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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.

Recap: Canes right the ship in shutout win

A night after a disappointing outing in south Florida, the Hurricanes get things back in order as their road trip comes to a close.

About Last Season: 2022-23 Final Grades

The new kid in town showed up a lot of the old standbys, and it was a year to forget for a few others. How did you grade the Canes’ conference final squad?

About Last Season: Jaccob Slavin

The mainstay of the Canes’ blue line played with his fourth different defensive partner of the past four seasons, and was predictably excellent. Again.

About Last Season: Teuvo Teravainen

Once an assumption to be slotted alongside Sebastian Aho every night, the 2022-23 season was an unusually tough one for the longtime Canes winger. Entering a contract year, where do things stand?

2023 NHL Free Agency Discussion

The draft is in the rear view and now it’s time to load up the moving vans and the Brinks trucks as the NHL’s free agent class of 2023 finds new homes.

2023 NHL Draft Open Thread: Day 2

The second day is always more action-packed, and after Wednesday’s by-the-book first round, let’s hope that trend continues.

2023 NHL Draft Open Thread: Round 1

Come hang out with us during the NHL’s annual two-day swap meet, where the Hurricanes could be active in ways that go beyond the draft floor.

Canes Country’s 2023 Playoff Pick ‘Em: Final Standings

We love all our commenters, so I mean this in the nicest possible sense: this year’s winner is an ass.

About Last Season: Dylan Coghlan

An add-on in the Max Pacioretty deal, Coghlan was a fringe roster player to start the season and fell steadily further down the depth chart as the season progressed.

About Last Season: Derek Stepan

The veteran center was a fourth-line mainstay in his second season with the Hurricanes. Could another one-year deal be in the cards for him to make it three seasons in Raleigh?