21 years ago, the Hartford Whalers franchise packed their bags and shipped out to an unproven hockey market in Raleigh, North Carolina to become the Hurricanes. Since then, the Hurricanes and the city of Raleigh have proven that hockey can not only work in the Old North State, but it can thrive under the right
Alex Nedeljkovic is currently the goaltender for the Charlotte Checkers. His play this season and in particular in the Calder Cup playoffs has moved him into a place of conversation about playing at the next level. The Carolina Hurricanes need to fix their challenges in goal and Nedeljkovic could be the answer, or at least
The Carolina Hurricanes have responded to the belief their executive vice president and general manager, Ron Francis, has placed in them. Friday night they welcomed the New Jersey Devils to their home ice and emerged victorious, 3-1. This came on the heels of Thursday night’s “must win” game against the Philadelphia Flyers, which the Hurricanes
Anton Khudobin is having a good season, much to the delight of the Boston Bruins. They are loving the blunder made by the Carolina Hurricanes in trading him three years ago. He was a good goaltender then, and he has developed into an even better goaltender now. The Details of Kicking Out Khudobin During the
Cam Ward, who recently moved to “backup” goalie for the Carolina Hurricanes, was in goal on Sunday night against the New York Islanders. As a writer, I cannot find the superlatives to describe his game. To say, “He stood on is head” would seem cliché. To say he was unconscious might be better, but honestly, he
Friday night, the Carolina Hurricanes wrapped up their preseason with a home tilt versus the Washington Capitals. They won 3-1, and the team looks ready for the season to start as they look to make a another run at the playoffs. Scott Darling made his first appearance in goal on his new team’s home ice.
Throughout August, The Hockey Writers will be releasing a series of bold predictions. Team by team, this series will take shape as we look at some of the more questionable possibilities that could come into fruition during the 2017-18 season. We start in Raleigh and the Metropolitan Division. They were part of the powerhouse division