Hurricanes: Aho, Svechnikov Set to Emerge and Lead Carolina to Lasting Playoff Success

The Carolina Hurricanes are tired of being considered mere playoff qualifiers and are ready to enter the conversation as serious Stanley Cup contenders. Now that they’ve qualified for the playoffs in consecutive seasons for the first time since the early 2000s, the Hurricanes think they have the young core to make it happen. They acquiredContinue reading “Hurricanes: Aho, Svechnikov Set to Emerge and Lead Carolina to Lasting Playoff Success”

What Went Wrong: Carolina Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes took to the 2018-2019 with aplomb, securing their first playoff berth since 2009 and becoming a Bunch of Jerks in the process. To say the season was transformative goes without saying, but they were still swept out of the playoffs by the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference Final. So, what wentContinue reading “What Went Wrong: Carolina Hurricanes”

Hurricanes: There’s a Lot Going on in Carolina These Days

The Carolina Hurricanes will return to action after the All-Star break with a Friday game against the Vegas Golden Knights. And, believe it or not, the squad from Raleigh is in the thick of it with a 24-20-6 for 54 points. That’s four behind the Pittsburgh Penguins and five ahead of the Rangers. Assessing thisContinue reading “Hurricanes: There’s a Lot Going on in Carolina These Days”

Hurricanes: Carolina Trades Jeff Skinner to Buffalo

The Carolina Hurricanes have traded forward Jeff Skinner to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for forward Cliff Pu, a second-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft and two picks in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. Skinner has spent the entirety of his eight-season career with the Hurricanes and will be entering the final yearContinue reading “Hurricanes: Carolina Trades Jeff Skinner to Buffalo”