retired in April, ending his playing career after he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November. After coming back and then scoring a shootout goal for the Carolina Hurricanes in his final NHL game, Bickell will be honored at the NHL Awards on Wednesday, according to CSN Chicago. “[The league] called me up […]
Heading into the offseason, Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis identified goaltending as a major issue that needed to be fixed. — The Hurricanes acquired Scott Darling from Chicago and then signed him to a four-year contract extension at a $4.15 million cap hit. — Prior to that, they dismissed goalie coach David Marcoux.
The Pittsburgh Penguins lost goaltending coach Mike Bales to the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, but quickly filled the void by announcing the promotion of Mike Buckley. Buckley goes from the Penguins’ goalie development coach, a position he held for the past four years to the goaltender coach in Mike Sullivan’s staff. “We are excited to […]
One of the things to watch in this entire Stanley Cup Final series was how badly the Nashville Predators outshot the Pittsburgh Penguins. It was tied in Game 5, and only after Pittsburgh opened up a huge lead. In the first year after the implementation of the salary cap era, the Carolina Hurricanes basically got […]
Bryan Bickell’s final hours as an NHL player were spent in thought. After responding well to treatments, he eventually started his comeback in the AHL with the Carolina Hurricanes’ affiliate in Charlotte.
When NBC’s cameras captured Peter Laviolette’s not-safe-for-work pregame speech to his Nashville Predators before the first game of the Stanley Cup finals – “Game 1 is up for grabs, it’s up to us to (expletive) take it” was the highlight – it recalled one of his first practices with the Carolina Hurricanes, back in December […]
So much has changed for Scott Darling in the past few weeks – a new team, a new contract and a new role as the Carolina Hurricanes' presumptive starting goalie. ''There's always pressure – you're in the NHL, it's your job to play well and perform,'' Darling said Wednesday. It's been a blur of a […]
At the end of the season, Scott Darling said "it's going to be a long couple months waiting" to see how his situation as a pending unrestricted free agent plays out. He didn't have to wait nearly as long as expected. It took exactly a week to iron out a long-term extension with the Carolina […]
Physically, Bryan Bickell’s decision to retire from hockey was pretty much made for him. Months after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis Bickell battled back enough to finish the season as he started it, as part of the Carolina Hurricanes’ lineup. But it was tough getting to that point. Mentally dealing with the retirement decision, however, […]
The Carolina Hurricanes made the most of their time getting Scott Darling‘s bargaining rights, as they signed him to a whopper of a contract on Friday. The team announced that they signed Darling to a four-year, $16.6 million deal. With that, Darling will generate a $4.15 million cap hit.