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This week in former River Hawk action: March 2-8

Former River Hawk Ron Hainsey. (Photo/USA TODAY Sports)The National Hockey League (NHL), American Hockey League (AHL) and ECHL are well into the 2014-15 season. This means 15 former UMass Lowell River Hawks are in action this week. A few former River Hawks continue to battle injuries and will not be listed in the schedule below. In addition to the schedule we have listed is the...
Via Mill City Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes, Jay McClement agree to two-year contract extension

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Jay McClement has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Carolina Hurricanes. Under terms of the extension announced Sunday, McClement will make $1.3 million next season and $1.1 million in 2016-17. The 31-year-old center had two goals in a 5-3 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday and has six goals and 12 assists for the season. He also plays a key...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps acquire Defenseman Tim Gleason, may not be done

The Washington Capitals beefed up their blue line, the weekend before Monday’s NHL trade deadline, sending D Jack Hillen and a draft pick to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for D Tim Gleason.  The draft selection Washington sent to Carolina was a fourth round pick. Head coach Barry Trotz wanted the Caps to play with a rougher edge, and Gleason will provide that.  He is a...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Play: Hurricanes honor Ward pregame, beat Capitals 3-0

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes (23-30-7) continued their relatively hot 2015 with a 3-0 win over the Washington Capitals (33-20-10). It was a game the Hurricanes virtually controlled throughout, holding off a late push in the third. It was a night about the old, as Cam Ward was honored after playing (and winning) his 500th game on Tuesday, but also the new, as the fans...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes trade Tlusty to Jets for two draft picks

Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, Wednesday announced that the Hurricanes have acquired a third-round selection in the 2016 NHL Draft and either a fifth- or sixth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for forward Jiri Tlusty. "We appreciate everything that Jiri did for our team...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes send forward Tlusty to Jets for draft picks

  The Carolina Hurricanes have traded forward Jiri Tlusty to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for two draft picks. The Hurricanes will acquire a third-round selection in the 2016 draft. The team says the other pick will be in this year's draft, a fifth-round selection if the Jets make the playoffs and a sixth-rounder if they don't. The 26-year-old Tlusty had tallied 76 goals and 69...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrej Sekera trade worth risk for red-hot Los Angeles Kings

The Los Angeles Kings are finally starting to look like a team that’s won two Stanley Cup championships in the last three years. After a sluggish start to the 2014-15 campaign, L.A. has won eight straight games and knows it has a great chance to become the first team to claim back-to-back Stanley Cup titles since the 1997-98 Detroit Red Wings. This is why trading for veteran...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets Acquire Tlusty, Pens Land Winnik

On Wednesday afternoon, the Winnipeg Jets acquired forward Jiri Tlusty from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a third round draft choice in the 2016 NHL Draft and a conditional sixth round draft choice in the 2015 NHL Draft. The … Continue reading → The post Jets Acquire Tlusty, Pens Land Winnik appeared first on Committed Indians.
Via Committed Indians
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes upend Flyers 4-1

RALEIGH, N.C.  -- Justin Faulk had a goal and an assist and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Tuesday night. It was the 500th NHL game for Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward. Ward, who won the Conn Smythe Trophy when Carolina won the Stanley Cup in 2006, made 23 saves. Jeff Skinner, Jordan Staal and Jay McClement also scored for Carolina. Alexander Semin added...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Faulk paces Hurricanes against Flyers; Ward plays milestone game

  Justin Faulk had a goal and an assist and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Tuesday night. It was the 500th NHL game for Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward. Ward, who won the Conn Smythe Trophy when Carolina won the Stanley Cup in 2006, made 23 saves. Jeff Skinner, Jordan Staal and Jay McClement also scored for Carolina. Alexander Semin added two assists. Nicklas...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Carolina Hurricanes the NHL’s Worst Team?

TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options.  This comes specifically before the trade deadline, as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks Jeff...
Via TopSportsReport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

PODCAST: Deadline, Staal and Expectations with Josh Yohe

Tune in and subscribe to the show on iTunes. Twitter: @ThePensNation, @PensNation_K What is the measure for success for a team with new management, a new coach and a new identity? Do the Penguins have time to be patient with that process or is the window to win fading fast? These are all questions with have for Josh Yohe, and yes—we’re going to dig in to that Jordan Staal...
Via The PensNation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Colligan: 4 Questions on Jordan Staal, Jim Rutherford, and Trade Rumors

