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Burnside: The Story of Don Waddell

How the General Manager & President of both the Canes and PNC Arena went from running a port-a-potty business to becoming the top decision maker and one of the most respected men in the industry

by Scott Burnside @OvertimeScottB / Hurricanes.com

RALEIGH, NC. - We could start with the fact that moments before we sit down with Carolina Hurricanes President & General Manager Don Waddell he's been interviewing candidates for the GM job of PNC Arena.

Or, we could start with the fact that since arriving as the team's president of business operations in 2014 Waddell has, barring travel, been in his office, usually at 5 a.m., every day but perhaps three. And two of those were Christmas Days.

Or, we could start with the fact that over the past three-plus years Waddell has had to lobby state politicians on the benefits of sports wagering and lobbying his owner to add this player or that player with equal dexterity.

But we will start with the porta-potties.

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Minor League Check-In: Chicago & Norfolk

Taking a look at the club's minor league affiliates and the start to their campaigns

by Walt Ruff @WaltRuff / Hurricanes.com

RALEIGH, NC. - At this point the Canes are past the quarter mark in their schedule and before you know it they'll be at the midway point.

That's hockey season after all though, isn't it? At times it feels as if it is never-ending enjoyment and others you feel like you blink and it's gone.

With that being said, the emergence into the Carolina lineup of recent recalls Jalen Chatfield and Max Lajoie provides us another reason to take a look at the organization's umbrella, specifically their American Hockey League (AHL) and ECHL affiliates.

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Recap: Canes Break Out Against Sabres Saturday

Offense scores six en route to dominant win

by Walt Ruff @WaltRuff / Hurricanes.com

RALEIGH, NC. - The Carolina Hurricanes finally had the game they needed Saturday night, handling the Buffalo Sabres by a score of 6-2.

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Projected Lineup: Canes vs. Sabres

Ethan Bear to take warmup, could return after missing last six games

by Walt Ruff @WaltRuff / Hurricanes.com

RALEIGH, NC. - The Carolina Hurricanes opted not to hold a morning skate today, leaving a few items up in the air ahead of tonight's matchup with Buffalo.

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Preview: Canes vs. Sabres

Another chance for the team to push out of their streak of unfortunate events

by Walt Ruff @WaltRuff / Hurricanes.com

RALEIGH, NC. - The Carolina Hurricanes have another chance to break out of their rough patch tonight, meeting the Buffalo Sabres.

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Mailbag #8: Going Through It

Questions from the Canes Twittersphere, answered

by Walt Ruff @WaltRuff / Hurricanes.com

RALEIGH, NC. - Happy Friday, Caniacs.

Last night was frustrating, no two ways about it. For the first time this season the team is hitting a bit of a rough patch. That's okay though, these things are going to happen. Let's talk about it.

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Recap: Forsberg Paves Sens Win Over Canes

Ottawa netminder makes career-high 47 saves in victory

by Walt Ruff @WaltRuff / Hurricanes.com

RALEIGH, NC - The Carolina Hurricanes scoring frustrations were only furthered Thursday night as they fell to the Ottawa Senators, 3-2.

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Projected Lineup: Canes at Senators

Raanta expected to start, Bear rejoins team but will not play

by Walt Ruff @WaltRuff / Hurricanes.com

RALEIGH, NC. - The Carolina Hurricanes were back on PNC Arena ice, holding their first full morning skate as a team there since Friday, November 12.

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Preview: Canes vs. Senators

Carolina looks to get back on track in Ottawa's first visit to PNC since 2019

by Walt Ruff @WaltRuff / Hurricanes.com

RALEIGH, NC - The Carolina Hurricanes are back in the Triangle, this time for a grand total of five days. During that time they'll play a pair of games at PNC Arena, starting tonight against the Ottawa Senators.

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Monthly Performance Review: November

A step toward reality, while also remaining high in the standings

by Walt Ruff @WaltRuff / Hurricanes.com

RALEIGH, NC. - The first full calendar month of the Hurricanes regular season is complete and the team has already passed the quarter mark of their 82-game schedule.

Time flies.

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