Carolina Hurricanes Analysis


A trip around the Metropolitan Division: Oct. 12- Oct. 19

What was expected to be the most hotly contested, physical division in hockey is off to a rough start. Disappointing starts by Philadelphia, New Jersey and Washington are making the division...

Hurricanes by the Numbers: Mid-way point

A look at the Hurricanes underlying numbers through 24 games.

What has Alexander Semin done so far?

We take a look at what Alexander Semin has done beyond goals and points this year.

Hurricanes Inside the Numbers: Week One

Canes Country takes a look inside the numbers from the first four games of the season.

Breaking down the PK

We take a look back at Saturday night to see what went wrong for Carolina on special teams.


A Look at the Logic and the Not so Logical Legal Maneuvers Between the NHL and the NHL PA

It was the Bettman of Times, It was the Worst of Times Doug Abrams December 18, 2012 It's a tale of negotiations gone wrong. Imagine two blood enemies embroiled in a negotiation over how a...

Jiri Tlusty's future and expectations

What can the Hurricanes expect from Jiri Tlusty this year after the tweaking they did with their top-six?

Carolina's new look special teams

The Canes have undergone many changes this off-season and both of their special teams units could see the most impact.

Jordan Staal's linemates

A look at how Jordan Staal can benefit from the Alex Semin signing.

Jerome Samson's new contract and NHL potential

The Hurricanes have re-signed Jerome Samson to a one year deal, but what are the chances of him making it in the NHL full-time next season?


A look at free agent defensemen

The Canes are looking to sign a veteran defenseman this off-season. Here's a look at who is available outside of the big names.

What were the Hurricanes' best lines and defense pairings this season?

Carolina went through many different lines this year. Canes Country looks at who were the best and the worst.

How good is Jordan Staal?

Carolina gave up a lot to get Jordan Staal, but there is a good chance that they won't regret this trade when all is said and done.

For Jordan Staal, a whirlwind day ends with new beginnings

For Jordan Staal, a whirlwind day ended with two new beginnings: a new wife and a new team.

Cam Ward's Workload

Every goaltender has to prepare to take on a big workload but for Cam Ward, it's usually bigger than normal.

Goals Versus Salary: Getting the Most For Your Money

Canes Country looks at Goals Versus Salary values to determine which players were giving the Hurricanes the most bang for their buck.

Hurricanes GVT Values and Expectations

Who had the most value for the Hurricanes this season and which ones outperformed their expectations?

Who are Carolina's best shot blockers?

Some players are good at blocking shots, others are just forced to.

What role does Jamie McBain play next season?

Looking back on Jamie McBain's season and what kind of role he could play next year.

PDO: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?

How has luck played a role with the Hurricanes this year? About as much as any team.

Scoring Chances Adjusted for Zone Starts; Who Is The Best At Their Role?

Context is something that all sports statisticians look to achieve but have yet to find a perfect method for doing so. Hockey stats in particular are tough to judge based on raw data alone. There...

Justin Faulk is a "Special" Player

One bright spot for the Carolina Hurricanes this season has been the emergence of rookie defenseman Justin Faulk. At only 19 years of age, Faulk played top-four minutes on the Hurricanes defense...

Carolina Hurricanes 2011-12 Statistical Review

One area of hockey that is growing is the development of more in-depth statistical analysis and how widely these stats are being used by bloggers, media members and certain team's front offices....

Canes growing brand and awareness through Checkers partnership

Over the past two years, the Canes have used their partnership with the Checkers to substantially grow the game in North Carolina and increase interest in hockey statewide. Part 2 of a 3-part series looks at the relationship from Carolina's perspective.

Jeff Skinner's Puzzling Penalty Propensity

Since returning from a concussion, Jeff Skinner has been in the penalty box more often than before his injury. What's behind the increase in penalty minutes for the second-year winger?

NHL Realignment could mean big changes for Carolina Hurricanes

Take a look at the four-division proposal they'll be voting on this week at the Winter Meetings. And then vote in the poll.

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