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Canes Country Exit Analysis: Scott Walker

A look back at Carolina Hurricanes forward Scott Walker's 2008-09 season.

Hurricanes work with SAS and IdeaS to Analyze Promotions and Ticket Pricing

The Carolina Hurricanes work with SAS and IdeaS to Analyze Promotions and Ticket Pricing.

The Hockey News: Boychuk A Calder Candidate

The Hockey News posted on their site a list of the top-10 Calder Trophy candidates for rookie of the year, and Carolina forward Zach Boychuk comes in at No. 10. While the article may be off a bit — Boychuk's chances of playing his way on to the roster this preseason dropped dramatically with this week's signing of center Stephane Yelle — it's been a long time since a Canes prospect has been considered to be in the running for the award. (thanks to hockeymomof2 for the heads up)

Small Markets Get no Love from Versus

The Carolina Hurricanes are not alone in getting snubbed by Versus.

Stephane Yelle Signing Speaks Volumes for Future

Not only did the Carolina Hurricanes add another puzzle piece to this year's team, they also provided a year of development for future star Brandon Sutter.

Hurricanes Sign Center Stephane Yelle

A nice move by Jim Rutherford, as Yelle is a valuable, experienced centerman. Here's the release: ‘CANES AGREE TO TERMS WITH STEPHANE YELLE Veteran center entering 14th NHL season RALEIGH, NC—Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with center Stephane Yelle (STEH-fahn YEHL) on a one-year, $550,000 contract. "Stephane is a proven winner," said Rutherford. "He adds depth and experience to the Hurricanes at the center position, and he will contribute to the penalty kill." Yelle, 35, is entering his 14th NHL season, and the Hurricanes will be his fourth NHL team. In 2008-09, he scored seven goals, earned 11 assists (18 points), posted a plus-6 plus/minus rating and had a 52.0 percent faceoff-win percentage in 77 regular-season games with Boston. He played in all 11 of the Bruins’ postseason games, earning one assist and averaging 12:29 of ice time. The Ottawa, Ont., native has scored 92 goals, earned 165 assists (257 points) and accumulated 458 penalty minutes in 921 career NHL regular-season games with Colorado, Calgary and Boston. Yelle (6’2", 182 lbs.) was originally drafted by New Jersey in the eighth round, 186th overall, in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft. He won the Stanley Cup in 1996 and 2001, as a member of the Colorado Avalanche.

"It's easy to see Staal being a point-per-game player for the next decade." "[Ward] has the...

"It's easy to see Staal being a point-per-game player for the next decade." "[Ward] has the ability and temperament to be a star, but he needs to display it all the time."

From The Hockey News Yearbook Top 50 players feature. Staal was ranked the No. 8 player in the NHL (behind only Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Pavel Datsyuk, Zdeno Chara, Roberto Luongo and Ryan Getzlaf), while Ward came in at No. 46, eighth among goalies. Staal ranked 19th last year, while Ward is appearing on the list for the first time.

New Captain in San Jose, What about Carolina?

If San Jose is replacing their captain, should the Carolina Hurricanes consider doing the same?

Canes Country Exit Analysis: Cam Ward

A look at Cam Ward's 2008-09 season and a chance for the fans to grade him.

Quick Hits and Tidbits - August 16th

Quick hits and Carolina related news around the NHL.

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