Carolina vs. The Metropolitan Division: Washington Capitals

Much like a few other teams in this new division, making the playoffs is simply isn't enough for the Washington Capitals as they go into every year with Stanley Cup aspirations. They have been to the playoffs every year since 2007, winning their division in five of those six years, but have still yet to […]

Carolina vs. The Metropolitan Division: Pittsburgh Penguins

Projected by many to win the Cup last year, the Pittsburgh Penguins ended up falling just short, losing to the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference finals. Some expected this to be the end of the line for head coach Dan Bylsma because the team had a "Cup or bust" mentality going into the post-season […]

Carolina vs. The Metropolitan Division: Philadelphia Flyers

As long as Paul Holmgren is running things, the Flyers off-season will always be some sort of wild adventure and this summer was no different. He didn't do anything absurd like trade Claude Giroux or try to get Alex Pietrangelo to sign an offer-sheet, but the Flyers were still very active this off-season and were […]

Carolina vs. The Metropolitan Division: New York Rangers

Expectations for the New York Rangers were higher than they've been in years. Many had them as a lock for the playoffs and a possible Cup favorite and it was pretty easy to see the reasons behind it. They were the top seed in the Eastern Conference the previous season and made a big splash […]

Carolina vs. The Metropolitan Division: New York Islanders

The Islanders shocked a lot of people last season by making their first playoff appearance in six years and continued to do so by giving the top-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins a run for their money in the first round. They ended up being eliminated in six games but many who watched that series were impressed with […]

Carolina vs. The Metropolitan Division: Columbus Blue Jackets

This season brings a new challenge for the Hurricanes as they will move from the friendly confides of the Southeast Division to the much tougher "Metropolitan Division" as part of the NHL's realignment. Joining them in this division will be the Washington Capitals, the Columbus Blue Jackets and all five teams from the old Atlantic […]

Storm Aftermath: Justin Faulk

For the past two years, Justin Faulk has been a huge bright spot on what is mostly a bad defense corps. He made a huge impression on the Hurricanes fanbase last season after making the team out of training camp and won even more people over around late-November when he was permanent called up to […]

Hurricanes Roster Set

Well, after a very long wait the big day is finally here and the NHL season is ready to get underway starting at 3 p.m. Saturday. Today was the last day of training camp and teams had until 5 p.m. to finalize their rosters for opening night. We've spent the last week or so going […]

Southeast Division Preview: Winnipeg Jets

Winnipeg Jets Season Preview Record Last Year: 37-35-10 Goal Differential: -21 Team 5v5 Fenwick: 51.05% (11th in NHL) 5v5 Sh%: 8.1% 5v5 Sv%:  .912 PP SF/60: 45.6 (21st in NHL) PK SA/60: 51.4 (11th in NHL) If you have looked at Bovoda's betting odds for who will win the Southeast, you will see that the […]

Southeast Division Preview: Florida Panthers

Florida Panthers Season Preview Record Last Year: 38-26-18 Goal Differential: -24 Team 5v5 Fenwick: 50.35% (13th in NHL) 5v5 Sh%: 7.2% 5v5 Sv%:  .925 PP SF/60: 48.8 (13th in NHL) PK SA/60: 54.3 (26th in NHL) Aside from the Phoenix Coyotes and maybe the Ottawa Senators, no team exceeded their expectations more than the Florida […]

Southeast Division Preview: Washington Capitals

Washington Capitals Season Preview Record Last Year: 42-32-8 Goal Differential: -8 Team 5v5 Fenwick: 49.71% (16th in NHL) 5v5 Sh%: 8.6% 5v5 Sv%:  .920 PP SF/60: 47.5 (18th in NHL) PK SA/60: 49.4 (14th in NHL) The Washington Capitals fall from grace last season was fascinating to watch. Many projected this team to win the […]

Southeast Division Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning Season Preview Record Last Year: 38-36-8 Goal Differential: -46 Team 5v5 Fenwick: 48.31% (20th in NHL) 5v5 Sh%: 9.9% 5v5 Sv%:  .899 PP SF/60: 41.5 (28th in NHL) PK SA/60: 53.4 (25th in NHL) With the season set to begin a couple days, it's now a good time to see what the […]

The Final Cuts

Earlier on Wednesday, the Carolina Hurricanes made the decision to put both Brett Sutter and Andreas Nodl on waivers, meaning that the Canes are very close to trimming their roster down to the 23 player limit.  Assuming they put Tuomo Ruutu on Long-Term Injured Reserve, the Canes would need to make one more cut to […]

Hurricanes training camp questions

On Sunday afternoon, the Carolina Hurricanes opened their training camp for this season, beginning what is sure to be an exciting week for the entire NHL. The Hurricanes camp in particular is going to be very fascinating to watch for a few reasons. Firstly, this is their first camp under head coach Kirk Muller and […]

How does Carolina’s defense look?

The general consensus among those who follow the NHL is that while the Hurricanes appear to be a better team than they were last year, they still have some holes on defense. I've discussed this a few times over the prolonged off-season and came to the conclusion that it's probably going to take more than […]