Playoff Preview: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals are on their way to defend their Stanley Cup title and the first stop is against the Carolina Hurricanes. The defending champs enter first in the Metropolitan Division, while the Hurricanes are locked in the first wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. This marks the first playoff berth for Carolina sinceContinue reading “Playoff Preview: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals”

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’s Changing Winds Still Blow in Uncertain Directions

Here’s something obvious: the Carolina Hurricanes have had a busy summer. It started with the anointing of Rod Brind’Amour as new head coach. He took over after Bill Peters went to the Calgary Flames. And then Don Waddell became general manager, filling the gap left behind by Ron Francis when he was removed from theContinue reading “Hurricanes: Carolina’s Changing Winds Still Blow in Uncertain Directions”

2017-2018 Season Preview: Carolina Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes haven’t qualified for the post-season in eight consecutive seasons and they’d clearly like to change that in 2017-2018. They took a step toward changing the tide by signing goalie Scott Darling to a four-year contract after acquiring him in a trade with Chicago. With a clear number one netminder, the Hurricanes turnedContinue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: Carolina Hurricanes”