Cory Lavalette

  • joined Jan 22, 2009
  • last login Aug 28, 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
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Karmanos Tabbed For U.S. Hockey Hall Of Fame


Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. is one of five people who will be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame as part of the organization’s 2013 class.

Canes Focus On Power Skating In Day 2


Day Two of the Carolina Hurricanes Development Camp focused on power skating and technique led by Kim Muir, skating expert and president of Can't Skate, Can't Play.

Canes Re-Sign Jared Staal To A One-year Contract


Right wing Jared Staal, the youngest of the four Staal brothers, signed a new one-year, two-way contract to stay with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2013-14.

Canes Sign Aaron Palushaj To A One-Year Contract


The Carolina Hurricanes have signed right wing Aaron Palushaj to a two-way deal, the team announced Thursday. A second-round pick of the Canadiens in 2007, Plaushaj split last season between the...

Canes Announce Preseason Schedule; Add Two D-men


The Carolina Hurricanes announced its six-game preseason schedule Wednesday, plus added depth defensemen Mark Flood and Matthew Corrente by signing them to one-year, two-way contracts.

Riley Nash Signs Two-Year, Two-Way Contract


Restricted free agent Riley Nash, who broke through to play 32 games with the Hurricanes last season, signed a new two-year, two-way deal with Carolina Tuesday.

Lindholm’s Potential Impact Overshadowed By D


The Canes think they found the answer to stabilizing their defense by swapping Jamie McBain for Andrej Sekera. The majority of fans and pundits aren't so sure. Lost in all this? A potential...

Hurricanes Pick D Tyler Ganly With Sixth-Round Pic


The Carolina Hurricanes used their sixth-round pick with Tyler Ganly with the 156th overall in the 2013 NHL Draft

Canes Select Defenseman Brett Pesce With 66th Pick


With the 66th overall pick and second selection of the 2013 NHL Draft, the Carolina Hurricanes selected New Hampshire defenseman Brett Pesce.

Canes Pick Swedish Forward Elias Lindholm At No. 5


Jim Rutherford and the Carolina Hurricanes had options with the fifth overall pick in the NHL Draft, including dealing the pick. But in the end the Canes selected 6-foot, 193-pound Swedish center...

Hurricanes Re-Sign Brett Bellemore To One-Year, TW


Defenseman Brett Bellemore, a pending unrestricted free agent who impressed in an eight-game stint with the Hurricanes last season, signed a new one-year, two-way contract with Carolina Friday.

Hurricanes Revamping Uniforms; Coming June 4


The Carolina Hurricanes will have a new uniform for the first time in their 15-year history, the team revealed Thursday in a press release. The team's "eye" logo and primary colors will remain...

Eric Staal Injured At World Championships


Eric Staal left the ice Thursday at the World Championships unable to put weight on one leg after a brutal knee-on-knee hit from Alexander Edler.

Canes Could Go Many Different Ways This Offseason


Jim Rutherford, Kirk Muller and observers of the Carolina Hurricanes agree on two things: the truncated 2012-13 season was a disappointment and some changes need to be made. But how and who will be...

Game Analysis: Rangers At Hurricanes


The Carolina Hurricanes dropped their final home game of the season Thursday, losing 4-3 in overtime to the New York Rangers. Jiri Tlusty scored twice — again — and the Rangers clinched a spot in...

Game Preview: Rangers at Hurricanes, 4-25-13


The Carolina Hurricanes close out their home schedule Thursday, hosting the New York Rangers at PNC Arena. The Canes, already eliminated from postseason contention, will be looking to derail the...

Game Analysis: Islanders At Hurricanes


For the first time since mid-March, the Carolina Hurricanes have a winning streak. The Islanders notched a late goal to send the game to overtime, but Riley Nash and Jeff Skinner scored in the...

Game Analysis: B2B Vs. Flyers, At Lightning


The Carolina Hurricanes split their weekend back-to-back games, losing 5-3 at home Saturday to Philadelphia but bouncing back for a 3-2 win in Tampa Bay Sunday.

Game Analysis: Hurricanes At Jets


The Carolina Hurricanes earned just their sixth point in the last 18 games, scoring late in regulation before losing in overtime in Winnipeg, 4-3. The Canes were officially eliminated from playoff...

Game Analysis: Lightning At Hurricanes


Carolina lost for the 10th time in 11 games after being shut out 5-0 Thursday by Tampa Bay at PNC Arena. The Hurricanes slid into a three-way tie for 12th in the Eastern Conference, four points...

Game Analysis: Back To Back At Habs, Vs. Caps


Carolina's late-season slide continued Monday and Tuesday as the Hurricanes lost both nights of their back-to-back set to fall to third place in the Southeast Division. The Canes have now lost nine...

Jussi Jokinen Traded To Pittsburgh For Late Pick


The Carolina Hurricanes dealt veteran forward Jussi Jokinen to the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday for a conditional sixth- or seventh-pick in the 2013 NHL Draft. Carolina will retain a portion of...

Game Analysis: Jets At Hurricanes


Carolina's winless streak hit six games Tuesday with a 4-1 loss at home to Southeast-leading Winnipeg. Jiri Tlusty opened the scoring with the Hurricanes’ lone goal, but the Jets scored four...

Game Analysis: Back-To-Back At Rangers, Vs. Panthe


The Carolina Hurricanes managed just two total goals on back-to-back nights, losing in the shootout Monday in New York and in regulation Monday to Florida at PNC Arena.

Game Analysis: Capitals At Hurricanes


Despite opening up a two-goal first-period lead on the Capitals, the Carolina Hurricanes came away with no points in a 3-2 loss to Washington in Raleigh. Patrick Dwyer got his sixth goal of the...

Game Analysis: Hurricanes At Capitals


The Carolina Hurricanes pushed the Capitals to 10 points back int he Southeast Division with their 4-0 win Tuesday in Washington.

Game Analysis: Canadiens At Hurricanes


The Canes played arguably their best period of the year in the second frame Thursday, but it was sandwiched by two lackluster periods, leading to a 4-2 loss to Montreal in Raleigh. Carey Price made...

Game Analysis: Sabres At Hurricanes


The Hurricanes pushed their division lead to six points Tuesday with a 4-3 win over Buffalo, completing the three-game season sweep of the Sabres. Eric Staal and Alexander Semin each had three...

Game Analysis: Home And Home Vs. Florida


The Hurricanes earned four points in back-to-back nights against the Panthers, but lost goaltender Cam Ward for up to two months with a left knee injury.

Cam Ward Out 6-8 Weeks With MCL Sprain


Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward will be out up to two months with a left knee injury suffered in Sunday's win over Florida.

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