Who will be the final 23?

Another round of roster cuts has passed and it's still uncertain what the Hurricanes opening day roster will look like. The team has spent the last couple of days attempting to trim down the roster to 23 and while we are getting a better picture of what the roster will look like, it's still tough […]

Hurricanes trade Zac Dalpe and Jeremy Welsh to Vancouver

We all knew that there had to be a few roster cuts or trades on the horizon and late last night, we got our first moves as the Hurricanes dealt Jeremy Welsh and Zac Dalpe to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for forward Kellan Tochkin and a fourth round pick in this year's draft. My […]

Raleigh or Charlotte Part Deux: The Final Cuts

The Hurricanes will play their final preseason game tonight and ultimately, there really isn't a lot riding on it because the opening night roster is going to look completely different from what we'll see tonight. Regulars such as Alexander Semin, Jeff Skinner and Tim Gleason will be out of the lineup and the Hurricanes top […]

Figuring out the Hurricanes forward depth

If you follow Raleigh News & Observer writer Chip Alexander on Twitter, then you have probably seen the Hurricanes forward line combinations during training camp and said to yourself "what in the world is this team doing?" The Hurricanes top-six was thought to be set in stone but injuries to Alexander Semin, Elias Lindholm and […]

Raleigh or Charlotte?

Now that one week of pre-season games are in the books, we should have somewhat of an idea of where some of their fringe players are. They ran the risk of inviting a lot of young/unproven players to camp and with at least 6-7 open roster spots, all of them were going to get their […]

Training Camp Battles: Third Pairing Defenseman

Fixing the defense has been the focal point of the Hurricanes off-season and GM Jim Rutherford has done a decent job to address Carolina's needs by acquiring both Andrej Sekera and Ron Hainsey. The defense still isn't anywhere close to being perfect, but adding Hainsey makes them a lot better than they were initially and […]

Training Camp Battles: 4th Line Center

Much like the rest of their bottom-six, the Hurricanes don't really have a set plan for their fourth line just yet and we probably won't know who will be on it until the team gets a few games under their belt. With so many players on two-way deals in camp, the only way to find […]

Training Camp Battles: 3rd Line Right Wing

The other day, we looked at the players competing for the third line left wing spot in camp. Today, we will be moving over to the right wing. What is expected out of this position is similar to the left wing so I'm going to keep the intro short. However, one thing that the Hurricanes […]

Training Camp Battles: 3rd Line Left Wingers

Continuing our look at what positions could be up for grabs during training camp, we will stay on the third line and look at which players will be battling for the two wing spots on the third line. In my post on the team's battle for the third line center, I mentioned that it's basically […]

Training Camp Battles: 3rd Line Center

This year's training camp feels a little different than other years because there are so many roster spots up for grabs and the Hurricanes invited more young guys to camp than usual. There are 44 skaters in camp this year and a good chunk of them are either rookies or guys who spend the majority […]

Considering all options

As most of hockey world knows by now, the Hurricanes will be without defenseman Joni Pitkanen for the entire 2013-14 season. Pitkanen shattered his heel bone in a game against Washington in early-April and the word is that while the surgery was a success, he still has not been able to put weight on it […]

Five free agents that could help the Hurricanes

Carolina's training camp begins today and while they have only one player there on a professional tryout deal (Radek Dvorak), the door could still be open for them to add a few more bodies to camp. If the entering roster is any indication, Kirk Muller and his staff are aiming to have a young team […]

Hurricanes announce training camp roster

After a few days of anticipation, the Hurricanes revealed their training camp roster for the 2013-14 season. The full roster can be viewed here and while there aren't many late additions, the Hurricanes are inviting a lot of young players to camp. There are 16 rookies on the camp roster including 12 who were with […]

What can Radek Dvorak bring to the Hurricanes?

Another new face will be at training camp, as it was announced that the Hurricanes invited veteran forward Radek Dvorak to their training camp which begins in another week or so. Dvorak has played for seven different NHL clubs over 16 seasons and was most recently with the Anaheim Ducks. He was brought in after […]

Hurricanes lineup rough draft

Projecting lineups at this part of the year is tough because training camp hasn't even happened yet and coaches usually like to play around with line combinations during pre-season before they settle on four units that they like. Defense pairings are often the same way, since it takes time to develop chemistry and the Hurricanes […]