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Comments Taken Too Far Call Us All To The Carpet

Chris Baker
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Carolina Can't Extend Skills Competition Streak as Aho Celebrates All-Star Weekend

I Tried To Like The NHL All-Star Jersey, And I Do.

With Svechnikov In, Who’s Out of the Canes’ Top Six?

May 18, 2023; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) reaches out to make a save against the Florida Panthers in the overtime in game one of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Canes’ Fantasy Hockey Part 2: Defensemen and Goaltenders

Eli Strong
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Jan 14, 2023; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Hurricanes right wing Andrei Svechnikov (37) tries to carry the puck past Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Mark Friedman (52) during the third period at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Canes’ Fantasy Hockey Part 1: Forwards

Eli Strong
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December 1, 2009; San Jose, CA, USA; General view of the ice rink and goalie hockey net before the game between the Ottawa Senators and the San Jose Sharks at HP Pavilion. The Sharks defeated the Senators 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Betting Is Coming. Batten Down The Hatches and Bid Farewell.

Chris Baker
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Apr 6, 2023; San Jose, California, USA; San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson (65) shoots the puck against the Colorado Avalanche during the third period at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

Erik Karlsson Would Have Been A Fun Experiment, All Things Considered

Chris Baker
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Feb 17, 2023; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Hurricanes center Sebastian Aho (20) looks on during practice at Carter-Finley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

New Contract, And A Potential New Role For Aho In Canes Leadership

Chris Baker
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Apr 11, 2023; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Hurricanes center Sebastian Aho (20) looks up at the fans after their victory against the Detroit Red Wings at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Sebastian Aho Gets a Well-Deserved Pay Raise

Eli Strong
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Dec 23, 2022; Tempe, Arizona, USA; Arizona Coyotes left wing Lawson Crouse (67) and Los Angeles Kings left wing Brendan Lemieux (48) scrum during the first period at Mullett Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Friday Night Fights Coming To Raleigh…Wow, I’m So Thrilled

Chris Baker
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TORONTO, ON - MAY 11: Joe Murphy #17 of the Chicago Black Hawks skates against the Toronto Maple Leafs during NHL playoff game action on May 11, 1995 at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Graig Abel/Graig Abel Photography/Getty Images)

Book Review: Finding Murph by Rick Westhead

Chris Baker
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May 1, 2023; Newark, New Jersey, USA; New Jersey Devils left wing Erik Haula (56) celebrates his goal with teammates against the New York Rangers during the third period in game seven of the first round of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Haula’s Bracelet Is A Clear Warning For The Hurricanes. Plain As Day

Chris Baker
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Jan 31, 2016; Nashville, TN, USA; The Carolina Hurricanes mascot performs during the 2016 NHL All Star Game at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

No News Is Good News At This Point In The Off Season

Chris Baker
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Dec 18, 2022; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Calvin de Haan (44) looks on against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Calvin de Haan, It Was A Good One. Thanks And Best Of Luck In Tampa!

Chris Baker
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Mar 5, 2023; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Hurricanes center Seth Jarvis (24) against the Tampa Bay Lightning at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

I’ll Be The First To Say: “Specialty Warm-Up Jerseys Are So Last Year”

Chris Baker
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Apr 14, 2023; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; NHL referee Wes McCauley (4) during the third period of the game between the Nashville Predators and the Colorado Avalanche at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Can We Talk Frankly About NHL Referees For A Minute?

Chris Baker
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Apr 22, 2023; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) warms up before a game against the Vegas Golden Knights in game three of the first round of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Canada Life Centre. Mandatory Credit: James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports

Connor Hellebuyck To Carolina Would Be A Blockbuster, And Well Needed

Chris Baker
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Mar 23, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Flyers goalie Carter Hart (79) blocks a shot from Minnesota Wild right wing Mats Zuccarello (36) during a shootout at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports

Carter Hart Is On The Trade Block In Philly. Is He Worth A Look?

Chris Baker
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Apr 8, 2023; Tempe, Arizona, USA; Arizona Coyotes right wing Clayton Keller (9) celebrates his goal against the Anaheim Ducks during the second period at Mullett Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Please Don’t Move The Arizona Coyotes To A Non-Traditional Market

Chris Baker
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Bet the Hurricanes to Win the Stanley Cup with $1,250 Bonus at Caesars!

Vinnie Portell
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Dec 30, 2022; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Florida Panthers head coach Paul Maurice comes off the ice after the game against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Paul Maurice Had Florida Ready To Beat Boston, But Everyone Else?

Chris Baker
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Mar 12, 2023; Newark, New Jersey, USA; Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Brett Pesce (22) skates with the puck behind goaltender Pyotr Kochetkov (52) during the second period against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Defensive Pairings Favor Hurricanes Against Penguins

Chris Baker
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Mar 17, 2023; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Brady Skjei (76) celebrates at the bench after scoring a goal during the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Not All Fanatics Are Thrilled About The Switch From Adidas

Chris Baker
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Jan 5, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Edmonton Oilers defenseman Slater Koekkoek (20) skates against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Slater Koekkoek Opens Up About His Mental Health Experience

Chris Baker
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Mar 7, 2023; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Carolina Hurricanes forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi (82) takes a shot on net and Montreal Canadiens forward Jonathan Drouin (27) defends during the third period at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

An Open Letter To Canadiens Fan Randy F. Who Hates The Hurricanes

Chris Baker
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Feb 19, 2023; Tempe, Arizona, USA; Arizona Coyotes defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere (14) shoots against Columbus Blue Jackets center Boone Jenner (38) during the second period at Mullett Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Shayne Gostisbehere Rounds Out Stellar Hurricanes Defense

Chris Baker
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BUFFALO, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 01: Tage Thompson #72 of the Buffalo Sabres skates during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche at KeyBank Center on December 01, 2022 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Joshua Bessex/Getty Images)

Tage Thompson For A Song?

Chris Baker
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