"KHL/Russia bound next season! I'd like to thank the Hurricanes/Checkers organization & fans for an amazing 3yrs! Memories i'll have forever!"Charlotte Checkers goalie and Hurricanes prospect Mike Murphy, on Twitter
Places to watch hockey in CharlotteNY Rangers fan here, I'm visiting my brother in Charlotte this weekend (specifically May 12) and am looking for a place to watch Rangers-Caps game 7. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
It's too early to tell right now. I think he should be fine, but I can't really give you an answer to that right now.Checkers coach Jeff Daniels, addressing the status of Zac Dalpe. Dalpe was injured in Friday night's Checkers game on a check from behind by Rockford's Ben Youds.
He was up and moving around. He's day to day. It's nothing catastrophic.Paul Maurice, addressing Jussi Jokinen's injury. Later, though, he admitted that the team would be without him "for a while", so take that for what it's worth.
"It just hasn't jelled together yet. You can see the chemistry is not there. We tried a lot of different players, which I believe was the right thing to do with so many young players. It's just a matter of them getting to know each other and coming together, and it's just not there yet and will take a little bit longer. I do feel good about the team and that it will get stronger as we go along. As long as we're learning game to game, I think we'll come to a point in a month or so where we can be a real good team."--Jim Rutherford, on the state of the Hurricanes following what has been called a disappointing preseason by many. http://blogs.newsobserver.com/canes/rutherford-has-faulk-in-his-top-four#ixzz1ZwxuuD9A
Zach Boychuk will be recalled to replace Jiri Tlusty, who is expected to miss 1-2 weeks with an upper-body injury, says Rutherford.http://twitter.com/#!/PaulBranecky/status/15826863754575874 --Paul Branecky of hurricanes.com
If I'm a Hurricanes fan, I'm thrilled that Jeff Skinner is set to remain in Carolina all season. That's not to suggest the kid has got it all figured out. The scoring touch is evident and he's impressed with his puck protection and strength, but he hasn't got his play away from the biscuit mastered just yet. Still, he's the most exciting prospect the team has, and the thought of giving him a chance alongside Eric Staal at some point this season has to give a Caniac the giggles. Bottom line, Skinner betters the team's chances of making the playoffs this season...and makes the 'Canes a lot more fun to watch.SI.com's Alan Muir has some nice words about Jeff Skinner