Veteran NHL defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk signed a four-year deal with his hometown New York Rangers as free agency began for the 2017-18 NHL season. The contract, worth a reported $26.6 million, was among the top deals as major off-season moves began, with Shattenkirk having netted 13 goals and set up 43 more for St. Louis […]
The Carolina Hurricanes wanted to add some offense to their lineup this summer and they managed to do so by bringing back an old friend. The team announced on Saturday that it has signed veteran forward Justin Williams to a two-year contract that will pay him $9 million. “We said that we needed goal scoring […]
Rather than seeking out goalie fixes through free agency, the remarkably busy Calgary Flames instead opt for trades. First, they landed Mike Smith from the Arizona Coyotes. Now, on Thursday, they helped the Carolina Hurricanes clear up their logjam
The Carolina Hurricanes have reportedly taken care of some business on Monday morning, as they’ve re-signed forward Derek Ryan to a one-year deal worth $1.425 million, per TSN’s Frank Seravalli. The 30-year-old had 11 goals and 29 points in 67 games during his first full NHL season. Ryan’s journey to the NHL is a great […]
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 […]