This a column by Mike Colligan that appears every Monday morning on The Pensblog. You can find more of Mike’s work at his site, ColliganHockey.com. (1) Which rumors are true? Which rumors are made up? I get very skeptical of anything I hear in the month leading up to the trade deadline. Front offices use the media as pawns to manipulate the trade market. Agents do the same to...
Via The Pensblog
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrej Sekera to LA Kings, Dallas Stars

The Carolina Hurricanes plan to move Andrej Sekera before the March 2, 2015 NHL Trade Deadline. The 28 year old left shooting defenseman had a career season in 2013-14, with 44 points in 74 games. He is signed to a $2.75 million cap hit contract, which is about to expire when he becomes an unrestricted free agent in July. Sekera is looking for a multiyear contract in the $4-5 million
Via NHL Trade Rumors
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Vanek’s two goals help lift Wild to 6-3 victory over the Hurricanes

GLENDALE, AZ – FEBRUARY 05: (L-R) Andrej Sekera #4, Eric Staal #12 and Alexander Semin #28 of the Carolina Hurricanes in action during the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on February 5, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Hurricanes defeated the Coyotes 2-1 in overtime shootout. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) “Should I stay or should I go now...
Via State of Hockey News
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes hope to be “fairly active” at the trade deadline

The 2014-15 season is over for the Carolina Hurricanes. There are still games left on the schedule, but the Hurricanes have been out of the playoff hunt ever since they failed to pick up a win in the season’s first month. Owning one of the worst records in the NHL, the Hurricanes are on the list of teams who should be sellers at the deadline. Will the Hurricanes be active in the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes look to surge in 2nd half of the season

After returning from a refreshing six day all-star break the Hurricanes continued their hot play with a 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning. While being the winners of 3 straight and a 7-2-1 record in 2015 the Carolina Hurricanes remain 18 points out of a playoff spot but that hasn’t stopped the whispers of the postseason from both fans and local media. While a Stanley Cup...
Via isportsweb.com
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Eric Staal Gets Last Laugh On Dion Phaneuf After Lopsided Fight (Video)

He who laughs last laughs the longest — especially when they get to fire a game-clinching slap shot at the opponent. That was the case for Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal on Tuesday night as his team rolled to a 4-1 win over the struggling Toronto Maple Leafs. The loss was Toronto’s fifth straight and eighth in its last 10 games, as the firing of head coach Randy Carlyle...
Via NESN.com
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes look to stay hot into All-star break

It’s been a case of new year, new results for the Carolina Hurricanes. The team has been able to maintain its hot start to 2015 and will try to keep up the good work in the second half of the season. With only three games in four days remaining between them and the week long all-star break the entire team knows just how important it is to maintain this kind of lightening in a...
Via isportsweb.com
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Staal won’t waive his no-trade clause

The Carolina Hurricanes are one of the worst teams in the NHL and as a result are one of the clubs who are definitively sellers this season. One name which has popped up a few times in various trade rumors is captain Eric Staal, but Staal’s no-trade clause makes even the most solid of rumors seem speculative. Would Staal waive his no-trade clause? According to Sportsnet.ca, probably...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

New Year brings new results for Carolina Hurricanes

A change in the calendar has brought a change in fortunes for the Carolina Hurricanes. The team has started 2015 with a pair of 2-1 victories. The wins have instilled a new sense of confidence in the team that may propel them throughout the second half of the season. The Hurricanes ended the year with a deflating 2-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins, a game in which the Hurricanes...
Via isportsweb.com
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chris Terry has horrible shootout attempt

Sunday’s matinee between the Carolina Hurricanes and Boston Bruins was pretty much a disastrous 65+ minutes of terrible hockey between two terrible teams, and things didn’t go smoothly in the shootout either. The Hurricanes’ first shooter, Chris Terry, provided us with one of the most laughable shootout “attempts” that you’ll ever see at the NHL Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Anton Khudobin Struggles To Get Over Bench Much To Cam Ward’s Delight (GIF)

Nothing is easy for the Carolina Hurricanes these days. The bottom dwellers of the Eastern Conference were trailing by a goal to the New York Rangers late in the third period during Sunday’s game, which led to the most hilarious moment of the game for everyone not named Anton Khudobin. The Carolina goalie was pulled in the final minutes of the game for an extra skater, but skating...
Via NESN.com
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Anton Khudobin has major trouble climbing over bench boards (GIF)

Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Anton Khudobin had some major trouble climbing over the bench boards after being pulled for an extra skater in the final minutes of the third period during Sunday's game against the N.Y. Rangers.After nearly falling on his rear end on first attempt to hurdle the board, Khudobin tried to throw himself into the Hurricanes bench, but his leg got stuck...
Via Holdout Sports
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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