Carolina’s Ethan Bear has been given permission to talk to other teams, should the Canucks be interested? – Canucksarmy

Carolina’s Ethan Bear has been given permission to talk to other teams, should the Canucks be interested?  – Canucksarmy

After a disappointing second-round exit to the New York Rangers, the Carolina Hurricanes are looking at an offseason full of questions. One of them has already cropped up in the form of Ethan Bear. Arriving last season in exchange for Warren Foegele, the former Edmonton Oiler was expected to be a solid option on Carolina’s … Read more

Hurricanes want to re-sign free agent forwards Trocheck, Niederreiter

Hurricanes want to re-sign free agent forwards Trocheck, Niederreiter

RALEIGH, NC — The Carolina Hurricanes want to re-sign pending unrestricted free agent forwards Vincent Trocheck and Nino Niederreiter. “We certainly hope they are both back, but it takes two sides,” general manager Don Waddell said Thursday. “But I will have more dialogue with their agents in the next little bit and see where they’re … Read more

The Hurricanes’ 6 biggest priorities as an offseason of huge changes begins

The Hurricanes’ 6 biggest priorities as an offseason of huge changes begins

The Hurricanes don’t have much of a choice this offseason. They will inevitably be making some huge changes. This is clearest when you look at their lineup without the pending free agents (don’t come at me for any lineup decisions; this is just a visual): Andrei Svechnikov – Sebastian Aho – Teuvo TeravainenSeth Jarvis – … Read more

The Hurricanes’ 6 biggest priorities as an offseason of huge changes begins

The Hurricanes’ 6 biggest priorities as an offseason of huge changes begins

The Hurricanes don’t have much of a choice this offseason. They will inevitably be making some huge changes. This is clearest when you look at their lineup without the pending free agents (don’t come at me for any lineup decisions; this is just a visual): Andrei Svechnikov – Sebastian Aho – Teuvo TeravainenSeth Jarvis – … Read more

Hurricanes eliminated from playoffs because of road woes, special teams

Hurricanes eliminated from playoffs because of road woes, special teams

The Carolina Hurricanes were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs by the New York Rangers, losing 6-2 in Game 7 of the best-of-7 Eastern Conference Second Round on Monday. Carolina (54-20-8) was the No. 1 seed from the Metropolitan Division. The Hurricanes defeated the Boston Bruins in seven games in the first round and have … Read more

Rangers come back again, reach Eastern Conference Final

Rangers come back again, reach Eastern Conference Final

RALEIGH, NC. — They did it again. “We don’t go away,” Chris Kreider said. The New York Rangers didn’t against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference First Round, coming back from 3-1 down to win the series in seven games, winning Games 5, 6 and 7 in comeback fashion. They’re still playing in the … Read more

Hurricanes, Rangers each bring confidence, promising history into Game 7

Hurricanes, Rangers each bring confidence, promising history into Game 7

RALEIGH, NC — Recent history would say one thing: The Carolina Hurricanes are going to win Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Second Round. But it’s not that easy. And it’s not that simple. The Hurricanes do come into Game 7 against the New York Rangers with home-ice advantage, playing at PNC Arena on Monday … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup playoffs – How the Conn Smythe Trophy will be won

2022 Stanley Cup playoffs – How the Conn Smythe Trophy will be won

Have we ever discussed how the Conn Smythe Trophy might be the NHL’s weirdest award? Let’s start with the hardware itself. In 1964, the trophy was donated to the NHL by Maple Leaf Gardens, to be awarded to the Stanley Cup playoffs MVP and as a bauble to honor Hockey Hall of Fame-inducted builder Conn … Read more

Raanta, Hurricanes defeat Bruins in Game 1 of Eastern First Round

Raanta, Hurricanes defeat Bruins in Game 1 of Eastern First Round

RALEIGH, NC — Antti Raanta made 35 saves in his first Stanley Cup Playoffs start, and the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Boston Bruins 5-1 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round at PNC Arena on Monday. “For me, it was obviously the first start in the playoffs in the NHL,” Raanta said. “I … Read more

Buzz: Ekblad could return for Panthers for Game 1 against Capitals

Buzz: Ekblad could return for Panthers for Game 1 against Capitals

Florida Panthers Aaron Ekblad could be back in the lineup when the Panthers host the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round on Tuesday (7:30 pm ET; ESPN2, SN360, TVAS2, BSFL, NBCSWA). The defenseman was a full participant at practice Sunday after he missed the final 21 games of the regular … Read more