September 28th, 2013 at 10:10 AM
By Sports Media 101
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In addition to the weekly games, $5 in free credit and the potential $25 bonus, everyone who signs up will have an opportunity to play the Sports Media 101 experts, as well as fellow fans and readers.
Players can win money each and every week, and do not have to worry about forgetting to set lineups, make waiver wire moves or trades. Your roster is set uniquely each week without a draft based solely on who you feel has the best match-ups. Ultimately, it's a true test of your Football IQ.Read more... Join the Conversation...
June 4th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
By Chris Warner
The Carolina Hurricanes are beginning their offseason by unveiling their new jerseys today at noon inside the PNC Arena in Raleigh. The jerseys will keep the same colors (red, white and black) and primary logo as the old sweaters, but will alter the designs of the away jerseys, home jerseys and socks for the first time in the team's 15-year history. This will be the first offseason change that will get the Hurricanes moved past last season's disappointing finish, and into preparation for the 2013-2014 season that will see them in a new, more competitive, division.
Despite being atop the Southeastern Division by one point midway through this past season, the Hurricanes finished a disappointing 19-25-4 (42 points) which earned them third in their division and left them 13 points outside of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Next season, the Hurricanes will transition from a division they have played in since the 1998-1999 season to a new division in the realigned conferences.Read more... Join the Conversation...
May 20th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
By Chris Warner
The Carolina Hurricanes sent six players to represent their respective countries at the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championships which began Friday, May 3 and ended last night in Stockholm, Sweden and Helsinki, Finland. Jordan Staal, Eric Staal and Jeff Skinner all represented Canada, while Justin Faulk and Jamie McBain represented the United States and forward Jiri Tlusty represented the Czech Republic.
This is the third time Eric Staal has participated in this particular event, winning gold in 2007 and silver in 2008, the second time Jordan Staal has participated, winning gold in 2007, and the third consecutive year that Jeff Skinner has participated. Skinner was the leading scorer of the three Hurricanes representing Canada, scoring two goals and two assists (four total points) in eight games played, while Eric Staal tallied no goals and three assists in eight games played and Jordan Staal netted one goal and added two assisted in eight games.
Canada finished fifth after losing in the opening round of the IIHF playoffs 3-2 to host nation Sweden, and during the game Eric Staal suffered a third-degree MCL sprain after sustaining a knee-to-knee hit from Sweden's Alexander Edler. Edler was given a five-minute major kneeing penalty, a game-misconduct and was ejected for the hit and was subsequently suspended for the remainder of the tournament. Despite the injury, Staal will be ready for the beginning of the 2013-2014 National Hockey League season.Read more... Join the Conversation...
April 26th, 2013 at 10:22 AM
By Chris Warner
The Carolina Hurricanes lost 4-3 in overtime last night in the final home game of this shortened 2012-2013 National Hockey League season. Jiri Tlusty scored twice, Tuomo Ruutu added the other Hurricanes goal and starting goaltender Dan Ellis made 34 saves as the Hurricanes played well for 60 minutes of regulation but lost after Rangers' captain Ryan Callahan scored 2:55 into the overtime period.
This game also marked the National Hockey League debut of the youngest Staal brother, Jared, as he logged 12:16 of ice time with one shot on goal.
The Rangers scored the first two goals of the game in the first period and found themselves up 2-0 after 20 minutes of play. Derek Stepan got the scoring started a mere 3:19 into the game, beating Ellis with a snap shot to record his 17th of the season (assisted by Carl Hagelin and Ryan Callahan). Derick Brassard increased the lead to 2-0 late in the period, beating Ellis up high to give the Rangers some insurance going into the second period. The goal was Brassard's 12th of the season and was assisted by Carl Hagelin and Michael Del Zotto.Read more... Join the Conversation...
April 24th, 2013 at 11:35 AM
By Chris Warner
The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the New York Islanders 4-3 in a shootout last night behind one goal and one assist from forward Jordan Staal, regulation goals from Alexander Semin and Patrick Dwyer and 36 saves from starting goaltender Dan Ellis. Riley Nash and Jeff Skinner both scored on Islanders' starting goaltender Evgeni Nabokov in the shootout, while Ellis stopped both Frans Neilsen and Brad Boyes to secure the Hurricanes' second straight victory.
Despite the loss, the New York Islanders still clinched a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference after gaining one point for the shootout loss and having the Winnipeg Jets lose to the Washington Capitals. It is the team's first playoff appearance since 2007.
Alexander Semin got the scoring started for the Hurricanes, scoring early in the first period for the second-straight game. Semin brought the puck into the offensive zone before dropping it off to captain Eric Staal near the blue-line; Staal then passed the puck back to Semin on a quick give-and-go play towards the net and Semin put the puck past Nabokov with a wrist shot to the lower left corner. The goal was Semin's 13th of the season, was assisted by Staal and Jamie McBain and gave the home team a 1-0 lead a mere 3:57 into the game.Read more... Join the Conversation...