Carolina’s lone appearance on a national broadcast will come on March 26, when the Hurricanes will face the Washington Capitals on the road on NBCSN. Meanwhile, the defending champions will be televised 18 times on an NBC Sports network throughout the season.
Jeff Skinner once represented hope for the Carolina Hurricanes’ future. He came to represent frustration with their past and present before he was traded to the Buffalo Sabres. Where did it all go wrong?
The Carolina Hurricanes traded Jeff Skinner to the Buffalo Sabres for a package of draft picks and a prospect, parting ways with a 30-goal scorer and Calder Trophy winner who was once the franchise’s biggest star and is still only 26 years old.
The Carolina Hurricanes were open about their desire to trade Jeff Skinner this summer and a Justin Faulk trade appeared inevitable, but as the offseason winds down they have dialed back their public rhetoric as they prepare for both players to start the season with the team.
Calvin de Haan, in Raleigh on July 24, 2018, expressed his excitement in joining one of the top defensive units in the league and his desire to bring winning hockey back to a Hurricanes team that has the longest playoff drought in the NHL.
Due to the ever changing landscape of the local play-by-play radio broadcast industry and a new owner known for eliminating inefficiencies, Chuck Kaiton -- who never missed a game in his 39 years calling games for both the Hurricanes and Hartford Whalers organizations -- may be replaced by a television simulcast.