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Hurricanes to Retire Rod Brind'Amour's 17 on Feb. 18



Former captain to be honored prior to Carolina’s game against Philadelphia


Thursday, 07.15.2010 / 1:57 PM / News

By Terrell Williams


RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team will honor former captain Rod Brind’Amour by retiring his No. 17 sweater prior to the Hurricanes’ game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday, Feb. 18, 2011. Brind’Amour announced his retirement from hockey on June 30.


“There is no image of our franchise more memorable than that of Rod Brind’Amour, our captain, hoisting the Stanley Cup above his head, the emotions from a lifetime of hard work and dedication pouring out of him,” said Rutherford. “There is no doubt that Rod’s number belongs in the rafters of the RBC Center, and February 18 will surely be a very special night for our fans and everyone connected with the Hurricanes organization.”


Originally drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the first round, ninth overall, in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft, Brind’Amour, 39, completesd his career ranked 16th in NHL history in games played (1,484), 44th in assists (732), 46th in points (1,184) and 54th in goals (452), in 21 seasons with St. Louis, Philadelphia and Carolina. The Ottawa, Ont., native debuted with the Blues during the 1989 Stanley Cup playoffs after completing one season at Michigan State, and scored a goal on his first NHL shot against the Minnesota North Stars. He was named to the NHL’s All-Rookie Team in 1990, after scoring 61 points (26g, 35a) in 79 games for St. Louis, and played in the NHL All-Star Game while a member of the Flyers in 1992. Brind’Amour represented Canada in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, and won back-to-back Frank J. Selke trophies as the NHL’s top defensive forward in 2005-06 and 2006-07, as a member of the Hurricanes.


Brind’Amour played in 159 career Stanley Cup playoff games, totaling 51 goals and 60 assists (111 points). He participated in the Stanley Cup Final three times, reaching the Final in 1997 with Philadelphia and 2002 and 2006 with Carolina, captaining the Hurricanes to the 2006 Stanley Cup championship.


Acquired by the Hurricanes from the Philadelphia Flyers on Jan. 23, 2000, Brind’Amour is the career points leader for the Hurricanes since the team’s relocation to North Carolina, notching 473 points in 694 games played. He also ranks first in assists (299), first in shorthanded goals (10), third in goals (174) and third in power-play goals (60) in the team’s North Carolina history. Brind’Amour ranks second in overall franchise history (including Hartford) in assists (299), third in points (473) and fourth in games played (694). Named the Hurricanes’ captain prior to the 2005-06 season, Brind’Amour netted 31 goals and earned 39 assists (70 points) that season to lead the team to a franchise-record 52 regular-season wins. His league-leading 12 playoff goals during the teams’ Stanley Cup run were also a franchise record.


Individual-game tickets for Rod Brind’Amour Night will not go on sale until December, but fans can secure their seats now by purchasing ticket plans. The Feb. 18 game is included in all full-season ticket packages, as well as 26-game plans and the “Red Pack” 12-game plan.

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From Kyle:

Ryan Welch's interview w/ Canes Pres/GM Jim Rutherford airs tonight on SportsNight at 10pm. Good stuff.

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NHL.com's 30 in  30 preview

'Canes can't afford a bad start in '10-11

The Carolina Hurricanes dug themselves an early hole during the 2009-10 season, then spent the stretch run furiously trying to climb out of it.

From Jan. 21 through the end of the regular season, the Hurricanes posted a 21-10-3 record -- including wins over the then-defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins and the soon-to-be champion Blackhawks, as well as a pair of victories over the Washington Capitals, who went on to claim the Presidents' Trophy.

Instead of building momentum for the playoffs, though, Carolina's second-half surge was good for nothing more than an ascension to 11th place in the Eastern Conference -- eight points back of Montreal for the final postseason berth.

The culprit? A nightmarish 2-12-4 start to the season, punctuated by a franchise record-tying 14-game winless streak (0-10-4) that left the Hurricanes with so much ground to make up, even their frantic sprint to the finish line was destined to come up a little short.

Despite ending up on the outside of the playoff picture for the third time in four seasons, Carolina is just over a year removed from a surprise run to the Eastern Conference Finals. The 'Canes also boast two trips to the Stanley Cup Final and one championship in the past decade.

This is still a franchise to be reckoned with, but the Hurricanes will need several things to happen in order to get over the hump and back into the postseason. A full campaign from a healthy Cam Ward, for starters. The continued development of young players like Brandon Sutter to fill the voids left by veterans Rod Brind'Amour and Ray Whitney. And, perhaps most of all, a decidedly more prolific showing in the months of October and November.

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HURRICANES' 2009-10 HIGHLIGHTS

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Staal tricks the Habs

Eric Staal scored three times against the Montreal Canadiens for his 10th career hat trick.

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Chip Alexander wrote a nice piece about Jeff Skinner for the N & O:

But Roberts said Skinner reminds him of another NHL star and former workout partner: Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

"The first time I saw Jeff I said, 'Holy smoke, he looks just like Sidney Crosby,' " Roberts said. "It's freaky how comparable they are. Jeff has the same frame as Sidney.

"Sidney Crosby is more explosive. But Jeff will get there. I think he's going to be a really, really good player for the Hurricanes for a long time."

Skinner Training for a Spot- N&O 8/9/10

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Chip Alexander wrote a nice piece about Jeff Skinner for the N & O:

But Roberts said Skinner reminds him of another NHL star and former workout partner: Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

"The first time I saw Jeff I said, 'Holy smoke, he looks just like Sidney Crosby,' "
Roberts said. "It's freaky how comparable they are. Jeff has the same frame as Sidney.

