This week’s collection of Carolina Hurricanes news from around the internet says goodbye to 1 of hockey’s all-time greats, looks at another seemingly fabricated Canes rumor and revisits Cam Ward after comments from Hurricanes GM Ron Francis this week.


Gordie Howe

On Friday, hockey legend Gordie Howe passed away. Here are a couple good articles on the all-time great. offers a pretty detailed biography type article on Gordie Howe’s career. 

Old school hockey photos are the absolute best. Here is a set from Sports Illustrated’s archives.


Cam Ward

This week in his media availability, Ron Francis seemed to leave the door cracked open for a Cam Ward return and called him a top 5 goalie for the second half (ish) of the season.

In case you missed, it the team’s coverage of the media time with Cam Ward and other comments is here.

Jared Clinton from The Hockey News takes a deeper dive into Cam Ward’s stats and calls into question whether the top 5 assertion is accurate.


Summer of rumor discontent

Mark Jones at Today’s Slapshot details the origin and history of Justin Faulk trade rumors and show how nothing can grow into what appears to be (but often is not) something this time of year.

I am torn on whether to promote the entirety of it for Canes reading, but Luke DeCock from The News & Observer wrote a small book except less organized covering a variety of Canes topics.

Best guess is that he wrote this during 1 of the crazy rain delays for the NC State baseball games when he had a bunch of free time on his hands. There is some decent factual information and history on the Karmanos situation before it devolves into him defending his objectivity covering the team and then goes full downpour real late at night tossing around trade ideas that could include Justin Faulk, Olli Maatta, Matt Murray and Evgeni Malkin. Hard to say exactly how much rain it takes to just steal Sidney Crosby in the process.


Go Canes!

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