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Carolina Hurricanes

Scott Darling will be the key to the Hurricanes’ season
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Over the past three seasons only one team in the NHL — the Los Angeles Kings — has allowed fewer shots on goal per game than the 27.3 allowed by the Hurricanes. Despite those low shot totals the Hurricanes are only 19th in the NHL in goals against. The are the only team in the […]

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Looking to make the leap: Haydn Fleury
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The Carolina Hurricanes have built an impressive stockpile of young defensemen, arguably the best in the NHL. Looking at their current NHL roster there isn’t one defensemen under contract for this season that is over the age of 26, while three of their best — and youngest — are all signed to long-term deals. The […]

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What if … the Hurricanes had signed Sergei Fedorov? (NHL Alternate History)
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Note: It’s the NHL Alternate History project! We’ve asked fans and bloggers from 31 teams to pick one turning point in their franchise’s history and ask ‘what if things had gone differently?’ Trades, hirings, firings, wins, losses, injuries … all of it. When you are a non-traditional market that won a Stanley Cup in your first 10 […]

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Karmanos still not sure offer to buy Hurricanes ‘cuts the mustard’
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Peter Karmanos is willing to give Chuck Greenberg some time to put his investment group together. Karmanos says 11 or 12 groups have expressed interest in buying team. Karmanos: "Once (Greenberg) has done that we'll examine whether his offer cuts the mustard." Says he likes Greenberg.

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Hurricanes bet big again on young defense by extending Brett Pesce
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The Carolina Hurricanes are wasting no time in locking up their defensemen of the future this summer. “Brett took another big step forward last season,” GM Ron Francis said. Much like Slavin, Pesce still has a year remaining on his current deal, so that $4.025M won’t begin until 2018-19.

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Brett Pesce gets 6-year deal, Hurricanes continue smart summer
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If you’re the Carolina Hurricanes, you give Brett Pesce a six-year deal that pays him $4.025 million per season beginning in 2018-19, as they did on Tuesday. “Brett took another big step forward last season,” said GM Ron Francis.

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Williams embraces leadership role in return to Carolina
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The 35-year-old with the reputation for scoring big postseason goals has returned to Raleigh, tasked with bringing veteran leadership and a voice of experience to a young Carolina team. ''I think the worst thing you can do when you come into a new – even though it's a team I've been on, it's a new […]

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Justin Williams: It’s a ‘fun time’ to join Hurricanes
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The 35-year-old with the reputation for scoring big postseason goals has returned to Raleigh, tasked with bringing veteran leadership and a voice of experience to a young Carolina team. “I think the worst thing you can do when you come into a new – even though it’s a team I’ve been on, it’s a new […]

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Chuck Greenberg buying Hurricanes for $500M, staying in Carolina
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The Carolina Hurricanes have been for sale, in some form, over the last several years. Every so often, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman would shut down speculation – mostly from Quebecois media – about the future of the franchise. There was talk owner Peter Karmanos Jr. (and his roughly 20 minority owners) wanted a partner.

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Karmanos is considering offer to sell Hurricanes, may remain owner instead
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Current Carolina Hurricanes majority owner Peter Karmanos Jr. released a statement regarding reports that former Texas Rangers owner Chuck Greenberg is looking to buy the team. The statement is open-ended, as it states that Karmanos Jr. is evaluating

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Hurricanes lock up Slavin through 2024-25
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The Carolina Hurricanes announced a big signing today. Defenseman Jaccob Slavin has agreed to a seven-year contract extension with a $5.3 million cap hit. Slavin has one year left on his entry-level deal, so this takes him through 2024-25.

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Jaccob Slavin gets seven years, officially diamond in rough
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Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin, in the span of two seasons, has become one of the NHL’s top young defensemen. The validation of this fact arrived on Wednesday, when the Hurricanes gave the 23-year-old blueliner a seven-year contract extension with an average annual value of $5.3 million beginning in 2018-19 – a contract that, by […]

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