Cory Lavalette

  • joined Jan 22, 2009
  • last login Jul 10, 2014
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About the Author: I'm a sports fan with a background in sports writing, editing and design. I grew up in Western Massachusetts and graduated from a college in Central New York with my degree in journalism. I moved to the Triangle in early 2000. You can reach me at You can also read some of my work at, where I serve as the Hurricanes team writer.

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  • MLB St. Louis Cardinals
  • NFL Miami Dolphins
  • NHL Carolina Hurricanes
User Blog

Canes Choose Clark Bishop With 127th Pick


The Carolina Hurricanes selected high-energy QMJHL forward Clark Bishop with their fifth-round pick.

Canes Select F Lucas Wallmark With 97th Overall


Swedish forward Lucas Wallmark is selected in the fourth round (97th overall) by the Carolina Hurricanes.

Canes Select LW Warren Foegele With 67th Pick


With their third round pick, the Hurricanes select LW Warren Foegele.

Canes Select Haydn Fleury With 7th Overall Pick


Defenseman Haydn Fleury of the Red Deer Rebels was Carolina's first round pick.

Cory’s 2014 Mock Draft


Friday kicks off the 2014 NHL Draft in Philadelphia. Here's a look at how the first round might go.

Hurricanes Re-Sign LW Chris Terry To One-Year Deal


Hurricanes prospect Chris Terry re-signed with Carolina Tuesday, agreeing to a one-year, two-way deal.

Hurricanes Announce Seven-Game Preseason Slate


The Carolina Hurricanes announced their 2014 preseason schedule Tuesday. The team will play seven games, including two at PNC Arena against Columbus and Buffalo.

Coach Kirk Muller Fired By Carolina Hurricanes


Head coach Kirk Muller and his two bench assistants, Dave Lewis and John MacLean, we all fired Monday by the Carolina Hurricanes new general manager Ron Francis.

Mike Vellucci A Key Piece In Revamped Front Office


Mike Vellucci may have been an unfamiliar name to many Hurricanes fans a month ago, but Carolina added a respected and bright hockey mind when they named him assistant general manager and director of hockey operations.

Malhotra Named A Finalist For Masteron Trophy


Carolina Hurricanes center and alternate captain Manny Malhotra was named one of three finalists for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.

Jim Rutherford’s Legacy Is One To Be Proud Of


Jim Rutherford has hinted that this could be his final season as general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes. If so, he leaves behind a mixed bag of on-ice results and a legacy as the father to Triangle hockey.

Canes Sign Phil Di Giuseppe To Entry-Level Deal


University of Michigan forward Phil Di Giuseppe, Carolina’s second-round pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, has signed an entry-level deal with the Hurricanes and will forgo his senior season with the Wolverines.

Justin Faulk Inked To 6-Year, $29M Extension


The Carolina Hurricanes announced Monday that they have signed defenseman Justin Faulk to a six-year, $29 million extension.

Canes Sign D Dennis Robertson To Two-Year Deal


Defenseman Dennis Robertson, acquired along with John-Michael Liles in the trade that shipped Tim Gleason to Toronto, was signed Thursday to a two-year, entry-level contract.

Game Analysis: Hurricanes At Blue Jackets


Despite being outchanced all night, the Carolina Hurricanes used a combination of timely scoring and fantastic goaltending to get out of Columbus with a 3-1 win over the Blue Jackets.

Game Analysis: Sabres At Hurricanes


The Carolina Hurricanes picked up their second straight win Thursday, overwhelming the Buffalo Sabres with 55 shots on goal and pulling away in the third period for a 4-2 win.

Game Analysis: Rangers At Hurricanes


With their playoff hopes on life support, the Carolina Hurricanes managed to knock off one of the teams they are chasing, topping the New York Rangers, 3-1, at PNC Arena.

Hurricanes Trade Tuomo Ruutu To New Jersey


The Carolina Hurricanes became sellers during Wednesday’s NHL trade deadline, dealing Tuomo Ruutu to New Jersey.

Game Analysis: Hurricanes At Sabres


The Hurricanes and Sabres kicked off the post-Olympic schedule Tuesday by making up the previously snowed out game in Buffalo. The Sabres topped the Hurricanes, 3-2, on a late goal by Christian Ehrhoff.

Game Analysis: Jets At Hurricanes


The Winnipeg Jets put on a classic Paul Maurice showcase Tuesday, lulling the Carolina Hurricanes into a low-scoring game before scoring the game-winning tally with just 63 seconds remaining. Riley Nash scored the lone goal for the Canes.

Anton Khudobin Named NHL’s First Star For January


Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Anton Khudobin was named the NHL’s No. 1 star Monday for the month of January after going 10-4 and leading the Canes back into the playoff picture.

Game Analysis: Blues At Hurricanes


The Carolina Hurricanes kicked off a four-game home stand with a wn against one of the NHL's best teams, knocking off the St. Louis Blues, 3-1. Nathan Gerbe, Jeff Skinner and Alexander Semin scored for Carolina, and Anton Khudobin stopped 27 shots.

Hurricanes At Flyers Postponed


The NHL has postponed Carolina’s game Tuesday at Philadelphia. No make-up date has been announced.

Game Analysis: Back To Back Vs. Panthers & Bolts


The Carolina Hurricanes split back-to-back home games against former Southeast Division rivals this weekend, topping Florida 3-2, then falling to Tampa Bay 5-3.

Game Analysis: Flames At Hurricanes


For the second time this season, the Carolina Hurricanes couldn't solve the Calgary Flames, losing 3-0 at PNC Arena and suffering their second consecutive shutout defeat.

Canes-Sabres Reschedule Postponed Game For Feb. 25


The Carolina Hurricanes and Buffalo Sabres have rescheduled their postponed game for Feb. 25 in Buffalo, the final day of the Winter Olympic break.

Hurricanes At Sabres Postponed Due To Snow Storm


The NHL announced that Tuesday’s game between the Hurricanes and Sabres in Buffalo has been postponed due to inclement weather. No make-up date has been announced.

Game Analysis: Back To Back At Isles, Vs. Preds


The Carolina Hurricanes seized a big opportunity this weekend, winning both games of a back-to-back set on Long Island and at home against Nashville to push their win streak to four games.

Game Analysis: Hurricanes At Capitals


The Carolina Hurricanes completed their D.C. sweep of the Washington Capitals Thursday, beating the Caps 4-3 to win their third and final game at Verizon Center this regular season.

Game Analysis: Canadiens At Hurricanes


The Carolina Hurricanes closed out 2013 in style, erasing a 3-0 deficit entering the third period and leaving PNC Arena with a 5-4 overtime win.

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