Mailbag #61: Closing Out The Campaign
What happens now in terms of an AHL partnership? What does next season's goaltending situation look like? Do we think Pacioretty will be back?by Walt Ruff @WaltRuff / Hurricanes.com
RALEIGH, NC. - All exit interviews have been completed and the ice at PNC Arena is unfortunately already out.
We are officially in off-season mode.
Hurricanes Mourn the Loss of Bob Brind'Amour
Father of Rod Brind'Amour passed away on Thursdayby Canes PR @canes / News Release
RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today issued the following statement regarding the passing of Bob Brind'Amour, Rod's father:
Canes STMs Put A Bow On Season With Annual Paint The Ice Event
Ticket plan holders gather one final time, putting their final stamp on the 2022-23 campaignby Walt Ruff @WaltRuff / Hurricanes.com
RALEIGH, NC. - The Carolina Hurricanes' 25th anniversary season was filled with memories for many, including the club's introduction of a Hall of Fame, the first outdoor game, and another postseason run.
But before the ice was officially melted away at PNC Arena this week, select Season Ticket Members (STMs) were able to reminisce one final time and leave their mark at the team's annual Paint The Ice event, presented by Spectrum Paint.
Brind'Amour, Waddell End-of-Season Media Availability
"You're always disappointed when you don't win the Cup. You can't be satisfied. But when you look at what we went through and some of the adversity we went through and how it turned out, we have quite a lot of accomplishments to be proud of."by Walt Ruff @WaltRuff / Hurricanes.com
RALEIGH, NC. - The final official event of the 2022-23 campaign took place Wednesday, with Head Coach Rod Brind'Amour and President & General Manager Don Waddell taking questions from the media at PNC Arena.
Below are their thoughts on several pressing topics as the organization shifts into off-season mode.
Canes Sign Robidas To Entry-Level Contract
Forward was selected by Carolina in the fifth round of the 2021 NHL Draftby Canes PR @CanesPR / News Release
RALEIGH, NC. - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed forward Justin Robidas to a three-year, entry-level contract. The deal will begin in the 2023-24 season and will pay Robidas $775,000 at the NHL level and $80,000 at the American Hockey League (AHL) level for all three seasons. He will also receive a signing bonus of $150,000.
Takeaways From Exit Interview Day
Dissecting what was said surrounding some of the biggest storylines of the upcoming offseason for Carolinaby Walt Ruff @WaltRuff / Hurricanes.com
RALEIGH, NC. - The majority of the Carolina Hurricanes locker room fielded questions after their exit interviews with the coaching staff and management on Friday, leaving the input of Rod Brind'Amour and Don Waddell as the only remaining item of business before the 2022-23 season is officially marked complete.
The head coach and president/general manager are expected to speak after the holiday weekend, but there was a lot to be learned from what the players themselves had to say yesterday.
Key Quotes: 2023 Exit Interviews
Canes players met with the media for the final time this season on Friday at PNC Arenaby Walt Ruff @WaltRuff / Hurricanes.com
RALEIGH, NC. - Not even 48 hours after their season came to an end at the hands of the Florida Panthers in the Eastern Conference Final, Carolina Hurricanes players were trying to summarize their seasons, looking back and preparing to move on.
21 players took questions from reporters for the final time this campaign on Friday, with Rod Brind'Amour and Don Waddell expected to speak next week.
Below is a primary takeaway and video from those who spoke.
Recap: Canes' Season Comes To An End In Florida
Carolina is swept by the Panthers in the Eastern Conference Finalby Walt Ruff @WaltRuff / Hurricanes.com
SUNRISE, FL. - The Carolina Hurricanes' 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs run came to a close on Wednesday, falling 4-3 to the Florida Panthers in Game 4 of their conference finals series.
Projected Lineup: ECF Game 4 at Florida
Andersen starts, some changes made to the forward linesby Walt Ruff @WaltRuff / Hurricanes.com
SUNRISE, FL. - With their backs against the wall, the Carolina Hurricanes will once again turn to Frederik Andersen between the pipes as they take on the Florida Panthers in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final.
Preview: ECF Game 4 at Florida
Canes need a victory to avoid eliminationby Walt Ruff @WaltRuff / Hurricanes.com
SUNRISE, FL. - The Carolina Hurricanes will try to extend their 2023 Stanley Cup run by at least two more days on Wednesday, needing a win over the Florida Panthers in Game 4 to stay alive.