Albany River Rats

Zach Boychuk Joins River Rats

Zach Boychuk, the Carolina Hurricanes' top pick in the 2008 Entry Draft, has been assigned to Albany (AHL) for the team's last two games.

Team releases info on accident, Conboy recall

The Carolina Hurricanes confirm that four players and one staff member with the Albany River Rats were injured early Thursday in a bus accident in Massachusetts.

Rats' Bus Crashes; Three Injured

Albany River Rats bus crashes on the Mass Turnpike.

Conboy Brothers - "Livin' On The Edge"

Tim and Andrew Conboy

Tidbits — Jan. 23

The NHL All-Star Weekend is nearly upon us, and with it came yesterday's announcement of the captains for the two conferences. For the East, Montreal's Alexei Kovalev will wear the "C" in his...

Tidbits — Jan. 6

Some notes and stats concerning the Canes: • Zach Boychuk helped lead Canada to their fifth straight World Junior U20 gold medal, his second consecutive with the team. While draft-eligible...

LaCouture Picks Russia; Boychuk Leads Canada

Dan LaCouture's back-and-forth flirtation with the Kontinental Hockey League is over, with the veteran forward deciding to leave the Albany River Rats and head to Russia. There are comments here...

LaCouture Jumping To KHL?

It sounds like the Canes have lost another depth player to the Kontinental Hockey League. Dan LaCouture, who was invited to training camp and earned a contract with his play in the preseason, is...

Kaberle Off IR, Conboy Reassigned

Frank Kaberle will be back in the lineup tomorrow. He was activated from injured reserve today. To make room, Carolina assigned defenseman Tim Conboy to Albany (AHL). Kaberle has battled injuries...

Improved Drafting Makes Team Deeper

[caption id="attachment_2857" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Brett Carson's NHL debut was one to remember."] [/caption] The Hurricanes started their season eight deep on defense,...

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Changes Begin: Borer, Conboy Recalled

[caption id="attachment_2771" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Casey Borer was recalled Friday."] [/caption] The Hurricanes made their first move of the new Paul Maurice era, sending...

Loose Pucks — Nov. 10

More Loose Pucks: • The Hockey News recently published their annual "Bucks And Pucks" report, which focuses on the financial side of the game. This year's analysis looks at team finances and the...

Loose Pucks — Nov. 5

I figured I needed a name for these random things I find that really don't deserve their own posts — so Loose Pucks is born! • Three Hurricanes are will be on the ballot for this year's All-Star...

Canes Ink Forward Michael Ryan

The Hurricanes added more depth to their forward ranks, signing 28-year-old Michael Ryan to a one-year contract. The contract will pay him $475,000 in the NHL and $75,000 in the AHL, with a $100,00...

The Hit: What They’re Saying Around The League; Conboy In Trouble?

I thought I'd compile some quotes from around the world of hockey to give everyone an idea of what's being said about Doug Weight's hit on Brandon Sutter: • NHL executive vic e president Bill Daly:...

Checking In On The Prospects

Here’s some stats information on the Canes prospects in North America and overseas, for those who don’t want to dig it all up (* indicates team-high total; for stats that have multiple people tied,...

More on Hagemo — Cut By Everblades

Carolina prospect Nate Hagemo fell short of making the Florida Everblades, Carolina's affiliate in the ECHL. From The Naples News: ************ ROSTER CUTS: The Blades had to submit their opening...

River Rats Preview Up At HF.com; Other Loose Ends

My latest at Hockey's Future is posted — it's a season preview of the Hurricanes' AHL affiliate in Albany. It actually should've gone up yesterday, but it had to be tweaked a little because of the M...

Matt Murley "Pulls a Radulov" - Now AWOL in Russia

During the offseason, the Carolina Hurricanes signed forward Matt Murley to a two-way, one year contract. Murley was originally drafted in the second round in 1999 by Pittsburgh, had 21 goals with...

Camp Preview Looks At Prospects

[caption id="attachment_1379" align="alignright" width="100" caption="Brandon Sutter"][/caption] More from me over at Hockey's Future. The latest is a Hurricanes training camp preview that...

Canes Make Minor Move

[caption id="attachment_1358" align="alignright" width="63" caption="Murley"][/caption] The Hurricanes signed left winger Matt Murley to a one-year, two-way deal today, adding more depth to their...

"Fun Fest" Highlights

I went over to the RBC last night to check out how the Carolina Hurricanes first "Fun Fest" was going. I'm not very good at guessing the number of heads in a crowd, but if I had to make a guess I...

Carolina Hurricanes Prospect Conditioning Camp - Preview

The "Young Guns" of the Carolina Hurricanes organization are in town this week to take part in the annual conditioning camp for prospects. During the camp, which is officially running from July...

Fast and Loose - A Quick Look Around

Taking a quick gander around the hockey newsworld..... San Jose coach, Ron Wilson was fired yesterday. Wilson had one of the best regular season records in the NHL for the past 3 years and made...

Rats Join Canes on Golf Course

The Albany River Rats ended their season with a 2-0 loss against the Philadelphia Phantoms last night in the final game of their round one, playoff series. As previously mentioned, goalie, M...

Leighton and Rats in Game 7 Tonight

The Albany River Rats and the Philadelphia Phantoms finish their best of 7 series tonight in Philadelphia with the series all tied up at 3 games apiece. Rats goalie Michael Leighton has been...

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