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Who stole the show this afternoon. That guy! Jeff Skinner wrapped up the series in Helsinki scoring the lone goal in shootouts. On top of that, he assisted on the only Carolina goal of the night, and undressed the Minnesota defense late in the game turning a nothing chance into something worth watching. With his ability to skate very well at his age, and his confidence with the puck, this 1st round pick is really starting to look promising to the club.
Yesterday's game was equally thrilling seeing as Brandon Sutter decided the focus was going to be on him. Stealing the show with 2 goals ( Game Winner ) to give the Hurricanes the w...
Season opener versus the Minnesota Wild kicks off October 7th in Helsinki Finland, home of 'Canes stars Joni Pitkanen, Jussi Jokinen and Tuomo Ruutu. For Ruutu and Pitkanen this is especially meaningful as they won Bronze medals representing Finland last year in Vancouver at the 2010 Winter Olympics. No idea why the Juice didn't make the team, but thats an issue for another day.
Carolina will start the season without their Russian winger Sergei Samsonov as he was put on Injury Reserve earlier this week. Samsonov injured his neck (sprain) in a pre-season game and will not be making the trip to Europe with the team. Depending on how long this injury keeps him out, expect to see the nam...
The wait is over, the deal is done. Jeff Skinner is officially a Carolina Hurricane. They did however take their sweet time in dealing with this kid. Despite the 'Canes slow and uneventful summer, this deal brings something to Carolina fans that has been lacking the past few years. Young talent.
Skinner enjoyed two years in the OHL playing for the Kitchener Rangers. In his rookie year, he walked away with 27 goals, 24 assists and 34 PIMS in 63 games. In his , what looks to be , final year with the Rangers he nearly doubled his stats. Finishing the season with 50 goals, 40 assists and 72 PIMS in 64 games. On top of his over-achieving 2nd season, he added 20 goals in 20 games in the O...
With identical 3-2 losses against the Maple Leafs on Friday and the Blue Jackets on Saturday, the Carolina Hurricanes now have lost their last 12 games in a row, recording a mere three points during that losing stretch.
The Hurricanes are now dead last in the Eastern Conference with seven points in 16 games, four points back from the Panthers and the Maple Leafs. The Canes have scored a dismal 32 goals and allowed an astounding 59 goals during those 16 games.
Paul Maurice’s system, whose been quite effective last season after his nomination, has not worked this year, especially on the road where the Hurricanes are still winless.