"Sidney Crosby is more explosive. But Jeff will get there. I think he's going to be a really, really good player for the Hurricanes for a long time."

Nothing like putting a little extra pressure on our guy. Those would be some big skates to fill.

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CanesVision now has the feature loaded about the hat-trick hats being donated at local hospitals.

http://hurricanes.nhl.tv/...p?catid=684&id=74589

Also...

Mike Sundheim posted a twitpic  of Rod Brind'Amour on the set of UNC-TV's 'North Carolina Now'. Show airs on statewide PBS station next week.

http://twitpic.com/2g8djl


Chad LaRose on 99.9 TheFan:   LaRose likes being "old guy" in Canes locker room

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For XM radio subscribers, the Power Play show broadcast on NHL Home Ice (XM 204) will focus on the Canes.  The broadcast will be at 3PM and again at 6PM today, 8/26. 

They are focusing on 2 teams a day, and spending a good 45 minutes or so per team.  I have listened to a few other teams and the info is real good, going over last season, off season moves, and in depth analysis of upcoming season.  Also good since it is unbiased info.

Thought I would share.

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Cam Ward to Paint Ice with Capital City Crew

Members of Hockey is for Everyone team will assist netminder at the RBC CenteThursday, 09.09.2010 / 1:11 PM By Terrell Williams

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RALEIGH, NC – Doug Warf, Senior Director of Marketing for the Carolina Hurricanes and Executive Director for the Kids ‘N Community Foundation, today announced that goaltender Cam Ward will help paint the ice at the RBC Center on Friday. Members of the Capital City Crew, part of the NHL’s “Hockey is for Everyone” initiative, will assist the netminder in completing the goal crease. The event will take place at 3 p.m. and is open to the media.

Ward and the Crew will finish painting his blue goal crease on the North end of the building. The event celebrates not only the start of another season of Hurricanes hockey, but also the kick-off of the second season for the Capital City Crew. The Crew will have their first practice of the season on Monday, Sept. 13, at the IcePlex in Raleigh.

The Capital City Crew is a local youth hockey team comprised of 45 boys and girls, ages seven through 13. All Crew members are from one of six Boys and Girls Club of North Carolina locations. The team’s 10-week season begins Sept. 13 and includes on-ice instruction coupled with off-ice life-skills classes, taught in conjunction with North Carolina State University. The Crew was founded with support from the NHL Foundation, the National Hockey League Players’ Association’s Goals and Dreams Foundation, Raleigh Youth Hockey Association and the Carolina Hurricanes Kids ‘N Community Foundation. Hurricanes Captain Eric Staal, NC State University and RBC Bank are also supporters of the Capital City Crew.

The 2011 NHL All-Star Game logo will be featured at center ice at the RBC Center this season, as Raleigh will host the 2011 NHL All-Star Weekend on Jan. 29-30, 2011. RBC Center building superintendent Donnie MacMillian and his staff will be painting the Hurricanes’ home ice throughout the day on Friday. Media interested in covering the event with Cam Ward and the Capital City Crew may enter through the RBC Center’s North security entrance on Friday afternoon, so that they can access the ice through the Olympia entrance on the north end.

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Budget cuts hit the canes hard this year, really trying to save every penny huh? ;)

Yea I heard Rosey was going to be driving one of the Zamboni's during intermissions. Rumor also has it that the 2nd-line Zamboni driver spot will be open for competition at camp.

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Cane's Country has a two part interview with the coach that is a good read into the upcoming season and training camp.

part 1

part 2

Camera man went a bit crazy with the zoom there lol :coollaugh:

Good interviews from Bob Wage. I always thought Paul Maurice's strength was leading the youth and he had a pretty successful run as head coach of the Marlies up in Toronto. Successful enough to be promoted as the Leaf's head coach. He'll have his chance again as most of this team will be quite young and even the older players here wont be long time NHL vets. With a tough schedule to start the season, he'll need to get them playing well out of the gate and with so many talented young players fighting for the same roster spots, intensity and focus shouldn't be a problem this season.

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From Mike Sundheim:

Rod Brind'Amour's sit-down interview for North Carolina Now will air tonight at 7:30pm on statewide PBS affiliate UNC-TV

and

The Canes player & prospect bios on the web have been updated with their 2010-11 media guide bios

here's Eric Staal's

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New Canes media outlet launched today called HurricanesBeat.

Dave Droschack has a good entry piece about Erik Cole and how he's at a career crossroads.

Cole's career crossroads

Winger's future riding on upcoming season

by Dave Droschak

Has it just been a string of bad luck for Erik Cole or are his best playing days in the rear view mirror?

With a young group set to open the season with the Carolina Hurricanes, the 31-year-old power forward should be given ample opportunity to prove he still deserves his $3 million salary as he becomes an unrestricted free agent at year’s end, hoping for at least one more lucrative free-agent contract. Read more.

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Can Canes Pre-Season games be watched in web live (or afterwards)?

No live streams yet. We'll post them or you can check the main site for any change. There is a radio stream on 99.9TheFan for all games except St. Petersburg.

Staal's Focus is Helping the 'Canes Return to the Playoffs

By Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer

"The biggest thing for me at this stage in my career is wins. I want to be in the playoffs. I want to play when it counts, and in order to do that, you've got to play hard for 82 games in the regular season to earn that right." -- Eric Staal

Full Article Here

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