Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos is ready to increase his team's spending and keep pace with the other free-spending teams in the new divison that is part of realignment.
Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford has placed changing the team's defense as his top priority this off-season.
The Carolina Hurricanes will enter the 2013 NHL Entry Draft with the fifth overall selection.
Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller was diplomatic after his team suffered an 8-3 loss to Pittsburgh in its season finale.
The Carolina Hurricanes were mathematically eliminated from the playoff chase Thursday night.
The Carolina Hurricanes own the worst home record in the league (7-13-0) this campaign.
Carolina Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller held an extended closed-door talk with his team after a 4-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Thursday.
The Hurricanes continue to struggle with the man advantage this season.
The Carolina Hurricanes have the 27th-ranked power play in the NHL at 14.3 percent.
Kirk Muller was happy with how his team fought Thursday night.
Carolina is 28th in the league on the penalty kill this season.
The Carolina Hurricanes have been one of the least physical teams in the league this season.
Carolina coach Kirk Muller knows that getting off to a quick start and maintaining momentum are crucial in a shortened season.
The Raleigh News & Observer's Luke DeCock suggested expanding the playoff format so that an additional eight teams make the playoffs in a lockout-shortened campaign.