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Ben Shelley's Archive

The Forsberg/Nedeljkovic tandem is off to a rough start

March 2, 2020 - 12:44 PM ET

It’s been just over a week since the Carolina Hurricanes lost both Petr Mrazek and James Reimer to injury and after standing pat at the trade deadline, the Hurricanes have been forced to rest their playoff hopes on their AHL goaltending duo of Anton Forsberg and Alex Nedeljkovic. So far, it has...

Mrazek (likely) returning, Geekie makes case to stay with Hurricanes

March 9, 2020 - 4:32 PM ET

It looks as though Petr Mrazek will be returning to the crease, with the Carolina Hurricanes reassigning Alex Nedeljkovic to Charlotte today. Nedeljkovic struggled in his first two starts but was solid in yesterday’s win in Pittsburgh. Through his stint with the Hurricanes, it didn’t look li...

The good and the bad of the Hurricanes' season (so far)

March 19, 2020 - 1:08 PM ET

With the NHL season on pause, the Carolina Hurricanes currently sit in the first wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. The Hurricanes have been plagued with injuries in the back half of the year and would be an interesting team to follow should the season resume. I did this with my New York Isla...

Reviewing the season (so far): Sebastian Aho

March 21, 2020 - 4:23 PM ET

Similar to what I’m doing with my blog covering the New York Islanders, starting today, I’ll be doing daily player profiles, with each one giving my thoughts on how a different member of the Carolina Hurricanes performed this season. The first player profile will focus on Sebastian Aho. This...

Reviewing the season (so far): Ryan Dzingel

March 22, 2020 - 3:03 PM ET

This piece will be another in my series of player profiles, where I’ll give some thoughts on the performance of a member of the Carolina Hurricanes this season. This article will focus on Ryan Dzingel. Dzingel was a free agency signing in the summer that the Hurricanes got for a surprisingly re...

Reviewing the season (so far): Joel Edmundson

March 23, 2020 - 6:15 PM ET

This piece will be another in my series of player profiles, where I’ll give some thoughts on the performance of a member of the Carolina Hurricanes this season. This article will focus on Joel Edmundson. Edmundson was acquired in the trade that sent Justin Faulk to St. Louis and was a secondary...

Reviewing the season (so far): Haydn Fleury

March 24, 2020 - 5:57 PM ET

This piece will be another in my series of player profiles, where I’ll give some thoughts on the performance of a member of the Carolina Hurricanes this season. This article will focus on Haydn Fleury. As a former seventh overall pick, there’s been a lot of pressure on Haydn Fleury to turn in...

Hurricanes sign David and Jason Cotton

March 25, 2020 - 6:24 PM ET

The Carolina Hurricanes announced yesterday that they’ve signed brothers David and Jason Cotton. Both played in the NCAA, with David playing for Boston College and Jason coming from Sacred Heart University. In this article, we’ll be taking a quick break from player profiles to highlight the brot...

Reviewing the season (so far): Warren Foegele

March 26, 2020 - 7:44 PM ET

This piece will be another in my series of player profiles, where I’ll give some thoughts on the performance of a member of the Carolina Hurricanes this season. This article will focus on Warren Foegele. Foegele took a huge step in his development this season with the Hurricanes. He had a large...

Reviewing the season (so far): Jake Gardiner

March 27, 2020 - 5:00 PM ET

This piece will be another in my series of player profiles, where I’ll give some thoughts on the performance of a member of the Carolina Hurricanes this season. This article will focus on Jake Gardiner. I’ll do my best not to repeat myself here, as I’ve given my thoughts on Gardiner multipl...

Reviewing the season (so far): Dougie Hamilton

March 28, 2020 - 7:41 PM ET

This piece will be another in my series of player profiles, where I’ll give some thoughts on the performance of a member of the Carolina Hurricanes this season. This article will focus on Dougie Hamilton. I don’t think Hamilton could have possibly had a better year before his injury. He had b...

Reviewing the season (so far): Jordan Martinook

March 29, 2020 - 5:01 PM ET

This piece will be another in my series of player profiles, where I’ll give some thoughts on the performance of a member of the Carolina Hurricanes this season. This article will focus on Jordan Martinook. This was a fine year from Martinook, despite missing time due to injury. His production w...

Reviewing the season (so far): Brock McGinn

March 30, 2020 - 4:52 PM ET

This piece will be another in my series of player profiles, where I’ll give some thoughts on the performance of a member of the Carolina Hurricanes this season. This article will focus on Brock McGinn. McGinn had a subpar year (at least from an offensive standpoint) but there were a couple of p...

Reviewing the season (so far): Petr Mrazek

March 31, 2020 - 5:59 PM ET

This piece will be another in my series of player profiles, where I’ll give some thoughts on the performance of a member of the Carolina Hurricanes this season. This article will focus on Petr Mrazek. This year, Mrazek had a golden opportunity to take hold of the net in Carolina and prove himse...