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Brian has covered the Hurricanes since 2007 and joined the Canes Country staff in 2011. His day job is reporting traffic on the radio in Raleigh, and is inordinately proud of the fact that he has the Interstate highway system memorized. He also likes string cheese. Brian is a native of Cleveland who moved to Raleigh before most of the rest of the city moved here, and has lived here ever since.

About Last Season: Teuvo Teravainen Performance Review and Grade

It became obvious when Teuvo Teravainen missed extended time for the first time in his career just how instrumental he is to making all the pieces work all over the lineup.

About Last Season: Jordan Martinook Performance Review and Grade

The fan favorite and progenitor of MISTA SVECHNIKOV will, somewhat surprisingly, return for a fourth season in Carolina.

About Last Season: Jaccob Slavin Performance Review and Grade

The 2021 Lady Byng Trophy winner will be without his normal defensive partner for the past two seasons come October, but there’s no need to fear the unknown when a player is as rock-solid steady as Slavin.

Canes sign Stepan to one-year deal

Start spreading the news - there’s another former Ranger heading to Raleigh.

Hurricanes’ signing of DeAngelo, reported interest in Virtanen demonstrates hypocrisy

The Hurricanes’ front office has brought on the destruction of their painstakingly built goodwill.

They said it: Slavin, Fast, Brind’Amour on game four loss

Rod Brind’Amour, Jaccob Slavin and Jesper Fast spoke to the media after the Hurricanes’ game four loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Game 4 Recap: Crazy 2nd not enough as Canes go down 3-1

The Hurricanes scored four goals in the second period, but couldn’t do much for the other 40 minutes, and as a result they are staring down the end of their season.

Breaking down Tampa Bay’s defense and penalty kill

A potent offensive team with a mobile, offensively-minded defense goes up against its mirror image in this series. How the series goes might turn on which version of the Lightning defense shows up.

They said it: Staal, Necas, Slavin, Brind’Amour on game five win

Jordan Staal, Martin Necas, Jaccob Slavin and Rod Brind’Amour spoke to the media following a game five win over the Nashville Predators.

Game 5 Recap: Magic Marty strikes, Canes steal 3-2 series lead

The scoreboard said 3-2. The series tally says 3-2. It wasn’t nearly as straightforward as that.